Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life players will need a solid shed of tools to care for their farms. However, this won’t be as straightforward as other recent Story of Seasons titles. Instead of amassing wood, stone, and various precious metals to take to the town’s blacksmith, tools need to be purchased from local vendors or obtained from townsfolk after completing certain requirements.
Because many of the tool sets require a specific timeframe or set of requirements to be met in A Wonderful Life, we have put together this guide to break down where to find them, how much they cost, and when they become available in Forgotten Valley.
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All Tool Types in SoS: A Wonderful Life
In order to take care of crops in Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, players will need a Hoe, Sickle, and Watering Can. The first set of these tools will be gifted from Takakura in the Spring of year 1. Additionally, players will need A Brush, Milker, and Clippers to care for animals. Each of these will have specific requirements to obtain. The last tool to pick up is the Fishing Rod, which can be easy to miss if you don’t look in the right place.
How to Get All Tools & Upgrades in SoS: A Wonderful Life
When getting set up in A Wonderful Life, I very nearly missed a few important things about buying tools. First, you won’t get the Brush or the Fishing Rod from Takakura or anyone in town. Additionally, upgrades for tools don’t unlock immediately, or all at once. This can make saving for and buying the things you need tricky.
Players will also find that immediately upgrading their tools as soon as they become available isn’t always the best option. For example, upgrading to Silver Tools isn’t required until you have unlocked the Amazing Field farming area. Because of this, it is better to save money for facility or livestock purchases, than pay the steep upgrade prices for the next tier of tools.
Below are all the tool upgrades, when they were unlocked during my playthrough, and how much they cost. This also includes the needed steps to obtain the Goddess Tools in Year 4 forward.
|Hoe||N/A||Received from Takakura at the start of the game.||Used to till farmable land and remove crops.|
|Watering Can||N/A||Received from Takakura at the start of the game.||Used to water crops and seedlings.|
|Sickle||N/A||Received from Takakura at the start of the game.||Used to cut grass in the pasture and remove withered crops.|
|Brush||N/A||Purchased from Van starting Spring 3 Year 1.||Used to brush all barn animals.|
|Milker||N/A||Obtained from Takakura when he brings your first cow.||Used to milk cows and goats daily.|
|Clippers||N/A||Obtained from Takakura when he brings your first Sheep.||Used to sheer sheep every few days.|
|Fishing Rod||500G||Purchased from Van after purchasing the Brush.||Can be used to fish in all bodies of water.|
|Brush||1,000G||Purchase from Van’s on Spring year one day 3||Is used to care for all barn animals.|
|Copper Hoe||1,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Summer Year 1.||Expands Hoe area to x3 squares.|
|Copper Sickle||1,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Summer Year 1.||Expands Sickle area to x3 squares.|
|Copper Watering Can||1,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Summer Year 1.||Expands Watering Can area to x3 squares.|
|Copper Fishing Rod||1,000||Purchase from Van’s shop. It appeared for us on year 3 on Summer day 8.||Increases the variety of fish you can catch.|
|Copper Milker||1,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Fall Year 1.||“Slightly more efficient” than the previous Milker.|
|Copper Clippers||1,000G||We obtained the clippers on Autumn 8th of year two, after purchasing our first sheep. It is likely they will appear the shop day following your first purchase.||“Slightly more efficient” than the previous pair.|
|Silver Hoe||10,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Spring year 2.||Can cut a 3×3 area of grass.|
|Silver Sickle||10,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Spring year 2.||Can hoe a 3×3 area of field tiles.|
|Silver Watering Can||10,000G||Purchased from Van’s Shop starting as early as Spring year 2.||Waters a 3×3 area, can hold water for 77 tiles of farmland.|
|Silver Fishing Rod||10,000G||Purchased from Van after buying the Copper Fishing Rod and using enough times.||Increases the variety of fish you can catch.|
|Silver Milker||10,000G||Appeared for us in Fall of Year 3. Based on the number of times the item is used.||“A good-quality milker. It’s pretty easy to use and gets good results.”|
|Silver Clippers||10,000G||Appeared for us in Fall of Year 3. Based on the number of times the item is used.||“A good-quality pair of clippers. Shearing sheep is much faster with a pair of these on hand!”|
|Golden Watering Can||50,000G||Purchase from Van’s Shop after buying the Silver Watering Can.||Increases range by 18 field tiles for watering.|
|Golden Fishing Rod||50,000G||Purchased from Van after buying the Silver Fishing Rod and using enough times.||Increases the variety of fish you can catch.|
|Golden Sickle||50,000G||Purchase from Van’s Shop after buying the Silver Sickle.||Increased range for cutting grass and more efficient.|
|Golden Hoe||50,000G||Purchase from Van’s Shop after buying the Silver Hoe.||Increased range for tilling soil tiles and more efficient.|
|Golden Milker||50,000G||Purchase from Van’s Shop after purchasing the Silver Milker and using it enough times.||“A High-Quality Milker. It’s lightweight and makes milking animals a breeze.”|
|Golden Clippers||50,000G||Purchase from Van’s Shop after purchasing the Silver Clippers and using it enough times.||“A High-Quality pair of Clippers. Shearing your sheep has never been so quick and easy”|
|Goddess Watering Can||Bulletin Board Request||Max out Romana’s friendship & purchase the Golden Watering Can.||Waters 54 (9×6) field tiles and takes less energy.|
|Goddess Fishing Rod||Bulletin Board Request||Max out Gary’s friendship & purchase the Golden Fishing Rod.||Increases the variety of fish you can catch.|
|Goddess Sickle||Bulletin Board Request||Max out Pui’s friendship & purchase the Golden Sickle.||Cuts 54 (9×6) grass tiles and takes less energy.|
|Goddess Hoe||Bulletin Board Request||Max out Vesta’s friendship & purchase the Golden Hoe.||Tills 54 (9×6) field tiles and takes less energy.|
|Goddess Milker||Bulletin Board Request||Max out Tei’s friendship & purchase the Golden Hoe.||Milks all goats and cows around you at once.|
|Goddess Clippers||Bulletin Board Request||Max out Kate’s friendship & purchase the Golden Hoe.||Gives x2 wool from all sheep.|
Van’s Shop Hours in SoS: A Wonderful Life
Players will have the opportunity to access Van’s shop twice a season. The dates he sets up his shop beside the Inn are the 3rd and 8th of the season. During this time, his inventory will update to provide the newest options, and he will allow you to sell any goods, items, or cooked dishes for profit. It is important to note that this is the only way to sell mining artifacts, as they can’t go into the shipping bin beside the ledger outside the player’s home.