Palia: How to Find Palium Ore

Palium ore is a rare resource in Palia used to craft exquisite tools.

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Palium ore is the rarest of the mining nodes currently found in Palia. Named after the land itself, Palium is difficult to find and necessary for a large variety of crafting recipes. From upgrading your tools to the Exquisite level, to building Moonstruck furniture, there are a variety of uses for it. Just like other hard to obtain ores, one Palium Bar requires five pieces of ore. So you need to mine a good amount to be able to make some of those items. Here’s how to find Palium Ore in Palia.

How to Find Palium Ore in Palia

Palium shines with a blue-purple tint to the ore when looking for mining nodes. You can only find the nodes in Bahari Bay, but there are a few locations where they’re often located.

  • The cave near Hideaway Bluffs
  • Pavel Mines
  • The cliffs surrounding Flooded Fortress
  • Between the geysers near Windy Ruins

I find that the Hideaway Bluffs cave is really consistent when it comes to spawning Palium nodes as well as the caves between the geysers.

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You should also pay attention to the server chat when exploring Bahari Bay. Not only is it common practice to shout out where Flow Trees are and ask for help, people have started sharing Palium nodes. Each person that arrives gets one hit on the node, ensuring everyone gets loot. This works a lot easier with the magic trees since they heal and Palium doesn’t, but it’s still better than nothing. It also takes the leg work out of hunting it down yourself. Aside from checking the frequent spawn areas myself, waiting until someone else finds a node is my favorite Palium farming method.

Ore Compass

The Ore Compass is the Mining skill’s rare resource detector unlocked at Level 8. The recipe costs you 2,500 gold but can track rare mining nodes for 15 minutes. To craft one you’ll need:

  • Silver Bar x1
  • Iron Bar x1
  • Stone Brick x5

While the Ore Compass does track Palium nodes, it also marks down Iron as well. Iron is listed as a rare resource, but it’s fairly easy to find throughout the area. This can make finding what you’re looking for a lot more frustrating. What I do when I use the Ore Compass is visit the areas I know usually have the blue ore and use it there. Even if I stumble across some Iron, I typically find four or five nodes within the first couple stops.

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Requested Item

Once you’ve obtained Palium Ore the first time, you’ll be able to start requesting it. Whether that request gets filled is another matter, but you’ll be able to ask other players for some. Unless you run into those, like myself, who rather build the Ravenwood set over the Dragon or Moonstruck sets, you’re unlikely to have the request completed. However, you never know unless you ask and an unfulfilled request doesn’t count towards your daily max.

That’s how to find Palium in Palia. As the games namesake ore it’s difficult to find and required to craft a variety of items. If you’re looking to have the best tools, you’re going to need to track some ore down. For more item locations, such as frequent spawn areas for Flow Trees, bug sightings, or how to get the perfect garden plot, check out our growing guide hub.

About the author

Ashley Erickson

Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.