Stardew Valley Iridium Scythe
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How to get Iridium Scythe in Stardew Valley

Make farming much easier with one tool upgrade

Stardew Valley’s Iridium Scythe is one of many helpful tools in the game’s Mastery system. This system helps you get useful tools and perks to double farm animal production, smelt faster, and more, making it worthwhile to invest in. Here’s how to get the Iridium Scythe in Stardew Valley.

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How to get the Iridium Scythe in Stardew Valley

The Iridium Scythe is a reward for redeeming Farming Mastery in Grandpa’s Secret Room. You’ll find the secret room in Cindersap Forest and gain access to it after obtaining your first mastery point. Once you get at least one mastery point and enter the room, interact with the Farming Mastery note and claim your reward to obtain the Iridium Scythe.

Obtaining mastery points

Stardew Valley mastery level screen
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The first step of this entire process is getting mastery points. You’ll unlock mastery after maxing out your five skills to level 10, which you can view in your skills menu. After maxing them, you’ll find the mastery bar in this same menu, and you will have to continue farming experience points through your skills until you get 10,000 total EXP. Upon doing this, you’ll get your first mastery point and finish the most challenging part of obtaining the Iridium Scythe.

Finding Grandpa’s Secret Room in Cindersap Forest

Now that you have your first mastery point, you’re ready to head to Cindersap Forest and find Grandpa’s Secret Room. The room is in the southeastern part of the area, and you can find it by following the steps below:

  1. Starting from the northern entrance, head south past Marnie’s Ranch and Leah’s house.
  2. Follow the river until you see two wooden bridges connecting the main forest land to a small island with a tree. Cross both bridges.
  3. Go directly south until you see a doorway in the eastern cliffside.
Stardew Valley mastery room map location
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You can enter this door immediately if you have your first mastery point. However, if you try to enter before getting a mastery point, it’ll be locked, prompting you to level up before returning.

Once you enter the room, you’ll find five plaques with skill symbols above each. Choose the one for farming to get an Iridium Scythe in your inventory, alongside other perks you can use to make farming easier.

What does the Iridium Scythe do in Stardew Valley?

The Iridium Scythe is an upgraded version of the regular and gold scythes that allows you to harvest crops in an area-of-effect attack rather than individually gathering by hand. You’ll harvest nearby crops within the swing’s radius by taking a swing with your scythe. It also behaves like the regular scythe, allowing you to farm hay for your animals by swinging at wild grass.


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