To explain it initially, Hardwood is part of 3 crucial materials required to make main items in the mid of the game. It goes along with Iron Ingots and Softwood, which is a low tier of Hardwood. In my opinion some things are required to be crafted in the mid-game, and these items are not used directly but used to prepare items which in turn craft the specific items. Today I will focus on Hardwood.
Hardwood is considerably more rare than its counterpart, Softwood. Characters usually initiate the recipes that require Hardwood. Now let’s talk about how you can acquire Hardwood.
I recommend firstly you need to get the Shovel upgrade, which is accessible only after you complete Anna’s quest from the Frozen Realm. After you complete her quest in the Valley, you unlock the upgrade, and this upgrade essentially gives you the ability to remove and dig the Tree Stumps. This allows you to forage your way through collecting Hardwood.
Hardwood is a crucial material required for mid-game crafting. Hardwood is rarer than its counterpart, Softwood.
To obtain Hardwood in Disney Dreamlight Valley:
Get the Shovel upgrade by completing Anna’s quest in the Frozen Realm.
Visit locations like Sunlit Plateau, Glade of Trust, Forgotten Lands, Forest of Valor, and Frosted Heights.
Focus on Glade of Trust, Forest of Valor, and Sunlit Plateau for faster access and lower costs.
Remove existing trees in these areas and plant Plaza trees, which have a higher Hardwood drop rate.
Hardwood is essential for character quests in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Finding Hardwood in the game can be a bit challenging initially. Here’s where you can locate it:
Glade of Trust
Forest of Valor
Among these, some recommended areas are easier to access and have lower costs:
Glade of Trust
Forest of Valor
To unlock these areas early on, complete the Merlin quest. It involves increasing the friendship of three villagers to level 5, allowing you to cure the pillar in Peaceful Meadows. After completing Merlin’s quest, you can access new areas by spending Dreamlight. The cheapest options are Glade of Trust and Forest of Valor, which cost around 5000 Dreamlight.
Trick to Farm Hardwood
Suppose you have tried your luck with trying to obtain Hardwood the usual way and have been unsuccessful; don’t fret. There is a very clever trick to get Hardwood fast.
Unlock the Right Areas: Make sure you’ve unlocked Glades of Trust, Forest of Valor, and Frosted Heights, as they all spawn Hardwood.
Remove Trees: Go to these areas and use the Furniture option in your inventory to remove all the trees. This will store them in your inventory.
Plant Plaza Trees: Take one tree from the Plaza and plant around 10 of them in the biomes where you removed the trees. These Plaza trees have a higher drop rate of Hardwood.
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