Processing is required to convert raw materials that you gather using your Gathering skills into production-ready materials that can be used as ingredients for production skills. Each processing activity is governed by the corresponding gathering skill, and produces a very small increase, about 1% divided by your skill level, in that skill for each unit of processed material produced.
Smelts all kinds of ore into useable parts for production. Governed by your Mining skill level.
- Requires Blacksmithing Tools
Extracts useful powders or liquids from collected herbs. Governed by your Herbalism skill level.
- Requires Alchemy Tools
Cut wood into useful pieces for production. Governed by your Woodcutting skill level.
- Requires Carpentry Tools