Mining serves three professions: Blacksmithing, Engineering, and Jewelcrafting, so it's really good combined with any of these. Check out my Engineering leveling guide, Jewelcrafting leveling guide, or Blacksmithing leveling guide if you want to level any of these professions.
Dragonflight Mining Trainers
Leveling Dragonflight Mining
Leveling Mining in Dragonflight is much slower than in previous expansions because the normal mining nodes will stop giving you skill points early. You will have to rely on rare nodes to get skill points. But, if you have little competition and are lucky with the rare nodes, you can probably reach 100 in 3-4 hours. It also depends on how well you use the new Dragon riding skills.
Rare Mining Nodes
There are 5 types of rare mining nodes:
- Hardened: Gives a few Rousing Earth
- Molten: Gives a few Rousing Fire
- Primal: Random Rousing Element
- Rich: You get more ores.
- Titan-Touched: Gives a few Rousing Order
After around 60, these will be the only nodes that give you skill points. They spawn randomly instead of a normal mining node, so there is no special farming route to gather them.
When you hit 25, you will unlock Specializations. I would suggest having a little bit of a look through the specializations. Spend some time reading through them, then choose which direction you might want to go.
You will need 50 skill points to unlock the second specialization and 100 for the third.
These routes are not as strict because the mining nodes are basically everywhere, so you can pretty much go off-route, and you will find mining nodes everywhere. But I generally followed these routes to level my Mining.
The Waking Shore
The red part of the route is sometimes filled with elite mobs, and you will get shot down from the air, then you should skip that part. (there is an event there that sometimes replaces these mobs with friendly mobs)
The Azure Span