FFXIV Mining Guide & FAQ

Where is the Miner’s Guild? The Mining Guild is located in Ul’dah, and is Headed by Adelberta, who is pictured above.
[City & Guild Locations]

Just started gathering? you might want to read our Gathering General Guide / FAQ first.

Miner Gathering Map: Where to find mining nodes?

All locations and materials of Mineral Deposits & Rocky Outcrops can be found in our:
Mining Node Locations Guide . Pretty useful if you need to grind or find something specific.

 

What Crafting Classes Benefit Most From Mining?

Miner’s mainly gather materials used in:

Please note that almost every crafting class needs items from both miners and botanists(and monsters). The above recommendations are the classes which depend more heavily on mining.

Miner Leveling Guide

Check our Mining Leveling Guide. Find out what and where you can find Mining Quest items, Mining Levequests, Nodes unlocked per level, and more!

If you’re looking for where the Mining Levequests are:

LvlMapAetheryteCoords (x,y)NPC
1Western ThanalanScorpion Crossing26.00, 24.50Graceful Song
5Western ThanalanScorpion Crossing26.00, 24.50Graceful Song
10Western ThanalanHorizon23.10, 16.50Swygskyf
15Eastern ThanalanCamp Drybone13.90, 24.00Poponagu
20South ShroudQuarrymill25.50, 20.20Nyell
25South ShroudQuarrymill25.50, 20.20Nyell
30Eastern La NosceaCosta del Sol30.40, 30.80Nahctahr
35Coerthas Central HighlandsObservatorium26.00, 28.30Cimeaurant
40Coerthas Central HighlandsWhitebrim Front12.60, 16.70Voilinaut
45Mor DhonaSaint Coinach's Find29.80, 12.50K'leytai
50IshgardFoundation10.10, 10.30Eloin
52IshgardFoundation10.10, 10.30Eloin
54IshgardFoundation10.10, 10.30Eloin
56IshgardFoundation10.10, 10.30Eloin
58IshgardFoundation10.10, 10.30Eloin
60KuganeKugane11.60, 9.60Keltraeng
62KuganeKugane11.60, 9.60Keltraeng
64KuganeKugane11.60, 9.60Keltraeng
66KuganeKugane11.60, 9.60Keltraeng
68KuganeKugane11.60, 9.60Keltraeng

Miner Skills and Traits

A vast majority of Mining skills and traits are exactly the same as Botanist’s. They only affect different types of nodes (Mineral Deposits and Rocky Outcrops for Mining). The only exceptions are the three level 20 skills. In the case of Mining, these skills affect the gathering of lightning, fire and water shards/crystals/clusters.

Mining Skills

LvlSkillGPDescription
1ProspectSurvey the landscape to locate mineral deposits and rocky outcrops.
3Lay of the LandSurvey the landscape to locate the nearest mineral deposit or rocky outcrop within skill range
4Sharp Vision50Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 5%. Does not apply to items at 0%
5Sharp Vision II100Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%
6Lay of the Land IISurvey the landscape to locate the highest-level mineral deposit or rocky outcrop within skill rnage. Can only execute while Prospect is active
8StealthConceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed, but enabling you to avoid enemies level 40 and below
10Sharp Vision III250Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 50%. Does not apply to items at 0%
12PreparationReveals the conditions for obtaining HQ items while gathering
15Unearth100Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%
20Byregot's Ward400Increases lightning shard yield by 2
20Nald'thal's Ward400Increases fire shard yield by 2
20Thaliak's Ward400Increases water shard yield by 2
23Clear Vision50Increases the chance of obtaining items on your next gathering attempt by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%
24Bountiful Yield100Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by 1
25Solid Reason300Grants another gathering attempt
25Deep VigorIncreases the chance of obtaining regular or HQitems to 100%. Does not apply to items at 0%. Can only be activated after chain #4
30King's Yield400Increases the number of items ontained when gathering by 1
35Unearth II300Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%
40King's Yield II500Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by 2
46Truth of MountainsFurther survey the landscape to uncover unspoiled mineral deposits and rocky outcrops
50Collector's GloveUtilize your expansice knowledge of mining to uncover collectables amongst regular items
50Toil of the Mountaineer300Renders all out-of-reach items reachable
50Methodical AppraisalAppraise a gathering node for collectables. Increases item rarity by perception x1. Increases item wear by 10. Uses one gathering attempt
50Discerning Eye200Improves next item rarity increase by 50%
51Instinctual AppraisalAppraise a gathering node for collectables. Increases item rarity by perception x0.8-1.5. Increases item wear by 10. Uses one gathering attempt
51Utmost Caution200Reduces next item wear increase by 10
53Impulsive AppraisalAppraise a gathering node for collectables. Increases item rarity by perception x0.9. Increases item wear by 10. Uses one gathering attempt. 30% chance Discerning Eye activates.
55Luck of the MountaineerUncovers a gathering node's hidden items. Can only be executed after HQ chain #2
57Single Mind200Execute an appraisal without using a gathering attempt
58Dredge100Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%
60Dredge II200Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt by 20%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%
61Impulsive Appraisal IIAppraise a gathering node for collectables. Increases item rarity by perception x0.9. Increases item wear by 10. Uses one gathering attempt. 30%-100% chance Discerning Eye activates. Percentage determined by your perception rating
63Unearth III300Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30%-100%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%. Increase is determined by your perception rating
67Nald'thal's Counsel10Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt. Increase is random and is only overwritten if the calue is higher than the current one. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%. Cannot be used with any action that incrreases chance of obtaining an HQ item
68Bountiful Yield II100Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by 1, 2, or 3. Number determined by your gathering rating

Mining Traits

LvlTraitsDescription
2Auto ProspectAutomatically activated Prospect upon changing your class to miner
11Stone WhispererAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, improving gathering rate when conditions are met
16Stone Whisperer IIAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, increasing gathering attempt when conditions are met
18Enhanced StealthIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 30
21Stone Whisperer IIIAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, improving HQ gathering rate when conditions are met
26Stone Whisperer IVAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, improving yield when conditions are met
28Enhanced Stealth IIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 40
38Enhanced Stealth IIIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 50
41Ward of the TwelveExtends gathering ward increases to crystals
42Nymeia's WardOccasionally increases yield for items without HQ versions. Conditions for increase can be confirmed by using Preparations
50Ward of the Twelve IIExtends gathering ward increases to clusters
50Enhanced Stealth IVIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 54
53Stone Whisperer VAllows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, further improving chances of enhanced gathering when conditions are met
53Enhanced Stealth VIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 57
56Enhanced Stealth VIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 60
60Enhanced Stealth VIIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 564
63Enhanced Stealth VIIIIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 67
65Endless Toll of the MountaineerAutomatically renders all out-of-reach items reachable. Only available on mineral deposits or rocky outcrops level 60 and below
66Enhanced Stealth IXIncreases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 70
70Enhanced GP RegenerationIncreases the amount of GP regenerated over time
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6 thoughts on “FFXIV Mining Guide & FAQ”

  1. Just a couple of corrections needed on the skills: Truth of Mountains skill is gained at level 46, while Toil of the Mountaineer skill is gained at level 50

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