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[The Astrolabe]

Resources are items used by characters in Crafting. Resources come in three forms:

  • Opened - Containers that include the resources inside (e.g. Bushes or Sand deposits)
  • Mined - Objects that must be damaged to receive the resource item (e.g. Ore, Trees and Gem deposits)
  • Loot - Resource items found as loot on bodies (e.g. Animal Sinew or Giant's Tooth)

Some resources can produce new materials only once per server reset to demonstrate their rarity (such as sweetberry or food resources in Underdark). Other resources can produce random amount of new materials after some time of being picked up. This countdown is separate from other respawn countdowns including enemy respawn time.

Resources that can be mined produce a random amount of resource items. The more rare the resource, the lower the chance of obtaining any result. Mining coal or salt is likely to provide more resources than mining diamonds or adamantine. Search skill does not affect these actions.

The type of metal found in metal ore veins changes randomly within three tiers:

  • Common - Coal, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Tin, Lead
  • Noble - Iron, Mithral, Gold, Silver
  • Rich - Mithral, Arjale
  • Grandiose - Mithral, Arjale, Adamantine

Coal, tin and copper may spawn commonly in a local mine, as it would be full of common deposits, but rarely you may even see gold and silver in the same place, since every resource deposit may offer something one tier higher, or one tier lower. The deposits usually take between 2 and 4 RL days to rotate.


The system works as follows:

  • Each resource node has a % chance associated with it. So coal might have 90%, emeralds might have 10%.
  • Ore resource nodes have 250 hitpoints (with a few rare exceptions, like tinder fungus). Gems, trees, stone and other bashable resources have fewer hitpoints meaning fewer possible chances.
  • Every 25 damage done to a resource node triggers a roll against the % chance. If passed, you get one resource. If not, nothing happens.
  • Only the base weapon damage + physical (slash/bludgeon/pierce) + fire + cold + acid damage counts towards damaging a node
    • NOTE: The damage the console shows will not be an accurate representation of the actual damage delivered to the resource node
  • You don't need to bash the resource node at melee - spells, summons and other followers (using the Player Tool 1 to command them) can be used instead.
  • If you are within 10 feet of the resource node, the resources acquired will go to the damage dealer's (or summoner if the commanded companion is doing the job) inventory. Otherwise, most resources will fall to the floor.
  • Some Resource nodes have a hardness associated with them (think DR).

Additional Information:

  • The damage applied to the resource node is limited to 1 HP more than the total resource node HP preventing overdamage from offering additional success changes (this was the case in the past). So, if a resource node has 250 HP, the most damage it can receive is 251 HP. If it has 6 HP remaining, the most damage it can receive is 7 HP.
  • Some effects increase the chances or amount gained while mining.
    • Loremasters Secret of gathering increases output and chances (see feat for details).
    • The Bardsong Miners Melody gives an increased output for everything.
    • Earth Genasi gives increased output for mining.

Mining Tools

  • Mining Tools have a 5% better chance of successfully returning a resource from the corresponding resource node!
  • Mining tools do an additional 25 damage to resource nodes, keeping them under the mining threshold logic. This allows each hit to have a chance to drop a resource.

Ore Deposits: Colossal Hammer, Dwarven War Axe, Giant Club, Heavy Pick, Light Pick, Maul, Old Crafted Mining Pick (Battleaxe)

Gem Deposits: Dwarven War Axe, Light Hammer, Light Pick, Maul, Warhammer

Lumber: Colossal Axe, Double Axe, Dwarven War Axe, Great Axe, Hand Axe

Tool Ore Gem Lumber
Dwarven War Axe Y Y Y
Battleaxe N N Y
Colossal Axe N N Y
Colossal Hammer Y N N
Double Axe N N Y
Giant Club Y N N
Great Axe N N Y
Hand Axe N N Y
Heavy Pick Y N N
Light Hammer N Y N
Light Pick Y Y N
Maul Y Y N
Warhammer N Y N