Mining is one of the skills which Medivia offers alongside the likes of Fishing and Cooking. It does not have a direct impact on your gameplay, although it can result in long-term benefits and enjoyment.
There are two ways to begin mining:
- Join the The Dwarf Faction and complete the first mission in order to trade with Grazlin, or
- Purchase an Advanced Pick off a player
- An advanced pick costs 2,000gp from NPC Grazlin. From players it can be more expensive.
- In order to have Grazlin forge you any items, you must first complete the first mission of the Dwarven Faction.
- In order to have Grazlin forge you an epic item, you must complete the entire Dwarven Faction.
- You can increase your Mining skill by either mining ore from rocks or smelting ores into bars.
MiningAs with all other skills, all characters start out with the Mining skill of 10. At this point you will only be able to mine Copper Ore. Keep in mind that if you lack the required skill to mine an ore, your character will continuously "poof" and never succeed in obtaining the ore. Even with Mining skill 80, you can still "poof" several times on even the simplest ores such as Copper and Silver.
The rarer ores become, the more skill they grant you when mining and smelting. Copper, Silver, and Phenakite, however, all give the same amount.
NOTE: All ores have a random respawn timer, anywhere between 1 second and 3 or 4 hours (possibly longer). It seems higher tier ores may take longer to respawn on average, though they can still respawn very quickly.
|Image||Mining Level||Ore||Rarity||General Locations|
|10||Copper Ore||Common||Found all over the map, typically in not very dangerous places.|
|15||Silver Ore||Common||Found all over the map, typically in not very dangerous places.|
|20||Phenakite Ore||Common||Found all over the map, often near and in caves.|
|25||Chalcopyrite Ore||Uncommon||Found in deeper Forgula.|
|30||Vanadinite Ore||Uncommon||Found near monsters of Dragon or Ancient Scarab difficulty.|
|35||Bornite Ore||Semi Rare||Found in deeper Forgula.|
|40||Wolframite Ore||Very Rare||Found deep in caves. Coldridge, Forgula, Shakir.|
|45||Gold Ore||Semi Rare||Found in Garrogat Giant Spider Pit and Yehsha Dragons.|
|50||Carnotite Ore||Very Rare||Found near Dragon Lords.|
|60||Heliodor Ore||Extremely Rare||Found in Catacombs.|
|70||Meteorite Ore||Extremely Rare||Found in the mountains of Medivia, only during a raid.|
Please note that these ores are not limited to these locations, there are hundreds of ore veins across Medivia for you to explore and find. Try asking experienced miners to shed some light on specific ore veins if you happen to require them.
|Advanced Pick||1||2,000 gp|
|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|
- You will obtain 1 ore with an advanced pick.
- You will obtain 1-2 ores with a modified pick.
- You will obtain 1-3 ores with an enhanced pick.
- You will obtain 1-5 ores with a gold pick.
In order to smelt ores into bars you must go to Grazlin's forge in Mittenhoff or the forge in Cirone. There is also a Home Forge which can be placed in your house, obtainable at random only from the Mystery Box, purchasable from the Medivia Store.
No mining skill is required to smelt ore, anyone can smelt any bar, making smelting a good way to boost mining at low skills, even if it does give less skill progress than actual mining.
Use the ores you have collected on the smelter to create bars (5 ore = 1 bar). Depending on how high your mining skill is (seems it needs to be AT LEAST as high as the skill to mine it), you will have a chance to smelt 2 bars out of 5 ores instead of just 1, the higher your skill is, the higher chance to get double bars from a certain type of ore.
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 an economical order, but depending on what types of bars it requires.
|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|
|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|
|Longsword||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|
|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|
|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|
|Steel Helmet||2 Bornite Bars|
|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|
|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|
|Golden Mace||2000 Gold Bars, 1000 Carnotite Bars|
|War Hammer||1 Carnotite Bar|
|Warrior Helmet||1 Carnotite Bar, 1 Gold Bar, 10 Vanadite Bars, 10 Chalcopyrite Bars|
|Imperial 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|
|Imperial Soldier Armor||4 Carnotite Bars, 10 Bornite Bars|
|Swinging Demolisher||10 Carnotite Bars, 10 Gold Bars|
|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|
|Imperial 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, 400 Bornite Bars|
|Great Quiver||400 Heliodor Bars, 800 Wolframite Bars|
|Great Axe||500 Heliodor Bars, 1500 Wolframite Bars|
|Great Longsword||500 Heliodor Bars, 1500 Wolframite Bars|
|Great Mace||500 Heliodor Bars, 1500 Wolframite Bars|
|Great Staff||500 Heliodor Bars, 1500 Wolframite Bars|
|Meteorite Axe||1200 Meteorite Bars|
|Meteorite Crossbow||1200 Meteorite Bars|
|Meteorite Hammer||1200 Meteorite Bars|
|Meteorite Sword||1200 Meteorite Bars|
|Meteorite Wand||1200 Meteorite Bars|