Mining serves three professions: Blacksmithing, Engineering and Jewelcrafting, so it's really good combined with any of these. Check out my Engineering guide, Jewelcrafting guide or my Blacksmithing guide if you want to level any of these professions.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.
Learning BfA Mining
The new BfA Mining skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.
- Horde: You can find Secott the Goldsmith in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters.
- Alliance: Myra Cabot is located in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market.
You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Mining trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.
How to speed up leveling
Battle for Azeroth introduces three new items that you can use to speed up farming ores. You should use these if you can find them cheap at the Auction House, or craft it yourself if you can.
- [Monel-Hardened Stirrups] - You can gather while mounted.
- [Monel-Hardened Hoofplates] - Increase mount speed by 20%.
- [Coarse Leather Barding] - Prevents you from being dazed. (mobs won't dismount you)
Every mobs scales to your level in Battle for Azeroth, so it will be a lot harder to avoid the mobs attacking you while you try to farm ores. The combination of these three will make farming ores a lot easier, but the one I would recommend the most is [Monel-Hardened Stirrups], which let's you mine ores while mounted.
Leveling BfA Mining (1-150)
You can level Mining to 150 in any of these zones below. You can check out my Monelite Ore farming guide if you are looking for alternative maps.
Water walking mount, or any water walking ability will make you farm in this zone a lot faster. If you notice that you farm too fast, and the nodes are not respawning, you can take a bigger loop in the zone and follow the red route, but the respawn rate should be fast enough on the yellow route.
If you notice that you farm too fast, and the nodes are not respawning, you can take a bigger loop in the zone and follow the red route, but the respawn rate should be fast enough on the yellow route.
This one goes through the main horde city, so it's not really recommended for Alliance players.
Pretty easy to follow route. There are a couple of ores underground around the middle of the map, but it's not always worth to go down there to get them.
I hope you liked this BfA Mining leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 150!