Every Stardew Valley Character Ranked From Worst To Best

Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Slime Rancher. what do all these games have in common? That’s right, they are as wholesome as it gets when it comes to gaming. You won’t witness any zombies, gunfights, or wars in these titles. Just lovely, cathartic, and relaxing gameplay that will leave you breathing a sigh of relief. Especially if you’ve been playing conventional title after conventional title. All these games are great but Stardew Valley, a little indie title developed by ConcernedApe (which in fact, is one guy called Eric Barone) is arguably the daddy of all relaxing and wholesome games on the market.

Key Takeaways

  • Lewis is a self-serving politician who fails to take responsibility for the town’s shortcomings, earning the wooden spoon award.
  • Pierre Pierre is a shopkeeper who is money-oriented and hard to befriend but offers a tart blueberry recipe and 420-friendly events.
  • Demetrius is pompous, self-righteous, and low on the list due to his overbearing behavior.
  • Caroline is low on the pecking order due to her adulterous relationship with Rasmodious and lack of intrigue.
  • Haley is shallow, rude, and predictable, making her one of the least desirable love interests.
  • Clint is a whiny, spineless man who never warms to the player and does nothing to help the situation.
  • Pam’s addiction to alcohol has taken a toll on her daughter Penny, but she has some redeeming qualities.
  • Marnie is a decent Stardew Valley character who cares for her animals and supports Shane through his issues.
  • Rasmodius is a fun character who gives the player access to the ‘Shrine of Illusions,’ but more is needed to bump him up the list.
  • Emily is an annoying character who is hard to like but easy to befriend and stick to Clint.
  • Alex is arrogant, self-obsessed, rude, and sexist, with little emotional growth.
  • Elliot is a sweetheart, romantic, savant, and prince charming, but he can be challenging to handle.
  • Kent is a relatable character with an exciting storyline and valuable recipes.
  • George is a grumpy older man who softens up with time and effort, offering a recipe for Spicy Eel.
  • Sandy is a bubbly and upbeat character who offers pleasant conversations and a recipe to add to the collection.
  • Gus is a constant figure in the players’ Stardew Valley journey, providing a ray of sunshine.
  • Maru is a driven and intelligent bachelorette who offers lovely gifts when married, but her room is messy.
  • Willy is a pleasant character who offers goods, quests, recipes, and heart events.
  • Vincent is a sweet kid with fun dialogue and a helpful heart event, but Jas is harder to befriend due to her role in Shane’s storyline.
  • Dwarf in Stardew Valley offers intrigue and high-quality items, making him a worthy addition.
  • Robin is a wholesome character with much to offer the player, including furniture, recipes, and blueprints.
  • Harvey is a shy character who is easy to befriend and adds charming additions to the farmstead.
  • Penny is a kind soul who cares for others and brings aesthetic changes to the home when married.
  • Jodi is a beautiful character, offering random gifts and encouraging players to develop relationships with her.
  • Leah is an outdoorsy, laid-back girl who is easy to get along with and loves salads.
  • Sam is a spiky-haired musician and role model who is easy to win over but predictable.
  • Evelyn is the town’s shining beacon of pleasantness, altruism, and joy.
  • Sebastian is a well-loved character in the Stardew Valley universe.
  • Abigail is a misunderstood love interest who appeals to the younger generation, playing video games and becoming a warrior.
  • Krobus offers quality merchandise, roles in stories, heart events, and platonic roommates.
  • Shane is our pick of love interests in Stardew Valley due to his story arc and heartfelt moments.
  • Linus is the true hero of Stardew Valley, a simple man with a good heart and a pillar of the community.
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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley offers a laid-back atmosphere, relaxing mechanics that can be as intense as you want them to be. It has fun dungeon-crawling sections, a variety of items to collect, activities, and festivals to attend. This is all in a sleepy town full of interesting characters and potential suitors, all with their own unique stories to tell. Considering that this game was made by one person, it continues to receive updates with new content to this day. It is truly staggering and deserves a heap of praise.

However, today we aren’t focusing on how excellent the mechanics or environment is. Instead, we focus on the townsfolk. We are taking on the rather arduous task of ranking every Stardew Valley character from worst to best. Now, we already hear you screaming at the screen ‘How can you even do that, it’s a matter of opinion?!’ Well yes, it is and admittedly, this list will be subjective and up for debate. However, we are doing everything in our power to make this as fair and accurate as we possibly can.

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The Ranking Process

So within this list, we will be taking into account various factors such as morality, storylines, the gifts the player can receive, how difficult it can be to befriend these characters, their routines, their heart events, and their relationships with other townsfolk. Plus, we will not be including any Stardew Valley character that does not appear on the heart menu. So no Gil, no Gunther, no Grandpa, and sadly, no hat mouse, sorry guys. Of course, this will only go so far, so if you have a difference of opinion, be sure to let us know in the comments section below. Though without further delay, let’s get into it. This is every Stardew valley character ranked from worst to best.

#33 – Mayor Lewis

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That’s right, the bottom of the list is the Mayor of Pelican town, Lewis. You may think this is harsh but let’s look at the facts for a moment. So when you arrive in town, it’s in disarray. The bus is broken, the community center is desolate and run down, most people in the town are without jobs… Yet he spends his day watering his garden and occasionally checking on the businesses in the town. Mostly, however, he spends his time with Marnie, drinking in the bar or getting up to something a little more private (if you catch our drift).

He also doesn’t want to go public with her because he is so hung up about his reputation as mayor and fails to ever take responsibility for any of the town’s shortcomings. In short, the guy is a typical self-serving politician, even in this small town, and for that, he gets the wooden spoon award. Nice one Lewis.

#32 – Pierre

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Next up is your local shopkeeper, Pierre. At face value you may be wondering, “how can we possibly put this man so low, he’s the lifeblood of the town!?” Well, that’s the issue, everything he does is about his store. He has dialogue within the game that suggests that more holidays should be based around making a profit. Plus, Demetrius has dialogue that suggests that Pierre is in fact, a very skilled farmer, so why didn’t he pick up the slack before you arrived?

Then on top of this, the dude only loves one thing and that’s ‘Fried Calamari’ which isn’t exactly the easiest thing to acquire, making him a pretty hard guy to befriend. Although the guy does have the best prices in the town, he offers you a blueberry tart recipe if you make the effort to be his pal. Plus, he’s 420 friendly as you see in his six-star event. He’s not all bad but we only wish he would be less money-oriented and lighten up.

#31 – Demetrius

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Now we have the local geologist, Demetrius. While he seems like a sweet guy, he does have some moments that may make you reconsider your opinion of him. Firstly, between his two children, Maru and Sebastian, there is clearly a favorite. We get that Maru is much better aligned with him due to shared interests and she has a more conventional career plan than Sebastian, but come on man, you can’t be that obvious.

Also, if you happen to like Maru and pursue a relationship with her, he will warn her away from you and lie to her to make it happen. Sure, it might be the mark of a father protecting his kid but it’s overbearing and speaks to his character. Another example is the dialogue with Robin and the player about a tomato being a fruit. He belittles Robin and it isn’t even the only time he does this. Overall, Demetrius is pompous, self-righteous and for that reason, he’s low on this list.

#30– Caroline

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Next, we have Caroline, Abigail’s mother, and Pierre’s wife. In general, Caroline seems like a pretty placid character. However, there is a key reason why she finds herself low on the pecking order here. You see, through various character’s dialogue entries in the game, you can draw conclusions that Caroline was unfaithful to Pierre with the wizard, Rasmodious. This is made worse due to the dialogue with the wizard that indicates that he could have a daughter living in the town. So, if you put all the pieces together, it looks rather bad.

To summarise, she’s living a lie, keeping Pierre in the dark, and her daughter Abigail is likely Rasmodious’s child. Plus, she isn’t all that interesting as a character on a base level either. She doesn’t support any of her daughter’s decisions, perhaps because they remind her of the wizard and, therefore, her mistake. Honestly, we could have swapped her and Pierre but at least she provides some intrigue through this story. All this leads to Caroline placing low on our list.

#29  Haley

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Now we have our first potential romantic interest on the list. Predictably it’s the shallow and rude Haley who takes the spot. When we meet Haley, she constantly talks about going to the mall, how we smell terrible, how the small town sucks, and she generally just criticizes you until you become reasonably good friends with her, which she doesn’t really give you any reason to do based on her behaviour. She is consistently rude and she doesn’t clean around the house for her roommate Emily.

We would also say that her story arc is pretty predictable and dull in comparison to other characters, making her one of the least desirable love interests on offer. However, when married to Haley, she does give great gifts to the player and her room in your home isn’t the most horrible looking one you can inherit. Although, with so many better options in the town, we would urge you to look elsewhere for a spouse. Unless you want to make her tend the animals out of spite, which is a fun option too.

#28 – Clint

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Clint is next up on our list and upon your first encounter with him, you may think that he is just a quiet, misunderstood guy. However, as you get to know him, he turns out to be a whiny, spineless man who is rude, constantly complains, and offers some of the driest conversations you will have in the entire game. He has the player pursue Emily for him instead of acting off his own back, plus if the player acts to pursue Emily themselves, he will resent you from there on out.

Then, on top of that, despite the mass amounts of cash you spend in his shop and the countless gifts and quests you complete for him, he never really warms to the player. He’s always asking why you aren’t working or complaining about something. He’s a real downer and does nothing to help the situation in the town. We feel that this may have been some failed character development that aimed to see him grow into a lovable shy character, sadly though, this never really happens.

27- Pam

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This one might be a little controversial simply because Pam isn’t that bad of a person outside of her addiction to alcohol. However, it’s this same addiction that takes a massive toll on her daughter Penny. Penny from a young age has taken on the role of her mother’s carer and has essentially forfeited a chance of making something of herself or having a normal upbringing in the process. This is purely due to the environment that Pam has created.

Aside from this though, she does have some redeeming qualities. She clearly cares for Penny, she offers several recipes and quests for the player, she isn’t really ever rude to the player despite her hard life and she has a good heart and clearly wants to get better. You even see her turn to faith in her heart events, praying to Yoba, the in-game deity for help to overcome her addiction. She has her flaws but we have sympathy for old Pam.

#26 – Marnie

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Next up we have Marnie, the local rancher who will sell you livestock and animal supplies. Again, at face value, she seems like a nice woman. However, we have some issues with her. Firstly, why does she never work? Her hours of service are 9 am to 4 pm which is already the joint shortest in the town with Clint but then on top of that, she doesn’t work on Monday or Tuesday’s, making it pretty tricky to schedule all your animal-related purchases, so that’s a bummer.

However, at heart, Marnie is a kind soul. She cares for her animals very well, she keeps a roof over the head of both Jas and Shane, she supports Shane through his various issues. Plus, she is the real victim in the relationship with Lewis. She clearly wants a real relationship with him and is being strung along, so you can’t help but feel sorry for the girl. She probably would have placed higher if she would only run her business a little better but overall, Marnie is a decent Stardew Valley character.

#25 – Rasmodius (The Wizard)

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Next is the wizard. Now, as far as eclectic and interesting characters go, he is pretty great. However, there is a reason why he won’t even make it into the top half of our list. One reason is the role he played in Caroline and Pierre’s relationship which, although not necessarily his fault, isn’t exactly the nicest thing to do. Secondly, this guy is literally magic, so it begs the question, why hasn’t this guy done anything to help the state of affairs in this town. Sure he helps the player interact with the Junimos but why can’t he do anything off his own back.

He also sends the player on a quest that will allow them the ability to divorce their spouse and turn their children into doves, which again, isn’t his doing directly but he gives you all the tools to make it happen. Aside from this though, he is a fun character and he will give the player access to the ‘Shrine of Illusions’ which allows you to change your appearance on the fly. Though it isn’t enough to bump him up the list we’re afraid.

#24 – Emily

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Another bachelorette appears on the list and this time it’s the blue-haired and very spiritual, Emily. Let’s get one thing straight, Emily isn’t necessarily a horrible character. She’s more of an annoying character who is for this reason, hard to like. Her spiritual nature has her play off like a Starbucks drinking, horoscope reading, and self-obsessed character. This view is only really cemented through the heart events with Emily.

All of the encounters seem to focus on Emily rather than your relationship with her growing. Plus, the content is pretty predictable, doesn’t have much substance, and thanks to her general demeanor, is pretty hard to sit through. The upside is that she is pretty easy to befriend if you frequent the mines a lot, she gives good gifts, her additions to the home are rather aesthetically pleasing and if you’re so inclined, marrying her will really stick it to Clint, so if that’s your cup of tea, fill your boots.

#23 – Alex

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Now we have our first confirmed bachelor in the form of Alex. This guy at face value is essentially the typical jock who never mentally left high school and sadly, even though his heart events do somewhat iron out some of his flaws, this is exactly what he is. There is little you can really do to fix him. He’s arrogant, he’s self-obsessed, he’s rude to the player and unlike Haley, he doesn’t grow as a character as you develop a relationship with him.

On top of this, he is sexist on several occasions and if you are looking for some sort of romantic love story, that’s far from the experience you’ll have with Alex. His open conversation about his Dad and Mum does offer some means of looking past his behavior but aside from this, he’s the male representation of Haley, just a little less rude as a whole but expect a lot less emotional growth if you do choose him.

#22 – Elliot

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This one can really swing one of two ways depending on how you perceive Elliot. In some ways, Elliot is a sweetheart, a romantic, a savant, and a true prince charming sort of character. He’s eloquent, well-spoken, sharply dressed, and a real catch. However, he’s also a lot to handle. He never really switches off and is always as intense no matter where you are in your relationship with him.  Plus, he can come across as very pretentious if you don’t buy into his upper-class vibe.

His story can come across as rather self-centered initially. However, as you get to know him, you become his muse and inspire his writing pursuits and he offers great gifts when you are married. Plus, he is very easy to please as a friend. Overall, he is a character that can easily rub the player up the wrong way at first but if you get to know him, you may just find him as charming as his portrait portrays him to be.

#21 – Kent

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Next up we have Kent, a character who some less persistent Stardew Valley fans may have never met. Kent shows up after one year, returning from army duty, and from there, the player can befriend him rather easily. While you may think that Kent might have been portrayed as the lug head army stereotype, he is far from it. He is an attentive husband, a good father, and generally a really nice guy.

On top of that, he also struggles with PTSD after his tour with the army, and this storyline, although brief, is actually very interesting and touches on a topic that is often not given enough airtime in the media. Plus, he gives the player some useful recipes if you befriend him. Overall, Kent is a very relatable character and would probably be higher on this list if he was available right from the start of your playthrough.

#20 – George

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Now we have George, Alex’s grandfather. George is a tough nut to crack when you first meet him and will likely be one of the last characters you encounter due to his reclusive nature. He isn’t a massive fan of the outdoors and generally seems like a grumpy old man. However, if you take the time to get to know George, you find out that his behavior is brought on by his debilitating health condition and deep down, he is a real sweetheart.

As you befriend him, he softens up, offering to chat to you more and more, becoming self-aware and opting to change his outlook on life. Plus, he offers you the recipe for Spicy Eel which is one of the most important dishes in the game if you want to get around fast and up your luck for the day. Overall, George is like the old man from the Pixar film, Up. He’s a grump at first but he soon becomes a lovable character with time and effort.

#19 – Sandy

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As we approach the halfway point for this list, you may begin to see that there are fewer and fewer negatives about the entries and rather an abundance of positives. Half of this statement is true of our next entry, Sandy. Sandy is the lady who runs the shop out in Calcio Desert. So players will not get to meet her for quite a while into their playthrough. However, when you do, you’ll meet one of the most bubbly and upbeat characters in the Stardew universe.

Admittedly, your encounters with sandy will be rather limited as she doesn’t have too much unique dialogue and no heart events to speak of either. Despite this though, she is inherently likable thanks to her upbeat demeanor, all of the conversations with her are pleasant. Plus, she even offers you a nice recipe to add to your collection. The reason why she finds herself so low is down to her not being present from the beginning of the game and also because she is a supporting character with little to offer outside of pleasant small talk.

#18 – Gus

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If we are placing Sandy around this point in the list, it is only fair that we do the same for Gus. Gus is the man that runs the bar in town, the Stardrop Saloon, and is a constant figure in the players’ Stardew Valley journey, provided you frequent the bar a lot to stock up on hot meals. Gus’ story, much like Sandy, doesn’t offer an awful lot of content for the player to learn about him. However, every time we see Gus in a cut scene or chat to him it’s always a pleasant experience.

He never complains about the struggle to keep his bar afloat despite a testing period, he offers food to Linus despite this hard financial period and in general, he is a constant ray of sunshine in contrast to the rather concerning and downbeat stories that other characters will share with you. If Gus had a more substantial story, perhaps he would be near the top of this list but due to his supporting character role, he ranks here.

#17 – Maru

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Next, we have the daughter of Robin and Demetrius, Maru. Maru is a bachelorette that the player can pursue and has a keen interest in science and medicine, hence why she works in the doctor’s surgery in town. Maru is clearly a very driven and intelligent girl and while we love to see a woman being represented as an educated go-getter, in this instance, it makes Maru seem a little dull.

It’s the typical ‘all work and no play’ theory. The heart events are a mixed bag with Maru, you get some interesting scenes but others fall a little flat but what we will say is that the romance really does shine through, building throughout the relationship arguably more so than with any other suitor. She offers nice gifts when married but sadly her room is a little bit messy and makes the house look a little unaesthetic as a result. In short, Maru is a mixed bag but for the right type of player, she will be the ideal match.

#16 – Willy

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Now we have the town fisherman, Willy. This character is one that is pleasant right from the off, offering the player their first fishing rod and generally being a nice, pleasant person in all your encounters. He sells the player goods in his store, offers several quests, grants the player a generous amount of recipes, and even has a rather interesting heart event into the bargain.

The only reason why we haven’t placed Willy higher on the list is due to his lack of initiative. If he is an active fisherman, why is he not contributing to the community center targets? Plus, after you have the initial cutscene and the heart event with Willy, he is a character that offers very little else. Still, though, it’s hard not to have a soft spot for the old sea dog.

#15 – Vincent

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Next, we have one of the two children present in Stardew Valley aside from any of your own, Vincent. Vincent is a really sweet kid who you’ll likely find hanging out with his friend Jas or in the library with Penny. Vincent is a pleasant kid, has some fun dialogue entries, and even has a very useful heart event that will increase the value of spring onions by five times their usual worth, making them a very worthwhile forage item.

Sadly though, this is about all we can really say about Vincent. He doesn’t offer any gifts or recipes predictably as he is a child. Plus, because he isn’t a merchant, a quest giver, or a love interest, it’s very easy to forget about him completely. For all these reasons, we think Vincent falls somewhere in the middle of the pack.

#14 – Jas

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Jas is very much in the same boat as Vincent. She’s the only other kid in Stardew Valley, only she lives with her aunt Marnie and her godfather, Shane. She offers the same heart event as Vincent as you need to have eight hearts with both kids to access this event, she is about equally as hard to befriend as Vincent. Plus, she is also a very sweet kid with some fun dialogue. So why is she above Vincent?

Well, the only contributing factor is that she features in Shane’s storyline, playing a rather important role in that story arc, and for that reason, she perhaps has just a little more to offer when picking between the two.

#13– Dwarf

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Next up we have the dwarf which you’ll find behind a breakable wall in the Stardew Valley mines. While initially, the dwarf will only speak incomprehensible dwarvish, if you give him all the dwarf scrolls, he will soon start speaking sense and will begin selling the player some useful items for mining. However, this character is much more than a simple merchant. He plays his role in an interesting story depicting the relationship between the dwarves and the shadow people.

This will show itself in the form of a heart event when you gain over fifty friendship points with the cave merchant when you enter the sewers. He may not offer a tonne of intrigue outside of this but he’s a very worthy addition to the roster of characters and each offering involving the dwarf is of high quality, plus, how can you not love his cute little face.

#12 – Robin

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Now we have the town carpenter and one of the first Stardew Valley characters that the player will meet, Robin. Robin is a character that has a lot to offer to the player, you’ll be able to buy furniture for your home and upgrade your house, buy buildings for your farmstead. Then aside from her qualities as a merchant, she is a genuinely lovely character as well. She is the glue that holds her family together despite some strained relationships and represents a modern woman that doesn’t assign to normal gender roles and we are totally here for it.

She will also randomly gift the player wood from time to time, offers a useful recipe, and even offers you a blueprint to build flute and drum blocks to spruce up your home. For many, Robin would have been the ideal marriage candidate and one of the most wholesome characters in the entire game. So for that, we place Robin in high regard.

#11 – Harvey

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Now we have another Batchelor, the town doctor Harvey. Harvey is a very shy character and one of the older bachelors in the town. He’s a hard man to get the hold of as he spends most of his time working and often, you won’t be able to reach him after the doctor’s office closes for the day. However, if you take the time and effort to become a fixture of Harvey’s life, you’ll be treated to some interesting heart events. Admittedly, the first few are a little stale but after that, things pick up fast.

He’s an easy character to befriend, provided you can work out his schedule. Plus, the additions he makes to your home are understated but charming, such as his garden which is a lovely touch to your farmstead. He ranks outside the top ten as he is a character that you will have to go out of your way to befriend and get to know but if you do, you won’t be disappointed.

#10 – Penny

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Now we have Penny, the daughter of Pam, and potential love interest. As aforementioned, Penny’s life is very much dictated and hindered by Pam’s drinking habit, meaning she has to run the household and care for her mother. She also does altruistic things such as tutoring the kids in the town, helping George in an early heart event, and generally putting her life on hold to help others in the town. She is a character that constantly looks outside herself, caring for others ahead of herself.

This is really sweet and most Stardew Valley players will immediately warm to the kind soul that Penny is. Plus, the aesthetic changes that she brings to the home when you are married are great. The only aspect that may grind on players is her rather whiny nature. It’s not quite on Clint’s level but you can’t help but feel even without the situation with her mother, Penny would still seek aspects of her life to act as a means of keeping herself down. That’s just one perspective of course and overall, Penny is wonderful, if a little understated character.

#9– Jodi

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Now we have the full-time mother of the town, Jodi. Stardew Valley Players will find that they immediately warm to Jodi thanks to her pleasant demeanor, the way she cares for her children, her hard-working nature, and the fact that she will offer random gifts to the player to aid their introduction to farm life. This is a great introduction and Jodi only gets more pleasant to be around as you develop your relationship with her. You’ll be invited around for dinner, you’ll be gifted a handful of recipes and she’s easy to befriend.

Then just when you think you can’t care for Jodi more, Kent arrives home and her loving, supportive role in his story only cements the player’s view of Jodi as a spectacular character. She’s the mother and person that we all should aim to be in life and the only reason she doesn’t sail up to the top of this list is the limited events and storyline that her character offers. However, in terms of quality, Jodi is a real gem.

#8– Leah

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Next, we have the resident artist of Pelican Town and potential love interest, Leah. While many would write her off as the female equivalent of Elliot, Leah has much more to offer within her story arc, you’ll see a gradual and natural growing romance throughout, you’ll receive a nice piece of furniture for your home and you’ll even be thrown into a tussle for her affection with a love rival in this storyline and although this is more of a cosmetic addition, it’s still pretty intense.

In addition to this great story, Leah is an outdoorsy and laid-back girl that’s easy to get along with, her additions to your home are arguably the best looking of the entire bunch aesthetically and on top of this, she is perhaps the easiest love interest to win over. She loves salads, Gus sells salads in the bar at a reasonable price. Need we say more? Overall, Leah is far more than your basic art student and a great addition to Stardew Valley.

#7  Sam

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Next up, we have the spiky-haired musician, Sam. While being a big brother and role model to Vincent, Sam is also a fantastic friend to Sebastian. While Sebastian would happily sit in his room indefinitely, Sam makes it his mission to make sure he’s still getting out and about, taking him to the bar for games of pool and showing up to offer his company. Then in his downtime, he skates, plays the guitar and generally, lives a pretty cushy life.

His heart events are pretty cool too and a decision you make early in your relationship will dictate what music his band plays later in the story, which is a nice touch. He’s easy to win over, he likes Joja Cola of all things and his additions to the farm are very aesthetic. He’s one of the least dramatic choices one can make for a romantic interest but as a whole, Sam is a great character, if a little bit predictable.

#6 – Evelyn

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Next up, we have one of the most wholesome Stardew Valley characters you are likely to find in the entire of Pelican Town. Evelyn is the grandmother of Alex and a spouse to George and she is the kind, caring grandmother figure that we all need in our lives. She does a lot for the town, tending to the flowers in the center of town, she keeps a roof over Alex’s head after the events that transpire with his father, plus, she makes you cookies, what’s better than that?

She offers some helpful recipes and really that’s all there is to say about Evelyn. She’s a shining beacon of pleasantness, altruism, and joy within the town and it’s as simple as that. She may not offer a tonne of story but it’s quality over quantity in this case.

#5  Sebastian

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Next up we have the scene kid of the Stardew Valley universe, Sebastian. Sebastian represents teenage angst and a story more relatable to a younger generation of players. He has a strained relationship with his stepdad, he generally sticks to his bedroom most of the time and he picks his friends rather selectively. However, if you take the time to befriend him, he will let you get involved in a rather intriguing coming of age story.

He offers decent gifts when you’re married, is relatively easy to befriend if you catch him by the river after a trip to the mines for the day. Plus, his heart event even lets you play a game of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ which will appeal to the fantasy fanatics out there. Overall, Sebastian is an understood character but one well worth getting to know.

#4 – Abigail

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If you wanted a misunderstood love interest that appeals to the younger generation but of the female variety, well, Abigail is your girl. She has a strained relationship with her parents, she picks her friends carefully and she is a fan of the darker, more mysterious things in the world. If you follow her story arc, you’ll be able to play video games with her, you’ll be introduced to Oujia boards and you’ll even see her become a fierce warrior in real life too.

It’s another one of your typical John Green style, coming of age stories that are well written and compelling right to its conclusion. Plus, all the rumors surrounding her biological father just adds that extra layer of intrigue regarding this character. So if you are on the hunt for a gamer girl within Stardew Valley with a little bit of edge, look no further.

#3 – Krobus

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Now we have Krobus, the adorable monster that lives in the sewers. While you won’t have access to him until you fill-up the museum for Gunther, doing so will be well worth the effort. When you access him, he will offer some of the best items in the game such as the Return Scepter that brings you straight back to your farm like a totem with unlimited uses, along with other brilliant goodies.

Then aside from his quality merchandise, he plays his role in the story with the Dwarf, he has an excellent heart event involving a sea monster. Plus, he represents the ‘Yes man’ option of this game, allowing players to have him move in as a platonic roommate, which will be perfect for those not interested in married life. He’s adorable, has the best gear, and serves as excellent company. What more can you ask of a shadow monster?

#2 – Shane

Stardew Valley Shane
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Coming in at runner-up, we have Shane. Now, for those that haven’t followed Shane’s story, he may have come across as a horrible, grumpy guy, and initially, he is, don’t get us wrong. However, as you get to know Shane, you realize that this is due to him suffering from depression and a sense of worthlessness. With the player’s help, Shane will follow a story arc that will see him rise from the ashes, recover from his alcohol addiction, break free from the clutches of depression and find joy in the little things.

He takes a more hands-on role as Jas’ godfather, he becomes a more active member of the community and he even begins raising blue chickens and grants the player the opportunity to raise them too, which is a game that revolves around farming, is absolutely outstanding. The only downside is the messy room that gets added to your home but that’s well worth the touching story and the heartfelt moments of this story. Shane is our pick of love interests in Stardew Valley.

#1 – Linus

Stardew Valley Linus
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Could it really have been anyone else? If you ask any Stardew valley player which character touched them the most, the majority would say Linus. He is the mountain man who lives in a tent by the mines and despite being an outcast from most of the town, he is still one of the nicest and most pleasant characters you will meet in this game. Even though he has so little, he still offers the player gifts. He gives the player recipes for their collection and his heart events are truly touching.

You will see his daily struggles throughout these events and get some insight into his way of life. Then just when you think you will offer him a way out, he declines. He likes his way of life. He is a simple man, with a good heart and is a pillar of the community, even when they fail to acknowledge him at times. Linus is the true hero of Stardew Valley and for us, he is the best character of the bunch.

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So that is our list of all the Stardew Valley characters ranked from worst to best!

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