Stardew Valley Profession Guide
When you reach levels 5 and 10 in Stardew Valley game, you face the important question of choosing your profession. It’s hard to name the best profession for sure since it’s more a subjective question. Basically your choice depends on your play style and preferences. Each profession allows you to get certain advantages and also has its own weak points.
We collected most Stardew Valley professions for you and sorted them by major groups. Choose among mining, farming, foraging, fishing and combat; think which approach is most suitable for your game style and get best results!
Let’s start from farming. You don’t need to water your plants more nor plant more crops to increase this skill. Your key to success is harvesting. The more crops you harvest, the more your level increases. We suggest you to favour vine crops, since these are the fastest growing crops you can harvest during a season.
Professional farmer can specialize on animals or crops. Ranchers specialize on animal farming. You get a 10% boost to the value of your products and also get a possibility of choosing between shepard or coopmaster at the level 10. Coopmaster is a nice choice if you’re looking for small animals. If you plan breeding big animals, it’s worth choosing shepard. However, in this case you’ll need to focus on sheep and forget about cows.
It’s worth mentioning that animal farming now seems to be not the most profitable job. If you choose this group of professions, you may spend a lot of time trying to get more profit. It requires increasing your technological base, such as silos and high-class buildings, so you’ll need to improve your crafting. We suggest you to choose duck farming, since such a coopmaster can compete with crop farmers.
Another popular type of professional farmer 2017 is artisan. This type of crop farming increases the value of your products by 50%, thus you’ll have enough goods to sell. Therefore, artisan should be considered the most profitable profession. Choosing agriculturist profession, you get an opportunity to grow your crops 10% faster. However, it’s not the greatest advantage.
In Stardew Valley, to become a miner, you need to work on rocks with the pickaxe. It’s worth keeping your farm clean and spending enough time in the mines. You’ll need to spend about 30 seconds for copper, 40 seconds for coal or iron. To get gold, you need to work in the mines for 110 seconds.
As for money making, this profession gives you certain advantages and can be an alternative to crop farming, in case you do everything properly. Every miner gets extra ore for each vein. The value of your metal bars increases by 50% thanks to the blacksmith. Don’t forget that you can also become a prospector, which gives you another advantage, since coal is a relatively rare resource. Thus you won’t need to spend extra money in the blacksmith.
It’s one of the most interesting professions, since not many players choose it and there is least information about it in the internet. Basically, fishing increases the value of fish by a quarter. Then, coming to the level 10, you get a chance to double this boost. However, it won’t be such a big advantage, since the value of fish won’t be important for you at this stage. We suggest you to think about becoming a pirate, since then you’ll get a chance to find treasure.
Of course, we have some advice for Stardew Valley easy fishing. There is a lot of talking about crab pots. We suggest you to simply buy traps, because crab pots are quite expensive. Even if you get trapper profession and lower their cost from iron to copper, it won’t make a big difference.
To learn foraging, get ready for picking up probably everything you find. Chop trees, but keep in mind that stumps won’t increase your level at all.
After becoming a forester, you’ll need to choose between lumberjack and tapper professions. You’ll get a 50% increase to the cost of wood, including hardwood, which means that you’ll be able to sell a lot. Many players don’t understand great opportunities of such a choice, but we advise you to try it! It’s a great way to earn more Stardew Valley money, since if you won’t cut the stump, each tree will give you a lot of goods, such as wood, seeds and sup. Just check out the cost of such products and it will become clear that such a profession gives you even more profit than working with crops which always require seeds and watering.
Becoming a lumberjack, you won’t need to go to the secret place every day, since you’ll have necessary hardwood. You also get an opportunity of getting from 22 to 44 more gold from each tree.
The last group of Stardew Valley professions is a combat type. We suggest you to think about it when you have 30 or 50 level of mining (monsters got coal). Kill monsters to improve your skills and choose from along scout, desperado or acrobat professions. Scouts get more weapons; desperados have increased damage, though not improving chances for one-shots. Acrobats can use extra moves by right-click.
Well, now you have enough information about Stardew Valley farms and available professions. Just think which skills characterize you most and what exactly you are looking for.
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