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When you need 20 pieces of iron in no time at all, you need an effective tool. Bows and catalysts just don’t cut it, and polearms require 10+ hits to break an ore block. Swords are functional in mineral mining, but they are far from the best option. If the battle pass quest “Mine 10 items” strikes fear and terror in your heart, you are in the right place. Join us as we explain how to quickly mine ore in Genshin Impact.
How do you break ore quickly in Genshin Impact?
To extract ore quickly, switch to a character wielding a claymore weapon. Hit the chunk of ore and it should break instantly. While rocks like Crystal Chunks need four hits to break, other ores should crumble in one hit. This effect applies to all Claymore weapons, regardless of level. If you are looking for a certain type of ore, try placing Ningguang in your group.
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Ningguang possesses the Trove of Marvelous Treasures passive ability, which mark nearby ore veins on your minimap. This passive will only reveal ores that can be used to forge items and will only trigger if you have Ningguang in your party. If you’re looking for regional ascension materials like Noctilucous Jade, try placing Yanfei in your party, as he reveals Liyue’s regional specialties on his minimap. Tighnari has a similar passive for Sumeru specials, as does Gorou for Inazuma specials.
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