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New World: Harvesting Guide
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A gathering skill that will help you hunt down plants and other key resources, here's all you need to know about Harvesting in Amazon's New World.

New World: Harvesting Guide

Harvesting is one of the Gathering Skills in Amazon's new MMO, New World.

It will help you seek out and obtain key resources that you can refine, and requires you to equip a Sickle.

With plenty of plants ripe for harvest in Aeternum, you shouldn't find yourself short when levelling your Crafting skills!

Is Harvesting for me?

If you're looking to increase your level in Cooking, Weaving, or Arcana, then you're going to need a whole lot of herbs and spices. This gathering skill turns you into a bit of an explorer as you hunt down rare plants.

To harvest a plant, such as Hemp, press the interaction key (default E) when close to it. Be mindful to have a Sickle equipped, and make sure it isn't broken.

If you're running a build that requires Intelligence, you'll get bonuses to your Harvesting ability. You'll get this for every 50 points you have in the stat.

  • 50 Intelligence: +10% harvest speed
  • 100 Intelligence: 5% chance to gain 1 Azoth when harvesting
  • 150 Intelligence: -10% decrease in weight of harvested items
  • 200 Intelligence: +10% harvest speed
  • 250 Intelligence: +10% yield when harvesting

Adding Bonuses to Harvesting

Via Crafting Perks

You can use the following special resources when crafting to add perks to your Sickle:

Steel Botanist's Charm

Lumberjack's Discipline

Gain 9.4% more Harvesting experience

Starmetal Botanist's Charm

Logging Luck

Gain 9.3% chance of finding rare items when Harvesting.

Orichalcum Botanist's Charm

Logging Yield

Gain 19% more resources when Harvesting.

Via Trophies

Displaying Trophies within your home adds more bonuses to your adventures in Aeternum.

These are the three that are relevant for Harvesting:

Minor Harvesting Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 75.

Grants a small bonus when using the Sickle in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Basic Harvesting Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 150.

Grants a medium bonus when using the Sickle in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Major Harvesting Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Level 200.

Grants a large bonus when using the Sickle in the wild.

Only works when Trophy is displayed in your home.

Via Cooking

While not an upgrade for the Sickle exactly, certain food will grant a bonus to your results when harvesting plants.

Cooked Corn and Cornbread, for example, increase Harvesting luck, and they won't set you back too much in terms of resources.

Cooked Corn

Increases your luck when Harvesting by 1000 points for 20 minutes

Recipe

○ x1 Corn
○ x1 Butter
○ x1 Salt

Requires Cooking Skill Lv. 10 and Kitchen Tier 1.

Cornbread

Increases your luck when Harvesting by 1400 points for 25 minutes

Recipe

○ x1 Corn
○ x1 Seasoning Blend
○ x1 Cauliflower
○ x1 Salt

Requires Cooking Skill Lv. 20 and Kitchen Tier 2.

Corn can be found in clusters in Windsward, First Light and Monarch's Bluffs, while you'll need to rely on chests or the Trading Post for ingredients such as Cauliflowers.

To create a Seasoning Blend, simply mix any two seasonings, such as Sugar or Salt, in the Kitchen. You can also create Butter from Milk, which can be gathered from the milkable cows in the Monarch's Bluff, First Light, Windsward, Restless Shore, or Mourningdale settlements.

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Through Engineering

Finally, you can use Proficiency Boosters. These consumables add percentage modifiers to the amount of resources you gain when using a gathering tool.

Weak Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 5% for 10 minutes.

Requires Lv. 5 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Mote
○ x1 Soul Mote
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 20 and Workshop Tier 2.

Common Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 7% for 15 minutes.

Requires Lv. 20 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Wisp
○ x1 Soul Wisp
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 70 and Workshop Tier 3.

Strong Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 10% for 20 minutes.

Requires Lv. 40 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Essence
○ x1 Soul Essence
○ x1 Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 120 and Workshop Tier 4.

Powerful Proficiency Booster

Increases the amount of resources gathered with a tool by 15% for 30 minutes.

Requires Lv. 60 to be consumed.

Recipe

○ x1 Air Quintessence
○ x1 Soul Quintessence
○ x1 Azoth Water

Requires Engineering Skill Lv. 170 and Workshop Tier 5.

Harvesting Resources

It's important to keep hold of anything you gather while Harvesting, as they are either needed for levelling up Crafting skills, or refined into further key resources.

Common Resources

Resources Received

Fibers
Used in creating Linen

Berry

Vegetables

Hyssop

Used in creating Incense and Weak Health Potions

Cereals

Various Pigments
Used to create Dyes

Various Alchemical Reagents

Motes, Wisps, Essence & Quintessence

Items like Honey or various spices are quite common, and you just need to know where to look.

Check out our guide to herbs and spices for more information.

New World: Where to Find Herbs & Spices

From Basil to Ginger, Paprika to Taragon, you're going to need a bunch of herbs and spices if you want to level up your Cooking skill in New World. Here's where you'll find them.

Detecting Plants

Once you pass certain levels in Harvesting, you'll gain the ability to detect nearby plants. These appear as icons on the compass at the top of the screen.

Resources

Lvl. Required

Agricultural Plants
Fruit, vegetables, wheat, etc.

20

Hemp
Fiber

25

Magical Plants
Blightroot, Earthspine, Lifebloom etc.

45

Silkweed

Silk Thread

125

Magical Creatures
Blightmoth, Earthshell, Lifemoth etc.

175

Wirefiber

Wireweave

175

Plant Locations

Plants can be found all over the map, in particular in wooded areas, farmsteads, and waterfronts.

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There are a few interactive maps that have sprung up online that can help you locate the various trees in New World, especially the rare ones. Make sure you consult them when hunting that particular resource!

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