Each collector profession in the New World requires the use of tools. There are several tools that are used for different purposes.

Fishing Rod - Used for fishing
Login Ax - Used for logging
Pickaxe - used to mine ore
Sickle - Used to harvest plants
Skinning Knife - Used for skinning animals

There are 3 ways to get tools in New World. First, you can craft tier 1 basic tools in your camp. You can create higher-level tools in the forge in the settlement by using the Engineering crafting skill, and you can also purchase tools at the settlement's trading outlets.

Once you have the tools you want to use, right-click on them in your inventory and select "Active Tool". You can have one of each tool active at any time, so there is no need to change tools. For example, when you are in the wild and see a knot of ore that you would like to mine as well, you can just walk to the tree or ore knot and press the default 'E' key to start collecting the knot or resource as long as you have both an ax and a pickaxe as active tools.

Tools can be crafted using perks that include increasing durability and increasing harvesting efficiency. Durability increases tool life and reduces the time between repairs. Efficiency increases the amount of basic resource that you gain, such as wood or iron.

The Gathering Gear levels follow the same Level 5 progression as other gear in the game.

Level 1 Flint
level 2 iron
Level 3 steel
Star Metal Level 4
Level 5 Orichalcum

Having better tools increases your collection speed. You can check the speed of collecting tools by hovering over an item and viewing detailed information about that specific item. When purchasing a tool of a certain level or crafting a tool of a certain level, make sure to check the collection speed before purchasing or retrieving the tools.

The tools level also determines what resources you can collect. The higher the gear level and the higher your collection level, the higher the levels you can collect.

The level of an item can be easily identified by the Roman numeral on the item icon when you enter your inventory.

Where and how to find resources

You can find resources in New World by checking out our interactive New World Map.

Also, when you open the map in-game, the default "M" key you can then click "Resource Locations" on the left side of the map. This won't give you specific resource locations, but it will provide a general guide to where to find the resource.

Once you reach a certain level in a certain collecting skill, you will be able to track resources. This means that you can see the resource icon on the compass if you are close enough to the resource to easily find the resource to collect.

Collecting skills

Collecting in the New World consists of 5 different skills


When you use each of the above skills, you gain experience and increase your skill level. The more you use it, the higher your level becomes. Higher harvesting rates increase the percentage of special resource change when harvesting and increase the harvesting speed.

To view your level in each trading skill, press the default 'K' key to view your skill trees. You can then click on a trading skill to view the details of that particular skill, including a gathering speed bonus, what resources can be harvested and tracked at what level, required tool, and what each node looks like.

Remember that your progress in collecting skills is limited to 200. There are certain level points at which you can collect certain items. For example, Orichalcum, the highest ore junction, cannot be mined until you have reached 175 mining, and cannot be tracked until you have reached 200 mining.

asset tracking means that the node will be visible on the compass at the top of the screen.

1. Fishing

The rods in the New World can be crafted with the skill of trading engineers.

  • There are 11 unique types of perk for fishing rods.
  • Your ability to find hotspots increases with your ability to fish

After creating or purchasing a fishing rod, you can go fishing by equipping the fishing rod and finding a nearby body of water. You can fish in fresh or salt water. When you find some water, walk up to it and press F3 to pull out the rod, then left click to cast the rod and start the fishing mini-game. Where you catch and what type of bait you use will determine the type of fish you catch. Caught fish can be boiled.

Hotspots allow you to catch better quality fish and cover a wide range of hotspots as well as secret hotspots. Your ability to discover and track these hotspots depends on your fishing skills. As fishing progresses, you will reach level milestones that unlock new hotspots to discover.

2. Login

Young Trees - Collectable at 0 and never tracked
Mature trees - Can be harvested at 50 and can never be tracked
Wyrdwood - Harvested for 100 and tracked for 125
Ironwood - Harvested on 175 and tracked on 200

Login in is one of the easiest gathering skills to level. There are only four types of knots and normal trees are always close to you, so it's easy to constantly gather wood and level up skills.

3. Mining

Mining is used to extract not only ore, but also stone, oil, gems and alchemical stones. Gems drop randomly during mining and are used to be placed into your inventory.

Stones (used to cut stone):
Normal stone - Collected at a mining level of 0. Very easy to find. It is located in every zone. Abundant resource.
Lodestone - harvesting at Mining Level 105. Tracked at Mining Level 155.

Metals (used for armor and weapons):
iron - Collectable at 0 and tracked at 25
Silver - Collectable for 10 and tracked for 35
Oil - harvestable at 20 and tracked at 45
Gold - Harvested at 45 and traced at 70
Alchemy Stones - Collectable in 50 and tracked in 75
Starmetal - Collected for 100 and tracked for 125
Lodestone - Collected at 105 and tracked at 155
Platinum - Collectable for 110 and tracked for 135
Orichalcum - Harvested in 175 and tracked in 200

Alchemy stones can be found scattered around the map. They follow the pattern. For example, you will find more earth nodes around earth mobs and water around water. They can be found in all zones.

4. Collection

The collection is used to collect plant nodes in the Nowy Świat. There are 7 types of plants that can be harvested: Farm Plants, Hemp, Fungi, Magical Creatures, Magical Plants, Silkweed, and Wirefiber.

Breeding Plants - Harvested at 0 and tracked at 20
Hemp - Harvested at 0 and tracked at 25
Mushrooms - Collectable at 0 and untracked
Magical Creatures - Collectable at 0 and tracked at 175
Magic Plants - Harvested at 30 and tracked at 45
Silkworm - Harvested at 100 and tracked at 125
Wirefiber - Harvested at 175 and tracked at 200

Mushrooms are harvested and used to create dyes. The colors of the mushrooms found are separated by zones. There are many mushrooms and they are easy to find in each zone.

Hemp and herbs:
It can be found in forest and grass biomes. Plentiful near Windsward. Usually where you find Hemp, you'll find a Coat of Arms nearby, and vice versa. Tracked at a harvest level of 100.

Agricultural plants:
Crops can be found on farms all over the map. Each farm has a different type of crop. You can check this map (map link) to find specific farm plants. Harvest level tracked 50.

Magic Plants / Creatures:
These nodes follow the same logic as the mining nodes. You will find aquatic plants near the water, earth plants / creatures near the earth's forest areas, etc.

5. Skinning

After killing the animal, you can skin it with a skinning knife to get raw skin and raw meat. Feathers and eggs can also be obtained from turkeys. The ability to skin some animal levels is related to the tracking and skinning level.

For example, if your skinning skill level is 0-10, you can skin creatures at levels 1-10, and if your skinning skill level is 100-103, you can skin animals at levels 25 and below.

The layers of skin are determined based on the level of the collected animal. For example, 35+ is level 4 and 50 plus is level 5 skin.

Collecting levels

In order to effectively and efficiently level your gathering skill, you need to spam your farm of the lowest resource levels with the best tools you can find and use at your level. Low resource levels are the easiest to find and quickest to collect. You can find every resource in Aeternum by using our Interactive Map. Be sure to buy bigger bags as you level up so you can carry more weight before you have to return to town to refine or sell materials.