Your wife is stone cold and often picks on you because you like shiny things? Time for you to grab that pick, become a miner and bring home some really shiny stones before she kicks you out!
You can hit it big with this profession if you stick at it long enough! The stones and metals you gather are sought after by all kinds of craftspeople (smiths, jewellers, shoemakers, etc.) throughout the world. Some minerals are rarer than others and will sell for their weight in gold (especially if it's gold itself you're trying to sell!)
If you really want to make a fortune, though, you'll have to forget about the sun tan - this profession involves long hours in dark underground passages tapping away at rocks in the hopes of finding something valuable. Patience will be your best friend here, but don't forget to keep an eye out for the competition, which can be fierce. In general, mines are busy places and precious minerals are elusive resources so don't be surprised if you see two miners fighting it out over a little scrap of copper. If anything, you should probably join in!
All the same, you shouldn't lose heart just yet! You'll see that with time, this profession is a real gold mine! And if you ever do decide you've had enough, this profession is very useful for collecting materials in other professions.
You've hardly had time to look around Astrub and you're already thinking of descending into the dark, dreary mines? Well you'd better go and see Chipo Atufe (9,-23) who'll teach you all you need to know before you know it... well, you know what I mean... You can also go to Amakna if you prefer, where Casper Van Brushing (-1,5) is sure to invite you into his workshop.
It's all very well to learn how to tap, but you need something to tap with. Fortunately you can buy a Miner's Pick for only 150 Kamas from whoever teaches you the profession.
That's it! You got the tools, you've got the know-how, nothing remains but to get down to business!
Do you have enough metal to keep Bonta in weapons for the next ten years or so? You should think about using it to make recipes and that way, you'll gain experience at the same time. In fact, you'll gain some experience each and every time you create an object. The more metals you melt the more complex the recipes you unlock will be. To test a recipe, click on a mould and select the action 'Melt'. Slide the ingredients into the slots available and indicate the number of units required following the directions in your recipe window. Click on 'Combine' and Bob's your uncle!
Miners have the ability to melt two types of object: alloys and metal Potions. The complexity of a recipe is defined by the number of slots required to complete it, each slot holding one type of ingredient.
- 2 slots (level 1+)
- 3 slots (level 10+)
- 4 slots (level 20+)
- 5 slots (level 40+)
- 6 slots (level 60+)
- 7 slots (level 80+)
- 8 slots (level 100+)
Like with the craft professions, the more complex a recipe is the more experience you'll gain if you manage to do it. But the lower your level is, the less likely you will be to succeed in using it... bear in mind that no recipe is a guaranteed success.
Goultard, The Celestial Brooch, Limbo Wand, Sky Wand, God Rod, Hook, Raziel, Chakra Style, Kaiser, Deulegarnoulle Amulet, Gobball Master Staff, Silimelle's Wedding Ring, Hogmeiser's Golden Boots, Xelor Amulet, Bards' Hall, Amrothiline, Kouartz Wand, Earlik Branch, Cinati Root, The Hagogue Root, Hikule Shovel, Helabete Shovel, Farle's Ears, Farle's Magic Bracelet, Crocodyl Chief Amulet, Crocodyl Chief Bracelet, Crocodyl Chief Belt, Aerdala Geta, Terrdala Amulet, Legendary Cracklering, LeChouque's Shield, Chesty Pendant, Chesty Boots, Guild Shield
The Celestial Brooch, The Stars Custard Tart, Limbo Wand, God Rod, Hook, Raziel, Kryst O'Ball, Ragnarok, Axel, Xaver, Gobball Master Staff, Treechnid Splitter, Falistos's Maul, Event Belt, Fake Claw of Ceangal, Drasmuty Belt, Captain Chafer's Small Daggers, Daguiero's Daggers, Regah Daggers, Marie Aigue's Staff, Pink Claw, Limp Wand, Aga Dou's Staff, Renewed Amulet, Draught Bow, Spring Leaf, Loopine's Ring, Farle's Wedding Ring, Black Dreggheadgear, Elya Wood's Wand, Gogorified Miner Ring, Castr Hammer, Travel Shovel, Hikule Shovel, Dark Miner Shovel, Farle's Ears, Crocodyl Chief Amulet, Elya Wood's Talisman, Feudala Amulet, Shovel Shattkitou, Captain Amakna Shield, Chesty Hat, Chesty Pendant, Chesty Boots
Raziel, Kryst O'Ball, Ragnarok, Axel, Eurfolles Daggers, Tofu Master Staff, Hammer of Wrongs, Opaque Crystal Bow, Crystal Bow, Translucent Crystal Bow, Pure Crystal Bow, Small Iron Wand, Iron Wand, Great Iron Wand, Excellent Iron Wand, Oly Medal, Xelor Amulet, Liche Chain, Event Belt, Amulet of Double Luck, Clever Axe, Pesc Axe, Bards' Hall, Yellow Turtle Belt, Blue Turtle Belt, Green Turtle Belt, Red Turtle Belt, Tribal Ring, Lutination Daggers, Marie Aigue's Staff, Slicing Fan, Kaa Amulet, Skill of Dolls, Aga Dou's Staff, Renewed Amulet, Spring Leaf, Trav' Ring, Ano Neemous Ring, Sapphire Dreggheadgear, Chafer Archer Bow, Fantal Hammer, Gogorified Miner Ring, Crick Hammer, Blarney Hammer, Pog Hammer, Kouartz Wand, The Hagogue Root, Feca Staff, Hebuse Shovel, Hikule Shovel, Mairhe Shovel, Truffle Shovel, Helabete Shovel, Farle's Ears, The Bidjiz, Zoth Girl Hammer, Chestity Belt, Chesty Boots
Goultard, Badoul's Mane, The Stars Custard Tart, Limbo Wand, Sky Wand, Hook, Raziel, Kam Assutra Amulet, Ragalde's Boots, Hogmeiser's Golden Boots, Autumn Leaf, Ancestral Treechnid Splitter, Ortimus Contrari's Bloody Blades, Hammer of Wrongs, Ni'Ninnin Wand, Ergot Mina, Xelor Amulet, Soff Ring, Great Craft Knife, Bloody Craft Knife, Militiaman Bardiche, Pole Axe, The Sharp Claw, Dagger O'Hair, Marie Aigue's Staff, Renewed Amulet, Draught Bow, Dark Treestaff, Winter Leaf, Loopine's Ring, Ano Neemous Ring, Young Vald's Ring, Sapphire Dreggheadgear, Black Dreggheadgear, Chafer Archer Bow, Elya Wood's Wand, Rehadaure Hammer, Gogorified Miner Ring, Terps Hammer, Pinambour Hammer, Pog Hammer, Dagger Manic, Earlik Branch, Cinati Root, Feca Staff, Travel Shovel, Vaidaire Shovel, Toy Hammer, Feudala Hat, Web Bow, Legendary Crackler Boots, Legendary Cracklering, Legendary Crackler Amulet, Legendary Crackler Belt, Dragon Pig Ring, Minotot Necklace, Minotot Sceptre, Dreggon Axe, Shika's Magic Bracelet, Shovel Ijah, Black Rat Ring, Ruskie Hat, Chesty Hat, Chestity Belt
Limbo Wand, Sky Wand, God Rod, Silicate Amulet, Ikan Shovel, Xelor Amulet, Crackler Pendant, The Enutrofion, Amulet of Luck, Amulet of Double Luck, Dame Zel Axe, Bards' Hall, Daguiero's Daggers, Pink Claw, Kaa Amulet, Skill of Dolls, Turquoise Amulet, Arch Bow, Winter Leaf, Farle's Wedding Ring, Sram Archer Bow, Clearing Balgourde, Rehadaure Hammer, Gogorified Miner Ring, Terps Hammer, Blarney Hammer, Hischantes Daggers, Amrothiline, The Migraine, Hebuse Shovel, Dark Miner Shovel, Vaidaire Shovel, Farle's Ears, Farle's Magic Bracelet, Crocodyl Chief Amulet, Crocodyl Chief Bracelet, Crocodyl Chief Blade, Crocodyl Chief Belt, Nidanwa Staff, The Warf Axe, Chtelion Bow, Legendary Crackler Boots, Legendary Crackler Helmet, Legendary Crackler Amulet, Legendary Crackler Belt, Legendary Crackler Cloak, Minotoror Ring, Dragon Pig Ring, Minotot Necklace, Black Rat Daggers, Black Rat Necklace, Black Rat Ring, Chesty Hat, Chestity Belt, Chesty Pendant
Sylvian Wand, Tortoi Hammer, The Metronome, Zebuth Shovel, Security Shovel, Lucky Mulette, The Cardboard Twot, Blacksmith Dungeon Key, Tribal Ring, Doudish Shovel, Chiduc's Arc, Trav' Ring, Farle's Wedding Ring, Hebuse Shovel, Crocodyl Chief Blade, Gobbly Killer Apprentice Daggers, Ring o'Stradamus, Omerta Ring, Nozokomial Ring, Shodanwa Sabre, Sandanwa Sabre, Yondanwa Sabre, Nidanwa Staff, Shodanwa Axe, Bamboo Slayer, Akwadala Wedding Ring, Terrdala Wedding Ring, Feudala Wedding Ring, Aerdala Wedding Ring, Terrdala Amulet, White Rat Gauntlet, Akwadala Shield, Fire Dial, Air Dial, Earth Dial, Water Dial, Mount Stinkky Shield, Derma Tho
Gobbly Killer Apprentice Daggers, Conno Ring, Elya Wood's Wedding Ring, Lil' Resin, The Xyothine, Ugle Ring, Nozokomial Ring, Pota Ring, Aykido Medal, Metal Hammer, Hammer Ican, Cogito Hammer, Marilyn Mun Bow, Root Well, Black Mel Root, Disast Root, Grizmine Claw, Furritung, Evening Razor, Abatz Sword, Yondanwa Axe, Splitting Shovel, Terrdala Hat, Aerdala Hat, Feudala Wedding Ring, Aerdala Daggers, Feudala Sabre, Star Wand, Sandal Titude, Royal Tofu Crown, Axe of Lies, Tynril Rhizome
Ice Daggers, Daggers Sives, Elya Wood's Wedding Ring, Lil' Resin, Ostarr Ring, Ugle Ring, Ignoah Ring, Ab'ho Ring, Metal Hammer, Toy Hammer, Hammer Ingthaiphoons, Hammer Ican, Toll Hammer, Cogito Hammer, Placee Bow, Runaway Bow, Kilih Wand Jaro, Red Root Chileepaperz, Lady Root, Citrus Daggers, Ramougre's Setter, Grizmine Claw, Furritung, Hammer Sheys, Abatz Sword, Nidanwa Sabre, Sandanwa Sabre, Yondanwa Sabre, Splitting Shovel, Tanukouï San Collar, Terrdala Wedding Ring, Feudala Sabre, Hammer O'In, Legendary Crackler Amulet
Conno Ring, Elya Wood's Wedding Ring, Bow'hee Talisman, Lil' Resin, Elya Wood's Talisman, Omerta Ring, Metal Hammer, Hammer Ingthaiphoons, Toll Hammer, Trikidiki Hammer, Doozi Bow, Creizy-Stufh Wand, Froot Root, Root Een, Maydhyn China Daggers, Ramougre's Setter, Evening Razor, Abatz Sword, Yondanwa Sabre, Sandanwa Axe, Yondanwa Axe, Splitting Shovel, Feudala Wedding Ring, Aerdala Wedding Ring, Terrdala Amulet, Feudala Amulet, Aerdala Amulet, Terrdala Axe, Feudala Sabre, Legendary Crackler Helmet, Legendary Crackler Cloak
There are a good number of mines in the World of Twelve but unfortunately the quality of some of the pits leaves a lot to be desired, both in terms of quantity and diversity of minerals. Some are guarded by ferocious beasts or Dark Miners and are difficult to get into. Here is a list of a few good mines to get you started:
- - Astrub Mine (9,-23)
- - Crackler Mountain (-3,-4) and (-2,4)
- - Amakna Village Mine (0,-3)
- - Amakna Forest Mine
- - Scaraleaf Plain Mine(4,28)
- - Brakmar Sewer Mine (-22,32)
You'll also find deposits above ground near Feudala. This is the only place where you can collect the two precious metals Silicate and especially Dolomite.
You'll need a grinder to melt metal or polish your precious stones. You'll find one in one of the Miners' Workshops which are located in:
- - Astrub (7,-20)
- - Amakna (-2,-3) ; (-1,5)
- - Bonta (-28,-57)
- - Brâkmar (-20,33)
Whether it's metals, alloys or runes you're carrying around with you, you can always go to a marketplace when your pockets are getting too light for comfort. Each city in the World of Twelve has one dedicated to the mining profession:
- - Astrub (6,-19)
- - Bonta (-28,-58)
- - Brâkmar (-20,34)
Note: you can pick up your metal potions in alchemists' marketplaces which you'll find in Astrub (4,-17), Bonta (-32,-57) and Brakmar (-25,33).