How to Make Harvesting Faster in New World

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In this article we will cover how to make harvesting faster in New World. There are a few options, and we will cover all of them. This information is also covered in our Complete Harvesting Guide for New World.

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Territory Standing Reputation

The first option to make harvesting faster, or to make any gathering skill faster, is to choose this option when you rank up in reputation for a region. When you gain Territory Standing in a region, you are allowed to choose 1 of 3 upgrades, which differ each time. Sometimes you will have the option to “Increase Gathering Speed by 3.0%” while in the region. If you chose this, you can begin to stack these to significantly increase your gathering speed while in that region.

Upgrade Your Gathering Tools

Using a flint harvesting sickle will only get you 100% harvesting speed. Sure, 100% sounds like a lot, but this speed is actually pretty slow. If you have some other gathering skills leveled already or some gold to spend at a trading post, you can craft an iron sickle pretty much right away as well. Crafting an iron sickle will increase your harvesting speed to 125%-139% depending on the attributes you get.

For how to craft an iron sickle, head to a work bench inside a settlement and use your engineering skill to craft one. The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 of Any type of leather
  • 2 of Any type of timber / refined wood
  • 7 of Iron Ingots

Where To Get The Materials

You can obtain the leather from skinning animals. For this, you will need to have a flint skinning knife at the very least. You will kill and skin an animal, then take their hide to the tannery in town to turn it into leather. Alternatively, you can buy 1 leather from the Trading Post in town, they should be very cheap.

The same goes for 2 pieces of timber. You will need to take Green Wood into town and cut it into timber. Alternatively, go to the trading post and purchase 2 timber if you are looking for a quick turnaround and do not have the materials yet.

For iron ingots, you can find Iron Veins and use your mining skills to extract iron ore. Again, you will need a mining pick for this. You can go out and find these veins, mine the ore, then smelt them in town to create iron ingots. Of course, if they are affordable you may choose to buy them off the trading post if you do not already have these materials. Iron veins can be hard to come by unless you are specifically looking for them.

Once you have gathered the required materials, you can craft the iron sickle in New World and your harvesting speed will be significantly faster! Scroll further down our New World Harvesting Guide to see where you can gather each type of material.

How To Obtain Each Tier of Upgraded Harvesting Sickle

The efficiency you gain when crafting your first iron sickle does not stop there. There are 5 tiers of sickles that you can utilize and upgrade to. Each tier will increase your harvesting speed, but higher tier sickles are not fully required to harvest higher level resources.

An important note to the base gathering speed listed below is that these are the base speeds. You can sometimes roll better speeds if you are lucky or use additional items/azoth which we cover in the New World Harvesting Guide.

TierPickaxe NameImageBase Gather SpeedCraft Requirements
1Flint Harvesting Sickle100%1x Flint
1x Green Wood
2Iron Harvesting Sickle 125%7x Iron Ingot
2x Timber
1x Coarse Leather
3Steel Harvesting Sickle 250%8x Steel Ingot
2x Timber
1x Coarse Leather
4Starmetal Harvesting Sickle 400%9x Starmetal Ingot
2x Timber
1x Coarse Leather
5Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle 625%10x Orichalcum Ingot
2x Timber
1x Coarse Leather
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