Collecting in Albion Online is relatively easy to do when no other factors are considered. However, when you absolutely have to gather raw materials that only grow in certain dangerous places, it gets a little tricky. That’s why the developers have come up with specific collection equipment to help you. With this guide, I’ll walk you through the best gathering gear you can use in Albion Online.
Collecting Materials 101
There are several types of Gathering in Albion Online and each has its own set of gear and a number of spells to make things easier. These gear sets are mostly about survival and evasion, which might seem strange at first, but when you have a pack of wolves on your back and you don’t have good weapons to fight them, a little spell to make you invisible can be useful .
Each set consists of a cap, suit, work boots, and backpack, and they each have a passive spell that increases collection yield. Each of these items unlocks simultaneously with the tool, so if you level up to fishing level 4, you will also be allowed to carry level 4 fishing gear. As for the backpack, always keep the good one with you, as this will reduce the weight of the good resource. The higher the level of your equipment, the higher the collection yield for this type of collection:
Along with the incredibly useful passive spell, each piece of Albion’s gathering gear provides a set of active skills, which you can choose from:
Capacities by type of gathering
Now that we’ve cleared the basics, let’s explore each gathering gear and their unique spells.
The Lumberjack Set
If you plan on going out to chop down trees and gather wood, then the lumberjack set is the one you should focus on.
This set will increase your collection yield and contains interesting spells that will come in handy from time to time:
The reaper set
The Harvester set is the best you have for collecting fibers. In addition to the usual collection yield spell, you will be able to take advantage of a few profession-based spells:
The Career Pack
Collecting stone will be much easier with the Quarrier set, especially if you use the unique spells that come with it.
The Minor Set
Are you going on an adventure in the extraction of ore? Take your Miner set with you.
The Skinner Set
On an animal skinning trip, bring your Skinner set with you, to get the most out of it.
Craft or buy your collection equipment
You can either craft your own gathering gear or buy it from other players. To be honest, it is much cheaper to craft it yourself, but you need to increase your crafting level in order to be able to craft higher tier gear.
If you decide to craft it, head to the nearest town and head to the Toolmaker – and be sure to check out all the Toolmakers in town and check which one charges the tax the lowest – and move on to crafting. You can also choose to build your own toolmaker on your island.
That’s it! You are ready. Good gathering!