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Conan Exiles Master Gatherer Build: Best Attributes, Armor, Skills & More

Learn how to farm resources efficiently with this best Gatherer build guide in Conan Exiles, including Attributes, armor, and more.
Conan Exiles Master Gatherer Build: Best Attributes, Armor, Skills & More

Farming or harvesting is essential to your gameplay progression in Conan Exiles: Age of Sorcery, as it will help you access valuable materials that can craft better, higher-grade weapons, tools, and armor. Moreover, it also means you’ll have to face dangerous enemies and dungeons. As a result, having a build equipped for the environments would be ideal.

Fortunately, we've got you covered with the best Gatherer Build in Conan Exiles, including the ideal attributes, armor, weapons, and more. While this build isn’t one you’ll want to scale or rank with, it can make your time spent in The Exiled Lands and the Isle of Siptah much more productive. So, without further ado, let’s look at the best Gatherer build in Conan Exiles.

Best Master Gatherer Build In Conan Exiles Age Of Sorcery

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As you depend on your Attributes, armor, tools, and weapons, you will also utilize a sorcery or spell that helps you farm resources faster. (Picture: Funcom)

Conan Exiles: Age of Sorcery Chapter 3 update includes Golems and the opportunity to farm Blood Crystals. So naturally, having a build suited for farming and combat enemies during a farm run is advised. This specific Gatherer build comes equipped with valuable sorceries and spells and the ability to acquire multiple Thralls to aid you during your farming run in Conan Exiles.

As you’ll rely on the Word of Power: Mass Cull spell for the build, you will also depend on your Thralls, so you will need to have a Fighter and Performer/Entertainer Thrall; the latter removes Corruption. Don’t forget to equip armor with the highest armor values and any Strength and two-handed Weapons on your Thralls. Below, we've detailed the best attributes, armor, and weapons to build the best Gatherer in Conan Exiles.

Conan Exiles Master Gatherer Build – Best Attributes, Stats & Perks

As this build primarily focuses on increasing your Health Pool (HP) and Stamina, it will scale on Attributes connected to them, like Vitality, Authority, and Expertise. As Corruption will decrease your HP and Stamina, this Gatherer build in Conan Exiles won’t require many Corrupted Levels, especially as you’ll take on more enemies when farming the resources they drop.

  • Strength: 0
  • Agility: 0
  • Vitality: 15
  • Authority: 20 (Max)
  • Grit: 5
  • Expertise: 20 (Max)


The Vitality attribute primarily deals with your Health, which you’ll max out to gain the various perks for this build. Because you’ve corrupted your HP and Stamina, you’ll need as much HP regeneration as possible, so you’ll need to spend your points in Vitality.

  • Fierce Vitality: You will gain a passive health regeneration
  • Fast Healer: Healing effects will give you 50% increased healing
  • Robust: Your max HP will be increased by 100


This attribute determines the damage your followers deal and the Concussive Damage you inflict. For this attribute, you’ll max it out to get the War Party Perk; however, you’ll need to have the Frenzy and Flesh Bond Perks corrupted but choose the latter as the other in Conan Exiles.

  • Frenzy: When in combat, any damage dealt will see your followers enter a Frenzied state which they deal 3% more damage for every corrupted Charisma Attribute.
  • Flesh Bond: Any damage you’ve taken will be split between yourself and your followers by at least 50%, giving you a massive advantage in durability.
  • Attentive Care: 50% increased healing will be granted to your active followers.
  • War Party: Your followers will be increased by one, with your stats no longer impacting the damage output from your followers.


The Grit attribute will influence your Stamina pool's size and directly affect the armor equipped. As HP and Stamina will be a massive issue with this build due to the Corruption levels, you’ll need to get the perks to help you regain that Stamina.

  • Tenacity: Your armor is increased by 40 and your Stamina by 20.


The final Attribute category deals with the encumbrance, how much load or weight you can carry which armor, weapons, and tools can contribute. This will affect your Stamina as the heavier the load; the more Stamina will be used to perform actions like dashing, running, and gathering resources.

  • Survivalist: All tools can lose their durability 50% faster while hunger and thirst decrease 33% slower
  • Careful Harvest: You’ll double the chances to gather rare resources while harvesting
  • Hard Worker: Harvesting nodes become twice as fast
  • Beast of Burden: You can still dodge and move at full/average speed when over-encumbered

One thing to note is that the Careful Harvest Attribute will not hinder or affect the Word of Power: Mass Cull spell, which lets you harvest resources in the area surrounding your character. This assists the spell allowing you to farm more efficiently, especially rare resources like Star Metal and Demon Blood.

Conan Exiles Master Gatherer Build – Best Armor, Weapons & More

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The Skelos Cultist armor set together with a shield and Star Metal Short Sword completes the build to maximize your farming capabilities. (Picture: YouTube / FireSpark81)

With all the Attribute Points spent, the next area of focus is the best weapons and armor to become a Master Gatherer in Conan Exiles. While there are plenty of viable options, the Skelos Cultist armor set will grant you Agility Weapon Damage bonuses which can further increase the damage these weapons deal.

The only exception is that the chest piece is swapped out for the Silent Legion Medium Pauldron, which grants you an 8% Agility Weapon Damage bonus and has a higher armor value than the Skelos Cultist chest piece. Attach the Master Armor Plating to each piece to increase their armor value and Total Damage reduction, ensuring you can stay in a battle for longer.

As for which weapons are better equipped for this Gatherer build, any single-handed weapon or Short Sword would fair well like the preferred Star Metal Short Sword. However, if you’re on the Isle of Siptah, the Venom-drenched Gladius, the Voidforge Gladius, and any other Short Sword that inflicts poison damage, with the Balance Weapon Fitting upgrade, is applied to your weapons.

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Don't forget to equip your Arcane Staff, as you'll need it to cast the Word of Power: Mass Cull when farming resources. (Picture: YouTube / FireSpark81)

Additionally, you will come to rely on a shield as equipping one can protect yourself from oncoming attacks; you can use any shield for this build. In terms of which tools to use for harvesting, while many players would say that Star Metal would be better, the Obsidian Tools are a worthy consideration, plus any cleaver like the Maw of the Hyena or higher, and apply the Advanced Tool Upgrade Kit.

And that completes this guide on the best Master Gatherer build in Conan Exiles, and we want to thank the YouTube channel FireSpark81 for their complete walkthrough. Please consider subscribing to their channel and watching the video below for more details.

Are you interested in more Conan Exiles: Age of Sorcery build guides? Say no more. Check out the list of guides: Sorcerer Supreme Build | Strength Build | Base Building Build