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Mining is used for Mining ore, rune essence, and gems. Each Mining action takes 3 seconds, and can be reduced by pickaxe upgrades. Purchasing the Master of Nature god upgrade reduces this time by 20%. These reductions are multiplicative with each other. Ore and rune essence amounts can be doubled by wearing Mining Gloves with active charges. Raising Mining to level 99 will unlock the Mining Skillcape for purchase from the Shop. Equipping the Mining Skillcape will give 1 bonus Coal Ore for every Mining action.

Mastery Unlocks

Item Mastery Unlocks

Level Unlock
1 Each Mastery Level increases maximum Rock HP by 1
10 1% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
20 2% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
30 3% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
40 4% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
50 5% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
60 6% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
70 7% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
80 8% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
90 9% Chance of obtaining 2 ore
99 15% Chance of obtaining 2 ore

Mastery Pool Checkpoints

Pool % Pool XP Bonus
10% 550,000 xp +5% increased Mining Mastery XP
25% 1,375,000 xp Reduced Ore respawn time by 10%
50% 2,750,000 xp Reduce Mining interval by 0.2s
95% 5,225,000 xp All Rocks gain +10 Max HP (Bonus applied on Rock Respawn)
Total Mastery Pool XP 5,500,000

Rock HP

Rock HP determines how many ores can be extracted from a rock before it has to regenerate. Maximum rock HP is calculated with this formula:

[math] \text{Rock HP}=\text{Mastery Level} + 5 [/math]

Perfect Swing Potions can be used to give a 10-80% chance to not lower rock HP while Mining.

Mastery Level Max Rock HP
1 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10
10 15
20 25
50 55
75 80
99 104


The skillcape can be purchased from the store for Coins.svg 1,000,000 after the player reaches Mining Level 99.

Skillcape Name Effect
Mining Skillcape (item).svg Mining Skillcape Receive 1x Coal per Mining Action


The pet can be unlocked by doing any Mining action.

Pet Name Effect
Cool Rock (pet).svg Cool Rock All mining nodes gain +5 Max HP.


Pickaxes are permanent upgrades purchased from the Shop that decrease the amount of time it takes to mine ore by their bonus speed percentage. In addition they provide a chance to double ores.


Higher tiers of ore are unlocked as the player's Mining level increases. Mining Rune Essence yields double the amount of ore, however Gem Gloves will not work when Mining it. To begin Mining Dragonite Ore the player must have at least 270 Mining mastery levels in total.


Each Mining action has a 1% gem find chance, which is increased to 100% when wearing Gem Gloves. The possible gem drops are shown in the table below:

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