Where to Find Motes and Essences From Mining in New World

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Essences provide elemental motes in New World which can be used in jewelcrafting, among other things. Some of the sources of essences are gained through the use of the mining skill. These sources will usually give the miner a mote as well as an additional ingredient related to the source.

All of the elemental stones share some similar characteristics:

  • Gatherable at mining skill 50
  • 20 seconds base gather time
  • 10 Character EXP
  • 158 Mining EXP
  • Respawn timers between 14 to 20 minutes
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This information is also covered in our Complete Mining Guide for New World. If you would rather see the entire guide for everything you could possibly need for gathering professions, check out these great guides:

Springstone (Water Mote / Essence)

Rivercress, Springstone, and Floating Spinefish, all provide Water motes. You can gather Springstone via a mining at skill level 50. You can harvest an Rivercress starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Springstone provides Water Motes and Freezing Lodestone
  • Springstone is primarily found in many regions including Mourningdale, Restless Shore, Brightwood, Great Cleave, and some spawns in other regions. Our favorite spot to farm Springstone is on where Mourningdale region meets Restless Shore. We’ve also provided some other locations as alternatives:
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Soulspire (Spirit Mote / Essence)

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Soulsprout, Soulspire, and Soulwyrm, all provide Spirit motes. You can gather Soulspire via mining at skill level 50. You can harvest an Soulsprout starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Soulspire provides Spirit Motes and Crystalline Lodestone
  • Soulspire is primarily found in Mourningdale and Great Cleave, and some spawns in other regions. Our favorite spot to farm Soulspire is northern Mourningdale region. We’ve also included a circled portion in the Great Cleave as a second favorite option as they are very closely packed:
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Lifejewel (Life Mote / Essence)

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Lifebloom, Lifejewel, and Lifemoth, all provide life motes. You can gather Lifejewel via mining at skill level 50. You can harvest an Lifebloom starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Lifejewel provides Life Motes and Gleaming Lodestone
  • Lifejewel is primarily found in Mourningdale and Great Cleave, and some spawns in other regions. Our favorite spot to farm Lifejewel is in the Great Cleave. There is a fantastic area on the southern edge of the zone where it meets Brightwood. There are other spawn points scattered across other regions, most notably Mourningdale, but no other spot comes close to this one.
lifejewel locations new world

Scorchstone (Fire Mote / Essence)

Dragonglory, Scorchstone, and Salamander Snail, all provide fire motes. Scorchstone are gathered via mining at skill level 50. You can harvest an Dragonglory starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Scorchstone provides Fire Motes, Chunk of Niter, Shard of Niter, or Silver of Niter, and Molten Lodestone
  • Scorchstone is again primarily found in Mourningdale and Great Cleave, and some spawns in Restless Shore and other regions. Our favorite spot to farm Scorchstone is where Mourningdale and Restless Shore regions meet. If you travel to Mourningdale Town and head south, you will find plenty of spawn points.
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Earthcrag (Earth Mote / Essence)

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Earthspine, Earthcrag, and Earthshell Turtles all provide earth motes. Earthcrag are gathered via mining at skill level 50. You can harvest an Earthspine starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Earthcrag provides Earth Motes and Loamy Lodestone
  • Earthcrag is found in quite abundance in all of Edengrove, Mourningdale, Restless Shore, and Great Cleave. There are honestly so many great spots for this it is hard to pick the best one. Edengrove all around Valor Hold / the south fast travel shrine is a great selection.
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Blightcrag (Death Mote / Essence)

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Blightroot, Blightcrag, and Blightsmoth all provide death motes. Blightcrag are gathered via mining at skill level 50. You can harvest a Blightroot starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Blightcrag provides Death Motes and Putrid Lodestone
  • Blightcrag is found in many regions across New World. Most notably, there is a high concentration in a small surface area in Great Cleave, Weave’s Fen, and also Restless Shore.
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Shockspire (Air Mote / Essence)

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Shockbulbs, Shockspires, and Lightning Beetles all provide air motes. Shockspires are gathered via mining at skill level 50. You can harvest a Shockbulb starting at harvesting level 30. Some additional facts:

  • Shockspire provides Air Motes and Shocking Lodestone
  • Although some lower level regions on the south end of the map do contain some Shockspire, most of the notable spawns are more north. Great Cleave and Restless Shore both have nicely dense areas to farm. Comparatively, Mourningdale has a lot of spawn points as well, but they are a little more spread out.
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