These items reduce the time to complete a harvesting attempt. The tinkered items (see below) also provide a boost to your harvesting skill, increasing the chance for success and the chance to find rare items.
With the arrival of the Rise of Kunark expansion, harvest tools (which are all charm-slot items) were changed from "Charm" to "Charm (Optional)" meaning you no longer needed to equip each in order to have an effect. This allowed you equip it once, and have the effect of the tool until death.
In the Spring of 2008, because of conflicts of tool effects (and the lack of a way to turn off undesired effects), harvesting tools now are Charms with a user activated casting effect. They are still "Charm (Optional)", and you do not need to keep the charm with you once cast. Sometime in late April '08, a further tweak was done, extending the length of the casted effect from 1 day (24 earth hours of login time) to 10 days!
As of (??) both the Woodworker-crafted tools and the Tinker-crafted tools have minimum level requirements based on either your adventuring level or your crafting level.
As of GU60, there are no longer single skill woodworker made tools. Woodworkers now make "Compact * Harvesting Kit"s. All existing single skill tools were converted in place to a kit of the same tier, but does not have "compact" at the beginning of the title. They are functionally the same.
These WW-kits now lower harvesting delay and increase your Bountiful Harvest % chance. Their bonuses now stack with the Tinkerer-made tools. Each kit is now also a 10 day, charm optional item.
Also part of this revamp in tools, was a change in the default unmodified harvest time from 5.0 seconds to 3.0 seconds. All racial traits, abilities, items, and skills that lower harvest time were adjusted accordingly, with most adjustments capping at -0.5s. The maximum total harvesting time reduction is 1.0 seconds for a 2.0 second harvesting time.
|Skill to Make||Level to Use*||Name||-Time (sec)||+Skill|
|165||1||Miscalibrated||-0.2||+5 (+10 Mining)|
|230||30||Calibrated||-0.3||+7 (+15 Mining)|
|330||60||Overclocked||-0.5||+10 (+20 Mining)|
|500||100||Overclocked Automated Combine||-0.5||(+13 ALL)|
* Note: Either Tradeskill or Adventuring level
There are 2 DualSkill tools, and 1 single.
Store Bought (legacy)Edit
These are no longer sold by any merchant. They can be found on the broker
|basic foresting axe||+1 foresting|
|basic trapping snare||+1 trapping|
|basic harvesting knife||+1 gathering|
|basic fishing pole||+1 fishing|
|basic mining pick||+1 mining|