This is a guide where i go into detail about what mine keys to use at which stages of the game and how much you generally will profit using the different keys.
Mine Key Guide
Current prices of Mining Keys
Bronze Mine Key (LVL 2) – 2 Keys / 1 World Lock
Silver Mine Key (LVL 3) – 1 Key / 2 World Locks (3 Keys / 5 World Locks)
Golden Mine Key (LVL 4) – 1 Key / 4 World Locks (3 Keys / 11 World Locks)
Platinum Mine Key (LVL 5) – 1 Key / 6 World Locks (2 Keys / 11 World Locks)
So the question we often have to ask ourselves when mining is: “What key should I be using?”
Well I’ll try to explain the best I can in this guide, if you have anything else I should add or some prices that aren’t correct, please let me know in the replies!
First off a 100% completed mine will give you 70 nuggets, 1 Mining token and anywhere from 20 to 200+ Gemstones and also materials from the monsters.
Of course you don’t get perfect runs every time, but I would say it’s possible to get about 200 nuggets in 3 runs. So that’s what I’m going to be using for my calculations.
Bronze Mine Key
So you can get 2 Bronze Keys for 1 world lock. Now if we say you get 200 silver nuggets in 3 runs, this would mean you need to use 3 bronze keys (1.5 World Locks)
Then you could sell those silver keys for 2 World Locks each making 4 World Locks making a profit of approximately 2.5 World Locks per 3 runs, and that’s excluding the materials and gemstones.
I would recommend bronze keys if you have either a Flimsy or Normal Pickaxe.
Silver Mine Keys
So you can get 1 Silver key for 2 World Locks.
Now if we say you get 200 gold nuggets in 3 runs, this would mean you need to use 3 silver keys (5-6 World Locks)
Then you could sell those gold keys for 4 World Locks each making 8 World Locks making a profit of approximately 2.5 World Locks per 3 runs, and that’s excluding the materials and gemstones.
I would recommend silver keys if you have either a Sturdy or Heavy Pickaxe.
Golden Mine Key
So you can get 1 Golden key for 4 World Locks.
Now if we say you get 200 platinum nuggets in 3 runs, this would mean you need to use 3 golden keys (11-12 World Locks)
Then you could sell those platinum keys for 6 World Locks each making 12 World Locks making a profit of approximately 0 World Locks per 3 runs, but that’s excluding the materials and gemstones.
In the LVL 4 mine the gemstones are very valuable and can be sold for a lot of gems and the materials dropped by the monster can also have a small chance to be worth some world locks.
I would recommend golden keys if you have a Master Pickaxe, but it is also doable with a Heavy Pickaxe.
Platinum Mine Keys
Now platinum keys are different from the rest of the keys as the nuggets you get the are untradable. So why would you want to mine in there? Well the nuggets can be exchanged to Dark Stones which can be used to buy very exclusive and op items including the best possible fishing rod, pickaxe and the only wings in the game that have the ability to triple jump.
The keys cost 6 World Locks each, and I will only recommend you farm this mine if you have an Epic Pickaxe.
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