This affects Mining, Fishing, Gathering, Logging, Disenchanting & Ancient Research. How collection mastery works is the more you "collect" of each material from each trade, you gain Mastery Exp towards gaining Mastery levels for that specific material.
On the Trade Skills page. You will notice a small number in the top right hand corner of materials from the trades listed above. If you click on the Material it shows a progress bar and the Mastery Level of that item. (and associated bonus, if any)
All Bonuses also work outside of Rings, Food Buffs & Global Perks. (For Example: you could get a Mastery DR +1 AND Global Perk DR +1 on the same drop making it [Copper Ore] x3)
Here's the Breakdown of the Mastery Bonuses by Level. Each Bonus is applied directly to each Material. So if you have mined a lot of Copper Ore and your Copper Ore mastery has gone up a few levels. You will get the bonuses when you mine further Copper Ore.
Collection Mastery Bonuses
Level 1: No Bonus
Level 2: 5% Drop Rate +1
Level 3: 10% Drop Rate +1
Level 4: 15% Drop Rate +1, 2% Drop Rate +2
Level 5: 20% Drop Rate +1, 5% Drop Rate +2
Collections Needed to Level
(Each collection (regardless of drop qty) = 1 collection)
Level 2 = 500 collections
Level 3 = 1,000 collections
Level 4 = 2,000 collections
Level 5 = 4,000 collections
Pattern Mastery affects the pattern trades: Enchanting, Smithing, Inscription, Cooking, Jewelcrafting & Alchemy. There is a maximum mastery level of 5.
The Pattern Mastery Exp is a dynamic system based on how much exp you receive from each Pattern. So patterns that grant more EXP will need fewer combines in total to up their mastery level. But as a whole patterns that give more exp use much harder to get materials than the lesser patterns. Mastery Create Rate Bonus works on any pattern, even containers, etc.
Your Mastery Level is shown in your pattern listings & on the Masteries Page. View the pattern to see your Mastery progress into it's current level.
Pattern Mastery Bonuses
- Level 1 : No Bonus
- Level 2 : 5% Create Rate +1
- Level 3 : 10% Create Rate +1
- Level 4 : 15% Create Rate +1, 2% Create Rate +2
- Level 5 : 20% Create Rate +1, 5% Create Rate +2
Pattern Mastery Level Breakdown
Pattern mastery is all based on each patterns base exp value.
To figure out "Base Exp" for a Pattern. Take the current exp reward for a pattern and divide it by it's level. For example: If a pattern grants you 100xp @ level 10. 100 / 10 = 10 base exp.
Patterns that give 2 base exp or less
Level 2 : 500 combines
Level 3 : 1,000 combines
Level 4 : 2,000 combines
Level 5 : 4,000 combines
Patterns that give 3 base exp - 6 base exp
Level 2 : 350 combines
Level 3 : 700 combines
Level 4 : 1,400 combines
Level 5 : 2,800 combines
Patterns that give 7 base exp - 14 base exp
Level 2 : 200 combines
Level 3 : 400 combines
Level 4 : 800 combines
Level 5 : 1,600 combines
Patterns that give 15 base exp+
Level 2 : 125 combines
Level 3 : 250 combines
Level 4 : 500 combines
Level 5 : 1,000 combines