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How To Dig In Lost Ark

Digging up relics and treasures for Excavating is simple on the surface, but can be confusing. This guide on How To Dig In Lost Ark will tell you how to find spaces where you can dig as you need to use two unique abilities on conjunction with one another to find the right spots where you can dig.

Before you’re able to dig for treasures you need to unlock all of the trade skills. This is unlocked through story progress. Once you have the Trade Skills unlock you’ll want to explore the Trade Skill hot bar. The default key (B) will switch your hot bars at the bottom of the screen between combat and and trade skill abilities. You want to pay attention to two abilities in particular, Sonar and Relic Search.

How To Dig In Lost Ark

You cannot simply use the Excavating spade to dig up treasure anywhere, you must first find it. To do this you need to get used to using the Sonar ability. Activate it in a zone with buried relics, such as Battlebound Plains, and run around the map. When it pings that you’re close to a Relic, this is when you can attempt to dig one up.

Use the Relic Search ability and it will give you a place to dig – if the Sonar has taken you close enough to the spot. You can then simply approach the highlighted location and interact with it to dig up the item and get Excavation points.

  • Before you’re able to use the Excavation tools to dig up items, you need to reach a map that has buried relics
  • The Battlebound Plains is one of the first areas you’ll discover that has such relics
  • Once on that map activate Sonar and explore until the Sonar is pinging rapidly and has a dark blue circle
  • Activate Relic Search ability to spot a nearby location
  • Head to the location marked by Relic Search and interact with it to use your shovel and dig
ARPG's are famous for giving you enough loot to field an entire armies worth of soldiers. This guide on How To Dismantle Items In Lost Ark will tell you how you can change your useless, garbage equipment, into more useful materials by dismantling them into supplies. You can always sell your junk, but this is a very valid option as you earn more money.
You unlock hunting long before you can actually hunt in Lost Ark. This guide on How To Hunt Animals In Lost Ark explains how the hunting Trade Skill works so you can begin tracking your prey, taking them down, and skinning them for various materials and ingredients.
When you unlock your base in Lost Ark, you can send your crew off on missions. Check out this guide to find out how to unlock special missions in Lost Ark. This way your crew can help you with your farming later in the game.
Another choice in Lost Ark determines the fate of a mouthy bandit leader. This guide on Save Or Ignore Choice In Lost Ark will tell you what happens whether you let the bandit leader get eaten by the giant worm or attempt to save him from his fate.

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