Opal may not be the most famous mineral in the world of Stardew Valley, but it certainly has its own unique charm and utility. While this intriguing mineral doesn’t have a role in bundles, recipes, or quests, it still has some applications that make it worth hunting for. So, how do you find Opal, and what is it good for? Let’s dive in.
Where to Find Opal
Opal can be found in two types of geodes: Frozen Geodes and Omni Geodes. Both of these have the highest probability of dropping an Opal. To acquire these geodes, head over to the Mines and delve deep. Frozen Geodes are generally found on levels 41–79, while Omni Geodes can be found in multiple locations, including the Skull Cavern.
The Mystery of Fire Opal
On a similar note, the elusive Fire Opal has been the subject of numerous discussions. Per the Wiki, Fire Opal has a 1.1% chance of appearing in Omni Geodes and a 3.84% chance in Magma Geodes. If you’ve been striking out with Omni Geodes, perhaps shifting your focus to Magma Geodes could be beneficial.
Uses of Opal
Opal isn’t used in any bundles or recipes, but it has its purposes:
- Sewing Machine: Opal is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create a Shirt.
- Dyeing: It serves as a blue dye at the dye pots located in Emily’s and Haley’s house at 2 Willow Lane.
How to Get Opal Fast
For PC Players
PC players can take advantage of the
stardew-predictor tool to predict what items they’ll receive from Artifact Troves. This could save you a lot of time and effort.
For Console Players
Console players can utilize iterative save and load cycles. Save your game before opening any Geodes or Artifact Troves, record the results, and reload if Opal doesn’t appear.
Sometimes the traditional mining method isn’t enough. Players have reported using cheats by naming their animals (like chickens) with the item ID for Fire Opal, which is 565. This way, every time you interact with that animal, you receive a Fire Opal.
Opal may not be at the forefront of everyone’s Stardew Valley experience, but it certainly holds its own charm and utility. Whether you’re a fashionista wanting to sew a unique shirt or an adventurous player looking for elusive varieties like the Fire Opal or Opal Halo, this guide has got you covered.