Super Strength and Fast Brews And You
Today in the kitchen, I’m cooking up super strength and super fast brews to help you become more efficient in mining, wood cutting and shoveling.
I want to focus my first theorycrafting build for the low to mid level players. There’s alot of misinformation about how you need forged items to get anywhere in this game and I’m here to tell you that you don’t need it. Well, at least for low level stuff. Gem mining is another different ballgame. It’s awesome if you can get it but this post will focus on low-end affordable solutions to efficient mining as well as woodcutting and shoveling.
Who is this theorycraft for?
Miners with near max mining skills who don’t want or can’t pay for forged tools This can be applied to diggers and woodcutters as well with some modifications.
My build is at the bottom of this article:
Mining on a T1 World. Using both Iron and Copper hammer. My tests are focused on mining rocks rather than seams. Numbers are tallied once I deplete my stamina. Super strength and fast brews have a 40% modifier to strength and 80% modifier to action speed, respectively.
Using Super Strength brew as an all-around solution for mining rocks and seams and a copper hammer. The speed bonus to the hammer is balanced out by the strength modifier of the brew.
Use Super Fast for expediency but only with an Iron hammer AND if you can already one shot a rock. The fast action buff balances out the power of the iron hammer and your ability to one shot a rock thus yielding more rocks.
Super Strength Brew Results Test:
- I two shot seams before drinking the brew w/ an Iron hammer. I one shot seams after drinking the brew
- I’m two shotting seams with my copper hammer with and without the brew. So it’s best to go with Iron
- Copper hammer + Super Strength wins in this experiment
Super Fast Brew Results Test:
Using a copper or silver hammer with a Super Fast brew is actually inefficient because you’re hitting rocks so fast that it doesn’t allow you to read, react and reposition your hammer. So if you intend to use Fast brews, go with Iron tools especially if you can one shot a block.
I only tested with Iron and copper hammer since there aren’t alot of great use cases for Silver and Gold. Patch 200 will give a buff to damage on Gold tools so it may be worth revisiting all of this with a new round of tests.
Because a brew lasts for 10 minutes, you’re easily collecting somewhere between 1000 to 1400 rocks (excluding ore and other materials) within this same time period. For most casual players and builders, this is more than enough to go on. The cost to pay for a handful of brews more than pays for itself once you’ve factored in the amount of ore you’ve gathered in addition to the fact that you can sell the rocks if you don’t need them. Many shops will pay 2 coins per blocks. And there are buyers looking for specific rocks who will gladly pay more.
I have done some preliminary testing on shoveling and axe-cutting but I’ll have a post for that some other time. But the basic gist of this entire post is that you are already one shotting a block with your preferred tool, then a fast brew will help. If you can’t one shot a block, then look into the appropriate strength brew to help you get to one shotting. One shotting isn’t just about efficiency. But it also helps increase the durability of the tool. Because each player has their own build and preferred setup, it is up to you to test and refine your methods.
So total cost between the tools and brew for an 30-60 minutes of use is between 2k to 4k in coins based on market prices. And of course, it’s cheaper with brews of lesser strenthg or speed. Personally, I can only mine, axe or shovel for 20 minutes before boredom sets in. So what usually takes an hour will take 20 minutes.
Brews are a great way to get started without having to pay 5,000 to 15,000 in coins for forged tools. Would love to hear about any tests you have so don’t hesitate to comment.
- 8/8 Power
- Damage Epic
- Hammer Epic
- 5/5 Hammer Mastery
- 0 attributes
- 600 energy