- How to Get Lightning Rods in Stardew Valley
- How to Use Lightning Rods in Stardew Valley
A lot of people forget that their farm isn’t fully protected at the beginning of Stardew Valley. There’s a lot that can go wrong in the middle of the night, including storms that can destroy surrounding items and crops. Needless to say, this can really be annoying to wake up to.
There are a few ways you can protect your farm, and this includes using a Lightning Rod. Not only will these protect your farm from lightning strikes, but you’ll also be able to get some Battery Packs in return. If you’re curious about how you can unlock this item, we will go over it in this guide.
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How to Get Lightning Rods in Stardew Valley
There are a few ways you can unlock Lightning Rods in Stardew Valley, which includes a recipe that you can use to make as many Lightning Rods as you want. Before you receive the recipe, you can get a Lightning Rod as a reward for completing the 10,000 Bundle in the Vault Room of the Community Center. You’ll only need to provide the required amount of money to complete this bundle, so make sure to save up 10,000g.
If you want to start making additional Lightning Rods, however, you’ll need to obtain its recipe. This will become available to you once you have reached Foraging Level 6. Foraging includes gathering any items you find on the ground, as well as cutting down trees or picking up berries from bushes. This is one of the easier professions to take on, as you’ll only need to use one tool to raise your level.
To check what level you are currently at with Foraging, open up your menu and choose the icon at the top of your character’s face. This will give a rundown of all your skills, and the current level they are at. There will be a section for Foraging here, so you can determine how much more you’ll need to work on the skill to unlock the Lightning Rod. You’ll know you’ve leveled up once you go to sleep for the night — you’ll receive a Level Up notification for the Foraging Skill, and it will provide you with new recipes that you’ve unlocked.
With the Lightning Rod recipe now available, go to your main menu and choose the Crafting section with the hammer symbol. You’ll need these items to create a Lightning Rod:
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How to Use Lightning Rods in Stardew Valley
Lightning Rods are actually a very useful item to have on your farm in Stardew Valley. When you put up Lightning Rods, they will collect energy from lightning strikes and create a Battery Pack for you to obtain the next morning.
Once one Lightning Rod has been hit by a lightning strike, it will be processing the Battery Pack for the rest of the day. Therefore, it’s best to place more than one on your farm to protect it throughout the whole day. Crops can also be destroyed by lightning strikes, so it’s a good idea to place a few nearby to your crops to give them extra protection.
Storms do not occur in the Winter season, but will occur at random in every other season.
- February 26, 2016
- RPG , Simulation