Best Leveling Guide for Mining in Dragonflight

Last updated on Apr 18, 2024 at 14:00 by Seksixeny 3 comments

This page goes into detail on how to best level Dragonflight Mining, which races are best with the profession and special parts of the profession that can be better utilized for efficient leveling.


Best Race for Mining in Dragonflight

Dracthyr gain 2% Perception from their racials, making them strong Miners for both Horde and Alliance players.

If you are a Horde player, Highmountain Tauren are even stronger, as they have +5 skill and 25% extra Deftness by default!


Leveling Mining in Dragonflight

The first thing you need to do when you reach the first hub in the Dragon Isles, Wingrest Embassy is to learn Dragon Isles Mining from the trainer, which will allow you to pick Dragon Isles ore veins.

Increasing your skill in Dragonflight is done by mining ores around the Isles, and the main limiter to your leveling speed is how highly skilled you already are, as once you are past 50 skill you will stop getting skill points from mining the common Serevite Ore Icon Serevite Ore.

Thus, from 50 to 100 you will need to mine Draconium Ore Icon Draconium Ore. Look particularly hard for nodes with special modifiers and extra drops, such as the ores depicted below with Molten, Hardened, Primal, Rich, Infurious and Titan-Touched modifiers, respectively:


You will also be able to increase your Mining profession knowledge, in order to further invest into specializations, by looting rare ores such as the once-per-week (but stackable if you miss out on looting it on previous weeks) Iridescent Ore Icon Iridescent Ore depicted below:

Iridescent Ore

Other Mining knowledge sources are the rare ores Unyielding Stone Chunk Icon Unyielding Stone Chunk, Iridescent Ore Fragments Icon Iridescent Ore Fragments, Elementally-Charged Stone Icon Elementally-Charged Stone, and Heated Ore Sample Icon Heated Ore Sample, and the Inscription-produced Draconic Treatise on Mining Icon Draconic Treatise on Mining.

Elementally-Charged Stone

You can also get knowledge from first time gathers of a ore type, modifier or usage of Overload Elemental Deposit Icon Overload Elemental Deposit on a specific modifier, Mining Field Notes Icon Mining Field Notes from a profession questline, Dragon Shard of Knowledge Icon Dragon Shard of Knowledge which can be used to gain knowledge with any profession, and Dusty Miner's Notes Icon Dusty Miner's Notes, Ancient Miner's Notes Icon Ancient Miner's Notes, and Rare Miner's Notes Icon Rare Miner's Notes which are purchasable from the Artisan's Consortium reputation vendors with increasing amounts of Artisan's Mettle Icon Artisan's Mettle.

If you want to learn more about this rare material and its importance for professions, check our specialized guide below:

Spark and Artisan's Mettle


  • 18 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 30 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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