All Tool Upgrades And How To Get Them

Fae Farm gets plenty of things right in the farming sim genre, and one of those delightful inclusions is the ability to auto-swap between tools to handle different tasks involved in maintaining a farm. But even that won’t be enough to handle some of Fae Farm’s strongest lumber, ores, and foraging items.


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That’s where your tool upgrades come in! Visit Cinder the Blacksmith with some Florins and ingots to have her transform your tools into stronger versions to gain access to new resources throughout the game. Below, we’ve got all the info you need to upgrade tools in Fae Farm.

Updated on September 23, 2023: Now that we’ve discovered some additional powers from your fully upgraded tools in Fae Farm, we’re updating our tool upgrade guide to include the cool power-ups your farmer gets with Gold tools.


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When you first begin playing Fae Farm, Mayor Merritt gives you a set of starter tools when you head to your Homestead for the first time. These are to help you collect resources, tend to crops, clear dungeons, and more.

And these introductory tools are fine at first, but before you can really dive into the thick of the Saltwater Mines, Cleo sends you to Cinder the Blacksmith to upgrade your Pickax once you’ve gotten some Copper from Saltwater Mines.

If you haven’t met her already, this introduces you to Cinder, who runs her Smithery in East Town down by the docks, near the bridge over to the Beach.

Not only will Cinder have several mining-related Jobs to give you, but she’s where you’ll go to upgrade all of your tools. In exchange for both ingots and Florins, Cinder can upgrade your tools progressively throughout Fae Farm.

Upgrades for each tool in Fae Farm add new abilities related to that tool:

  • Ax upgrades allow you to chop thicker, tougher kinds of wood for your Logging skill.
  • Pickax upgrades break apart stronger, more valuable ores. These are critical for your dungeon-crawling success and the building of your Mining skill.
  • Scythe upgrades chop down different types of grasses, which become tougher to cut as you progress into more difficult dungeons.
  • Shovel upgrades help you dig up more stubborn kinds of dirt in the various areas of Azoria and in its dungeons.
  • Watering Can upgrades aren’t critical to your Farming skill, but they allow you to hold more water and use less energy tending to crops and flowers.

a farmer speaking to cinder about job quests in fae farm

You’ll run into roadblocks if your tools aren’t strong enough for a particular task – your farmer struggles and a pop-up dialogue appears to recommend upgrading your tools in Fae Farm.

Smelt Ores Into Ingots At The Stone Forge

Your upgrades are limited to the resources you currently have. The game’s dungeons have two ores unique to each location specifically, meaning you’ll find yourself doing a lot of backtracking if you don’t stock up on ores while you’re in the dungeons.

Once you’ve collected the ores you need, you have to smelt them into ingots using the Stone Forge. This can be constructed on your Homestead for 25 Stone and ten Coal.

From there, you’ll need ten ores to make one ingot. They take time to smelt, but once they’re finished, collect the ingot from the Stone Forge and head back to Cinder. Give her your ingot and Florins, and you’ll walk away with a freshly upgraded tool.

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In the table below, we’ve kept track of all tool upgrades in Fae Farm, including what you’ll need in terms of the raw materials, how much they cost at each level, and what new ability they add to the tool in question.

Every Tool Upgrade In Fae Farm

Tool Upgrade Level

Materials

Cost (Florins)

What This Tool Upgrade Does

Copper

1 Copper Ingot

100 Florins

Ax

Chops Oak Trees

Pickax

Breaks Iron Ore in the Saltwater Mines, and can be charged to break all rocks in a 3×3 range

Scythe

Can be charged to cut all plants in a 3×3 range

Shovel

Digs up Mulch, and uses less energy

Watering Can

Holds more water, and can be charged to water all crops in a 3×3 range

Iron

2 Iron Ingots

500

Ax

Chops Flutterwood Trees in the Fae Realm

Pickax

Breaks Feyrite Ore in the Floating Ruins

Scythe

Cuts Clover Feed in the Fae Realm

Shovel

Uses less energy

Watering Can

Holds more water and uses less energy

Feyrite

3 Feyrite Ingots

1,500

Ax

Chops Sporewood Trees in the Fae Realm and the Floating Ruins

Pickax

Breaks Silver Ore in the Floating Ruins, and can be charged twice to break all rocks in a 5×5 range

Scythe

Cuts Sporeweed, and can be charged twice to cut all items in a 5×5 range

Shovel

Digs up Shade Jelly in the Floating Ruins

Watering Can

Holds more water, and can be charged twice to water a 5×5 range

Silver

4 Silver Ingots

2,500

Ax

Chops Ancient Trees in the Mountains

Pickax

Breaks Orichalcum Ore in the Scorched Caverns

Scythe

Cuts Frost Thistle in the Mountains

Shovel

Digs up Peat Moss in the Mountains

Watering Can

Holds more water and uses less energy

Orichalcum

5 Orichalcum Ingots

3,500

Ax

Chops Frostwood Trees in the Mountains

Pickax

Breaks Gold Ore in the Scorched Caverns

Scythe

Cuts Fireweed in the Scorched Caverns

Shovel

Digs up Volcanic Ash in the Scorched Caverns

Watering Can

Holds more water and uses less energy

Gold

5 Gold Ingots

5,000

Ax

A full charge sends an air blade across the screen, chopping all the trees it touches

Pickax

Can be charged to break all rocks and ores in a 9×9 range

Scythe

A full charge sends your farmer spinning for a few seconds, chopping everything in their path

Shovel

Digs up Flame Salts, and a full charge can chain digging spots together and dig them all up at once

Watering Can

Uses less energy, and can be charged to water all plants in a 9×9 range

Each tool has the same upgrade requirements at each level, which makes doing the math on your next Fae Farm tool upgrade easy to predict.

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