Want to know where to find seeping stones and get New World oil? Confusingly, there are multiple different kinds of oil in New World. If you’re looking for New World Fish oil, it’s a simple process: you can obtain fish oil by salvaging caught fish, which you can learn how to do in our New World fishing guide. You can make New World cooking oil by combining two fish oil with one nut, or searching in the supply cart in towns, provided your New World faction controls the town.
Regular old oil is acquired from seeping stones. You need a level 20 mining skill level before you can mine seeping stones, but once you do you can harvest crude oil. You can use New World oil to create coatings at arcane repositories in town to give your weapons buffs against certain enemy types. Oil is also used in potion-making, and when making certain items of furniture. If you’re heading into one of the game’s many expeditions, including the New World Amrine Excavation, then you may wish to stock up on potions and weapon coatings to bolster your damage.
You can only find seeping stones in two areas: Weaver’s Fen and First Light. Finding them early on can be tricky, especially if you don’t have level 45 mining skill which unlocks the ability to track the stones; they appear as droplets on your compass at the top of the screen. They yield precious resources and give decent mining experience, so they’re worth seeking out. We found a great New World seeping stones oil farming location for you to get oil early in the game.