If you want to live and do well in the Stardew Valley mines, these things are well worth the space in your inventory.
Even if you don’t believe it, you need more than a shovel and the will to live if you want to go through the mines in Stardew Valley. They can be hard to get through, so being ready can make the difference between a good run and going to Harvey’s clinic.
Even though you don’t want to bring your whole fridge and every tool you own, there are a few things that will help you the most. So, whether you want to find that hard-to-find Prismatic Shard or just kill some slimes, these things will help you succeed deep in the mines. Let’s get hitting.
A Strong Sword For A Mighty Player
In the mines, your sword will be your best friend. There are more than 50 different kinds of weapons in the game, so it can be hard to choose the best one. When you hit level 40 in the mines and haven’t found the Forest Sword or the Wooden Club yet, you might want to think about getting the Wooden Mallet from the Adventurer’s Guild. It swings very quickly, hits pretty hard, and has a quick right-click that says, “Get away from me!”
The best choice for more experienced players is the Lava Katana, which can be found in the Adventurer’s Guild after you unlock floor 120. Since it does a lot of damage, you’ll be able to cut through the levels.
Luck-For-Days Spicy Eel
If you are going to the mines, you will need more luck. Luck affects many parts of mining, like how often Geodes drop and how likely it is to find stairs. Even though there are a lot of lucky foods in Stardew Valley, you should bring Spicy Eel.
The dish gives you a speed and luck boost, as well as a big boost to your health and energy. Spicy Eel can be cooked in your farmhouse kitchen, but the best way to get it is to buy it from the Desert Trader for one Ruby or have it drop from a snake in the Skull Cavern.
The Best Pickaxe You Can Muster
The pickaxe is a clear must-bring that can’t be overshadowed by the bold sword. Its main purpose is to break stones, and you can pay the Blacksmith to make it better. Each improvement makes it so that a stone can take fewer hits before it breaks, so it’s well worth it.
But which one is the best? The iridium hammer is the best one you can get, but it costs a lot. So, if you can, you should at least have a steel shovel so you can make your mine worth the time.
Not Just For Farming, A Hoe
The mines are a good place to look for artefacts for Gunther’s museum of nothing. When you hit the tilled earth on the levels, you can get things like strange dolls and cave carrots. If you visit the Blacksmith before you go to the mines, you can increase the amount of dirt you can till at once by upgrading your hoe.
Want an insider tip? On level 95, there is a big tilling spot close to the lift. When you till here, you’re sure to find a lot of artefacts and other things. Just watch out for the Metal Heads and Lava Bats.
Coffee For A Speedy Run
You won’t believe how much speed can change a mine run. When you’re digging, you have to beat the clock. If you want to get as far into the mine as you can before 2 a.m., you’ll need to bring coffee.
When eaten, it gives a speed boost of 1 for 1 minute and 23 seconds, which is about 2 hours in Spacebar Clicker game. The benefits of the drink stack with the benefits of food.You can make coffee by putting five coffee beans in a keg, or you can buy it at the Stardrop Saloon for 300 gold.
Boots Are Not Just For Fashion
In the mines, you can’t go all-in with just a sword, at least not very far. You’ll need the best shoes to protect yourself from threats and effects that hurt you.
There are a lot of choices, but if you need some help, it’s suggested that you try to get Genie Shoes. These purple beauties are easier to get and offer more reliable safety than many of their competitors.
Taking The Easy Way… Staircases
The staircase is a ladder that goes down one floor right away. Sounds easy, right? If you bring a few dozen stacks, your run-through can be quick and easy. You’ll be able to quickly go down without having to worry about snakes or slimes.
They are also pretty easy to get. On Sundays, the Desert Trader will trade stairs for one piece of jade each, or you can make one yourself for 99 stones.
Rings, Pretty And Powerful
In Stardew Valley, rings can give you buffs that you can’t get any other way. You’ll want some of these special skills while you’re killing monsters and gathering ore.
There are many different combos and rings to choose from, but if you want a quick suggestion, the Iridium Ring and the Lucky Ring are both good choices. The Iridium Ring glows, draws things to it, and makes attacks more damaging by a pretty good 10%. When you use it with the Lucky Ring, which gives you a constant +1 luck boost, you can’t be stopped in the mines.