My Time At Sandrock Burgess Guide - Gifts & Perks

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My Time At Sandrock Burgess

Burgess is a member of The Church of the Light, managing Sandrock's precious water supply. As a member of the church, he's generally against violence and dislikes artefacts from the old world. If you're looking to become Good Friends with Burgess, our My Time at Sandrock Burgess guide will teach you everything you need to know about improving your friendship by giving Burgess gifts and interacting with her!

Quicklinks: Perks | Best Gifts | Relationship

Let's jump right into our My Time at Sandrock Burgess Guide!

Burgess Birthday

Burgess' Birthday is Day 20 of Spring

Burgess Relationship Perks

Burgess has 1 Perk that you'll gain from growing your relationship with him:

  • Buddy: Burgess will send gifts through the mail sometimes

Where to Find Burgess

Most of the day, Burgess can either be found near Water World, or in the general vicinity of Sandrock's water supply. He'll sometimes wander around town and its outskirts, occasionally visiting the church.

My Time at Sandrock Burgess gift reaction

Burgess Gifts Guide

Despite going on about how important water is, it's not something that Burgess downright loves (though he'll still be happy to receive it). An easy item to give that he likes is a copper pot, which can be mass produced once you have access to copper.

Gifts Burgess Loves (+10-20)

  • Chestnut Fish-heads
  • Cistanche
  • Elegant Sun Umbrella
  • Rib Meat
  • Steamed Sandfish
  • Yakboy Display Board
  • Yakboy Geometric Carpet

Gifts Burgess Likes (+5-9)

  • Biocrust
  • Chestnut Pork
  • Copper Pot
  • Dew Collector
  • Fertilizer
  • Five Spice Powder
  • Frying Pan
  • Sand Tea Noodles
  • Scorpster
  • Shiny Scorpion
  • Soup Pot
  • Soy Sauce
  • Tomato Beef Brisket
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Yakmel Milk

Gifts Burgess Dislikes (-1-4)

  • Ant Honey
  • Arm Stretcher
  • Bronze Scrap
  • Copper Scrap
  • Cross Anchor
  • DNA Model
  • Equatorial Mount
  • Flag Waving Astronaut Model
  • Floating Galaxy
  • Golfing Astronaut Model
  • Guitarist Astronaut Model
  • Inflated Astronaut Model
  • Motivational Hammer
  • Plastic
  • Plastic Shell
  • Rusty Robot
  • Sailor's Horn
  • Ship Wheel Model
  • Spaceship Model
  • Spacesuit
  • Stone Scrap
  • Wood Scrap

Gifts Burgess Hates (-5)

  • Astronomical Telescope
  • Dregs
  • Food Scraps
  • Gunpowder
  • Lizard Tooth
  • Niter
  • Old Jeans
  • Ruined Cloth
  • Ruined Glass
  • Ruined Paper
  • Unlabelled Medicine
  • Venom

Gifts Burgess is Neutral On (+1-4)

Burgess will take pretty much every other item not on this list for a small friendship gain.

Burgess Relationship | My Time At Sandrock

Every now and then, Burgess will give you tasks related to either the Church or Sandrock's water supply. He'll even reward you with water, which can be given back to him (or other characters) for an easy friendship bonus.

Burgess Marriage

Burgess is not currently available to marry in My Time At Sandrock, though the developer plans to add this as an option during Early Access - check out our relationship guide for how to marry or divorce any NPC in the game.


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May 26, 2022 (Calendar)
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