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vivisextion Apr 14, 2016 @ 6:05am
Where the eff is the Skeletal Hand? Fishing possible?
The wiki says it can be found in the beach. I'm at the beginning of summer Year 4, checking the beach every day since about Year 3 and I haven't found it.

Is it true that it only spawns with worms at the beach?

I also know it's not affected by luck, which is rubbish.

It's the only bloody one I have left. I can't even. Save me, RNGesus.
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Dee Twenty Apr 14, 2016 @ 6:08am 
Worms increase the chance of finding it, but you can still potentially find it from any patch of hoeable sand on the beach. You can also find it by fishing, of course.
vivisextion Apr 14, 2016 @ 6:13am 
Originally posted by Dee Twenty:
Worms increase the chance of finding it, but you can still potentially find it from any patch of hoeable sand on the beach. You can also find it by fishing, of course.



Really? Because to find the Rusty Spur, I fished for days on end, lucky days or not, with luck increasing food, with magnets, with treasure bobbers. This amounted on a very lucky day, every other fish producing a chest. I found every artifact but the Skeletal Hand, and the wiki says it is not found in treasure chests (unlike the Rusty Spur, which only appears in those). So I highly doubt it, unless you found yours in a treasure chest.

Yeah, I went HAM trying to find that bloody Spur. It was the second last in my collection.

I have also dug up the beach on occasion and found nothing but clay. Wiki says "Artifacts can be acquired in the following ways: Using the Hoe on worm tiles and on dirt located within The Mines and Skull Cavern.". So the beach wouldn't count.
Last edited by vivisextion; Apr 14, 2016 @ 6:25am
I know how you feel. I have a Bone to pick with RNG as well. I don't find it either entertaining nor Humerus, Sans the frustration causing me to act in various ways. But don't worry. It's going Tibia okay.

Jesus christ, might as well make me a♥♥♥♥♥♥sandwich and say "Bone apetitit!" Jeez, I'm not a Spineless coward that I can't take a little RNG, but this is ridiculous.
vivisextion Apr 14, 2016 @ 6:15am 
Originally posted by PeripheralVisionary:
I know how you feel. I have a Bone to pick with RNG as well. I don't find it either entertaining nor Humerus, Sans the frustration causing me to act in various ways. But don't worry. It's going Tibia okay.

Jesus christ, might as well make me a♥♥♥♥♥♥sandwich and say "Bone apetitit!" Jeez, I'm not a Spineless coward that I can't take a little RNG, but this is ridiculous.

You win at puns. Are you a dad? Pfft.

Tibia was the third last one I found, and I found it in the Railroad area after basically giving up hope. Maybe that is the key. The game needs to sense your despair first?
Hanz Von Mullet Apr 14, 2016 @ 6:38am 
It's just an item lad, You'll find it eventually. Don't go frustrating yourself over it.
Dee Twenty Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:04am 
Originally posted by vivisextion:
Really? Because to find the Rusty Spur, I fished for days on end, lucky days or not, with luck increasing food, with magnets, with treasure bobbers. This amounted on a very lucky day, every other fish producing a chest. I found every artifact but the Skeletal Hand, and the wiki says it is not found in treasure chests (unlike the Rusty Spur, which only appears in those). So I highly doubt it, unless you found yours in a treasure chest.

I've found most of my artefacts through fishing, and I'm reasonably sure that was one of them.
drizzan Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:30am 
Skeletal hand can be found at the beach and also on the road to the mountains, that small area north of your farm on the way to robins house, that is where I found my skeletal hand. Wiki is not updated on this location.

Also, I don't think it is possible to find artifacts outside of worms, I have never found an artifact from random digging except the ones you find inside mines/cavern.
vivisextion Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:47am 
Originally posted by Dee Twenty:
Originally posted by vivisextion:
Really? Because to find the Rusty Spur, I fished for days on end, lucky days or not, with luck increasing food, with magnets, with treasure bobbers. This amounted on a very lucky day, every other fish producing a chest. I found every artifact but the Skeletal Hand, and the wiki says it is not found in treasure chests (unlike the Rusty Spur, which only appears in those). So I highly doubt it, unless you found yours in a treasure chest.

I've found most of my artefacts through fishing, and I'm reasonably sure that was one of them.

Really? Again, no one else seems to have found it via fishing, wiki (thought admittedly wrong sometimes, but has been updated) says unlike other ones like the Rusty Spur, you can't find the Skeletal Hand via fishing. Anyone else can confirm?
Last edited by vivisextion; Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:49am
vivisextion Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:48am 
Originally posted by drizzan:
Skeletal hand can be found at the beach and also on the road to the mountains, that small area north of your farm on the way to robins house, that is where I found my skeletal hand. Wiki is not updated on this location.

Also, I don't think it is possible to find artifacts outside of worms, I have never found an artifact from random digging except the ones you find inside mines/cavern.

Yeah I've heard it can be found in the Backwoods (just general google)... have been keeping an eye out also as I generally do a once over everywhere every day. Thanks for confirming though.
drizzan Apr 14, 2016 @ 7:52am 
I can pretty safely confirm that skeletal hand cannot be found from fishing, take this from someone that has spent millions of gold on thousands of magnet bait to find the dinosaur egg from fishing. I finally got it from fishing after getting every other possible artifact available from fishing atleast 5 times.

I found every artifact in the game yesterday. (chipped amphora was the last one, town only confirmed)
Dee Twenty Apr 14, 2016 @ 8:00am 
Originally posted by vivisextion:
Really? Again, no one else seems to have found it via fishing, wiki (thought admittedly wrong sometimes, but has been updated) says unlike other ones like the Rusty Spur, you can't find the Skeletal Hand via fishing. Anyone else can confirm?

Well I don't dig in the mines, so it didn't come from that, and I know I didn't get it from worms because the only artefact I've found that way was a dinosaur egg, so it either came from fishing or a geode, and I'm pretty sure it was fishing because I remember stopping and pondering the backstory that led to a skeletal hand in a treasure chest with some gold ore.
OleJ92 Apr 15, 2016 @ 12:03pm 
I feel ya! I'm now at winter year 7, and still haven't found that skeletal hand....Nearly 260 hours into the game. I hope something will be changed about the artifacts, the way it is now is just too frustrating. It's all about random luck... Feelsbadman.
luggage Apr 15, 2016 @ 5:53pm 
My 1st playthrough I got it on the beach, and on the 2nd playthrough on the road to the mountains north of my farm.
OleJ92 Apr 15, 2016 @ 11:23pm 
I finally got it! I didn't find it on the beach, but on the road to the mountains. I wonder what the % chance of finding it there is, compared to the beach.
goufalite Mar 1, 2017 @ 12:58pm 
For those arriving here from google, you can modify the save game to add more artifacts spots in an area!
- backup your save file (%appdata%/stardewvalley) This is very important because when you close the game it might upload a corrupted filegame in the steam cloud!
- go to the beach and look for an artifact spot, it must be surrounded by sand (no rocks, shells,...)
- open your save file and search for "beach", it must be in a <gamelocation> xml tag
- slowly search further for "Artifact spot", once you have one, copy somewhere else all the text including the <item> tags
- You can now duplicate this item block by changing the X Y coordinates. For the higher values you must do a simple division (in my case, 640 / 10 => 64) to find this number and adapt it to new coordinates
- put the new item blocks next to the one you found
- load
- dig
- ????
- ARTIFACTS!!

I slept one night with a lot of them, they are still here the next morning (only 2 disapeared)
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