Mining Guide for Season of Discovery (SoD) Phase 2

Mining Guide for Season of Discovery (SoD)
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: February 17, 2024
  • Updated: February 17, 2024
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

Season of Discovery changes up the Classic WoW meta with lower level caps, which also limits what items you can craft and use. For the Mining profession, that means you’ll be farming lower level ore, stone, and gems for use by Blacksmithing and Engineering.

Mining Leveling & Trainers

Check out our Classic Mining Guide for trainer locations, a leveling guide, and more. Everything in that guide should apply to Season of Discovery. Just keep in mind that the first 3 phases of Season of Discovery will have lower skill caps, so you won’t be able to level all the way to 300 yet.

Phase 2 Mining Skill

Phase 2 of Season of Discovery brings the skill cap for professions to 225, or Expert level. Artisan skills now have a level 41 requirement, so you won’t be able to train that high until Phase 3.

Expert gathering professions can be learned from any trainer for that skill, so you don’t have to travel to a specific trainer to get Expert Mining. Just visit the nearest city and ask a guard for directions.

There is one way to increase your skill beyond the cap, and that’s with glove enchantments. Enchant Gloves – Advanced Mining will allow you to reach as high as 230 total Mining skill.

Phase 2 Mining Equipment

There isn’t any special equipment that gives Mining skill, but there are two glove enchantments. You’ll need to find someone with the appropriate  Enchanting formula:

Phase 2 Ore to Farm

So far, no new ore or gems have been added in Season of Discovery. Mining works the same as it did in vanilla World of Warcraft, just with lower level caps.

Pretty much any ore above Copper could be worth farming. Blacksmiths and Engineers will be looking for all of it.

Here is everything can mine in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery. Click on a node in the “Where to Pick column to see maps with spawn locations by zone.

Used For
Where to Pick (Req Skill)
Many Blacksmithing plans
Many Engineering plans
Gold Vein (155)
Many Blacksmithing plans
Many Blacksmithing plans
Many Engineering schematics
Many Blacksmithing plans
Many Engineering schematics
Many Blacksmithing plans
Many Engineering schematics
Many Blacksmithing plans
Many Engineering schematics

And here’s a smelting table for convenience. Smelting Truesilver requires Enchant Gloves – Advanced Mining to put you at 230 skill level. Note that Dark Iron Bar cannot be smelted yet since it must be done inside the Blackrock Depths dungeon, which requires level 42 to enter.

Skill Req


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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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3 months ago

Mining enchant wont let traine ts amelting

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