Vanilla Mining Leveling Guide 1-300

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This Mining leveling guide will present you the quickest method the way to level your Mining profession up from 1 to 300.

Professions expertise are cut up between expansions now, you will have a separate skill bar for every enlargement. This guide is for the “Vanilla” Mining skill within the present retail model of World of Warcraft. I’ve a separate guide for Classic World of Warcraft, so in case you are on the lookout for that, go to my Classic WoW Mining Leveling Guide.

Mining serves three professions: Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Jewelcrafting, so it is actually good mixed with any of those.

I like to recommend utilizing Zygor’s 1-60 Leveling Guide in case you are nonetheless leveling your character otherwise you simply began a brand new alt. The guide is in a small window in your fundamental display screen in-game. All of the element that it’s essential to full the quests are included. You’ll by no means have to change again to a web site, and even the in-game fundamental map to see where you must go or what’s subsequent. And in case you are low on gold, I like to recommend making an attempt this Gold Making Guide, it will probably show you how to to make quite a lot of gold.

Desk of contents:

Enjoying WoW Classic?

Go to my Classic WoW Mining leveling guide 1-300 in case you are on the lookout for the Classic WoW guide. Profession expertise are cut up between expansions within the newest World of Warcraft enlargement, you will have a separate skill bar for every enlargement, and you can level them individually. This guide is for the “Vanilla” Mining skill in Shadowlands.

Learning Mining

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth – simply ask a guard, and learn Mining.

You can mine ores with no required skill, the quantity of ore you will get is decided by your skill level. This implies it is nonetheless advisable to level in zones where your skill level is near the mining deposit’s hidden skill requirement.

You’re going to get a lot fewer ores when you begin selecting the best level ore with mining skill 1.


Take a look at my Smelting guide if you wish to level mining with smelting, you can level Mining to 300 with out mining a single ore. It should value you quite a lot of gold, however you can normally get most of your gold again when you promote the bars.

Smelting is a a lot quicker and simpler technique to level Mining.

1 – 50

You’ll mine [Copper Ore].





IMPORTANT! If you’re level 50, you will notice an up to date map of Darkshore. However, when you discuss to Zidormi, she’s going to permit you to change between the brand new and outdated phases of Darkshore. (when you open the map, she is marked with a white textual content bubble at north)

50 – 100

You’ll mine the next ores: [Tin Ore], [Silver Ore]

You can discover different maps at my Tin Ore farming guide.



100 – 150

You’ll mine the next ores: [Iron Ore], [Gold Ore]


Western Plaguelands

Western Plaguelands map


150 – 200

You’ll mine the next ores: [Mithril Ore], [Truesilver Ore]

Felwood and Burning Steppes are the perfect locations to farm as a result of the mining route is simply so easy in these two zones. Badlands can also be a extremely good place, however I discovered a bit extra Mithril within the different zones.



Felwood Mining map

Burning Steppes


Do not go into Dreadmaul Rock. There’s loads of Mithril on the nook of the map, and you’ll simply get dismounted when you go into the cave and it’ll sluggish you down.

Burning Steppes mining map

200 – 275

You’ll cease getting skill factors from Small Thorium Veins at 275, and from Wealthy Thorium Veins at 295. I do not know if this can be a bug, or that is meant. The only technique to attain 300 is to smelt Darkish Iron Ore or Full the Darkmoon Quest. (Highmountain Taurens have +15 Mining skill, so it is 290/310 for them)

You’ll mine [Thorium Ore].


Un’Goro Crater

Un'Goro mining map


Winterspring mining map

275 – 290

Smelt all of your Thorium Ore till you attain 290. Should you did not attain 290, you must purchase/mine extra Thorium Ore.

You can mine Wealthy Thorium Veins till 295. But it surely’s uncommon to seek out Wealthy Thorium Veins, and even when you see one it will likely be inexperienced, so it might take an hour of farming to get that 5 skill factors in case you are unfortunate. I like to recommend smelting Darkish Iron Ore for the final 10 factors as a result of it will probably be quite a bit quicker. In case your level is excessive sufficient, it is very easy to farm Darkish Iron Ore for the subsequent step.

Darkmoon Faire +5 free skill factors

To begin with, it is best to verify your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open, the occasion begins at 00:01 on the Sunday earlier than the first Monday of every month.

You can acquire +5 Mining skill factors by finishing Rearm, Reuse, Recycle. You can get this quest from Rinling.

The skillups will apply robotically to the newest enlargement profession progress that’s not at its most. This implies you can only get the +5 skill factors if you have not discovered any of the opposite enlargement’s mining skill but, or when you maxed all of them out. You probably have already discovered different expansions profession expertise, you must level all of them as much as their most, after which you can get the +5 within the base Mining skill since that would be the only one that’s not at its most.

The placement of the Faire is on Darkmoon Island. The portals to the Island might be accessed within the following areas:

  • Japanese Kingdoms, on the south facet of Goldshire in Elwynn Forest
  • Kalimdor, in Mulgore on the base of Thunder Bluff

Full this quest while you attain 295!

290-300 – Smelting Darkish Iron Ore

Learning to Smelt Darkish Iron requires completion of a quest contained in the Blackrock Depths occasion. I put collectively a separate Dark Iron Ore Smelting Guide with an in depth rationalization on the way to full this quest.

8 x [Smelt Dark Iron] – 80 x Darkish Iron Ore (or 40 if it is Darkmoon Faire, otherwise you mined Wealthy Thorium Veins)

Take a look at my Dark Iron Ore farming guide if you wish to farm Darkish Iron Ore, however ensure to learn the primary a part of the Darkish Iron Ore Smelting guide earlier than you head out, so you do not miss on buying the search objects.

I hope you preferred this Mining leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!