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Forager Skills Guide

Check out all of the skills in Forager with this quick guide.
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One of the key parts of progressing in Forager is garnering new skills. In order to learn a new skill, you will first have to earn a level by gaining enough experience within the game. Next, you will be able to spend a skill point to learn a skill of your choosing from the skill tree.

There are four types of skills in Forager. There are industry, forager, magic and economy skills. The trick, however, is that the only skills visible to the player are the ones adjacent to skills already filled with skill points. Consequently, it can be hard to plan out your character.

Luckily, we have come up with a quick rundown of all the available skills in Forager. Check them out below.

Industry Skills

Many of the industry skills will prove priceless late game. The sewing skill is a must, as you can make an incredible number of useful items with the sewing station. Beyond that, the automation and engineering skills can really help you improve your income late game.

SkillDescription
IndustryUnlocks Steel. Unlocks Glass. Gain XP when building Structures.
SewingUnlocks Leather. Sewing Station works 25% faster.
TextilesUnlocks Basic Boots. Unlocks Basic Gloves.
JewelryUnlocks Basic Amulet. Gems sell for 20% more coins.
CarpentryUnlocks Torches. Structures cost 25% less wood.
SmeltingFurnaces and Forges operate 25% faster.
CraftmanshipUnlocks Royal Steel. Unlocks Royal Clothing.
PhysicsUnlocks Power Plants.
MasonryUnlocks Braziers. Structures cost 25% less stone and brick.
MachineryUnlocks Flower Press
AutomationUnlocks Mining Rods. Crafted items collect themselves.
EngineeringUnlocks EMP Grenade. Unlocks Droids. Structures work 25% faster.
BallisticsUnlocks Ballistas. Bows shoot triple arrows.
DrillingUnlocks Offshore Drills. 25% to find coal when digging.
ManufacturingUnlocks Factory. Structures have a 20% chance to craft double items.
LasersMining Rods and Droids deal double damage.

Economy Skills

The logistics and storage skills are paramount for any player that plans on staying in Forager for the end game. Not all of the economy skills are worthwhile, but some can surely make life easier.

SkillDescription
EconomyGain 40 coins.
CoinageForges produce 4 extra coins every time.
TradeUnlocks Market.
CommerceItems discarded from your inventory are instantly sold instead.
StorageUnlocks Vaults.
BankingUnlocks Banks.
ArtistryCrafted items are worth 25% more Coins.
SupplyMarket sells more items.
OpticsUnlocks Lighthouse. Doubles light radius.
TreasuryBanks generate coins 50% faster when adjacent to other banks.
BargainReduces all Coin costs by 15%.
GamblingUnlocks slot machines.
ArchitectureStructures have double health. Structures cost 15% fewer materials. Vaults have more inventory slots.
LogisticsLighthouses Mining Rods, Power Plants and Ballistas have double area of effect.
ColonizationPurchasing Lands is 30% cheaper.
CapitalismGain XP when selling things.

Foraging Skills

The foraging skills are really worthwhile during the starting phase of your Forager experience. Things like the gathering skill can make hauling items around much easier. When it comes to the late game, try focusing your efforts on economy and industry skills.

SkillDescription
ForagingCotton spawns more often. Allows Beet and Wheat to spawn.
GatheringGain 4 inventory slots. Gain 25% more XP from plants and crops.
FarmingUnlocks Windmill. Unlocks Shovel. Unlocks Bread.
AgricultureUnlocks Sprinklers. Farms and Animals yield 25% more resources.
WoodcuttingTrees drop 50% more wood.
FishingFish Traps catch things 50% faster. Unlocks Cooked Fish.
CookingUnlocks Cookpots, Sugar, Mayo and Cheese.
VoracityGain 20% more energy when eating.
MiningRocks drop 40% more minerals.
HuntingUnlocks bows, arrows and Cooked Meat.
LootingSlain enemies drop coins.
GluttonyGain XP when eating things.
ProspectingRocks have 10% more chances of dropping gems. Increases the chance of finding rare items when digging by 30%.
GeologyAll rocks drop coal.
DepositUnlocks Quarry.
CalciverousAllows you to eat minerals and gems.

Magic Skills

These skills are not exactly paramount. However, some of these skills can make certain situations much easier. Pick and choose where to spend your skill points wisely when it comes to this skill tree. For the most part, industry and economy skills are more dependably useful. That being said, the magic skills can add exciting flairs to your playing experience.

SkillDescription
MagicAllows you to find Faeries.
InscriptionUnlocks Inscription Table.
Novice ScrollsUnlocks basic level scrolls.
Expert ScrollsUnlocks expert level scrolls.
BrillianceGain 20% more XP.
AlchemyUnlocks Cauldron.
Novice PotionsUnlocks basic level potions.
Expert PotionsUnlocks expert level potions.
CombatUnlocks Basic Sword. Increases dodge chance by 15%
FaithUnlocks Shrine.
SpellbindBuffs last 50% longer. Gain XP when drinking potions and using scrolls.
ReagencyCauldrons and Inscription Tables.
FroststrikeAttacks have 50% chance to freeze enemies. Unlocks Spirit Crystals.
RenewalRecover energy when killing enemies.
SummoningShrines recharge twice as fast. Buffs last 50% longer.
TransmutationCan use Cauldrons to transmute Steel into Gems.

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Hunter Boyce is a writer, which probably seems pretty obvious with "author" prominently displayed. He mostly writes about video games. However, he was previously a mixed martial arts news writer. When not writing about people pelting each other in the face or about leveling up in the latest RPG, he tends to spend his time as a web producer in Atlanta. You can shout all of your MMA and video game related quandaries at him at @SomthinClever on Twitter. Feel free to make your demands to him in ALL CAPS. He loves that.

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