Prismatic Shards in Stardew Valley are among the rarest items you can find. They’re such an incredibly rare item that it almost feels impossible to find one. However, there are a few methods you can use to get the precious mineral. It requires some heavy traversing and adventure footing, so prep up your inventory. We’re about to get us a Shard.
How to Get Prismatic Shards in Stardew Valley
The best way to get a Prismatic Shard is through mining Mystic Stones within The Mines at level 100+. This blue and gray node will drop Iridium and Gold, but there’s a great 25% chance for it to drop a Prismatic Shard. Be advised that this method can take some time, as it might require hours of gameplay for some players. Another recommended route we suggest to take is to go fishing for Treasure Chests. Especially when you have a lure amongst your inventory, your chances will be slim but promising.
For the persistent crowd, you can visit the treasure room within the Skull Cavern to try your luck at getting a Prismatic Shard. There is a 4% chance that one might spawn, so be sure to check back every now and then for a possible appearance. This should also account for the boosts in your Luck stats along with whichever declaration Welwick’s Oracle (the Fortune Teller) announces for the spirits’ behavior for the day. Cook up some recipes that will increase your Luck rating, and you just might be able to scoop up a Shard in no time. A Lucky Lunch will boost your Luck by +3; the Pumpkin soup will bestow Luck +2 upon consumption; the Banana Pudding might be the simplest food to cook up, but that will only increase your Luck by +1.
Prismatic Shard Usage
Once you get some Prismatic Shards for yourself, you can then use them in a variety of ways. According to Stardew Valley legend, the strange mineral can be used to turn children into doves through the Dark Shrine of Selfishness. But that’s really for the darker folks in town. The Shard is mainly used to enhance weapons and tools at the Forge. It will act as an enchantment that is also completely randomized. These enchantments can potentially be Bug Killer (doubles the damage to any insect), Vampiric (9% chance at regaining health from kills), Haymaker (more fiber is accumulated when cutting weeds with a chance to collect hay), and a few more for you to explore.
A Prismatic Shard can also be used to craft together a Wedding Ring for you to propose to another farmer. Keep in mind, though, that this can only be done in multiplayer games. What you do with that information is up to you.
C. Anthony Rivera is a freelance writer from Chicago, IL. He graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Writing and has been published on several gaming websites with reviews, news articles, and guides. He is currently working on a novel.