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In-Depth Look at Gatherer Equipment

The Galahad update introduced brand new equipment for gatherers. But what exactly does this gear do? Find out here!

March 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM by Enya

Gathering might not be commonly associated with combat or gear, but it does require players to go into the open world and face its inherent dangers. This is why each gathering profession (Harvester, Lumberjack, Miner, Quarrier and Skinner) now has its own equipment with a number of spells to help them with their profession. On top of that, their visual appearance will get an update in the future, making them even more unique and beautiful!

Each set consists of four items: a Cap, Garb, Workboots and Backpack. These items are unlocked through the gatherer line on the Destiny Board. For example: to unlock the Tier 5 Lumberjack set you will need to unlock the Expert (Tier 5) Lumberjack node.

The gear of course also needs to be crafted, which can be done by Toolmakers. The Cap, Garb and Workboots are found under the Armor tab and Backpacks under the Accessories tab.

The Backpack, which goes into the cape slot, has a passive ability which reduces the weight of its respective resource by a smashing 50%. You will be able to carry more resources than ever before!

The Cap, Garb and Workboots each have one passive spell that increases gathering yield for their respective resource. This means you will have more chance to get extra resources while you are out gathering and have your gatherer gear equipped. The bonus gathering yield increases with every Tier.

When equipping an entire set, your gathering yield is increased by:

  • Tier 4: 10% increased gathering yield
  • Tier 5: 20% increased gathering yield
  • Tier 6: 30% increased gathering yield
  • Tier 7: 50% increased gathering yield
  • Tier 8: 70% increased gathering yield

On top of their useful passive spell, the Cap, Garb and Workboots each have a set of basic spells as well as a unique spell per gathering profession to choose from:

  • Cap: Block, Cleanse or profession-based spell
  • Garb: Mend Wounds, Ambush, Frost Shield or profession-based spell
  • Workboots: Run, Wanderlust or profession-based spell

Let’s have a look at the different gatherer equipment sets and their unique spells!

Harvester Set

If you are collecting Fiber, the Harvester set is the one for you!

Harvester Cap: Magic Pollen

Throw out magic pollen which will confuse all enemies around you, making them walk around randomly. Using this spell will also turn you invisible. This invisibility breaks if you receive damage or if you damage someone else.

Harvester Garb: Spirit of Vengeance

Apply a shield to yourself, which absorbs damage and lasts for several seconds. As long as the shield is active, your gathering speed is increased. If the shield gets prematurely destroyed it explodes, rooting and dealing damage to all enemies around you.

Harvest Workboots: Ethereal Path

Dash towards a target location. During the dash, you are invisible and immune to forced knockback effects. After you arrive at the targeted position, your move speed and maximum load are increased for several seconds.

Lumberjack Set

Focus on chopping down trees for precious Wood more efficiently with the Lumberjack set!

Lumberjack Cap: Tree Trunks

Throw out tree trunks behind you. Every enemy hit will be knocked away.

Lumberjack Garb: Purging Shield

Apply a purging shield on yourself, increasing your gathering speed and resistance for several seconds. While the shield is active, enemies lose all positive status effects whenever they damage you.

Lumberjack Workboots:  Sprint Shield

Create a shield on yourself that can absorb damage and lasts for several seconds. While the shield is up, your movement speed and maximum load are increased. Attacking someone will remove the shield from you.

Miner Set

Spend all your time mining Ore? Get yourself some Miner equipment!

Miner Cap: Motivating Worker’s Song

Remove any movement-impairing effects and make yourself immune to movement-impairing effects for several seconds. This spell does not make you immune to forced movement effects, such as knockbacks.

Miner Garb: Wind Shield

A wind shield surrounds you for several seconds. Every time you receive damage, enemies around you will be knocked back. Additionally, your gathering speed and armor and magic resistances are increased.

Miner Workboots: Flee

Increase your movement speed and maximum load. After activation, you cannot cast spells or attack for a little while.

Quarrier Set

Those wielding a strong hammer to gather Stone will be able to make good use of the Quarrier set.

Quarrier Cap: Fatigue-Proof

Increase your crowd control resistance for several seconds. Enemies who damage you are slowed (this slow effect stacks up to nine times).

Quarrier Garb: Flow

Increase your gathering speed for several seconds. Your resistances increase every second (this increase stacks up to ten times).

Quarrier Workboots: Motivating Pain

Increase your movement speed and maximum load for several seconds. Every time you take damage, your movement speed is further increased (this increase stacks up to 5 times).

Skinner Set

If it is Hide you are after, get yourself a Skinner set to get that extra edge over the wildlife waiting for you to face them.

Skinner Cap: Bear Trap

Place a bear trap under your feet. The first enemy that walks over the trap is slowed and takes damage over time. Additionally, it reduces the resistances of hide animals.

Skinner Garb: Hide Animal Poison

For the next 40 seconds, all your normal attacks will poison hide animals and deal additional damage over time. This poison does not deal damage to other targets. Additionally, you will receive a shield that increases your resistances and heals you over time.

Skinner Workboots: Scent of the Wilderness

Increase your movement speed and maximum load for several seconds. After activation, you cannot cast spells or attack for a little while. Creatures will avoid attacking you for the entire duration.

What do you think of the gatherer sets? Which spell is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below or on our forums!


Rahipmoro March 27, 2017 16:30


galuga March 26, 2017 07:59

Having these crafting gear sets shouldn't make you immune to ganks, or close to immune(if that were the case, the market would be flooded with high level mats).
I believe they are there to even the grounds when you or group are pitted against an ~equal amount of players. READ MORE SHOW LESS

Tezari March 25, 2017 22:17

this is incredible useful when you are ganked by 3 or more people and you get out of your Ox range. Leaving you with 350% weight without a mount but with this incredible skills! READ MORE SHOW LESS

eloise March 25, 2017 19:22

It would be great if we had biome backpacks as well as resource specific backpacks (tied to the main resource for the biome perhaps, or a tier higher, so Expert Harvester Crafter could make a t4 Swamp Backpack) that worked similarly to the current backpacks but with a smaller load reduction (35% say) for all resources from that biome.

It's not only me that gathers more than one type of resource and has to pick which backpack to use, or take two and see which is better based on the items I find. READ MORE SHOW LESS

Captainrussia March 25, 2017 16:49

Loving the gear! Amazing job so far! READ MORE SHOW LESS

draike13 March 25, 2017 10:41

Sets are wonderful, but still really dont help with being ganked. The fact is when you are in a red zone you are very likely to be killed by a single hostile player who isnt even very strong. But as a gatherer, we run. They, in turn, stun us endlessly until we eventually die.
There needs to be a change to oxes that allow for an aoe stun from the mount, or a knockback. Basicly some way of staying on your mount and getting away from hostiles that try to kill you while transporting across zones.
Personally im a chef. Food weighs WAY too much, and 200 sandwhiches puts a T4 horse over 100% weight load. So moving food across red zones is nearly impossible, drasticly raising the price of food(which is going to always be high anyways because its the only thing in the game limited by time, not effort).
I understand the game is about pvp, buts its also about pve, gathering, building, crafting, cooking, farming, herding, etc.
It should be safer(with effort) to play higher level content of these things without being completely blocked out by the pvp.
Not everyone wants to be in a huge guild and walk around in a zerg just to transport a little food. READ MORE SHOW LESS

Carpazzo March 25, 2017 01:31

way to go Dev's ,great work READ MORE SHOW LESS

Fedel March 24, 2017 17:31

T5 quarrier set here; i'm loving it. Eating pies and wearig gathering gear all day long makes me rich $$$! READ MORE SHOW LESS

karthanistyr March 24, 2017 17:19

"Skinner Workboots: Scent of the Wilderness"
Reminds me of my own workboots... ;) READ MORE SHOW LESS

Urbina March 24, 2017 14:57


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