Tools help you do things in the world. You can carry them with you in your backpack for ready use, or store them in a chest when not immediately needed. You can upgrade your tools at the Blacksmith for money and metal bars (or raw ore), with upgrades taking two days to complete. During the upgrade, you can't buy anything or ask Clint to break open geodes. Tools must go in ascending order of materials in order to upgrade. Copper tools can't be upgraded directly to iriduim, etc.
Tip: The practical meaning of an upgrade "taking two days to complete" is that you will wake up on two successive days without your tool. (It is at the blacksmith's.) This means that on the day you bring it in to be upgraded, you may first use the tool for any number of hours, so long as you hand it over to the blacksmith before the shop's closing time. You will then have one complete day without the tool. The second day, you may retrieve the upgraded tool at any time after the shop opens, and then use it freely. Thus, "two days" does not end up meaning exactly 48 hours, but something less than that. It is somewhat clearer to think of it as two nights.
Used to dig and till soil. After you have upgraded to the copper hoe, hold down left click to cycle between the different areas of effect. Hoes can also be used to dig up Artifact Spots seen around the world, to reveal hidden items.
It is noteworthy that the hoe cannot till areas with floor/path tiles place over them. This also prevent objects placed on these floor/path tiles from being uprooted. Hence placing sprinklers over a floor/path tiles will aid in efficiently tilling soil when the season changes.
You can use the hoe to dig up dirt around town to get clay. In the Winter you can also get Winter Root and Snow Yams.
|Copper Hoe||2,000g||Copper Bar (5)||Increases maximum area of effect to 3 tiles, in a line in front of you.|
|Steel Hoe||5,000g||Iron Bar (5)||Increases maximum area of effect to 5 tiles, in a line in front of you.|
|Gold Hoe||10,000g||Gold Bar (5)||Increases maximum area of effect to 3x3 tiles.|
|Iridium Hoe||25,000g||Iridium Bar (5)||Increases maximum area of effect to 6x3 tiles.|
Used mainly for breaking stones and furniture items (including floors and sprinklers). With each upgrade level, the number of hits required are reduced and bigger stones may become breakable.
Using the pickaxe on an enemy will deal a small portion of damage to the monster, similarly to swing action tools. They can also be used to un-till soil tilled with a hoe.
|Copper Pickaxe||2,000g||Copper Bar (5)||Can mine big stones of the mines (2x2 size stone).|
|Steel Pickaxe||5,000g||Iron Bar (5)||Can mine the boulders of the farm (2x2 size stone).
Can mine the barrier inside the mine that blocks the player from talking with Dwarf.
|Gold Pickaxe||10,000g||Gold Bar (5)||Can break meteorite. Most of the stones will break in a couple of hits, including small stones that now require only 1 hit.|
|Iridium Pickaxe||25,000g||Iridium Bar (5)||Pickaxe will use fewer hits to break stones, including in Skull Cavern.|
Used to chop down Trees for wood and sap and to gather Hardwood from a Large Stump or a Large Log. Similarly to swing action tools, it can damage the enemy by small damage. Every level upgrades, tree will take 2 less hits and 1 hit less for stump.
Can also be used to harvest Giant Crops.
|Axe||Starter Tool||10 hits to chop down trees, 5 hits to chop down small stumps.|
|Copper Axe||2,000g||Copper Bar (5)||Able to chop large stumps. 8 hits to chop down trees, 4 hits to chop down small stumps.|
|Steel Axe||5,000g||Iron Bar (5)||Able to chop large logs. 6 hits to chop down trees, 3 hits to chop down small stumps.|
|Gold Axe||10,000g||Gold Bar (5)||4 hits to chop down trees, 2 hits to chop down small stumps.|
|Iridium Axe||25,000g||Iridium Bar (5)||2 hits to chop down trees, 1 hit to chop down small stumps.|
Used to water crops. Any can can be refilled at any body of water, or at a well. Spending a day without watering your plants will delay or wither your crops. If it is raining, crops do not need to be watered.
Tip: Using Retaining Soil may keep your crops watered for another day.
Upgrading the watering can changes what a sustained left click does: you hold down the left click to increase the can's areas of effect.
Tip: Upgrading the watering can requires some planning, as you face one full day unable to water your crops, plus some hours on the days before and after, as well as travel twice to the blacksmith shop. The best time to upgrade the watering can is when it is not needed. Bring it in for upgrade when the weather forecast predicts rain the next day, or on the 27th day of any season. Remember that if you cannot harvest your crops on the 28th, they will die when the season ends anyway. Of course, if you have planted a crop that grows across the two seasons, it will still want watering as usual, so you will either need to skip it for a day, or look for rain instead.
|Watering Can||Starter Tool||Has a total water capacity of 40 charges before it has to be refilled.|
|Copper Watering Can||2,000g||Copper Bar (5)||Capacity increased to 55 charges.
Increases maximum area of effect to 3 tiles in a straight line.
|Steel Watering Can||5,000g||Iron Bar (5)||Capacity increased to 70 charges.
Increases maximum area of effect to 5 tiles in a straight line.
|Gold Watering Can||10,000g||Gold Bar (5)||Capacity increased to 85 charges.
Increases maximum area of effect to a 3x3 area (9 corresponding tiles).
|Iridium Watering Can||25,000g||Iridium Bar (5)||Capacity increased to 100 charges.
Increases maximum area of effect to a 6x3 area (18 corresponding tiles).
Used to catch fish. Hold down left click to charge the cast, use WASD or the arrow keys to slightly adjust the placement of the hook.
|Bamboo Pole||500g||Given to you by Willy
Buy from Willy's Fish Shop
|Fiberglass Rod||1,800g||Able to use bait.||Buy from Willy's Fish Shop|| Fishing Level 2|
(You receive a letter once available)
|Iridium Rod||7,500g||Able to use bait & tackle.||Buy from Willy's Fish Shop|| Fishing Level 6|
(You receive a letter once available)
|none||12 Size Backpack||Starter Tool||Use to carry your inventory, which makes items immediately available for use.||You start with one. It can hold 12 stacks of items, but it can be upgraded.|
|24 Size Backpack||2,000g||Unlocks the 2nd row of inventory (12 more slots).||Purchased from Pierre's General Store after receiving advertising mail.|
|36 Size Backpack||10,000g||Unlocks the 3rd row of inventory (12 more slots).||Purchased from Pierre's General Store after buying 24 Size Backpack.|
|Scythe||0g||Use to cut grass, which produces hay after you get a silo (until all silos are full).||You start with one.|
|Milk Pail||1,000g||Use to gather milk from goat or a cow.||Purchased from Marnie's Ranch.|
|Shears||1,000g||Use to collect wool from sheep.||Purchased from Marnie's Ranch.|
|Heater||2,000g||Use to keep animals warm and happy during the winter.||Purchased from Marnie's Ranch.|
|Copper Pan||N/A||Use to gather ore from streams.||Unlocked via completing the Community Center fishing Bundles or Joja upgrades.|
|Hoes||Hoe • Copper Hoe • Steel Hoe • Gold Hoe • Iridium Hoe|
|Pickaxes||Pickaxe • Copper Pickaxe • Steel Pickaxe • Gold Pickaxe • Iridium Pickaxe|
|Axes||Axe • Copper Axe • Steel Axe • Gold Axe • Iridium Axe|
|Watering Cans||Watering Can • Copper Watering Can • Steel Watering Can • Gold Watering Can • Iridium Watering Can|
|Fishing||Bamboo Pole • Fiberglass Rod • Iridium Rod • Crab Pot|
|Other||Scythe • Heater • Incubator • Milk Pail • Shears • Copper Pan • Hay Hopper|