Fastest Way to Level Up Mining Skills in New World

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In this New World mining leveling guide, I’m going to show you the fastest way to level up mining skills in New World.

I’ll also share the best mining route, allowing you to farm ores in a way that can allow you to level up mining efficiently and also give you a way to obtain a large number of resources to sell or use when leveling up other skills.

If you’re looking to make money with mining as well as discovering the fastest way to level up mining in New World, you’ll find this guide extremely useful.

How to Level Up Mining Skills

Mining Level Mechanics

You might have probably noticed that not all veins and boulders look the same. They come and different sizes and it makes all the difference.

Each size can either be small, medium, and large. It is hard to tell since some of the veins that look really big can be classified as medium. The same goes for small ones.

The yield and the number of mining skills you get will be based on the type of resources and the size.

So, what is the best way to level mining in New World? It should be mining all the current tier level ores, but they are incredibly scarce, especially when you are playing during peak hours.

You can follow the mining routes later in the guide.

It is hard to calculate efficiency because each vein disappears when another player successfully mines it. It takes a lot longer for these nodes to respawn compared to monsters respawning.

Another mechanic you should know is that if another player stops mining, you can sneak in and continue their mining progress and reap the rewards.

Getting hit by a monster (or player if you are flagged for PvP) will cancel your mining action. If you continue, you will retain the progress when you stop, so it should be faster. Keep this in mind when you are mining high-value ores, as someone might sneak in and steal it while you are busy.

For the ores available in the game, here is the list:

ResourceGathering LevelTracking Level
Iron Ore025
Silver Ore1035
Oil2045
Gold Ore4570
Alchemy Stones5075
Starmetal100125
Lodestone105155
Platinum110135
Orichalcum175200

As you can see, there is a pattern on which ores can be efficiently mined for levels. You can literally mine boulders from 0 – 45 but, leveling already starts getting hard at 30 for mining just boulders. To mine more efficiently based on the table, you need to go to the highest level of resources you can mine.

Mining Tips While Progressing

This section is going to help you from leveling your mining skill from scratch. You will have to start somewhere and this part should be a breeze. Everything can be a good mining route to level your mining skill from 1-30.

If you are at a ten mining skill level, start going around Inkwell Caves and look for Silver Ores up until you reach 20 or 45. Mine everything along the way as boulders also get you mining skill points.

To put it into perspective, it took me around 10-20 minutes to get from 5 to 20 through mining boulders. It took about 3 hours to get from 20 to 45 through mining boulders as well.

Although it could be faster if you focus on mining boulders and veins, it is better to be efficient and have various resources.

The best way to level up mining is moving from highlands to highlands while finding caves and going to the top of the mountains.

It is often overlooked but, the top of the mountains contain a lot of high-value veins to be mined, so if you are wondering how to level up mining fast in New World, that’s one great way to speed up the process.

There are times that you might get stuck while in the mountains, so it would be best to know how to get unstuck when it happens.

If you are at mining level 30, you should start farming Silver Ores to Oil while getting all resources along the way. Once you are nearing mining 45 and 50, start heading to the Gold Ores and Alchemy Stones and farm every vein along the way.

If you are starting from scratch, start going to where the Iron Ores are and mine them along with all the boulders nearby. They should be abundant at the lower-left section of Windsward on the highlands area.

You can open your map by pressing “M” and open the resource location tab on the left side of the map. This should show all the terrain and the resources that accompany them. This will make it a lot easier for you to choose which destination to go to and maybe do some quests along the way.

Leveling your trade skills while doing multiple missions and quests is one of the fastest ways to level up, after all. It is just so efficient that you are hitting more than three birds with one stone.

Do not underestimate the amount of experience you get from gathering. When I started grinding by mining from level 30 to 45 through boulders and low-level veins, I got up one whole level by doing this alone and nothing else like quests and missions.

Best Mining Route

Mining skill 45 and above

There is a highlighted route in the image above where you can find more than 20 Silver Ore nodes, more than 10 Gold Ore nodes, a couple of Iron Ore nodes, and a few Starmetal Veins. There are also bonuses like supply crates, level 25-28 Lynxs to eliminate and skin, and Soulsprouts to harvest. This location is deemed as the best place to level mining in New World.

There are a few things you should prepare before using this mining route. With the number of resources mentioned, increasing your weight capacity to 300 and above should be mandatory. Your gathering tool should at least be a Steel Mining Axe. Anything lower would make mining Gold Ores take over a minute each.

To start with this mining route, you should start storing your items in the Cutlass Keys settlement. Head to the west and follow the mountain. Throughout the mining route, you will need to hug the mountains or get on top of the cliff.

Most of the resources spawn on top of the mountains. If you are not climbing the mountainside, you will not be able to see most of these spawns. Keep following the route and keep getting the high ground.

Mine every ore you see, and always keep your eyes peeled for spawns. Eventually, you will get used to the fixed spawns in the area.

Keep following the route, and midway through it, you will start to see some Gold Vein spots. Hug the mountainside at all times, even when it is not possible to go higher.

You will eventually see a cave called the Brighteye Den. Enter the Brighteye Den, and there will be 5 Silver Veins to mine inside. There will be an elite mob in the middle. You can hug the corner of the caves so that you can avoid fighting it.

After mining the Brighteye Den, go back outside and keep hugging the mountainside. You will reach the road as seen in the route above. Cross the road and proceed to the backside of the Ancient’s Pass. There will be a ton of Gold Vein spawns here.

Keep following the path until you reach the end of the mining route. At this point, your inventory should be above 350 in weight. It heavily depends on how many random players are gathering random nodes as you follow the route.

It will be hard to restart or cycle through the route. The route ends in a dead-end where it will be hard to cycle back. You can choose to recall to the inn in Cutlass or run back to the settlement, deposit and rerun it.

You can even finish a few quests or missions on the way back. It depends on how you want to go about it. This route is meant to give you the most abundant Silver and Gold Ores spawns as early as possible. The Cutlass Keys area is recommended for characters level 25 and above.

It should be easy for players to reach that level.

Getting Better Pickaxes or Mining Tools

The whole point of upgrading your tools is by speeding mining times by a slight margin. This might seem small but, if you know that you are going for a hell of a ride grinding, this is highly significant. It is best to get a better mining pick every time you have new resources available that can craft them.

The ores you are mining are the ones needed to upgrade the mining tools anyway. The better your ores, the better experience you get, the better your mining tools are. The durability of better tools makes this whole process less annoying to grind.

Gathering Territory Perks

Increases in gathering speed can be obtained through territory rewards. This is done by increasing your standing with the territory you are in by completing town missions consistently on cooldown.

This is another long and tedious grind but, it would be wise to focus on one settlement that you have a decent gathering bonus on. This reward is stackable, and you will see this reward show up multiple times when you get more territory rewards.

It is another slight buff but, if you are farming thousands of ores, this is worth it in the end for the same reason you are upgrading your mining tools. It all adds up when you mine hundreds or even thousands of ores as you grind it out.

Final Thoughts

The prices will most likely fluctuate as you progress into the game. Keep this in mind when grinding ores for profit. As you start playing the game, the more high levels there are, the faster the low-level ores drop in value.

This heavily depends on the demand, and if you want to make money off leveling your mining skill, you should play the market carefully.

When it comes to leveling your mining skill fast, you can prioritize efficiency over speed so you can cover most of the content in the game.

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  1. I tested yesterday and iron gives the same exp than silver or alchemy, and better exp (per second) than gold. I hadnt tried starmetal because didnt had the lv required, but until there, keeping on the abundant iron seems to be the most efficient way. (There is also a core material for town projects).

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