Once you have made 25,000G in Stardew Valley, a man named Demitrius will appear and offer you an opportunity to convert your cave into a home for some fruit-providing bats or a garden for valuable mushrooms.
In this guide, we will explain why selecting mushroom is the best option in Stardew Vally and what will you get by doing so.
Stardew Valley: Mushrooms vs Fruit Bats
Mushrooms Are A Time Saver
The are dozens of reasons to choose mushroom in Stardew Valley but the best one is that it saves a lot of your time. Majority of Mushrooms can only be found in one or two seasons. Additionally, there is one best way to get your hands on the purple mushroom is by mining and it can take mining until you start seeing a huge collection of mushroom. Mining not only takes a lot of time but it is too risky as well.
However, if you have managed to grow a large amount of mushroom in your own cave, you are all set!
Mushrooms are More Consistent
When you have a cave full of Mushroom, it will put six planters in the cave, generating six mushrooms every day. It is likely that you will get the rarer types such as those with purple caps and morels, that can be used in the life of elixir, which you can unlock with the Combat skill (at level 2). Life elixirs take one red, purple, morel and canterelle mushroom.
You Can Grow Fruit, But Not Mushrooms
In Stardew Valley, you have an option to grow the desired types of fruit trees in a very little period of time. Unlike Fruit, you can only grow mushrooms by two methods — one is by selecting the cave option and the second is totally luck-based.
During the Fall, it is likely that a fully grown common tree could be transformed into a Big Mushroom Tree in a night. While this tree will spread like other trees, you would not be able to plant it, making is unreliable.
Notably, unlike the Mushroom cave option, the Big Mushroom tree provides common, red and purple Mushrooms. That’s why the mushroom option is the only way to have mushroom without having to actively collect them on your own time.
Mushrooms Let You Make Life Elixirs
Life Elixirs are one of the best healing items, making it valuable from the beginning of the game untill the end of the game. If you don’t know how to make Life Elixirs, don’t fret, you can make it once you unlocked combat Skills at Level 2 and use one (1) of each of the following:
- Red mushroom
- Purple Mushroom
The ingredients that we have mentioned above are a little hard to find without the mushroom option.
Why Choose Bats
Unlike the mushrooms, Bats are not regular. And having no knowledge for certain that you will have X number of berries every Y number of days is not only annoying but it can also result in having fewer berries than what you would have gotten in a similar amount of time getting mushrooms.
It is to be noted that there are fruit trees that are too expensive and require a lot of time and luck to obtain. Additionally, blackberries and salmonberries can only be found during their respective season, which makes them a pain to forage.
There is no denying of the fact that Fruits help you complete more essential bundles than mushrooms such as the Artisan Bundle.