Unlocking the Golden Clock: Your Guide to Stardew Valley End Game

Many of you have asked me about reaching the endgame in Stardew Valley. Generally, we consider two types of endgame scenarios: achieving 100% completion, which covers many aspects and requires a lot of effort, or obtaining the Golden Clock, which is the most expensive purchasable building in the game, costing 10 million gold.

Illustration of the Golden Clock
The Golden Clock is the most expensive purchasable building in the game, costing 10 million gold.

The Golden Clock signifies financial freedom in the game. In this article, we will explore some information about the Golden Clock for those interested.

Unlocking the Golden Clock

First, let’s discuss how to unlock the Golden Clock. The unlocking conditions for the Golden Clock are the same as those for the Wizard’s Junimo Hut and the four obelisks. There are several prerequisites:

Image showing the prerequisites for unlocking the Golden Clock
There are several prerequisites for unlocking the Golden Clock.
  1. Repair the Community Center or complete the Joja Community Development Form to access the Railroad and trigger the Wizard’s Dark Talisman quest.
  2. After receiving the quest, the Wizard will guide you to talk to Krobus in the Sewers, which will unlock the Mutant Bug Lair.
  3. Enter the Mutant Bug Lair and follow the path to easily find a treasure chest containing the Dark Talisman.
Image showing how to find the Dark Talisman
Finding the Dark Talisman is an important step in unlocking the Golden Clock.
  1. Place the Dark Talisman at the cave entrance above the Railroad to restore access to the Witch’s Swamp.
  2. Upon entering the Witch’s Swamp, you’ll encounter a goblin blocking your path to the Witch’s Hut. To bypass it, fish on its right side to catch a Void Mayonnaise and give it to the goblin, which will unlock the Witch’s Hut.
Image showing how to unlock the Witch's Hut
Unlocking the Witch’s Hut is necessary to access the Wizard’s magic potion.
  1. Inside the Witch’s Hut, you’ll find the Wizard’s magic potion on the left. Collect it and use the shortcut on the right to reach the Wizard’s Tower.
  2. After returning the magic potion to the Wizard, he will unlock a magic book for you, where you can build various magical buildings, including the Golden Clock. The Golden Clock has no purchasing limit, and as long as you have the money, you can buy multiple clocks. With enough gold, you can even fill your entire farm with them.
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Features of the Golden Clock

Now, let’s discuss the features of the Golden Clock:

  • The clock’s time syncs with the game time, although a digital time in the top-right corner is somewhat useless.
  • The Golden Clock can only be built on your Pelican Town farm, not on Ginger Island.
  • Placing the Golden Clock prevents debris from appearing on both your farm and Ginger Island’s farm. This includes weeds, stones, and small tree stumps. However, grass will still grow as it is considered a natural resource.
Image showing debris on a farm
Placing the Golden Clock prevents debris from appearing on your farm and Ginger Island’s farm.
  • After placing the Golden Clock, trees will no longer grow randomly on your farm, but you can still manually plant tree seeds for growth.
  • The Golden Clock prevents all fences from decaying, eliminating the need for repairs, which is quite practical.
Image showing a fence that has decayed
The Golden Clock prevents all fences from decaying, eliminating the need for repairs.
  • The buffs provided by the Golden Clock cannot be turned off manually unless you remove the clock itself. However, doing so will forfeit the 10 million gold spent on it.

Aesthetically Pleasing Layouts for Placing the Golden Clock

Lastly, let’s talk about placing the Golden Clock. It occupies a 3×2 tile area but has no range limitation. Here, I’ll share a few aesthetically pleasing layouts for your consideration:

Image showing aesthetically pleasing layouts for placing the Golden Clock
Placing the Golden Clock can add a touch of elegance to your farm with the right layout.

Placing the Golden Clock is not only beneficial but also aesthetically pleasing. With the right layout, you can add a touch of elegance to your farm. And now you know all the basics of acquiring and using the Golden Clock in Stardew Valley.

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