Mine Support

From Ring of Brodgar
Mine Support
Mine Support.png
Vital statistics
Size 1 x 1
Skill(s) Required Mining
Object(s) Required Block of Wood x16, Bar of Common Metal x1
Repaired With Block of Wood
Can be Lifted No


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Mine Supports are mining support structures which prevent cave-ins in a eleven tile radius. They are generally more convenient to build in a mine due to being built with stone instead of wood or metal.
Mine Supports are the second tier of Mining support columns, between Mine Supports and Mine Beams.

Note: Mined tiles will still show dust animation (see Mining page) when under the radius of the support, to warn of cave-in tiles, but caveins won't occur under support.

For a mine support structure to prevent a cave-in, it must touch the center of the tile:

Quoted from Loftar
<SuperDaddy> Does it count if the radius is touching part of the tile?

<loftar> Well, to be precise, it needs to touch the exact center of the tile.

This means tiles covered by the column radius just slightly aren't supported.


Caution: whenever a mine support is removed, all tiles under it are checked for unstable mine tiles. If there are unstable tiles within range, which are now, with the removal of the mine support, unsupported, the removal will cause a cave in. This means that you can now tear down mine supports without cave ins, if you still have proper support around it

A picture showing the tiles around a support that are safe to mine.

Support Radius

The squares around the support that are safe to mine.

All tiles marked in blue are covered by mine support. When unstable tile in a radius is mined instead of cave-in support takes damage. Mining a tile outside of the blue area may cause a cave-in. This structure will support mining within a 9 tile radius.

Variable Materials

Design guide for mine support

Every type of wood