Tools

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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.

Hoes

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.

Image Name Cost Ingredients Improvements
Hoe.png
Hoe Starter Tool
Copper Hoe.png
Copper Hoe Coin Icon2,000g Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (5) Increases maximum area of effect to 3 tiles, in a line in front of you.
Steel Hoe.png
Steel Hoe Coin Icon5,000g Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (5) Increases maximum area of effect to 5 tiles, in a line in front of you.
Gold Hoe.png
Gold Hoe Coin Icon10,000g Gold Bar.png Gold Bar (5) Increases maximum area of effect to 3x3 tiles.
Iridium Hoe.png
Iridium Hoe Coin Icon25,000g Iridium Bar.png Iridium Bar (5) Increases maximum area of effect to 6x3 tiles.

Pickaxes

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.

Image Name Cost Ingredients Improvements
Pickaxe.png
Pickaxe Starter Tool
Copper Pickaxe.png
Copper Pickaxe Coin Icon2,000g Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (5) Can mine big stones of the mines (2x2 size stone).
Steel Pickaxe.png
Steel Pickaxe Coin Icon5,000g Iron Bar.png 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.png
Gold Pickaxe Coin Icon10,000g Gold Bar.png 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.png
Iridium Pickaxe Coin Icon25,000g Iridium Bar.png Iridium Bar (5) Pickaxe will use fewer hits to break stones, including in Skull Cavern.

Axes

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.

Image Name Cost Ingredients Improvements
Axe.png
Axe Starter Tool 10 hits to chop down trees, 5 hits to chop down small stumps.
Copper Axe.png
Copper Axe Coin Icon2,000g Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (5) Able to chop large stumps. 8 hits to chop down trees, 4 hits to chop down small stumps.
Steel Axe.png
Steel Axe Coin Icon5,000g Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (5) Able to chop large logs. 6 hits to chop down trees, 3 hits to chop down small stumps.
Gold Axe.png
Gold Axe Coin Icon10,000g Gold Bar.png Gold Bar (5) 4 hits to chop down trees, 2 hits to chop down small stumps.
Iridium Axe.png
Iridium Axe Coin Icon25,000g Iridium Bar.png Iridium Bar (5) 2 hits to chop down trees, 1 hit to chop down small stumps.

Watering Cans

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.

Image Name Cost Ingredients Improvements
Watering Can.png
Watering Can Starter Tool Has a total water capacity of 40 charges before it has to be refilled.
Copper Watering Can.png
Copper Watering Can Coin Icon2,000g Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (5) Capacity increased to 55 charges.

Increases maximum area of effect to 3 tiles in a straight line.

Steel Watering Can.png
Steel Watering Can Coin Icon5,000g Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (5) Capacity increased to 70 charges.

Increases maximum area of effect to 5 tiles in a straight line.

Gold Watering Can.png
Gold Watering Can Coin Icon10,000g Gold Bar.png Gold Bar (5) Capacity increased to 85 charges.

Increases maximum area of effect to a 3x3 area (9 corresponding tiles).

Iridium Watering Can.png
Iridium Watering Can Coin Icon25,000g Iridium Bar.png Iridium Bar (5) Capacity increased to 100 charges.

Increases maximum area of effect to a 6x3 area (18 corresponding tiles).

Fishing Poles

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.

Image Name Cost Improvements Location Requirements
Bamboo Pole.png
Bamboo Pole Coin Icon500g Given to you by Willy

Buy from Willy's Fish Shop

Fiberglass Rod.png
Fiberglass Rod Coin Icon1,800g Able to use bait. Buy from Willy's Fish Shop Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2

(You receive a letter once available)

Iridium Rod.png
Iridium Rod Coin Icon7,500g Able to use bait & tackle. Buy from Willy's Fish Shop Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 6

(You receive a letter once available)


Other Tools

Image Name Cost Description Location
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.
Backpack.png
24 Size Backpack Coin Icon2,000g Unlocks the 2nd row of inventory (12 more slots). Purchased from Pierre's General Store after receiving advertising mail.
36 Backpack.png
36 Size Backpack Coin Icon10,000g Unlocks the 3rd row of inventory (12 more slots). Purchased from Pierre's General Store after buying 24 Size Backpack.
Scythe.png
Scythe Coin Icon0g Use to cut grass, which produces hay after you get a silo (until all silos are full). You start with one.
Milk Pail.png
Milk Pail Coin Icon1,000g Use to gather milk from goat or a cow. Purchased from Marnie's Ranch.
Shears.png
Shears Coin Icon1,000g Use to collect wool from sheep. Purchased from Marnie's Ranch.
Heater.png
Heater Coin Icon2,000g Use to keep animals warm and happy during the winter. Purchased from Marnie's Ranch.
Copper Pan.png
Copper Pan N/A Use to gather ore from streams. Unlocked via completing the Community Center fishing Bundles or Joja upgrades.