Stardew Valley is a popular farming simulation game that offers a variety of activities and items for players to enjoy. One of these items is the Dwarf Gadget, a mysterious artifact that has a connection to the ancient technology of the dwarves.
But what is the Dwarf Gadget, and what can you do with it? In this article, we will answer these questions and more, as we explore everything you need to know about the Dwarf Gadget in Stardew Valley.
What is the Dwarf Gadget in Stardew Valley?
The Dwarf Gadget is an artifact that can be found by digging up soil in the Mines (floors 40-79). It can also be found in Magma Geodes, Omni Geodes, and Artifact Troves. The Dwarf Gadget is described as “a piece of the advanced technology once known to the dwarves. It’s still glowing and humming, but you’re unable to understand how it works.
What does the Dwarf Gadget do in Stardew Valley?
The Dwarf Gadget does not have any practical use in Stardew Valley, other than being donated to the Museum or sold for 200g. However, it does have some interesting effects on certain characters and events in the game. For example:
- The Dwarf Gadget is one of the three items required to unlock the ‘Burnt Offering’ reward from the Museum, along with the Rare Disc and 11+ other artifacts. The ‘Burnt Offering’ is a decorative item that resembles a burnt skeleton holding a goblet.
- The Dwarf Gadget is one of the ingredients for crafting the Farm Computer, a device that scans the farm and displays useful information. We will discuss more about the Farm Computer in the next section.
- The Dwarf Gadget is one of the loved gifts for the Dwarf, a friendly NPC who lives in the Mines and sells various items. We will talk more about the Dwarf and his relationship with the Dwarf Gadget in a later section.
How to get the Dwarf Gadget in Stardew Valley?
As mentioned earlier, there are four ways to obtain the Dwarf Gadget in Stardew Valley:
- Digging up soil in the Mines (floors 40-79) with a hoe. The chance of finding an artifact from tilling is 0.1% per tile, so this method may take some time and luck.
- Breaking open Magma Geodes or Omni Geodes at the Blacksmith’s shop or with a Geode Crusher. The chance of getting a Dwarf Gadget from a Magma Geode is 3.8%, while from an Omni Geode is 1%.
- Opening Artifact Troves, which are special chests that can be obtained from fishing treasure chests or bought from Sandy at the Oasis for 5,000g each. The chance of getting a Dwarf Gadget from an Artifact Trove is 3.7%.
- Using an Artifact Spot on Ginger Island (the new location added in update 1.5), which has a 0.4% chance of yielding a Dwarf Gadget.
The Dwarf Gadget and the Farm Computer
One of the most useful applications of the Dwarf Gadget in Stardew Valley is crafting the Farm Computer, a new item introduced in update 1.5.
What is the Farm Computer and how to craft it?
The Farm Computer is a piece of craftable equipment that can be interacted with to display information about the farm. The player receives the recipe after completing either the “Biome Balance” or “Aquatic Overpopulation” special orders for Demetrius. The Farm Computer requires the following ingredients:
- 1 Dwarf Gadget
- 1 Battery Pack
- 10 Refined Quartz
The Farm Computer can be placed anywhere on the farm, but it cannot be sold.
How does the Farm Computer work and what information does it display?
The Farm Computer scans the farm and displays various statistics and data that can help the player manage their crops, animals, machines, and more. The information displayed includes:
- Pieces of Hay: The total amount of hay stored in silos or chests on the farm.
- Total Crops Planted: The number of crops planted on tilled soil on the farm.
- Crops Ready: The number of crops that are ready to be harvested on the farm.
- Unwatered Crops: The number of crops that are not watered on the farm.
- Crops Ready In Greenhouse: The number of crops that are ready to be harvested in the greenhouse.
- Open Tilled Soil: The number of tilled soil tiles that do not have any crops planted on them on the farm.
- Forage Items: The number of forage items that can be picked up on the farm. This only applies to the Forest or Beach farm types, as they have unique forage items that spawn on them.
- Machines Ready: The number of machines that have finished processing their inputs and are ready to be collected on the farm. This includes artisan machines, refining machines, farming machines, and fishing machines.
- Farm Cave Status: The status of the farm cave, which can be either fruit bats or mushrooms, depending on the player’s choice. The Farm Computer will show how many items are available in the cave.
The Farm Computer will also show the current season, day, and time at the top of the screen.
Why is the Dwarf Gadget a key ingredient for the Farm Computer?
The Dwarf Gadget is a key ingredient for the Farm Computer because it provides the advanced technology and power source that enables the device to scan and analyze the farm. The Dwarf Gadget is a relic of the ancient civilization of the dwarves, who were known for their mastery of technology and engineering. The Dwarf Gadget is still glowing and humming, indicating that it has some functionality left. By combining it with a Battery Pack and Refined Quartz, the player can create a Farm Computer that utilizes the Dwarf Gadget’s capabilities to display useful information about the farm.
The Dwarf Gadget and the Dwarf
Another interesting aspect of the Dwarf Gadget in Stardew Valley is its relation to the Dwarf, a friendly NPC who lives in the Mines and runs a shop.
Who is the Dwarf and how to befriend him?
The Dwarf is a valley resident who lives in the eastern cave of the Mines. He sells various items, such as bombs, geodes, rarecrows, and miner’s treats. He also has some unique dialogue and lore about his race and history.
To access the Dwarf’s shop and talk to him, the player needs to do two things:
- Break the large boulder that blocks the entrance to his cave. This can be done with either a steel pickaxe or a cherry bomb (or stronger bomb).
- Learn how to speak Dwarvish by donating all four Dwarf Scrolls to the Museum and receiving the Dwarvish Translation Guide from Gunther.
Once these steps are done, the player can interact with the Dwarf normally and buy items from his shop. The player can also give gifts to the Dwarf to increase their friendship level with him. The Dwarf loves gems, especially Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, and Topaz. He also loves Lemon Stone and Omni Geode. He dislikes most other items, except for artifacts, which he likes.
What are the benefits of being friends with the Dwarf?
Being friends with the Dwarf has several benefits in Stardew Valley:
- The player can learn more about the dwarves’ culture, history, technology, and war with the shadow people (the race that Krobus belongs to).
- The player can unlock a special event with the Dwarf and Krobus in the sewers after buying a Stardrop from Krobus and having at least 50 friendship points with both of them. In this event, the player will witness a confrontation between the two enemies and try to mediate their conflict.
- The player can receive gifts from the Dwarf in the mail once they reach 3 hearts of friendship with him. The gifts include bombs, geodes, rarecrows, miner’s treats, and stone cairns.
How does the Dwarf react to the Dwarf Gadget as a gift?
The Dwarf has a very positive reaction to receiving the Dwarf Gadget as a gift. He says:
“Hey, I really love this stuff. You can find great things in the mines.”
The Dwarf Gadget is one of his loved gifts, which means it will increase his friendship points by 80 (or 120 on his birthday). Giving him a Dwarf Gadget will also trigger his unique dialogue about his race’s technology:
“Long ago, my people knew the secrets of advanced technology. The archaeological evidence proves that. But I wonder where it came from? And where did it all go? I guess some questions will never be answered…”
The Dwarf Gadget is an artifact that can be found in Stardew Valley by digging up soil in the Mines or breaking open geodes or artifact troves. It does not have any practical use in itself, but it can be donated to the Museum or sold for money. It can also be used to craft the Farm Computer, a device that displays useful information about the farm. Moreover, it can be given as a gift to the Dwarf, a friendly NPC who lives in the Mines and sells various items. The Dwarf loves gems and artifacts, especially those related to his race’s ancient technology.
The Dwarf Gadget is one of the many items that add depth and flavor to Stardew Valley’s world and characters. It is a piece of history that connects to both the past and present of Stardew Valley.
Q1. How many Dwarf Gadgets do I need for crafting?
A: You only need one Dwarf Gadget to craft the Farm Computer, which is the only recipe that requires it. However, you may want to keep some extra Dwarf Gadgets in case you want to give them as gifts to the Dwarf or donate them to the Museum.
Q2. How rare is the Dwarf Gadget?
A: The Dwarf Gadget is a rare artifact that has a low chance of being found by digging up soil in the Mines or breaking open geodes or artifact troves. The exact probability depends on the method and the luck of the day, but it is generally less than 5%.
Q3. Can I get more than one Dwarf Gadget from a single source?
A: No, you can only get one Dwarf Gadget from a single source. For example, if you break open a Magma Geode and get a Dwarf Gadget, you will not get another one from the same geode. Similarly, if you dig up a tile in the Mines and get a Dwarf Gadget, you will not get another one from the same tile.
Q4. Can I sell the Dwarf Gadget?
A: Yes, you can sell the Dwarf Gadget for 200g at any shop or through the shipping bin. However, you may want to consider donating it to the Museum or using it to craft the Farm Computer instead, as these options have more benefits.
Q5. Can I use the Dwarf Gadget for anything else besides crafting and gifting?
A: No, the Dwarf Gadget does not have any other use in Stardew Valley. It does not affect any events or quests, nor does it have any special effects on the farm or the player. It is simply an artifact that reveals some lore about the dwarves and their technology.