While playing My Time at Sandrock obtaining a number of resources confused me as I was uncertain how I was supposed to get them. Marble was one of the most frustrating resources for me to get a good amount of.
Marble is used in a variety of recipes early on and there were plenty of moments where I found myself complaining about the lack of Marble in one of the Episodes of My Time at Sandrock on YouTube. Though it became a lot more manageable to locate and obtain after some exploration in the game.
Admittedly, due to the ways that players are able to get Marble, players may actually progress too fast in the story and may require Marble before it is available to them in big quantities. I personally found myself in this boat, requiring a great deal of Marble, but not having the tools in order to obtain it in good enough amounts to sustain.
So, the following guide is written for the folks who find themselves in the same boat as me in hopes of making your life easier. This guide will outline all the ways you can obtain Marble, beginning from the moment you spawn into Sandrock.
WHAT IS MARBLE USED FOR?
Marble is used in a variety of equipment that is made in the Assembly Station, though players will never actually use Marble in it’s raw form and will need to make Marble Brick or Marble Slabs instead.
Marble as a raw resource is only used for the Civil Furnace, which is a Tier 2 crafting station, otherwise, players will want to use the Furnace to change 4 Marble into a single Marble Brick.
Converting Marble into Marble Brick is honestly the reason it’s going to be extremely important that players are constantly farming Marble or are making sure that they have a proper stockpile built up before they head into the late-game areas, as these will be the player’s primary focus due to their yield in more expensive resources.
MARBLE BRICK USES
As mentioned, players can make Marble Brick by exchanging 4 Marble in the Furnace, however, there are only 3 crafting recipes that use it being:
The only machine on this list that players will need many of is the Dew Collector as this is going to be your primary way of getting Dew for Water. By the mid-game, I had about 10 Dew Collectors, though by the end-game I ended up having at least 25. Admittedly, Water isn’t the most expensive resource to buy from Gus, but if you’re anything like me you’re going to want to save as many Gols as you can so you can rush to make all of the big purchases.
While the Forging Machine is useful, it’s one of the only crafting stations that I would recommend having one of as there isn’t really much you will need to build in here.
Marble Slabs are a step further than the Marble Brick and players will need 2 Marble Bricks to make 1 Marble Slab in the Processor.
Luckily, players will not need too many Marble Slabs as there are only 3 Crafting Stations that require this resource being:
Apprentice Cooking Station
I personally didn’t need multiples of any of these Stations as there aren’t really too many things that need to be done at the same time, but you may want multiple Tailoring Machines at most.
The Refiner doesn’t have any crafting times and resources will be upgraded immediately.
HOW DO YOU GET MARBLE IN MY TIME AT SANDROCK?
There are a few ways players can get some Marble, though some will yield more than others. The ways are as follows:
The Thorny Jumper is the main source of Marble in the early game due to the fact that they are weak mobs players will be able to find them early.
I will say, Thorny Jumpers can be a bit difficult to locate, though there are two tricks I found work. The first is to turn on the markings for Monsters on your mini-map, which can be toggled in the options or to use the auto-lock on target input to locate the Thorny Jumper.
I’ll be honest, as I go running around my world I always do the latter to locate the Thorny Jumpers.
Now, Thorny Jumpers will drop a good amount of resources, however, this will not be good enough to get enough Marble in the long run and you will want to push to get the Bronze Pickhammer for the next section.
Players will need the Bronze Pickhammer to break down a Monument, which is a marble structure by the player’s Workshop.
Unfortunately, this structure isn’t always available, but I recommend that players farm this any time it appears as it will be the fastest way to get Marble.
Players will receive the following from the Monument:
Players will need a Bronze Pickhammer in order to break Hard Rock.
Hard Rock has the chance to drop the following resources:
CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION SHOP
Players can purchase up to 25 Marble from the Construction Junction. Each piece will cost 12 Gols. This isn’t really a worth-it deal.
HOW TO GET THE BRONZE PICKHAMMER
It shouldn’t take players too long to get the Bronze Pickhammer, though it will take players a bit of farming to obtain.
Players will need the Worktable Level 1 to start off and will need the following resources:
5 Bronze Bars
2 Wooden Sticks
2 Copper Screws
1 Sharpening Stone
The majority of these resources will be straightforward to obtain, however, players will need to purchase the Sharpening Stone from Hammer Time.
This is the only way to get Sharpening Stones and they are quite costly, sitting at 512 Gols. I would strongly recommend purchasing these when the market is low to save on Gols.
You will need a good amount of these in the future for other Tools, so make sure to stock up when things are low.
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