Bomb Mining is the most fundamental farming method in Trove. You need close to nothing to effectively mine with this tactic. The only thing that this method require are bombs, but do not fear the investment in your first 500 bombs you will get it back multiple times.
As trading has become available for everybody since Trion introduced the player marketplace the possible Flux per hour for miners increased drastically. With the right mining method you are not only gathering hundreds of ores but regional based material and recipe scrolls as well.
In general you could say there are two ways of efficient bomb mining – the cave mining in the volcano regions and the surface mining in cursed vales, fae regions, deserts or candoria.
Generally you should always go bomb mining on a class that is not yet max level as you will encounter a lot of recipe dungeons and thus you can level your alt classes while farming. Always have bombs in your inventory even while you are not mining if you way crosses a big vein 2 bombs will make sure you get that extra ore into your pocket.
A fast mount will greatly increase your income as you have to travel long distances.
Adding a few more +Jumps on your equipment will increase your overall mobility while mining.
Never switch into build mode! Throw a bomb or two on a vein and keep going even if there are still 2-3 ores left – the time you waste to get those results in more loss per hour than running to the next vein.
“The four major material gathered while mining – left to right –
Shapestone, Formicite, Infinium and Primordial Flames.”
Cave Mining creates the highest rate of ores and primodorial flames per hour yet besides some Bleached Bones you basically get nothing besides that. Besides that it might also take some time to fine a cave in a volcano region. Due to those facts I am not recommending you generally do Cave Mining but combine it with the surface mining. In short – whenever you find a cave go in but do not run around searching for one.
Surface Mining basically means bombing the ore veins that are easily visible while running through the different regions. In addition Surface Mining will generate a lot of regional materials like Somber Souls or Cupcakes as well as Recipes/Blank Scrolls and a couple of items for deconstructing resulting in even more Flux per hour.
„Always check your Map for the nearest Recipe Dungeon!“
Combining Surface Mining and Cave Mining will allow you to acquire around 9.000 – 18.000 Flux per hour depending on the regions you are farming. With the daily bonus on Tuesdays you can increase this to 15.000-25.000 Flux per hour.
Those numbers are based on the lowest player marketplace price for each item at the day this guide was written.
Average Yield for 5 minutes of Surface Mining in Cursed Vale
10 Primordial Flames
10 Somber Souls
2 Orange Items
1 Recipe/Blank Scroll