There are currently 23 resources that can be acquired in the game: wood, stone, gold, diamond, amethyst, ground, sand, ice cube, green gem, orange gem, blue gem, blue orb, blue cube, white wolf fur, black wolf fur, rabbit fur, wolf fur, thread, winter fur, dragon heart, piranha scale, kraken skin and crab claw.
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Mining resources are obtained by hitting their respective stationary source (a certain tier pickaxe might be needed). These slowly generate units of their resource until the maximum capacity is reached. The mining resources stone, gold and diamond also have a chance to be obtained when digging with a shovel.
Although Berries are not considered as a resource, they have about the same regeneration speed and are also obtained by hitting their source, however they do not naturally appear in different sizes.
Wood is the most common resource in starve.io. It can be gathered with a pickaxe or by hand when hitting a tree. This resource is the most essential one in the game and cannot be missed. This resource is used in a lot of recipes, so always try to keep some wood in the inventory. With a better pickaxe, gathering wood can be done a lot more efficiently. 1 wood is collected per hit by hand, 2 wood from a wooden pickaxe, 3 wood from a stone pickaxe, 4 wood from a golden pickaxe, 5 wood from a diamond pickaxe, and 6 wood from an amethyst pickaxe.
Tree collection in the forest:
Tree collection in the winter:
Stone is the second most common resource in starve.io. It can be gathered with any pickaxe when hitting a stone deposit. Like wood, it can be found everywhere and is used in numerous recipes. With a wooden pickaxe, players can gather 1 stone per hit, with a stone pickaxe, 2 stone per hit, with a golden pickaxe 3 stone per hit, etc.
Stone may also be gathered randomly when digging with a shovel.
Stone deposits in the forest:
Stone deposits in the winter:
Gold is a resource which can be gathered with a stone pickaxe or higher when hitting a gold deposit. Due to its rarity, farming this resource may require traveling around the map. Gold follows the same principle as other resources: players will gather 1 gold with a stone pickaxe, 2 with a gold pickaxe etc.
Gold may also be gathered randomly when digging with a shovel.
Gold deposits in the forest:
Gold deposits in the winter:
Diamond is currently the second most rare resource in the game, not counting quest-exclusive items. Players can gather it with only a gold or above pickaxe when hitting a diamond deposit. They can only be found in the winter, making it rare for players, although they most likely can get the full capacity of diamonds the deposit contains, because most other players don't have the right tools for gathering them. Diamond follows the same principle as other resources: players will gather 1 diamond with a gold pickaxe, 2 with a diamond pickaxe, and 3 with an amethyst pickaxe.
Diamond may also be gathered randomly when digging with a shovel.
Amethyst is currently the highest and rarest mining resource in the game, not counting quest-exclusive items. They can only be found in the winter and generates in the cave which is guarded by dragons. There are just two deposits in the cave. Amethyst was added in the April 28th update "Winter is Finally Here". Amethyst can only be gathered using diamond or amethyst pickaxes. It can also be gathered by digging with a shovel.
Ground resources are resources that require a shovel to mine. They can be mined indefinitely by holding left click in their respective biomes. Ground resources were added in the Vamos a la Playa update.
Ground is a resource found anywhere in the forest, infinitely. A shovel is needed to collect this resource. It was added in the Vamos a la Playa update. Currently, the purposes for ground is to make a plant plot and well.
- Mine in: forest
- Mine in: beach or island.
Ice cube is a resource that can be gathered infinitely by using a shovel in the winter. They can be melted at a heat source into water (for water bottles), and are an ingredient for cakes. They were added in the Vamos a la Playa update.
- Dig in: winter
Quest rewards are items that players can obtain by completing quests. They are used for exclusive items. There are seven types in game: Green Gem, Orange Gem, Blue Gem, Blue Orb, Blue Cube, White Wolf Fur, and Black Wolf Fur.
Green gem is used to craft the Crown of Life. The crown of life allows a player's life bar to regenerate 3x faster when equipped. This was added in the Chrono Quests Update. It can be obtained by completing the Survive Without Losing Life Quest. In this quest, players must survive without being damaged for four days, without using chests, boxes of dead people, survival kits, or hood.
Orange gem is used to craft the Crown of Luck. The crown of luck increases the chances of getting rare items in treasure chests. It was added in the Purge update. It can be obtained by completing the Open 5 Treasure Chests Quest. In this quest, players must open five treasure chests within two days. There are no constraints for doing this quest.
Blue gem is used to craft the Crown of the Angel. The crown of the angel allows for resurrection without having a dragon heart. Players still need the resurrection stone to resurrect. It was added in the Purge update. It can be obtained by completing the Be Peaceful Quest. In this quest, players must not harm any other players or rabbits for five days.
Blue Orb is a quest reward that is used to craft the dragon sword and dragon spear . This was added in the Chrono Quests update. To obtain this item, players must gather a dragon heart in less than six days, without using chests, boxes of dead people, survival kits, or hood.
Blue Cube is a quest reward that is used to craft the dragon helmet. It was added in the Chrono Quests Update. To obtain this item, players must complete the Gather 1 Amethyst in 4 Days Quest. It is not possible to destroy an amethyst building to complete the quest. Players also cannot use chests, boxes of dead people, survival kits, or hood.
White Wolf Fur is a quest reward that is used to craft the winter peasant's tunic. It was added in the Sounds Good update. To obtain this item, players must complete the Collect 100 Bread in the Deep Winter in 4 Days quest. Players must use their own wheat, windmill, and bread oven, and cannot use chests, boxes of dead people, survival kits, or hood.
Black Wolf Fur is a quest reward that is used to craft the winter hood. It was added in the Sounds Good update. To obtain this item, players must complete the After 1/2 Day, Survive in Winter quest. After 1/2 day, players must survive in the winter until the end of the fourth day. They cannot use chests, boxes of dead people, survival kits, or hood.
Hunting resources are obtained by killing mobs. The currently 7 mobs (Rabbits, Wolves, Spiders, Arctic Foxes, Polar Bears, Dragons, GMO Piranhas, and Krakens), which all have a unique drop listed below. These are used to craft items which don't need to be crafted in order to survive, (e.g. build a base or kill others) but they support you by enhancing cold resistance, increasing inventory space etc.
Rabbits can be hunted in the forest:
Wolves can be hunted in the forest:
Spiders can be hunted in the forest:
Arctic foxes and polar bears can be hunted in the winter:
The dragon heart is dropped exclusively by dragons upon death. The dragon heart allows players to revive themselves after they die. If they are carrying a dragon heart upon death, they will be given 60 seconds to reach a resurrection stone. If they succeed, their lives will be restored at full health.
Piranhas can be hunted in the ocean:
Kraken can be hunted in the ocean:
Crab claws is a crafting resource/item which is dropped by crabs, (single piece) along with one crab stick, upon death. It is used in the crafting of the crab helmet and crab spear.