What enemy do you fear the most in Stardew Valley? If you’re thinking of Dust Sprites and their dangerous counterpart, this guide is for you. Here we’ll talk about where to find them and the essentials you need to beat these bullies!
Any seasoned Stardew Valley player knows what they need when visiting the Mines. You’ll get a bunch of cooked meals, wear a good ring, and carry a sword for protection. However, despite having all of these items, it’s still tricky to decipher which monster you’ll encounter.
Nonetheless, better buckle up if you encounter black circular and mushroom-like monsters. These mobs are Dust Sprites. They may look harmless but can kill you in seconds without the right tools. This guide will discuss where you’ll find them and the strategies you may use to defeat them!
What are Dust Sprites?
They’re monsters found in the frozen areas of the Mines. They come in two variations: the “typical” small Dust Sprite and the “dangerous.”
The first type is circular and tiny, and you’ll notice little spikes surrounding its body. They’re inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Soot Sprites in Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. While the dangerous counterpart is quite similar to a mushroom’s appearance.
Both variations are known as great sources of coal, so if you’re looking for a way to acquire this resource, you can always visit them. Moreover, the Adventurer’s Guild also requires you to slay 500 of these monsters of any type. It helps you complete a Monster Eradication Goal wherein you’ll get a Burglar’s Ring as a reward.
They’re also known as Dust Spirits in some game files, like in the cutscene from The Summit and Clint’s Special Orders. Both mobs are also killable, but defeating them can be challenging, too; below are the stats of these sprites:
|Stats||Dust Sprite||Dust Sprite (Dangerous)|
|Base Damage||6||13 to 15|
Where to Farm Dust Sprites Spawn in Stardew Valley?
You’ll find their tiny version on levels 41 to 79 of the Mines, while the savage parallel is seen on 41 to 69. You can use the same strategy in farming for these monsters in-game. All you need to do is corner them and repeatedly strike them to prevent them from moving away from you.
However, remember that they’re more mobile due to their bouncy nature, making it easier for them to attack you. Also, don’t forget that these monsters charges in groups. You may also notice that their attacks break rocks, giving you extra Mining XPs.
What will You Get from Dust Sprites?
These mobs also drop interesting loots that can help you complete quests and donations in Stardew Valley. But of course, rare items come in low percentages, making it difficult for you to obtain them. Here are the different items you’ll get by slaying these monsters:
|Dwarf Scroll II||0.5%|
|Dwarf Scroll IV||0.1%|
|Diamond||0.05% (only obtained once you’ve reached the end of the Mines)|
|Prismatic Shard||0.05% (only acquired when the bottom of the Mines is unlocked)|