While gathering and harvesting aren’t super complicated systems in the MMO game Stash, there are a few quirks you have to keep in mind. Things such as when to equip tools and which tools to use for each resource, for example. Also have to keep in mind some options, such as gathering during combat encounters. This simple guide will cover all the basics you need to know.
Harvesting/Gathering Guide for Stash
Gathering and harvesting is something available to every player and every character in Stash. All you really need is the proper tool for each type of material. You can have two tools equipped at once but they can be changed freely out of combat. Harvesting during combat requires you to have pre-emptively equipped the right tools, however.
The tools and the resources they can each gather are as follows:
- Pick: used to gather gems
- Pickaxe: used to get ores
- Axe: allow you to gather wood
- Shears: used to gather herbs
- Knife: allow you to skin corpses and gather leather. Can only be used in combat, make sure to equip it beforehand.
- Scissors: allow you to scavenge cloth from corpses. Much like the knife, it can only be used in combat. Again, remember to equip it before combat.
How to Gather and Harvest
Now that you know how the tools and their resources, it’s time to move on to actually gathering and harvesting. Most of the resources can be found on the overworld as glowing resource spots, such as shown in the picture below.
Click on it to engage it. This engagement is a bit similar to entering combat, but you can move freely and harvest resources. You can use any and all tools and don’t need to worry about equipping them beforehand. Press 4 and click on the resource to gather during the encounter.
However, you can also gather and harvest during combat. This is also the only way to gather cloth and leather, though you can also get some from your farm animals. You also can’t switch your equipped tools in the midst of combat encounters. If you kill an enemy and notice that their corpse is sparkling, that means they can be gathered from.
Gathering while enemies are alive gives you more resources per each successful gathering. That’s something to keep in mind. More risk, but more rewards. Alternatively, you can gather after enemies are dead but before you open the loot chest. However, this doesn’t give you additional resources.
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Genshin Impact: Thutmose’s Secret Base Password | Hidden Mercenaries Quest Guide
Access the Thutmose’s Secret Base. Just say the word!
The newly added map location, Sumeru, is an island that has a lot of secrets that are yet to be discovered. One of which is the password for you to enter Thutmose’s Secret Base.
Looking for the password and unlocking the base is [art of the Hidden Mercenaries quest. In order to finish the quest, you must be able to find out the password to the pyramid.
The location of this pyramid can be found between the Valley of Dahri and the Dune of Elusion. If you try to access this, you will need to approach the Operate Device and it will ask you for the password. Since you still haven’t learned the password, Paimon will give a suggestion on how you can know Thutmose’s Secret Base password.
Find out the secret base’s password by reading through the end of this guide.
Once you interact with the Operate Device, there will be nothing you can give since you still do not know the secret password yet. From there, Paimon will ask you to listen and follow some Eremites around which you will be doing.
To start with that, you have to look for an Eremite NPC walking around. But it will be not just any Eremite NPC. You have to look for the one with the light sign on the head.
With that, try to walk to the east of the pyramid. As you go through that side, you will see a lady Eremite. Since this is a secret password, you can’t just walk to her and ask for the password because there is no way she will give it to you.
Having said that, you have to switch from running to walking. Keep a close distance from the lady but make sure she doesn’t see you, so make sure to follow her stealthily.
From time to time, the Eremite will have short monologues that you have to pay attention to.
After a few minutes of following her, the lady Eremite will mention to herself the password to the pyramid: Marg bar parvezravan.
Now that you already know the password, go back to the front of the pyramid entrance. Interact again with the Operate Device, and choose the first option.