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The Harvesting profession is used to harvest hemp, herbs, fibers, mushrooms and silk plants in New World. This profession can be leveled from level 1 to level 200. On this page you will find all the information about this profession and how you can improve your harvesting skills.


Which plants you can pick depends on your skill level. The game lists which level is needed for which plant under (Default Hotkey) K – Trade Skills – Harvesting.

Available Plants and Herbs in New World

Farm Plants can be picked directly with level 0. For this, of course, you need a tool.
You can find a detailed overview below.

What does “Tracked at” mean?
As soon as you have Harvesting at level 20, you will see a plant symbol at the top of the screen on the compass (see picture), which indicates in which direction a nearby plant is located as seen from you.

Near herbs and plants on the Compass

Where to find Harvesting Spots

The higher the skill needed for a plant, the rarer they are to find in the world.

The maps listed below not only show you where to find the desired NPCs, occurrences, animals or items, but also give you coordinates so that you know exactly where to find your chosen farm spot. To see coordinates in the game, you have to select the option Show FPS under Settings -> Visuals. Now you have the coordinates display in the upper right corner of the screen.

Ressource: newworld-map.com

newworld-map.com is a quite detailed tool that allows you to search for something very specifically through its filter function. In the center of the lower screen you can see the coordinates of the location your mouse pointer is over.

newworld-map.com is available in different languages.

Filter plants at newworld-map.com

Ressource: newworldfans.com/map

newworldfans.com/map offers you a similar, though at the moment less detailed filter option for materials of all kinds. Here it is a bit easier to quickly get the desired result.

The nodes are displayed cumulatively and are only displayed in more detail when you zoom in, which makes the map much clearer. On the right, lower edge of the screen you can see the coordinates of the occurrences over which your mouse pointer is located.

This map is only available in English at the moment.

Filter plants at newworldfans.com

Gathering Tool: Harvesting Sickle

To be able to pick plants at all you need the appropriate tool: the harvesting sickle. You can either craft this tool yourself or buy it at the trading post. During the first quests in the game you will learn how to make a skinning knife at a campfire. In the same way, you can make the Flint Harvesting Sickle right at the beginning, using a flint and a piece of wood.

Sickles, like all other tools for the gathering professions, are made by the engineering profession and have a chance to get perks from rank II. You can learn more about the effects and how to get them in the next paragraph.

Flint Harvesting Sickle – Tier I

  • Required Level: 0
  • Base Gather Speed: 100%
  • Workshop Tier 1
  • Engineering Level 0

You can harvest every plant with this sickle but very slow.

Iron Harvesting Sickle – Tier II

  • Required Level: 5+
  • Base Gather Speed: 125-129%
  • Workshop Tier 2
  • Engineering Level 0

This sickle has a chance for a perk.

Steel Harvesting Sickle – Tier III

  • Required Level: 20
  • Base Gather Speed: 250%
  • Workshop Tier 3
  • Engineering Level 50

When crafting this sickle, you have a chance for 2 perks.

Starmetal Harvesting Sickle – Tier IV

  • Required Level: 40
  • Base Gather Speed: 400%
  • Workshop Tier 4
  • Engineering Level 100

As you can see on the picture, this one already has the chance of 3 different perks.

Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle – Tier V

  • Required Level: 60
  • Base Gather Speed: 625%
  • Workshop Tier 5
  • Engineering Level 150

At this point, the Orichalcum Sickle is the best sickle you can use in this game. It can have up to 3 perks.

Perks for Harvesting Sickles

Perks are random in low chance crafting unless you add a Special Resource.

By default, you always have a small chance of a perk, this chance can be increased by Azoth. With a perk on it, the quality of the item changes.

Special Resources to improve your Tool

For harvesting sickles there are the following effects, which can be specified by special raw materials:

  • Durable – Sliver of Adamant
    Heightens the endurance of your sickle.
  • Azoth-Extraction – Drop of Azoth Oil
    Chance to get Azoth when harvesting
  • Gathering Alacrity – Small Elk Hoof
    50% Haste for 3 seconds after harvesting

Additionally improve crop yields

Perks like Harvesting Luck or Harvesting Yield can also be present on Armor Pieces.


Harvesting Buff Food

ICooked Corn1 Corn, 1 Butter, 1 Salt
IICornbread1 Corn, 1 Seasoning Blend, 1 Cauliflower, 1 Salt
IIIHerb-Crusted Corn on the Cob1 Corn, 1 Seasoning Blend, 1 Nut, 1 Milk, 1 Cheese
IVBreakfast Bread1 Corn, 1 Egg, 1 Honey, 1 Nut, 1 Seasoning Blend, 1 Tomato
IVSpicy Steak Pie1 Corn, 1 Red Meat, 1 Seasoning Blend, 1 Peppercorn, 1 Butter, 1 Carrot, 1 String Bean
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