From Istaria Lexica


Miners are an advanced craft school that have no pre-requisite skill set to join, unlike most of the other prestige level craft schools. Miners are second to none in the gathering of inorganic resources such as metal, stone, and gems. They process the resources they acquire for preparation of usage within Istaria's varied and diverse crafting skills.

Miners have the highest non-organic gathering and processing skills that any other trade school. This makes them expert at processing raw non-organic resouces into processed resources, such as Gems, Metal and Stone. However, they level far more slowly than other trade schools (except for their organic counter-part, Gatherers) and thus take far longer to increase in level. For those with enough patience, they can be used to initially level up as Miner and then quickly gain experience for other classes that process the resources into finished goods, such as Blacksmiths, Scholars and Weaponsmiths.

Miners work in:

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/lvl - gain each level
100 - maximum at level 100
P - is primary skill? (crafting schools only)

Skill points gained[edit]

Skill name /lvl 100 P?
Gemworking 10 1,000 yes
Ingenuity 10 1,000 yes
Mining 11 1,100 no
Quarrying 11 1,100 no
Smelting 10 1,000 yes
Stoneworking 10 1,000 yes

Attribute points gained[edit]

Attribute name /lvl 100
Health 5 500
Strength 8 800
Dexterity 4 400
Power 4 400
Focus 4 400


None are needed.

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NameFormulas soldLocated atXY
Cilia GeddyeBeginnerMala14,88116,000
Elfie GigglepebbleJourneymanNew Rachival23,13325,637
Fulthas OreseekerExpertAughundell25,12425,984
Nels BaandiJourneymanMahagra23,80930,500

Miner abilities


  • Name = The name of the ability
  • L = The level the ability is earned at this school
  • M = Is it masterable?

Name: Gift Slots: Two, Gift Slots: Three, Gift Slots: Four, Gift Slots: Five, Ingenuity I, Mining I, Quarrying I, Sprint, Ingenuity II, Mining II, Quarrying II, Ingenuity III, Mining III, Quarrying III, Ingenuity IV, Mining IV, Quarrying IV, Ingenuity V, Mining V, Quarrying V, Ingenuity VI, Mining VI, Miner's Bounty I, Miner's Bounty II, Miner's Bounty III, Miner's Bounty IV (L: 25, 50, 75, 100, 1, 1, 1, 1, 20, 20, 20, 40, 40, 40, 60, 60, 60, 80, 80, 80, 100, 100, 1, 21, 41, 1, M: , , , , X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, X, , , , )

Levelling advice[edit]

Miners gain experience by processing raw materials into refined materials, such as Bronze Ore into Bronze Bars. Experience can also be gained by completing crafting quests, or consuming crystals. In general, crafting uncut gems into processed gems is the best method of leveling the Miner. This is because uncut gems are one of the lightest in-game resource, and you can therefore fit more in your pack/disk to craft. Because Miners have very high Quarrying and Gemworking skills, the Miner can quickly move between gem tiers as soon as they are able to.


Please read the skill articles (links above) for further details on crafting formulas.

School quests[edit]

Collection tasks require you to have the item collected in your inventory but do not require you to get the quest first. This means, for example, you can bring 200 Animal Hides to the trainer, get the quest, immediately do the turn in (Greet the trainer), get the quest again, do the turn in, and repeat twice more without moving from the trainer.

Craft tasks require you to make the items after you get the quest. The best way to do this is to bring a load of the raw material to a trainer next to a refining machine, get the quest, make the item, greet the trainer (turn in), get the quest, and so on until the material is used up.

Report tasks are delivery quests designed to show you where the Quartermasters are.

In general, crafting tasks are not as efficient as grinding gems/bars for experience. This is because the time taken to collect the resources and return to the task NPC does not provide as much experience per minute as does simply grinding the raw resources at the point of collection. This of course requires that a crafting station is located near the mining/quarrying site.

No quests found for Miner.

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