Once you’ve enjoyed the main story of a Postknight game, the attention of most gamers moves to acquiring and upgrading every piece of equipment you can. To get all those satisfying five-star upgrades – not to mention collecting gifts for your favourite NPCs – you’re going to need to collect a lot of items. That’s where our Postknight 2 farming guide comes in. Need to know which trail is best for collecting a certain herb, wood, metal, material or orb? We’ve got you fam.

Spoiler Alert

The following guide includes spoilers for the game’s story. This isn’t intentional and the story isn’t discussed, but there are plot points and characters revealed just through the item descriptions and names. We recommend finishing the story before reading this guide.


Item Guide Overview

While each item has it’s own drop rate, story and information below in the Item List With Best Farming Location By Area, there were also a number of learnings we made that apply to the item system in general:

  • You can patrol each trail three times before all enemies are cleared and you need to wait for that trail to refresh. The number of enemies (and hence item drops) decreases on each trail replay. You can see the exact numbers by clicking through to the data spreadheet.
  • Metal bars do not drop from defeated enemies. You can only get them from chests, NPCs, bounty rewards or offline tasks.
  • An NPC will give you a small reward each time you clear out a trail. They only ever appear after your third patrol of a trail. In a previous edit of this article – and an early version of the game’s Early Access – this reward mechanic was fulfilled with randomised trail chests. This has since been updated in the early access period and replaced with the more story focussed NPC reward system.
  • The third and fourth trail of each area have the most drops. This isn’t true for every individual item. But overall these trails tend to provide the most item drops.
  • The area boss will appear at the end of the first patrol of the fifth trail. This was changed from earlier in the games development, where the boss would appear at the end of the third patrol.

Interesting Note: Item Template For Each Area

The number of items in total as well as the breakdown of different item types and rarities follows a pattern across the areas. The pattern is as follows. Every area has:

– 1 metal bar (not dropped, only available from chests, NPCs, bounty rewards and offline tasks).
– 1 metal ore.
– 2 common herbs.
– 1 common creature-derived material (e.g. Dire Fur).
– 1 common humanoid-derived material (e.g. Psycho Cloth).
– 1 wood.
– 1 rare herb.
– 2 rare materials.
– 1 epic orb.


Item Drop Rate Data

At the time of writing this guide, Postknight 2 is still in early access. This means that there are still new areas and new items yet to be released. It also means that the item drop rate may be changed during the early access period. We plan to keep this guide up to date as quickly as possible after each update in the game. To assist in this goal and also to provide transparency to readers, we have linked our data spreadsheet below which shows the item drops for each individual run we make to gather the data for this guide.


Item List With Best Farming Location By Area

Contents

Click the links below to jump to that area section in the guide. Click the coloured name bar of an item to expand its section.

Maille

Bronze Bar

“A bar of bronze. Perfect for new smiths”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Metal.
  • Drop Locations: Maille & Pompon (Note: Doesn’t drop from enemies. Only available from chests, shopkeepers, friendship rewards and bounty quests).
  • Best Trails For Farming: N/A.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Flint.
Bronze Ore

“An alloy of copper found in the wild. How does it naturally appear? No one is certain.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Metal.
  • Drop Locations: Maille & Pompon.
  • Best Trails (in Maille) For Farming: Parcel Path & Whitebeard Way.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
  • Note: Interestingly, while you may think that Bronze Ore would be easier to farm in Pompon due to it being a later stage, the drop rate for Bronze Ore between Maille and Pompon is almost identical.
Ceruleaf

“Bright blue leaves found all around Caspid. They have mind-calming smells.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Parcel Path & Whitebeard Way.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Puffwort

“Often mistaken as cotton, they make potions easier on the throats of their drinkers.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Parcel Path & Whitebeard Way.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A
Dire Fur

“Tufts of ash-coloured fur pulled off of the backs of defeated Dire Wolves.


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Letter Lane & Parcel Path.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Jasper.
Robblin Rubbish

“Bronze pieces left behind by those messy Robblins.


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Whitebeard Way & Graduate Glade.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Walnut Log

“Reliable walnut wood fresh out of the Caspid region.


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Wood.
  • Drop Location: Maille & Pompon.
  • Best Trails (in Maille) For Farming: Parcel Path, Whitebeard Way & Graduate Glade.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Pearl.
  • Note: As with Bronze Ore, the drop rate for Walnut Log between Maille and Pompon seems to be practically identical.
Sage

” An uncommon ingredient for cooking and brewing. Currently out of season.”


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Parcel Path & Whitebeard Way.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Elastipops

“Pippops drop their stretchy rubber antennae when attacked. Do not consume.”


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Parcel Path, Whitebeard Way & Graduate Glade.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Morgan.
Flowings

“Delicate Flowerfly wings carefully preserved for their agility-boosting properties.”


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Letter Lane & Whitebeard Way.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Zephrite

“Refined fragments of the Crystal of Lucidity. A small cyclone twists within its core.”


  • Rarity: Epic.
  • Type: Orb.
  • Drop Location: Maille.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Letter Lane. (Note: Take this with a grain of salt, as the difference between trails was only slight and due to the rarity of the drop it’s difficult to amass a large amount of data. This was just the most common for us. More data is needed to state a definitive answer. It could be that the drop rate is equal across all trails for orbs).
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Pearl.

Pompon

Bronze Bar

“A bar of bronze. Perfect for new smiths”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Metal.
  • Drop Locations: Maille & Pompon (Note: Doesn’t drop from enemies. Only available from chests, shopkeepers, friendship rewards and bounty quests).
  • Best Trails For Farming: N/A.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Flint.
Bronze Ore

“An alloy of copper found in the wild. How does it naturally appear? No one is certain.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Metal.
  • Drop Locations: Maille & Pompon.
  • Best Trails (in Pompon) For Farming: Perished Pasture & Caspid Creek.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
  • Note: Interestingly, while you may think that Bronze Ore would be easier to farm in Pompon due to it being a later stage, the drop rate for Bronze Ore between Maille and Pompon is almost identical.
Low Mallow

“Little plants that grow after a forest fire. They act as pain-relievers in potions.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Perished Pasture & Caspid Creek.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Rotaseed

” Airborne seeds that have floated in from Quivtol. They make drinks lighter.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Perished Pasture & Caspid Creek.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Hexascale

“Honey bears shed these scales as they grow larger. They may taste sweet if licked.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Burnt Path & Perolla Falls.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Morgan.
Psycho Cloth

“A piece of fine, silky fabric, worn by dragon-worshipping lunatics.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Caspid Creek & Perolla Falls.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Walnut Log

“Reliable walnut wood fresh out of the Caspid region.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Wood.
  • Drop Location: Maille & Pompon.
  • Best Trails (in Pompon) For Farming: Caspid Creek & Perolla Falls.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Pearl.
  • Note: As with Bronze Ore, the drop rate for Walnut Log between Maille and Pompon seems to be practically identical.
Valley Bells

“A sign of hope among ruins. Some say the Goddess of Life plant them to bless the lost.”


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Burnt Path, Caspid Creek & Perolla Falls.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Pearl.
Moulten Tail

“Salamander tails that were dropped at the sight of danger. A hot smithing material.”


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Burnt Path & Perished Pasture
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Jasper.
Glowshell

“An insect’s abdomen shell that glows in the dark. It has glowing reviews!”


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Burnt Path & Caspid Creek.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Flint.
Sunblaze

“Warm as the sun’s glow, this Crystal of Life piece is highly favoured in Kurestal.


  • Rarity: Epic.
  • Type: Orb.
  • Drop Location: Pompon.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Burnt Path & Perolla Falls. (Note: Take this with a grain of salt, as the difference between trails was only slight and due to the rarity of the drop it’s difficult to amass a large amount of data. This was just the most common for us. More data is needed to state a definitive answer. It could be that the drop rate is equal across all trails for orbs).
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Jasper.

Caldemount

Silver Bar

“A bar of silver for smiths of adept skill.


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Metal.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount. (Note: Doesn’t drop from enemies. Only available from chests, shopkeepers, friendship rewards and bounty quests).
  • Best Trails For Farming: N/A.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Flint.
Silver Ore

“A soft, white, lustrous metal. A great choice for upgrading weapons and armour.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Metal.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Amity Park & Honour Highway.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Flint.
Kuroot

” Piffs love these despite their frenzy-inducing poison. Careful treatment is required.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road & Honour Highway.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Foresight Fruit

“A fruit commonly dried to be used in teas for the nobility. Said to bring new insight.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road & Amity Park.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Amethyst.
Puff Tuft

“Puffy Piff fur shed by Piffs off Puff Pasture. Warmth worth the Puffort effort.


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road & Amity Park.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Morgan.
Anti-Piece

“Torn off the helmets of Anti-Knights. They’re made of metal found in the Fractured Forest.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Amity Park & Honour Highway.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Maple Log

A tough log of Maple wood, source from the Capital Fields.”


  • Rarity: Common.
  • Type: Wood.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Amity Park & Honour Highway.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Pearl.
Golden Basil

“A popular royal herb. Originally from the Fractured Forest, it is now grown locally.


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Herb.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road & Amity Park.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Pearl.
Tuffler Horn

“Claims of their medicinal benefits were recently disproven. It is now a smithing material.


  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Materials.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road & Amity Park.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Whipped Drill

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  • Rarity: Rare.
  • Type: Material.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road & Amity Park.
  • Loved By Which NPCs: N/A.
Globesoul

“Poor attempts to refine Crystal of Tenacity pieces have created this orb of spirits.


  • Rarity: Epic.
  • Type: Orb.
  • Drop Location: Caldemount.
  • Best Trails For Farming: Bartarium Road. (Note: Take this with a grain of salt, as the difference between trails was only slight and due to the rarity of the drop it’s difficult to amass a large amount of data. This was just the most common for us. More data is needed to state a definitive answer. It could be that the drop rate is equal across all trails for orbs).
  • Loved By Which NPCs: Flint.

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