The raw material used to create the tool head determines the crafting process required:
- Knapping: Stone Shovels can be crafted by knapping.
- Casting: Copper and Bronze alloy shovels can be made by casting, which requires 100 metal units.
- Smithing: Iron, Bronze alloy and copper shovels can be made by smithing, which requires 1 ingot.
- Note: Shovels can also be smithed from gold and silver.
Table: Tool Tiers
|Material||Durability||Material Tier||Mining Speed (Soil/Sand)||Mining Speed (Gravel)||Attack Power (HP)||Attack Tier|
- Note: Clay and Peat are included under the category "Mining Speed, Soil" for the purposes of this table.
The shovel is the primary tool used in harvesting terrain blocks for raw material or other resources. Pressing the left mouse button "hits" the soil or other selected block.
Shovels are used to harvest terrain blocks including soil and resource materials. When blocks are broken, soil, gravel sand blocks or resources such as clay or peat bricks will be dropped for players to collect.
Attacking a mob (melee combat): place the tool in an active hotbar slot and press or hold left mouse button to strike the target.
The shovel is not used in any current game crafting.
Tools are items commonly used by players and are generally equipped in the hotbar. Shovels do not stack in inventory or when placed in containers. The tool rack is a specialized wall mounted storage container that allows players to store tools. Tool racks are made of 6 sticks in the crafting grid and once placed, can store 4 tools each. Tools are placed from an active hotbar slot and removed using the right mouse button to an empty space in the hotbar.
|Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content|
|Terrain blocks||Soil Clay Peat Rock Gravel Sand|
|Construction Blocks||Soil Blocks Ceramic Blocks Planks Stone Blocks Plaster Glass|
|Functional Blocks||Firepit Loot Vessels Containers Bed Barrel Quern Forge Ore blasting bomb|
|Metal Working Blocks and Items||Anvil Bloomery Crucible Molds Forge|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Bow Chisel Club Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Spear Sword|
|Craftable Resources||Boards Firewood Charcoal Metal Leather Linen|
|Plants||Trees Berry Bushes Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flowers Wild Foods Grass Other Plants|
|Mobs||Bees Bighorn sheep Chicken Wild Pig Fox Hare Hyena Wolf Drifter Locust|
|Starter Guide Crafting Recipes Ruins Combat Light sources Fuel Farming Cooking BeekeepingAnimal Husbandry Knapping Clay Forming Leather Working Ore Deposits Mining Casting Smithing|