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Tools

Alright, so, given the fact that this is an RPG spinoff of the game, there's been a lot of features added concerning tools that some of you may not be familiar with. For example, did you know that your tools/weapons have stats now? Here's where you can find all that, and more.

This page will deal specifically with tools. Weapons and Accessories have their own pages.

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The Blacksmith's Shop | Upgrading / Forging | General Information | Stats

The Blacksmith's Shop

Leo, the blacksmith, is the guy you want to visit for all your tool/weapon needs. His shop is the one with the two criss-cross tools on the top of it, towards the right after entering the town through your farm. It's open from 9 AM to 6 PM on weekdays. Also note that he doesn't work during rainy days.

All the tools and weapons you buy will be from Leo. Make sure to check frequently---at least every season---since his inventory changes a lot. Also, bear in mind that his inventory isn't necessarily permanent; if you don't snag something when you can, it might just disappear! (( A complete list of everything available to buy from him will be coming to the Shops page soon. ))

Upgrading / Forging

There are two possible ways to upgrade your things in this game: either by yourself, or through Leo.

Through Leo

Early on in the game, you'll probably be doing it through Leo. You can always just buy whatever better weapons he has in stock, but you may also ask him to upgrade them directly for you.

In order to do this, you'll need ores from the dungeons. Carmite Cave is the first one you'll go into, and if you've been there, then you might have noticed that different ore deposits give you different types of ores. Also, the chances of you getting a valuable ore increases the deeper you are in the cave. Typically, it's recommended that you just don't waste your time; just mine in the places where you'll get something valuable.

In the dungeons, you're looking for those weird rocks that look like they have gold shiny things coming out of them. Get them out by using the hammer. (You'll get your first hammer after you plant at least six fields in Carmite. Then go talk to Leo and he'll give you it.)

Once you've got your ores, go talk to Leo. Choose the "Can you forge a tool for me?" option. Make sure the tool you want to forge is in your backpack (NOT your hand), and select it. He'll tell you the ore required, the cost, and how long it'll take. Give him your tool and when you get it back, it should be upgraded.

By Yourself: Forging Tools

That's right. You can also forge your own tools in this game! Once you get good at it, this'll enable you to make a vast, vast variety of tools. (( A list of the combos required to make each tool will be coming soon. ))

First, you'll have to pick up some books, though. There are actually four series that you want to buy: Soulcraft, Accessories, Mr. Shield's Shield Course, and Mixture & Concoctions. (The last one deals with alchemy, which is irrelevant here so don't worry about it.)

Get all the books at the library. You can buy one book from the series at a time, but the Soulcraft series (to forge regular tools) will cost about 60,000G in total. The Accessories series (used mainly for the sleeping bag, but you can make presents for people too) will cost about 60,000G in total. Mr. Shield's Shield Course (I bet you can't tell what that one's for!) will cost about 20,000G in total, and the Mixtures & Concoctions book will cost 7,000G. You can get a more detailed listing at the Shops page (to come).

Once you've gotten a book and read it, you can start forging tools. It's pretty much the same as the way Leo does it, just more diverse: you can mix weapons, and ores, and a whole bunch of other stuff as well. The only real difference is that you'll need skill levels, and the required skill level gets higher as you want to forge better tools.

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General Information

Alright. It's not as convenient, but due to the massive amount of info here---too much to fit all in one table without looking ridiculous---some of the tools will be described here.

If you're looking for the stats of your tools (i.e., atk power, speed, combo, etc.), then look in the stats section. This section will only cover tools, how to get them, and what they do / what their charge level is.

Charge level refers to something you all may be familiar with if you've played previous Harvest Moon games: if you hold the button as you're using the tool, you'll "charge" up, and the tool will be stronger when you let go of the button. The higher the charge level, the stronger the tool can be.

"Combo" refers to the fact that you'll need to forge this tool on your own. (See here.) You can find all the combinations in the Forging Recipes section (to come).

In addition, note that the method of getting the tool listed here isn't the only way; it's just the primary way.

You may also notice that some information on the tools isn't as detailed as it could be. This would be because... well, I'd have to actually acquire the tool in my game in order to find out what it really does, and that hasn't happened yet for some of them. If you have anything to add, feel free to submit.

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Hoes | Watering Cans | Sickles | Axes | Hammers | Fishing Rods | Sleeping Bags | Monster Tools

Hoes
Name Charge How to Get Description
Cheap Hoe 1 Have from beginning Tills 1 tile
Sturdy Hoe 2 Blacksmith: 2 iron, 600G, 2 days Tills up to 3 tiles at once
Seasoned Hoe 3 Blacksmith: 2 silver, 1200G, 4 days Tills up to 9 tiles at once
Shiny Hoe 4 Combo ???
Blessed Hoe 5 Combo ???


Watering Cans
Name Charge How to Get Description
Cheap Waterpot 1 Have from beginning Stores 12 squares max; waters 1 tile at once
Tin Waterpot 2 Blacksmith: 2 iron, 450G, 2 days Stores 24 squares max; waters up to 3 tiles at once
Lion Waterpot 3 Blacksmith: 3 silver, 1800G, 4 days Stores 54 squares max
Rainbow Waterpot 4 Combo Stores 100 squares max
Joy Waterpot 5 Combo Stores 162 squares max


Sickles
Name Charge How to Get Description
Cheap Sickle 1 From Rosetta at General Store Cuts 1 square at a time
Iron Sickle 2 Blacksmith: 3 iron, 500G, 2 days Cuts up to 3 squares at once
Quality Sickle 3 Blacksmith: 3 silver, 1400G, 4 days Cuts up to 9 tiles at once
Super Sickle 4 Combo ???
Legend Sickle 5 Combo ???


Axes
Name Charge How to Get Description
Cheap Axe 1 Talk to Bianca Only cuts sticks; can't cut stumps
Chopping Axe 2 Blacksmith: 5 iron, 400G, 2 days Cuts stumps in 6 chops
Lumber Axe 3 Blacksmith: 7 silver, 1300G, 4 days Cuts stumps in 3 chops
Mountain Axe 4 Combo ???
Miracle Axe 5 Combo ???


Hammers
Name Charge How to Get Description
Cheap Hammer 1 Talk to Leo after plowing 6 fields in Carmite Cave Breaks small rocks; can mine Scrap Iron & Iron ores
Iron Hammer 2 Blacksmith: 4 iron, 500G, 2 days Can mine Silver
Silver Hammer 3 Blacksmith: 5 silver, 1600G, 4 days Breaks lvl. 3 rocks; can mine Diamonds & high-level minerals
Golden Hammer 4 Combo ???
Platinum Hammer 5 Combo ???


Fishing Rods
Name Charge How to Get Description
Cheap Rod 1 Talk to Sabrina (at pier on beach) Catch a few types of small fish
Bamboo Rod 2 Blacksmith: 2 bronze, 550G, 2 days Catch more variety & higher level fish
Willow Rod 3 Blacksmith: 5 iron, 1400G, 4 days Catch more variety & higher level fish
Famous Rod 4 Combo ???
Sacred Rod 5 Combo ???


Sleeping Bags
Name How to Get Description
Cheap Sl. Bag From Zavier on the last floor of Carmite Heals HP to 50% of max & 10 RP
Down Sl. Bag Combo Heals HP to 60% of max & 15 RP
Fur Sl. Bag Combo Heals HP to 70% of max & 15 RP
Chillproof Sl. Bag Combo Heals HP to 80% of max & 20 RP
Coldproof Sl. Bag Combo Heals HP to 90% of max & 25 RP


Monster Tools
Name How to Get Description
Harvest Basket Talk to Neumann Collect eggs & honey
Brush Talk to Felicity once you have a Monster Hut. Increases Friendship Level w/ monster
Shears Talk to Camus once you have a Monster Hut. Cut wool from Woolies (grants friendship boost)
Milker Talk to Jasper once you have a Monster Hut. Get milk from Peekamoos (grants friendship boost)
Empty Bottle Take from Mist's dresser To store recovery, healing, & mystery potions
Pet Gloves From Tabatha (in Jasper's house) after obtaining Carmite pass Pet a monster a certain # of times to befriend; can't use until you have a monster hut
Radar Device ??? Beeps once to indicate each device left on a dungeon floor

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Stats

Most of the aspects of your equipment's stats should be relatively self-explanatory. For anyone confused, however, here's a key:

  • Atk Pwr: the maximum attack power when equipped
  • Skill: the recommended skill level for you to be on when using this tool. If it's below this number, then the RP consumption per use will increase that much more.
  • Elem Pwr: the elemental attack power bonus (if any) you receive while the tool is equipped
  • RP Use: self-explanatory---how much RP it uses. Note that this may change based on any discrepancy between the recommended skill level and your own.
  • Cmbo: the maximum number of blows per combo with this tool/weapon
  • Atk Spd: the relative speed of the attack animation
  • Shield: whether or not you can receive defense bonuses from a shield while this tool is equipped
  • Acc: the weapon's chance of damaging the enemy when an attack successfully connects
  • Traits: the general definition is "the special effects that may occur when an attack successfully strikes an enemy." Tools actually don't have much in this department, but the little they do have (i.e., the hammers' "topple" effect) will be listed regardless.

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Hoes | Watering Cans | Sickles | Axes | Hammers | Fishing Rods

Hoes

Name Atk Pwr Skill Elem Pwr RP Use Cmbo Atk Spd Shield Acc. Traits
Cheap Hoe 6 12 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% Power
Sturdy Hoe 9 22 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% Power
Seasoned Hoe 12 32 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% Power
Shiny Hoe 15 52 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% Power
Blessed Hoe 18 72 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% Power


Watering Cans

Name Atk Pwr Skill Elem Pwr RP Use Cmbo Atk Spd Shield Acc. Traits
Cheap Waterpot 4 12 Water+3 0.8 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Tin Waterpot 6 22 Water+6 0.8 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Lion Waterpot 8 32 Water+9 0.8 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Rainbow Waterpot 10 52 Water+12 0.8 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Joy Waterpot 12 72 Water+15 0.8 1 Norm Y 95% ---


Sickles

Name Atk Pwr Skill Elem Pwr RP Use Cmbo Atk Spd Shield Acc. Traits
Cheap Sickle 7 12 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Iron Sickle 10 22 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Quality Sickle 14 22 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Super Sickle 16 52 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Legend Sickle 20 72 --- 1 1 Norm Y 95% ---


Axes

Name Atk Pwr Skill Elem Pwr RP Use Cmbo Atk Spd Shield Acc. Traits
Cheap Axe 8 12 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Power
Chopping Axe 11 22 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Power
Lumber Axe 14 32 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Power
Mountain Axe 17 52 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Power
Miracle Axe 20 72 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Power


Hammers

Name Atk Pwr Skill Elem Pwr RP Use Cmbo Atk Spd Shield Acc. Traits
Cheap Hammer 6 12 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Topple
Iron Hammer 9 22 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Topple
Silver Hammer 12 32 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Topple
Golden Hammer 15 52 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Topple
Platinum Hammer 18 72 --- 1.2 1 Norm N 95% Topple


Fishing Rods

Name Atk Pwr Skill Elem Pwr RP Use Cmbo Atk Spd Shield Acc. Traits
Cheap Rod 6 12 --- 3.5 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Bamboo Rod 9 22 --- 3.5 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Willow Rod 12 32 --- 3.5 1 Norm Y 95% ---
Famous Rod 15 52 --- 3.5 1 Norm Y 95% ---

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