Rune Factory 5 Cheats and Tips
Check the Signposts for Tips
Across Rigbarth, you’ll find signposts which are handy for checking instructions that you may have forgotten during the tutorials, or information that you probably weren’t aware of. The closest signpost you’ll find is right on your farm next to the Rigbarth Outpost.
Move the Wardrobe in Your Room
One of the first and only movable pieces of furniture you’ll find in your room is your wardrobe. An early request that you’ll come across on the request board is to try moving your wardrobe, but what the quest doesn’t tell you is to move it off of the platform it’s on. This platform is key for receiving any furniture you buy from Studio Palmo, and as long as the wardrobe is on the platform, you won’t get the furniture you ordered.
Save Up Your Materials
As you start out playing, it might be tempting to sell every single item you end up collecting, but it’s highly advised not to do that, especially when it comes to items such as stone and lumber. You’ll never know when these materials will come in handy, whether that’s for crafting furniture or for a recipe. Even weeds can end up being used in making fertilizer!
Harvest Crops With a Sickle For Higher Seed Levels
Rather than harvesting your crops by hand, make sure you harvest them with a sickle. Doing so will yield you seeds that are a seed level higher than the seeds you planted. In the beginning, the seeds sold at the store are at a seed level of one. So, if you planted seeds with a seed level of 4, their crops will yield seeds with a seed level of 5.
Always Plant Your High Level Seeds
Make sure you always plant seeds of a higher level. Not only do these sell for more money, higher level crops are also sometimes needed to fulfill requests. The highest seed level is level 10.
Ask Livia About the Harvest Report
Talk to Livia about the weekly harvest report to know which crops will be bountiful and which will have a poor yield. Crops that are bountiful will give you a higher yield of crops per plant on harvesting them, while crops that are poor will give you a lower yield of crops per plant. Bountiful crops that week will give you up to two more crops than usual, while poor crops might yield only one or two crops.
Use the Magnifying Glass to Keep an Eye on Your Crops
A handy tool for inspecting the status of your crops and the state of your soil is the magnifying glass. It can be bought at the General Store, but you’ll quickly find it tiring to switch back and forth between your tools and the magnifying glass. Instead, you can upgrade your tools with the magnifying glass by using the game‘s crafting system.
Buy Your Daily Recipe Bread
Rune Factory 5 has a complex crafting system, and so the list of recipes is endless. To get as many recipes as early as possible, make sure you buy your daily recipe bread. At the beginning of the game, you’ll only be able to buy two recipes from the Sweet Hearth, and one recipe from Lackadaisy. Later on, you can upgrade these places from Studio Palmo to increase the number or recipe breads you can buy per day.