How to mine ore quickly in Genshin Impact

For those who have a rocky relationship with mining.

When you need 20 Iron Chunks in a jiffy, you need an effective tool. Bows and Catalysts simply won't cut it, and Polearms take over 10 hits to break a block of ore. Swords are functional at mining ore, but they're far from the best choice. If the "Mine 10 items" Battle Pass mission sparks both fear and dread in your heart, you're in the right place. Come join us as we explain how to mine ore quickly in Genshin Impact.

How do you break ore quickly in Genshin Impact?

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To mine ore quickly, switch to a character that wields a Claymore weapon. Swing at the ore chunk, and it should break instantly. While rocks like Crystal Chunks take four hits to break, other ores should come apart in one swing. This effect applies to all Claymore weapons, no matter their level. If you're searching for a certain type of ore, try placing Ningguang in your party.

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genshin impact minimap, showing ningguang's ore-finding passive ability
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Ningguang possesses the Trove of Marvelous Treasures passive ability, which marks nearby ore veins on your minimap. This passive will only reveal ore that can be used for forging items, and it will only activate 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 she reveals Liyue's regional specialties on your minimap. Tighnari has a similar passive for Sumeru specialties, as does Gorou for Inazuma specialties.

For more Genshin Impact guides, come check out All 3.4 Hidden Achievements in Genshin Impact here on Pro Game Guides.

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