Best Ways to Farm Ore in Stardew Valley
In Valley of stars there are many different minerals. Everyone has their own purpose in the game, eventually you will need them all, whether it’s crafting or upgrading your tools.
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There are five types of ore in the game, Copper ore, iron ore, gold ore, iridium ore, and Radioactive ore. Depending on the type of ore you are looking for, the cultivation methods will be different as they can be obtained in greater quantity in different places.
Copper, iron and gold ore
These are the three most common minerals in the game. As you progress through the mine you will find them in more abundant quantities. First copper, then iron and finally gold. This is also the order in which you can upgrade your farming tools.
You can actually get Clint Ore from the Blacksmith, but the price goes up dramatically during your second year on the farm. The same goes for basic resources like wood and stone. Robin’s carpentry.
These are the prices you can get them at and how much they increase in year 2:
|Ore||Year 1||Year 2+|
It’s not a bad way to accumulate ore but it does require a lot of gold, especially after the first year of playing.
But if you are looking to grind for a few hours and mine for ore, your best bet is to go down to the mines. A pickax is your best bet in this case, as you need a considerable amount of ore to make a few bombs.
To farm copper ore you need to play levels 2 to 39. These are the levels in which copper ore is most likely to reproduce. Once you’re done, you can just go back in the elevator and do them again.
To cultivate iron ore, you should play levels 70 and 79 of mines, as this is where iron knots are most likely to appear.
To farm gold ore you need to play levels 80 up to 85, then rinse and repeat until you are happy with how many gold ores you have on you..
Iridium Ore can be tricky to get, but it’s incredibly useful, especially considering how good the Iridium tools are. There are more passive ways to get your hands on Iridium Ore, although it takes a lot longer than going down to the Skull cave.
However, it is always good to acquire Iridium passively at the same time. Once you reach Year 3 you will go through the Grandpa Assessment and if you manage to light all four candles you will receive the Statue of Perfection. The statue will produce two to eight iridium ores each day.
However, to truly farm Iridium Ore you have to descend into the Skull Cavern. This place is a lot harder than the mines, so be prepared. Make sure you bring food, bombs, and some stairs.
Food is necessary so that you can regain your health if you have to deal with snakes, which will take away a good deal of your health. Bombs are a great way to get rid of rock clusters without wasting too much time and detonate Iridium Nodes. And finally, the stairs are important so that you can skip the infested floors that take too long to complete, wasting a good few hours of the day.
The further down you go into the Skull Cave, the more likely you are to find Iridium Ore. You might even want to ignore the unique iridium nodes you come across to try and keep moving forward as fast as possible, to the deepest levels.
You will sometimes encounter Purple slimes. You can kill them as they have a chance to drop Iridium Ore and even Iridium Bars. If you go down to infested ground, go down a flight of stairs and keep going down. These soils are generally very time consuming.
Eventually you’ll find a fair amount of Iridium Nodes and that’s when you’ll start bombarding them and collecting ore. Try to reach the Skull Cave on a lucky day, as this will increase your chances of finding a ladder, which will make farming much easier.
Stardew Valley continues to receive free updates and not too long ago we had a new type of ore – Radioactive ore. Reddit user u / upliv2 came up with this method to easily mine ore without encountering too many problems.
So, first of all, what you need to do is have access to The shrine of the challenge. To do this, visit the Qi Nut Room on Ginger Island, then complete the Dangers in the depths quest.
Now you can activate the challenge sanctuary on the 120th floor of the mines. This makes it so that during this day the enemies will be much tougher than usual. However, it returns to normal the next day. If you continue while The Shrine of Challenge is activated, you can find radioactive nodes in the mines.
Play up to level 40 up to level 45 or up to level 30 up to level 35, then reset the elevator to 0 to reset and repeat this.. These levels of mine are fairly easy to play and have other good drops.
As this is still a new addition to the game, new methods are being discussed and so far this seems to be the easiest and most productive one you should get between 20 and 35 radioactive minerals per day.
It is also very important that you do this on very lucky days, and the miner profession is definitely a plus since you get extra ore for every knot you break.
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