You're going to find yourself gathering a lot of potatoes and lots of other tasties and fibers. You'll need them for cooking and other crafting that's integral to New World's progression. This is why we've put together a New World Harvesting Luck Guide that will help you find more rare plants.
What is New World Harvesting Luck?
Harvesting luck in New World increases your chance to get rare drops when you harvest different kinds of nodes around Aeternum. As long as your Harvesting skill is high enough for each type of node, you can harvest it for the base resource, such as potatoes, basil, or fibers. However, there are more rare types of plants, herbs, and items you can obtain from certain gathering nodes, like Shadecloth and Verbana Flower in various gathering nodes. In order to get these, you'll want to raise your Harvesting luck.
What Does Harvesting Luck do?
Harvesting luck increases the chances you'll get a special drop outside of the standard woods that you'll obtain from trees. Here's what you can log in New World (rare items bolded):
- Farming Plants and Wild Fruit (Level 0): Barley, Berry, Blueberry, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn, Cranberries, Honey, Melons, Nuts, Potatoes, Squash, Strawberries, and Wheat
- Hemps (Level 0): Dead Dryad Vine, Drop of Azalea Nectar, Fibers, Shadecloth, Phasefiber, Verbena Stem, Verbena Leaf, and Verbena Flower
- Herbs (Level 0): Basil, Cinnamon, Dill, Garlic, Ginger, Hyssop, Mind, Nutmeg, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Peppercorn, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, and Thyme
- Magical Creatures (Level 0): Lightning Beetle (Lightning Beetle), Blightmoth (Blightmoth Dust), Earthshell Turtle (Earthshell Tail), Salamander Snail (Salamander Slime), Lifemoth (Lifemoth Eyes), Soulwyrm (Soulwyrm Tongue), Floating Spinefish (Spinefish Fins), and all mote types. Also Shard of Enchanted Earth, Sliver of Enchanted Earth, and Chunk of Enchanted Earth.
- Fungus (Level 0): Bloodspore, Bumbleblossom, Capped Tanglewisp, Cascaded Gillflower, Fronded Petalcap, Fungal Slime,Fungal Spores, Glowing Mushroom Cap, Mushroom,Mushroom Fins, Slimy Twistcap, Spinecap, Suncreeper, Tanglewisp, Tendrilspine, Toadpot, Toadstool Fringe, Void Pitcher, Warm Platecap, and Weeping Shellbed.
- Prismabloom (Level 0): Black, Blue, Brown, Cyan, Green, Magenta, Orange, Red, Turquoise, Violet, White, and Yellow (Used in Dyes via Cooking)
- Magical Plants (Level 30): Blightrot, Dragonglory, Earthspine, Lifebloom, Shockbulb, Soulsprout, and Rivercress - Motes + Stem from each. Leaf & Flower for each type.
- Silkweed (Level 100): Silkweed, Glintstrands, Scalecord
- Wirefiber (Level 175): Wirefiber, Blisterweave, Scalecloth
If you want to Harvest Verbana Leaf, Verbana Stem, Glinstrands, Blisterweave, Scalecord, and Scalecloth, you'll want a higher Harvesting Luck score in order to be able to find it more frequently.
How do I raise my New World Harvesting Luck?
There are two ways to increase your Harvesting luck - craft sickles with the Harvesting luck Perk, or by eating food that increases your Harvesting luck for a period of time.
New World Harvesting Luck - How to improve my luck by crafting?
Early on, Engineering level 0 is required to craft an Iron Harvesting Sickle, which gives a single Perk Slot. If you have a Starmetal Botanist's Charm, you can quickly add Harvesting luck to the sickle, or you can roll the dice and spend 15 Azoth to attempt to get a Harvesting luck perk. As you grow your engineering skills, you'll be able to craft better sickles with more slots for perks.
How to Get Starmetal Botanist's Charms
Starmetal Botanist's Charms can't be crafted, they have to be found in the myriad number of chests found across Aeternum. Your best bet, early on, is to purchase them from the Trading Post in one of the cities. For the best deal, should you choose to do so, be sure to sort by price from Lowest to Highest!
New World Harvesting Axe
- Level 0 Engineering: Iron Harvesting Sickle, 1 Perk Slot
- Level 50 Engineering: Steel Harvesting Sickle, 2 Perk Slots
- Level 100 Engineering: Starmetal Harvesting Sickle, 3 Perk Slots
- Level 150 Engineering: Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle, 4 Perk Slots
New World Harvesting Luck - How to improve my luck from food?
In order to ensure your Harvesting luck is as high as possible, you'll also want to craft Harvesting luck food. There are 5 Harvesting luck recipes available that raise your Harvesting luck:
New World Harvesting Luck Recipes
- Cooking Level 10 (Tier 1 Kitchen) - Cooked Corn, +1000 pts Harvesting luck for 20 minutes
- Cooking Level 20 (Tier 2 Kitchen) - Cornbread, +1400 pts Harvesting luck for 25 minutes
- Cooking Level 30 (Tier 3 Kitchen) - Herb-Crusted Corn on the Cob, +1700 pts Harvesting luck for 30 minutes
- Cooking Level 40 (Tier 4 Kitchen) - Breakfast Bread, +1900 pts Harvesting luck for 35 minutes
- Cooking Level 60 (Tier 5 Kitchen) - Spicy Steak Pie, +2000 pts Harvesting luck for 40 minutes
New World's Crafting Systems are intricately intertwined with each other, cooking impacts your other skills, and to improve and craft better items, you'll need good engineering skills as well as a bit of, as you can see here, luck!