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New World: Mining Guide
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A gathering skill that will help you hunt down Ore and other key resources, here's all you need to know about Mining in Amazon's New World.

New World: Mining Guide

Mining is one of the Gathering Skills in Amazon's new MMO, New World.

It will help you seek out and obtain key resources that you can turn into Ingots and other refined products, and requires you to equip a Pickaxe.

With plenty of mining nodes in Aeternum, you shouldn't find yourself short when levelling your Crafting skills!

Is Mining for me?

If you're looking to increase your level in Weaponsmithing, Armoring, Engineering or Furnishing, then you're going to need a whole lot of ore. This gathering skill turns you into a bit of an explorer as you hunt down rare mining nodes.

To mine a ore deposit, press the interaction key (default E) when close to it. Be mindful to have a Pickaxe equipped, and make sure it isn't broken.

If you're running a build that requires Strength, you'll get bonuses to your Mining ability. You'll get this for every 50 points you have in the stat.

  • 50 Strength: +10% mining speed
  • 100 Strength: +20 Encumberance (can carry more)
  • 150 Strength: -10% decrease in weight of mined items
  • 200 Strength: +10% mining speed
  • 250 Strength: +10% yield when mining
  • 300 Strength: 25% chance to mine an ore deposit with a single swing

Adding Bonuses to Logging

Via Crafting Perks

You can use the following special resources when crafting to add perks to your Pickaxe:

Steel Miner's Charm

Prospector's Discipline

Gain 9.4% more Mining experience.

Starmetal Miner's Charm

Mining Luck

Gain 9.3% chance of finding rare items when Mining.

Orichalcum Minor Charm

Mining Yield

Gain 19% more resources when Mining.

Via Trophies

Displaying Trophies within your home adds more bonuses to your adventures in Aeternum.

These are the three that are relevant for Mining:

Minor Mining Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 75.

Grants a small bonus when using the Pickaxe in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Basic Mining Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 150.

Grants a medium bonus when using the Pickaxe in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Major Mining Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 200.

Grants a large bonus when using the Pickaxe in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Via Cooking

While not an upgrade for the Pickace exactly, certain food will grant a bonus to your results when mining nodes.

Roasted Potaroes, and Herb-Roasted Potatoes, for example, increase Mining luck, and they won't set you back too much in terms of resources.

Roasted Potatoes

Increases your luck when Mining by 1000 points for 20 minutes

Recipe

○ x1 Potato
○ x1 Milk
○ x1 Peppercorn

Requires Cooking Skill Lv. 7 and Kitchen Tier 1.

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

Increases your luck when Mining by 1400 points for 25 minutes

Recipe

○ x1 Potato
○ x1 Honey
○ x1 Butter
○ x1 Cinnamon

Requires Cooking Skill Lv. 17 and Kitchen Tier 2.

You can find Potatoes in large clusters in the following locations. They're found in fields surrounding buildings:

  • Arruda Ranch, SE Monarch's Bluffs
  • Hatchburg Fishery, SW First Light
  • Merill's Place, Grenville, Windsward 
  • Olcott Family Farm and Fallowhill Farm, Everfall 

Honey can be gathered almost everywhere, but a quick way to get hold of some is from the stands in Settlements.

Butter is made from Milk at the Kitchen, and can also be obtained from the cow you'll find in Settlements. 

Peppercorn and Cinnamon are drops when harvesting Herbs.

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Via Engineering

Finally, you can use Proficiency Boosters. These consumables add percentage modifiers to the amount of resources you gain when using a gathering tool.

Weak Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 5% for 10 minutes. Requires Lv. 5 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Mote
○ x1 Soul Mote
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 20 and Workshop Tier 2.

Ordinary aptitude amplifier

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 7% for 15 minutes. Requires Lv. 20 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Wisp
○ x1 Soul Wisp
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 70 and Workshop Tier 3.

Powerful Skill Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 10% for 20 minutes. Requires Lv. 40 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Essence
○ x1 Soul Essence
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 120 and Workshop Tier 4.

Ultra powerful skill amplifier

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 15% for 30 minutes. Requires Lv. 60 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Quintessence
○ x1 Soul Quintessence
○ x1 Azoth Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 170 and Workshop Tier 5.

Mining Resources

It's important to keep hold of anything you gather while Mining, as they are either needed for levelling up Crafting skills, or refined into further key resources.

Common Resources

Resource Received

Lv. Required

Iron Ore

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Silver Ore

10

Gold Ore

45

Oil

20

Alchemy Stones

Starmetal Ore

100

Orichalcum Ore

175

Platinum Ore

110

Stone

0

Lodestone

130

Raw Gemstones

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Rare Resources

There are several, much rarer resources that have a tiny chance to drop when Mining. These include Fae Iron, Voidmetal, Gemstones, and various Slivers, Shards and Chunks of crafting augmentation resources.

To increase your chances of getting these items, make sure you use all the buff options above - the Starmetal Miner's Charm on your Pickaxe, the best Trophy you can display, and the Roast Potatoes.

Ore Vein Locations

Depending on your Mining level, you'll be able to spot the various Ore Veins on the Compass displayed on the top of the screen. 

These unlock at certain milestones, such as Iron Veins at Mining Lv. 25, Silver Veins at Mining Lv. 35, all the way up to Orichalcum Veins at Mining Lv. 200 (the maximum).

Example of an Iron Vein location displayed on the Compass - New World
Example of an Iron Vein location displayed on the Compass

There are a few interactive maps that have sprung up online that can help you locate the various trees in New World, especially the rare ones. Make sure you consult them when hunting that particular resource!

  • newworld-map.com
  • New World MapGenie

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