Gathering is how most materials for crafting are acquired. There are four gathering skills, with each gathering skill level capped the current max level.
The four gathering skills are:
- Plant Lore to gather wood, fruit, and mushrooms
- Bug Lore to gather beetles and silkworms
- Mining to gather ore
- Fishing to gather meat fish and oil fish.
When gathering, in addition to the item being gathered, nodes will also give you supplies, Mote of Yorick, Gems, a rare gather depending on if you are gathering in the village or wild, and repair globules.
Plentiful nodes give increased rare gatherings and better chance on materials and supplies compared to "normal" nodes i.e. plentiful1 nodes give more rare gatherings and better chance on materials and supplies with 4-5X the experience.
Leveling up in any gathering skill gives a buff called Villager Insight.
All types of village gathering have a chance to drop Cornucopias.
See main article: Village Gathering
Each skill type has 2 powerful consumable rare gathers associated with it:
- Plant Lore drops Fleetindra and Gralla Seeds
- Bug Lore drops Scornyx and Arachnamasser
- Mining drops Luckinium and Tempered Shale
- Fishing drops Gobazolla and Xinzen Carp
They start at level 1, then 5, then every 10 levels. Higher level drops are either more powerful, or have buffs that last longer.
Buffs and Boosts
Herbs grown in your garden: Herbs
Crafting Cost Reduction, Supply Batch Boost, Abundant Harvest, and Bountiful Gathering are all increased by x%. Supply Find is increased by x%: Triad Potions
Also see Arachnamasser
Spirit of Yorick
When gathering with Villager Insight active, you get an extra gather item per swing of your gathering tool.
Elixir of Reaping
Village population boost
Villager experience boosters (various, including Holiday Villager XP Boost, Village Booster, Villager XP Boost. (missing stacking info - Holiday XP Villager Boost and Villager XP Boost stacks with others, Village Booster does not stack with Ardent Society(?))
Some of the Event Regions have a daily gathering quest that requires from one of the four level 1 gathering nodes in that zone.
Quest only gathers
Special gathers were once required for a few of the quests. These have either been removed, or replaced by lootable chests.
- Oak gall
- Bevyn's Coille quest gathers
- Sanctorium quest gathers