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Garrison: Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:16 by Damien 12 comments

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The Lunarfall Excavation (Alliance) or Frostwolf Mines (Horde) are Special Garrison buildings that allow you to mine Draenor ores in your Garrison, even if you do not have the Mining profession.

1. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • Free
  • Instant
Allows players to mine Draenic Stone from mineral nodes in Draenor. Draenic Stone can be converted to work orders for Draenor minerals.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 50x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows followers with the Mining trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also opens a new mineshaft, granting access to additional mining nodes and allows up to 14 work orders at one time.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 100x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
A final mineshaft allows access to rich minng nodes. In addition, garrison guards will patrol your mine, keeping it clear of hostile goren. Also allows up to 21 work orders at one time.

2. Unlocking the Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines, Level 1, 2, and 3.

2.1. Unlocking the Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines, Level 1

The mine appears when you upgrade your Town Hall to Level 2. It is locked at first and you must complete a Level 92 quest to unlock it. The quest is given to you at the mine: Things Are Not Goren Our Way (Alliance) or Things Are Not Goren Our Way (Horde). It requires you to clear the Gorens from the mine and kill Stonetooth, their leader.

2.2. Unlocking the Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines, Level 2

To upgrade the Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines to Level 2, buy the Garrison Blueprint: Lunarfall Excavation, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Lunarfall Excavation, Level 2 (Alliance) or Garrison Blueprint: Frostwall Mines, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Frostwall Mines, Level 2 from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde). Both NPCs are located next to the Architect Table in your Garrison's Town Hall. The blueprint costs 1,000 Gold.

2.3. Unlocking the Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwolf Mines, Level 3

To upgrade the mine to Level 3, you need to loot 500 Draenic Stone Icon Draenic Stones from your mine in order to earn the Draenic Stone Collector Icon Draenic Stone Collector achievement. Miners can also loot these stones when mining ore in Draenor.

3. Mining Ore and Carts

The ore nodes in your mine can be mined without having Mining as a profession. Each of them contain either Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore or True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore, a few Draenic Stone Icon Draenic Stones, and sometimes a few Primal Spirit Icon Primal Spirits. The nodes respawn every day (at the time when the daily quests are reset). The size of your mine increases as you upgrade it, so you have a lot more nodes in a Level 3 mine than you do in a Level 1 mine.

To give you an idea, a Level 1 mine can provide you with 15-20 Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore, True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore, and Draenic Stone Icon Draenic Stones a day. A Level 3 mine with a follower can provide you with 150x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore, 150x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore, and 50x Draenic Stone Icon Draenic Stones.

Mining carts start spawning when you upgrade your mine to Level 2. Each cart can be looted for extra Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore or True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore. These carts can also contain Miner's Coffee Icon Miner's Coffee, which increases your running speed in your mine, Preserved Mining Pick Icon Preserved Mining Pick, which increases your mining speed in your mine, Primal Spirit Icon Primal Spirits, and Draenor Archeology fragments. A Level 2 mine can spawn about 5 carts.

A Goren sometimes spawns when you attempt to open a node in your mine. Killing it gives you about 15 of the ore you were trying to gather.

4. Work Orders

Starting a Work Order costs 5x Draenic Stone Icon Draenic Stones, takes 4 hours to complete, and rewards you with 5 of a ore. You will sometimes get a few Apexis Crystals Icon Apexis Crystals as well.

At Level 1, you can only queue 7 Work Orders. At Level 2, this number increases to 14 and at Level 3 to 21. Having a Storehouse Level 3 further increases the number of Work Orders you can place by 15.

Assigning a follower with the Mining Icon Mining trait to your mine increases the yield of the Work Orders. A Level 100 follower gives you 7 ores per Work Order.

5. ChangeLog

  • 14 Nov. 2014: On live servers, mining carts spawn after the mine has been upgraded to Level 2, not after assigning a follower to the mine, as was the case during beta.
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