Players don't get mining XP from mining, but use the Pickaxe to fuse ores and stardust and convert them into mining XP. Socketing a gem into the pickaxe allows players to use high level ores to level, meanwhile reducing the amount of stardust needed. In general, marble is the optimal choice for leveling, as it is abundant and delivers a good XP ratio.
Ore income, the amount of Moonstone and Mars Rock loot from the Moon/ Mars is scaled by mining level. Certain mining levels are needed as a requirement for Quests and to operate Mining machines. It's also required for miners to mine high tier Stardust Crystals.
Mining ores and minerals Edit
Mining machinery Edit
At the start, the player can buy miners in the Game shop as the first digger. Gradually, higher level machines will be available to craft and use. The ore from mining is used to sell to the shop for money, to level up with the Pickaxe or to Smelt bars. The maximum purchase for each tier of mining machinery is ten.
Generally, higher tier machines just mine ores slightly better than lower tier ones, but this is not scaled to the amount of oil being used. Therefore running more lower machines tend to generate more money than high ones.
|Machine||Lvl.||Oil||Ores mined||Effect when upgraded with chisel|
|1||0||Not upgradeable with chisel|
|1||1||As above and||twice as much|
|10||10||As above and||twice as much|
|20||50||As above and||twice as much|
|40||100||As above and||twice as much|
|70||250||As above and||Not upgradeable with chisel|
List of all mine-able ores and minerals Edit
|Running all 10 machines of each type|
Oil supply Edit
To run high level machines, the player needs oil. Oil can be obtained from crafted oil supply items, Oil Potion, Super Oil Potion or Oil Barrel from Monster Loot. The first oil supply item is the Handheld Oil Pump for 110 coins at the Game shop.
See more at Category:Oil supply items.
Machines mining rateEdit
This data is estimation using oreAverageText from Ted's market UI script(without the chisel double ore effect).
| Machine |
- It's highly recommended to get the Blue Pickaxe Orb as soon as possible (for standard players), or to wait until getting it before leveling up (for hardcore players), since it reduces the ores by half when leveling.
- According to the above mining rate table, running one Excavator is probably better than two Giant Drills.
- Also, one Giant Excavator is better than running three Excavators in terms of Promethium only, in case when one is short of promethium and willing sacrifice other ores for it.
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