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How to get Improved Workbenches in Nightingale

Craig Robinson
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Workbenches are one of the core parts of your crafting, enabling players to get better tools and other basics as they place Augmentations around their base. At the start of the game, you’ll make simple tools, which you need for your Gear Score progression to take on harder enemies. However, as you progress through the game, you will want to get improved recipes for tools and other items to further increase your gathering potential, Gear Score, and damage in combat. Here’s a closer look at how to get improved workbenches in Nightingale.

(1 of 2) To build the first improved workbench, you must unlock the Refined Workbench.

To build the first improved workbench, you must unlock the Refined Workbench. (left), You can get improved workbenches and other tiers of crafting stations as you progress through the game. (right)

Building Improved Workbenches in Nightingale

For the most part, players will gradually unlock new tiers of Workbenches from recipes as they progress through the realm cards. When you unlock the Provisioner Realm Card, you will start unlocking the recipes for Refined crafting tables for most of your pieces. This includes the Saw Table, Spinning Wheel, Enchanter’s Focus, and the Refined Workbench. Buying higher tiers of the recipes for crafting stations and refining them will grant brand new recipes to improve your basic materials or get new crafts for specific materials altogether. You’ll need to buy these stations with the T1 Essence, typically costing around 10-15 each.

When you get your hands on the Refined Workbench, you will need to acquire Lumber, Mechanical Gears, and Carved Wood. So, you will start building a variety of crafting stations to begin working on these new stations, unlock the new recipes and improve crafting stats.

When you get further into the game, expect to find more crafting station improvements. The Ascended Realms will award the player with the Excellent tier of workstations and workbenches. These come from the Ascended Antiquarian Realms, which are end-game realms. So, you have three tiers of upgrades to improved workbenches in Nightingale.

The other way to improve Workbenches in Nightingale is by placing Augmentations. This is a mechanic that uses furniture to grant bonuses to crafting stations within range of it. These workstation and Augmentation combos often provide buffs, which you can find in the Augmentation menu when looking at a crafting recipe on a workbench or other crafting station. These are minor buffs to crafting speed, resource use, or buffing the qualities of an item. Some of the Augmentations also offer new recipes to craft, which you’ll find at the bottom of the crafting menu on each crafting station.

This concludes everything you need to know about improving workbenches and crafting stations in Nightingale.

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Anyone know of a grid to show the best Augmentations for your crafting stations?

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Anyone know of a grid to show the best Augmentations for your crafting stations?

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Inflexion Games
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
    Adventure, RPG, Survival
  • Guide Release
    12 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    12 March 2024
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Nightingale is a PvE open-world survival crafting game with a few unique features for the genre. First among these is the Realm Card system, whereby players can discover and craft Major or Minor realm cards to influence aspects of procedurally generated worlds or character attributes respectively. You may find yourself in a more forgiving or hostile world depending on the Major cards you use, but the Minor cards can give you an edge against foes with boosts to damage, health, stamina, or other aspects of survival. The game is set in the Victorian era and has more than a little influence from Steampunk fiction, so if that’s anything like your thing, you’ll love this world!

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