|Use this to move down a level in the mines.|
|Sell Price:||Cannot be sold|
|Recipe Source:||Mining (Level 2)|
Staircases work just like the game-supplied down-ladders. Each one works only for one use. If you leave the mine or return to a higher level and look for one you placed earlier, you will find that it is gone. In addition, once a staircase has been placed, it cannot be picked up again, even if it has not been used.
If you do not have enough Stone to craft a staircase, you can buy Stone from Robin at the Carpenter's Shop. In game year 1, the cost is 99 Stones × 20g = 1,980g per staircase. In game year 2+, the cost is 99 Stones × 100g = 9,900g per staircase. The Desert Trader will trade staircases for one Jade each on Sundays.
- Use a staircase to evade one or more monster fights, especially infested floors. Some mine levels can be especially challenging. Consider upgrading your weapon instead, though.
- Use staircases in the Skull Cavern to descend quickly to lower levels for greater chances of valuable items, like Iridium Ore and Prismatic Shards.
- When rapid descending/monster evading in the Skull Cavern note that staircases cannot be placed on the brickwork patterns and tillable areas in the floors of the cavern.
Placing a staircase in the pants slot of the player's inventory turns it into a secret clothing item.