Mining allows you to find and mine minerals, ores, and stones from resource nodes scattered throughout the world. It is one of the primary job skill. Materials from mining and the items miners can create from them are reagents needed for recipes within other job skills.
Mining can be a profitable gathering job skill because of the large sums utilized by the other primary job skills. Jewelcrafters require five ore per prospect, blacksmiths can use dozens of bars for specific items, and engineers use large amounts of ore for the many consumable materials they can create.
Mining skill also grants the player Toughness.
Tools and AbilitiesEdit
A trained apprentice miner will immediately learn the Find Minerals ability, which highlights nearby nodes on the mini map. A miner will also learn the accompanying Smelting skill. This skill is used to convert one or more ore and elemental ingredients into bars, which are used in various professions. This skill can only be used in the vicinity of a forge, and will occasionally grant skill points depending on the player's profession level.
In addition to a miner's pick and their ore-sensing abilities, dedicated ore farming may require a bag. There are a few mining-specialized bags that can be crafted or bought. These bags typically have 20, 28, or 32 slots respectively and will automatically store mined ores. Mining-bags can also store rocks and elemental items found by mining, smelted bars, a few items created in Jewelcrafting, a few items used in Blacksmithing, and mining picks.Mining Skill and its Increase
Different veins will require different mining skill levels to loot. The relative difficulty of the mining attempt is color coded as all other crafting and gathering professions:
- Red: Skill insufficient.
- Orange: 100% chance of increasing skill level.
- Yellow: 75% chance of increasing skill level.
- Green: <50% chance of increasing skill level.
- Gray: Never increases skill level.