Surveying

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Surveying
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Skill Type: Trade Skill
Max Level: 60
Skill Trainers: Jaime Fatholm, Urzab


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Surveying Overview

Surveying is a skill that produces surveys that lead to gems and minerals. Creating surveys increases the Surveying skill, while using the surveys increases Geology (mineral surveys) or Mining (mining surveys).

In-Game Description

Analyzing the land to locate valuable resources or important locations. Surveying has many uses, but is most commonly used to make resource maps for Geology and Mining.

Training Surveying

  • Jaime Fatholm will teach you surveying when you become Comfortable with her. This can be done by completing her 2 initial favors. Once she's Comfortable with you, Jaime will give you a few starting ingredients and teach you the recipe for Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey and South Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey. In the Recipe window, you can see that they require 1 Simple Parchment, 1 Basic Ink, and 1 Redwall Crystal (only a 20% chance to consume the Crystal). The parchment and ink can be bought from Jaime.
Once you get all three ingredients you can create a map by pushing the 'Survey' button on the recipe. The survey map will be placed in your inventory. You will need to be in the area (ie Serbule or South Serbule) for which you want to create a survey.
  • Urzab in Amulna will unlock levels 51-60 and teaches 51+ recipes

Connected Skills

Sub-Skills:

  • None

Secondary Skills:

  • None

Related Skills:

List of Surveys/Maps

Surveying Recipe Geology Mining Map Leads To
1 Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey 1 - Redwall Crystal
1 South Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey 1 - Redwall Crystal
5 South Serbule Orange Mineral Survey 3 - Carnelian, Citrine, Garnet, Sardonyx, Serpentine, Topaz
7 South Serbule Simple Mining Survey - 1 Simple Metal Slab, Basic Metal Slab (rare)
10 South Serbule White Mineral Survey 5 - Agate, Diamond, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Onyx, Quartz
15 Serbule Blue Mineral Survey 8 - Amethyst, Blue Spinel, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian
15 South Serbule Basic Mining Survey - 10 Basic Metal Slab. Good Metal Slab (rare)
20 Serbule Green Mineral Survey 13 - Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Piece of Green Glass, Malachite, Peridot, Tourmaline, Tsavorite
25 Eltibule Orange Mineral Survey 20 - Carnelian, Citrine, Garnet, Sardonyx, Serpentine, Topaz
25 Eltibule Good Mining Survey - 15 Good Metal Slab, Expert-Quality Metal Slab (rare)
28 Kur Mountains Simple Metal Motherlode Map - 23 Simple Metal Slab Motherlode, Basic Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)
30 Serbule White Mineral Survey 20 - Agate, Diamond, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Onyx, Quartz
33 Kur Mountains Basic Metal Motherlode Map - 28 Basic Metal Slab Motherlode, Good Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)
35 Eltibule Blue Mineral Survey 27 - Amethyst, Blue Spinel, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian
35 Eltibule Expert's Mining Survey - 27 Expert-Quality Metal Slab, Masterwork Metal Slab (rare)
40 Eltibule Green Mineral Survey 35 - Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Piece of Green Glass, Malachite, Peridot, Tourmaline, Tsavorite
43 Kur Mountains Good Metal Motherlode Map - 38 Good Metal Slab Motherlode, Expert-Quality Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)
45 Eltibule Master Mining Survey - 35 Masterwork Metal Slab, Amazing Metal Slab (rare)
45 Kur Mountains Orange Mineral Survey 45 - Carnelian, Citrine, Garnet, Sardonyx, Serpentine, Topaz
45 Kur Mountains White Mineral Survey 45 - Agate, Diamond, Moonstone, Moss Agate, Onyx, Quartz
45 Kur Mountains Blue Mineral Survey 50 - Amethyst, Blue Spinel, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian
45 Kur Mountains Green Mineral Survey 50 - Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Piece of Green Glass, Malachite, Peridot, Tourmaline, Tsavorite
48 Ilmari Expert Metal Motherlode Map - 43 Expert-Quality Metal Slab Motherlode, Masterwork Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)
50 Eltibule Amazing Mining Survey - 45 Amazing Metal Slab, Astounding Metal Slab (rare)
53 Ilmari Master's Metal Motherlode Map - 48 Masterwork Metal Slab Motherlode, Amazing Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)
58 Ilmari Amazing Metal Motherlode Map - 53 Amazing Metal Slab Motherlode, Astounding Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)
60 Ilmari Astounding Metal Motherlode Map - 58 Astounding Metal Slab Motherlode, Awesome Metal Slab Motherlode (rare)


Surveying Complete Recipe List

Click "Expand" on the box below to view a complete list of Recipes for the Surveying skill.

Lvl Name XP Bonus XP Ingredients Results Description
1 Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey 25 75 icon_5306.png  Simple Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey Uses a chunk of synthetic "redwall" crystal to locate another chunk growing unnaturally in Serbule.
1 South Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey 25 75 icon_5306.png  Simple Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
South Serbule Redwall Crystal Survey Uses a chunk of synthetic "redwall" crystal to locate another chunk growing unnaturally in South Serbule.
5 South Serbule Orange Mineral Survey 40 120 icon_5306.png  Basic Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
South Serbule Orange Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around South Serbule. The resulting survey requires Geology 3 to use.
7 South Serbule Simple Mining Survey 40 120 icon_5306.png  Simple Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5297.png  Simple Metal Slab x1 (!)
South Serbule Simple Mining Survey Records the location of metal that can be mined in South Serbule.
10 South Serbule White Mineral Survey 55 165 icon_5306.png  Good Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
South Serbule White Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around South Serbule. The resulting survey requires Geology 5 to use.
15 Serbule Blue Mineral Survey 70 210 icon_5306.png  Expert's Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Serbule Blue Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Serbule. The resulting survey requires Geology 8 to use.
15 South Serbule Basic Mining Survey 70 210 icon_5306.png  Basic Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5298.png  Basic Metal Slab x1 (!)
South Serbule Basic Mining Survey Records the location of metal that can be mined in South Serbule. The resulting survey requires Mining 10.
20 Serbule Green Mineral Survey 85 255 icon_5306.png  Master Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Serbule Green Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Serbule. The resulting survey requires Geology 13 to use.
25 Eltibule Good Mining Survey 100 300 icon_5306.png  Good Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5299.png  Good Metal Slab x1 (!)
Eltibule Good Mining Survey Records the location of metal that can be mined in Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Mining 15.
25 Eltibule Orange Mineral Survey 100 300 icon_5306.png  Expert's Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Eltibule Orange Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Geology 20 to use.
28 Kur Mountains Simple Metal Motherlode Map 100 300 icon_5306.png  Good Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Advanced Ink x1
icon_5355.png  Tundra Lichen x1 (!)
icon_5297.png  Simple Metal Slab x5
Kur Mountains Simple Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Mining 23 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.
30 Serbule White Mineral Survey 115 345 icon_5306.png  Expert's Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Serbule White Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Serbule. The resulting survey requires Geology 20 to use.
33 Kur Mountains Basic Metal Motherlode Map 115 345 icon_5306.png  Expert's Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Advanced Ink x1
icon_5355.png  Tundra Lichen x1 (!)
icon_5298.png  Basic Metal Slab x5
Kur Mountains Basic Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Mining 28 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.
35 Eltibule Blue Mineral Survey 130 390 icon_5306.png  Basic Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Eltibule Blue Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Geology 27 to use.
35 Eltibule Expert's Mining Survey 130 390 icon_5306.png  Expert's Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5300.png  Expert-Quality Metal Slab x1 (!)
Eltibule Expert's Mining Survey Records the location of metal that can be mined in Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Mining 27.
40 Eltibule Green Mineral Survey 145 435 icon_5306.png  Good Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5091.png  Redwall Crystal x1 (!)
Eltibule Green Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Geology 35 to use.
43 Kur Mountains Good Metal Motherlode Map 145 435 icon_5306.png  Master Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Advanced Ink x1
icon_5355.png  Tundra Lichen x1 (!)
icon_5299.png  Good Metal Slab x5
Kur Mountains Good Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Mining 38 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.
45 Eltibule Master's Mining Survey 160 480 icon_5306.png  Master Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5301.png  Masterwork Metal Slab x1 (!)
Eltibule Master's Mining Survey Records the location of metal that can be mined in Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Mining 35.
45 Kur Mountains Blue Mineral Survey 160 480 icon_5306.png  Master Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5295.png  Ice Core x1 (!)
Kur Mountains Blue Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Geology 50 to use.
45 Kur Mountains Green Mineral Survey 160 480 icon_5306.png  Expert's Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5295.png  Ice Core x1 (!)
Kur Mountains Green Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Geology 50 to use.
45 Kur Mountains Orange Mineral Survey 160 480 icon_5306.png  Good Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5295.png  Ice Core x1 (!)
Kur Mountains Orange Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Geology 45 to use.
45 Kur Mountains White Mineral Survey 160 480 icon_5306.png  Basic Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5295.png  Ice Core x1 (!)
Kur Mountains White Mineral Survey Records the location of a mineral deposit in or around Kur Mountains. The resulting survey requires Geology 45 to use.
48 Ilmari Expert Metal Motherlode Map 160 480 icon_5306.png  Amazing Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Advanced Ink x1
icon_5516.png  Magic Sand x1 (!)
icon_5300.png  Expert-Quality Metal Slab x5
Ilmari Expert Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in the Ilmari Desert. The resulting survey requires Mining 43 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.
50 Eltibule Amazing Mining Survey 175 525 icon_5306.png  Amazing Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Basic Ink x1
icon_5576.png  Amazing Metal Slab x1 (!)
Eltibule Amazing Mining Survey Records the location of metal that can be mined in Eltibule. The resulting survey requires Mining 45.
53 Ilmari Master's Metal Motherlode Map 175 525 icon_5306.png  Amazing Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Expert Ink x1
icon_5516.png  Magic Sand x1 (!)
icon_5301.png  Masterwork Metal Slab x5
Ilmari Master's Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in the Ilmari Desert. The resulting survey requires Mining 48 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.
58 Ilmari Amazing Metal Motherlode Map 190 570 icon_5306.png  Amazing Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Amazing Ink x1
icon_5516.png  Magic Sand x1
icon_5576.png  Amazing Metal Slab x5
Ilmari Amazing Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in the Ilmari Desert. The resulting survey requires Mining 53 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.
60 Ilmari Astounding Metal Motherlode Map 205 615 icon_5306.png  Amazing Parchment x1
icon_5064.png  Amazing Ink x1
icon_5516.png  Magic Sand x1
icon_5577.png  Astounding Metal Slab x5
Ilmari Astounding Metal Motherlode Map Collects some information about a large supply of metal in the Ilmari Desert. The resulting survey requires Mining 58 to use. Motherlodes are much more difficult to track down than regular survey maps.

Surveying Mechanics

Using A Basic Survey

Right click a survey in your inventory and a little red spot will temporarily blink on the minimap (it can be difficult to see if it is on a bright area, it seems to blend in). An on screen message will also give you approximate distances, though it is less practical. It can also help to enlarge your map window, by dragging the lower right corner.

Once you are near enough to the location indicated by the red spot (inside the 100x100 meter box around the treasure), you click the survey map again, and you will get your crystal or mining reward. At that time you will also get XP in either Geology or Mining, depending on the kind of survey.

Getting attacked while trying to use a survey will cancel it and force you to re-click, so try to kill any annoying mobs around you first.

Tip: A common technique for running multiple surveys is to sort the maps by the "quadrant" they're in on the map, and then run through each quadrant! Another helpful technique can be to mark the (closest) survey destinations with a Pin (Point of Interest dot) on the map; Once you are close to the dot you can right click the surveys to see if you are close enough. (Note be sure to remove the Pin after you collected the survey).

Using A Motherlode Map

Motherlode maps are more difficult than normal surveys, but give much greater rewards. When you use them, no red dot will appear on your minimap, and won't be given the exact location. You'll only be told the distance to the motherlode. If you're 1000 meters away, the motherlode could be on any point in the 1000-radius circle around you. When you find the motherlode, you'll be rewarded with 15-30 slabs.

Speed Bonus

Whenever you finish a survey, a short timer starts. If you finish another survey within that time, you are rewarded with a speed bonus that gives you random minerals, ores, or other ingredients. The pool of random options depends on what zone you're in and what type of survey you're doing (mineral or mining). If you want to take advantage of the bonus, it is recommended to create a few Surveys, take a look at their locations, and plan which one should be done first, second, third, etc. in fast succession.

For Serbule and Eltibule, the timer is randomly chosen from a number between 1.5-3.5 minutes. In Kur, it's 2.5-4.5.


Surveying Stat Bonuses

Level Total Bonuses
10 Max Map Pins (per map) +1
20 Max Map Pins (per map) +2
30 Max Map Pins (per map) +3
40 Max Map Pins (per map) +4
50 Max Map Pins (per map) +5


Surveying Level Up Rewards

Level Reward
10 +1 to Geology
20 +1 to Foraging
30 +1 to Mining
37 +1 to Foraging
44 +1 to Geology
50 +1 to Mining

Trivia

Players (in raven form or with flight potions) used to be able to use surveys while flying hundreds of feet above the ground! Now, you must be on the ground to actually dig up your reward.

Gallery

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