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It takes a combination of knowledge, experience, and instinct to know where to dig. Yet it's ultimately backbreaking labor that yields you your prize.
—Adalberta

The Miner (採掘師, Saikutsu Shi?) is a Disciple of the Land in Final Fantasy XIV.

OverviewEdit

Miners are responsible for the excavation and handling of Eorzea's mineral wealth, be it ores, fossils, precious stones, or otherwise. To fully master the advanced techniques developed by the great mining nation of Ul'dah, they undertake a wide range of tasks, from the meticulous prospecting of the most minute deposits to large-scale civil engineering. Many miners subscribe to the theory of continental drift, and take for their patron deity Oschon the Wanderer.
—Lodestone

Miners specialize in the excavation and handling of the land's abundant mineral resources. It should come as no surprise, that their most eager customers are the realm's Blacksmiths and Goldsmiths. The Miners' Guild welcomes adventurers with open arms, as adventurers are well traveled, which serves to expand the guild's sphere of activity.

GameplayEdit

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EquipmentEdit

Miners' primary tool is the pickaxe. They use pickaxes to excavate from mineral deposits all over the land. As miners level up, the option to equip a secondary tool, the sledgehammer, becomes available. Miners could also harvest from rocky outcrops. At a high level of mining, unspoiled mining nodes become available to excavate from.

AbilitiesEdit

Final Fantasy XIV/LegacyEdit

Ability Rank Action Cost Requirements Description
Deep Vigor 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases player's vitality.
Solid Reason 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases player's mind.
Nald'thal's Ward 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases player's chance to obtain fire crystals.
Menphina's Ward 1 3 Discipline of the Land Temporarily increases player's chance to obtain ice crystals.
Truth of Mountains 1 3 Discipline of the Land Increases the accuracy of player's aim while gathering.
Master of Rock 1 3 Discipline of the Land Increases player's chance to obtain high quality items while gathering.
Stone Resolve 1 4 Discipline of the Land Slows the rate at which a gathering location's remainder decreases.
Lay of the Land 1 1 Mining Survey the landscape to locate grade 1 mineral deposits.
Prospect 3 1 Mining Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of grade 1 mineral deposits in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Earthen Favor 5 4 Discipline of the Land Increases player's chance to locate rare items while gathering.
Lay of the Land II 8 1 Mining Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits grade 2 and below.
Prospect II 10 1 Mining Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mineral deposits grade 2 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Sharp Vision 10 4 Discipline of the Land Increases your chance to hit items aimed for while gathering.
King's Yield 15 7 Discipline of the Land Allows player to gather multiple items in a single yield.
Lay of the Land III 18 1 Mining Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits grade 3 and below.
Prospect III 20 1 Mining Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mineral deposits grade 3 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Lay of the Land IV 28 1 Mining Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits grade 4 and below.
Prospect IV 30 1 Mining Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mineral deposits grade 4 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Beastkin Eluder 30 5 Disciplines of the Land or Hand Temporarily avoid enemy encounters. Effective only against beastkin.
Lay of the Land V 38 1 Mining Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits grade 5 and below.
Prospect V 40 1 Mining Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mineral deposits grade 5 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.
Lay of the Land VI 48 1 Mining Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits grade 6 and below.
Prospect VI 50 1 Mining Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mineral deposits grade 6 and below in the area. Increases movement speed when far.

A Realm RebornEdit

Action Level GP Cost Affinity
Prospect
FFXIV Prospect Icon
1 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits and rocky outcrops. Activates automatically when class is changed to miner.
Lay of the Land
FFXIV Lay of the Land Icon
3 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate the nearest mineral deposit or rocky outcrop within skill range. Can only execute while Prospect is active.
Duration: 15s
Recast: 20s
Sharp Vision
FFXIV Sharp Vision Icon
4 50 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 5%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Sharp Vision II
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5 100 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Lay of the Land II
FFXIV Lay of the Land II Icon
3 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Survey the landscape to locate the highest-level mineral deposit or rocky outcrop within skill range. Can only execute while Prospect is active.
Duration: 15s
Recast: 20s
Stealth
FFXIV MIN Stealth Icon
8 MIN
Conceal yourself and tread quietly, reducing movement speed, but enabling you to avoid enemies level 20 and below.
Sharp Vision III
FFXIV Sharp Vision III Icon
10 250 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining items while gathering by 50%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Preparation
FFXIV MIN Preparation Icon
12 MIN
Reveals the conditions for obtaining HQ items while gathering.
Unearth
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15 100 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Byregot's Ward
FFXIV Byregot's Ward Icon
20 400 Disciple of the Land
Increases lightning shard, crystalLevel 25, and clusterLevel 50 yield/s by 2.
Nald'thal's Ward
FFXIV Nald'thal's Ward Icon
20 400 Disciple of the Land
Increases fire shard, crystalLevel 25, and clusterLevel 50 yield/s by 2.
Thaliak's Ward
FFXIV Thaliak's Ward Icon
20 400 Disciple of the Land
Increases water shard, crystalLevel 25, and clusterLevel 50 yield/s by 2.
Clear Vision
FFXIV Clear Vision Icon
23 50 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining items on your next gathering attempt by 15%. Does not apply to items at 0%.
Bountiful Yield
FFXIV Bountiful Yield Icon
24 100 MIN
Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by one.
Solid Reason
FFXIV Solid Reason Icon
25 300 MIN
Grants another gathering attempt.
Deep Vigor
FFXIV Deep Vigor Icon
25 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining regular or HQ items to 100%. Does not apply to items at 0%. Can only be activated after chain #4.
King's Yield
FFXIV King's Yield Icon
30 400 MIN
Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by one.
Unearth II
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35 300 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
King's Yield II
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40 500 MIN
Increases the number of items obtained when gathering by two.
Truth of Mountains
FFXIV Truth of Mountains Icon
46 Disciples of the Land or Hand
Further survey the landscape to uncover unspoiled mineral deposits and rocky outcrops.
Toil of the Mountaineer
FFXIV Toil of the Mountaineer Icon
50 300 MIN
Renders all out-of-reach items reachable.
Collector's Glove
FFXIV Collector's Glove Icon
50 MIN
Utilize your expansive knowledge of mining to uncover collectables amongst regular items.
Methodical Appraisal
FFXIV Methodical Appraisal Icon
50 MIN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.
Increases item rarity by Perception x1.
Increases item wear by 10.
Uses one gathering attempt.
Discerning Eye
FFXIV Discerning Eye Icon
50 200 MIN
Improves next item rarity increase by 50%.
Instinctual Appraisal
FFXIV Instinctual Appraisal Icon
51 MIN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.
Increases item rarity by Perception x0.8-1.5.
Increases item wear by 10.
Uses one gathering attempt.
Utmost Caution
FFXIV Utmost Caution Icon
51 200 MIN
Reduces next item wear increase by 10.
Impulsive Appraisal
FFXIV Impulsive Appraisal Icon
53 MIN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.
Increases item rarity by Perception x0.9.
Increases item wear by 10.

Additional Effect: 30% chance Discerning Eye activates
Uses one gathering attempt.
Luck of the Mountaineer
FFXIV Luck of the Mountaineer Icon
55Complete the quest "The Same Vein" MIN
Uncovers a gathering node's hidden items. Can only be executed after HQ chain #2.
Single Mind
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57 200 MIN
Execute an appraisal without using a gathering attempt.
Dredge
FFXIV Dredge Icon
58Complete the quest "Digging Deeper" 100 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt by 10%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Dredge II
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60Complete the quest "The Hole Truth" 200 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt by 20%. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.
Impulsive Appraisal II
FFXIV Impulsive Appraisal II Icon
61 MIN
Appraise a gathering node for collectables.
Increases item rarity by Perception x0.9.
Increases item wear by 10.

Additional Effect: 30% - 100% chance Discerning Eye activates
Percentage determined by your perception rating.
Uses one gathering attempt.
Unearth III
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63Complete the quest "Thick Skin" 300 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining HQ items while gathering by 30% - 100%. Increase is determined by your perception rating. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.

Cannot be used with Unearth or Unearth II.
Nald'thal's Counsel
FFXIV Nald'thal's Counsel Icon
67 10 MIN
Increases the chance of obtaining an HQ item on your next gathering attempt. Increase is random and is only overwritten if the value is higher than the current one. Does not increase chances for items which start at 0%.

Cannot be used with any action that increases chance of obtaining an HQ item.
Bountiful Yield II
FFXIV Bountiful Yield II Icon
68Complete the quest "Where the Money Takes You" 100 MIN
Increases the number of items obtained on your next gathering attempt by one, two, or three. Number determined by your gathering rating.

Cannot be used with Bountiful Yield.

TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Auto Prospect
FFXIV Auto Prospect Icon
2 Automatically activates Prospect upon changing your class to miner.
Stone Whisperer
FFXIV Stone Whisperer Icon
11 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, improving gathering rate when conditions are met.
Stone Whisperer II
FFXIV Stone Whisperer II Icon
16 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, increasing gathering attempts when conditions are met.
Enhanced Stealth
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth Icon
18 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 30.
Stone Whisperer III
FFXIV Stone Whisperer III Icon
21 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, improving HQ gathering rate when conditions are met.
Stone Whisperer IV
FFXIV Stone Whisperer IV Icon
26 Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, improving yield when conditions are met.
Enhanced Stealth II
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth II Icon
28 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 40.
Enhanced Stealth III
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth III Icon
38 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 50.
Ward of the Twelve
FFXIV MIN Ward of the Twelve Icon
41 Extends gathering ward increases to crystals.
Nymeia's Ward
FFXIV Nymeia's Ward Icon
42 Occasionally increases yield for items without HQ versions. Conditions for increase can be confirmed by using Preparation.
Ward of the Twelve II
FFXIV MIN Ward of the Twelve II Icon
50 Extends gathering ward increases to clusters.
Enhanced Stealth IV
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth IV Icon
50 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 54.
Stone Whisperer V
FFXIV Stone Whisperer V Icon
53Complete the quest "Sellspade" Allows you to better identify the characteristics of a mineral deposit or rocky outcrop, further improving chances of enhanced gathering when conditions are met.
Enhanced Stealth V
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth V Icon
53 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 57.
Enhanced Stealth VI
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth VI Icon
56 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 60.
Enhanced Stealth VII
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth VII Icon
60 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 64.
Enhanced Stealth VIII
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth VIII Icon
63 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 67.
Endless Toil of the Mountaineer
FFXIV Endless Toil of the Mountaineer Icon
65Complete the quest "Pedal to the Metal" Automatically renders all out-of-reach items reachable. Only available on mineral deposits or rocky outcrops level 60 and below.
Enhanced Stealth IX
FFXIV MIN Enhanced Stealth IX Icon
66 Increases the range of enemies avoidable when using Stealth to level 70.
Enhanced GP Regeneration
FFXIV MIN Enhanced GP Regeneration Icon
70Complete the quest "A Miner Success" Increases the amount of GP regenerated over time.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

Miner TCG

Miner appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with an earth-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • An NPC in the quests for the Miner's Guild will mistakenly call players by the wrong name at least twice depending on their race:
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