Mining


Mining is one of the skills in which Medivia offers alongside the likes of Fishing. It does not cause any direct impact on your play, although can be used for future benefits or enjoyment.

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Getting Started


In order to begin mining you have two options;
  1. Join the Dwarf Faction and complete the first mission in order to trade with Grazlin, or
  2. Purchase an Advanced Pick off a player
Notes:
  • An advanced pick costs 2,000gp from NPC Grazlin. From players it can more expensive.
  • In order to craft items you will require the first mission of The Dwarf Faction to be completed.
  • Both mining and smithing increase your Mining skill, although smithing is not as fast.

Mining


When you start out you will have a mining level of 10. At this level all you will be able to mine only Copper Ores. Remember that you can only mine ores in which you have sufficient skill to mine, otherwise it will just 'poof'. In mining, it can take numerous attempts in harvesting an ore to successfully mine it, as seen below.



Each ore will give different increases in your mining skill, except for; Copper, Silver, and Phenakite, which all give the same amount.

For a list of known ore locations, click here.
Mining Level
Ore
Rarity
General Locations
10
Copper
Common
Commonly found on the surface, although also found above and below surface in easy-to-get-to areas
15
Silver
Common
Usually around mountains (e.g. Femur Hills, Mount Sternum, South of Thais)
20
Phenakite
Common
Mostly underground, although not very deep.
25
Chalcopyrite

Found in cold areas, deep underground (e.g. Forgula)
30
Vanadinite

Located in hot areas (e.g. Dragon lairs)
35
Bornite

Deep down in cold caves (e.g. Forgula)
40
Wolframite


45
Gold
Very Rare

50
Carnotite
Very Rare

60
Heliodor
Extremely Rare
Only 4 known locations
You will only obtain 1 ore, unless you have upgraded your Advanced Pick.
Pick
Ores Harvested
Cost
Advanced Pick
1
2,000gp
Modified Pick
1-2
Advanced Pick, 15 Copper Bars, 10 Silver Bars, 8 Phenakite Bars, and 5 Chalcopyrite Bars
Enhanced Pick
1-3
Modified Pick, 10 Vanadinite Bars, 7 Bornite Bars, and 5 Wolframite Bars
Golden Pick
1-5
Enhanced Pick, 5 Gold Bars, 2 Carnotite Bars, and 1 Heliodore Bar

Smithing


With smithing, you must go to NPC Grazlin and there you will find a forge in which you can 'use' the ores you have collected on the forge in order to create bars. Each bar you forge will require 5 of the same ore.

It is possible to create 2 bars from 5 ore if your skill is high enough.



Crafting


If you have completed the first mission of The Dwarf Faction, you will have the ability to trade with NPC Grazlin your bars for certain items.

Note: The following table lists the items by using the highest-rated ore in its requirement, starting with Copper as the lowest rated and ending with Heliodor as the highest. This list will not be in economic order, just from what types of bars it requires. For a list of items by their item group (Helmets, Swords, Legs, etc) go to the NPC Grazlin page.
Highest Rated Ore
Item
Price
Copper
Brass Helmet
1 Copper Bar

Brass Shield
1 Copper Bar

Sword
1 Copper Bar

Katana
1 Copper Bar

Axe
1 Copper Bar

Iron Hammer
1 Copper Bar

Copper Shield
2 Copper Bars

Brass Legs
2 Copper Bars
Silver
Chain Helmet
1 Silver Bar

Chain Legs
1 Silver Bar

Viking Helmet
1 Silver Bar, 1 Copper Bar

Brass Armor
1 Silver Bar, 3 Copper Bars

Legion Helmet
2 Silver Bars

Chain Armor
2 Silver Bars

Scale Armor
3 Silver Bars
Phenakite
Long Sword
1 Phenakite Bar

Plate Shield
1 Phenakite Bar

Soldier Helmet
1 Phenakite Bar

Viking Shield
1 Phenakite Bar, 1 Silver Bar

Plate Legs
1 Phenakite Bar, 2 Silver Bars

Iron Helmet
1 Phenakite Bar, 2 Silver Bars, 1 Copper Bar

Double Axe
5 Phenakite Bars

Two Handed Sword
6 Phenakite Bars, 4 Copper Bars
Chalcopyrite
Steel Shield
1 Chalcopyrite Bar

Battle Axe
1 Chalcopyrite Bar

Clerical Mace
2 Chalcopyrite Bars

Dwarven Axe
10 Chalcopyrite Bars

Spike Sword
10 Chalcopyrite Bars, 3 Phenakite Bars
Vanadinite
Morning Star
1 Vanadinite Bar

Battle Shield
1 Vanadinite Bar

Dark Helmet
1 Vanadinite Bar, 1 Phenakite Bar, 3 Silver Bars

Dark Shield
2 Vanadinite Bars

Plate Armor
2 Vanadinite Bars, 1 Chalcopyrite Bar, 2 Phenakite Bars
Bornite
Steel Helmet
2 Bornite Bars
Wolframite
Dark Armor
1 Wolframite Bar, 1 Bornite Bar, 2 Silver Bars

Devil Helmet
2 Wolframite Bars. 2 Bornite Bars, 2 Chalcopyrite Bars, 3 Phenakite Bars

Guardian Shield
10 Wolframite Bars

Knight Axe
10 Wolframite Bars
Gold
Crown Helmet
2 Gold Bars, 2 Wolframite Bars, 10 Vanadinite Bars

Bright Sword
4 Gold Bars, 10 Wolframite Bars, 10 Bornite Bars, 30 Chalcopyrite Bars

Golden Staff
40 Gold Bars
Carnotite
War Hammer
1 Carnotite Bar

Warrior Helmet
1 Carnotite Bar, 1 Gold Bar, 10 Vanadite Bars, 10 Chalcopyrite Bars

Thaian Soldier Shield
2 Carnotite Bars, 6 Gold Bars, 10 Vanadinite Bars

Knight Legs
2 Carnotite Bars, 6 Wolframite Bars, 10 Bornite Bars, 5 Vanadite Bars

Knight Armor
3 Carnotite Bars, 5 Wolframite Bars, 6 Bornite Bars

Crusader Helmet
3 Carnotite Bars, 10 Wolframite Bars, 3 Bornite Bars, 10 Chalcopyrite Bars

Thaian Soldier Armor
4 Carnotite Bars, 10 Bornite Bars

Swinging Demolisher
10 Carnotite Bars, 10 Gold Bars
Heliodor
Tower Shield
1 Heliodor Bar

Crown Armor
1 Heliodor Bar, 3 Gold Bars

Crown Legs
1 Heliodor Bar, 3 Gold Bars, 5 Vanadinite Bars

Giant Sword
1 Heliodor Bar, 3 Carnotite Bars, 20 Wolframite Bars

Silver Mace
2 Heliodor Bars, 5 Carnotite Bars, 20 Wolframite Bars, 30 Bornite Bars

Bascinet
2 Heliodor Bars, 10 Vanadinite Bars, 10 Phenakite Bars, 20 Silver Bars, 20 Copper Bars

Thaian Soldier Legs
2 Heliodor Bars, 2 Phenakite Bars, 10 Silver Bars

Royal Helmet
3 Heliodor Bars, 1 Gold Bar, 5 Silver Bars

Royal Plate Armor
3 Heliodor Bars, 5 Carnotite Bars, 10 Wolframite Bars, 10 Bornite Bars

Heavy Halberd
4 Heliodor Bars, 10 Carnotite Bars

Golden Legs
5 Heliodor Bars, 80 Gold Bars, 15 Carnotite Bars

Golden Boots
250 Heliodor Bars, 500 Carnotite Bars, 3500 Gold Bars

Great Axe
500 Heliodor Bars, 1500 Wolframite Bars