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How to Get Rabbit’s Foot in Stardew Valley and What Does it Do?

How to Get Rabbit’s Foot in Stardew Valley and What Does it Do?

Rabbit’s foot in Stardew Valley is used in the Enchanter’s bundle, as a clothing ingredient, and can be a major source of income for ranching-focused players.

The description for the item reads, “Some say it’s lucky,” though the item itself doesn’t provide any actual in-game buffs to luck. Its sprite looks like a long white shape with a gold cap attached to a short string.

Via Concerned Ape.

Here’s what you need to know about finding and using the Stardew Valley Rabbit’s Foot.

How to Find the Rabbit’s Foot in Stardew Valley: 3 Methods

You can get the Rabbit’s Foot from raising rabbits (up to a 40% chance with full hearts for the animal and maximum luck level), or by buying it from the Traveling Cart costing between 1,695g and 2,825g when it’s available.

The only way to get an Iridium Star Rabbit’s Foot is through breeding rabbits on your farm, the other methods offer a Basic Rabbit’s Foot.

The last and most unlikely method of obtaining a Rabbit’s Foot is by receiving it as a drop from hunting Serpents in the Mines (0.8% chance).

Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Method 1: Raising Rabbits

The hearts menu for a rabbit named Bugs. Age is 15 months, five hearts, and the comment reads, "Bugs looks really happy today!"
Having full hearts with your animals requires feeding and petting them every day. Screenshot by the author.

The best and fastest method for getting a Rabbit’s Foot is to raise rabbits on your farm because they drop Rabbit’s feet. This requires you to have a deluxe coop. You can get a deluxe coop by buying a standard coop and upgrading it three times via Robin’s shop.

A basic coop will cost 4,000g, 300 wood, and 100 stone. You’ll then need a total of 30,000g, 900 wood, and 350 stone to upgrade the coop from Basic to Big and finally to Deluxe. Once you have a deluxe coop, you can purchase a rabbit from Marnie for 8,000g.

Feed and pet the rabbit daily to gain hearts with it and cause it to drop items; rabbits drop Wool and Rabbit’s Feet.

A small sprite for a tan rabbit with a white tail and long, tall ears.
Stardew Valley rabbit. Via Concerned Ape.

The more hearts you have with your rabbits (the maximum is 5), the higher the chance you’ll have of getting a Rabbit’s Foot drop.

This method is the most consistent and produces the highest quantity and quality of Rabbit’s Feet.

Unfortunately, it’s also the most time- and resource-intensive method; you’ll need to dedicate a large section of your farm and funds to raising rabbits, which become a constant expense.

Method 2: The Travelling Cart

Fall. A purple cart with a teal roof, pulled by a pig wearing a fez. The farmer (a woman with brown hair, blue eyes, a red shirt, black pants, and purple shoes) stands beside it.
The traveling cart is available from 6 am to 8 pm on Fridays and Sundays all year. Screenshot by the author.

The traveling cart is a time-limited shop that appears on Fridays and Sundays in Cindersnap Forest. It’s open from 6 am to 8 pm and sells a variety of goods ranging in value from common to rare and may be out of season or unavailable anywhere else.

There are no statistics available as to how often the Rabbit’s Foot will appear in the traveling cart’s inventory, so you will have to check every time the cart appears to see whether the foot is there.

If it is, it will usually cost between 1,695g and 2,825g, which is quite inflated as it can only be sold for a maximum of 1,356g, even at its highest quality.

This method does not require you to dedicate any resources other than gold to getting the Rabbit’s Foot, but it can be slow going, and you will only be able to receive a base quality item.

Method 3: Fighting Serpents

Screenshot of Skull Cavern. A green serpent monster flies through a sandy dungeon room.
Serpents attack by flying into you. Screenshot by the author.

Serpents are large, green, flying enemies found on all floors of the Skull Cavern in the desert. They are relatively quick, attack by sweeping in, and have 150 base HP.

They aren’t particularly difficult to fight (unless they appear in large groups), especially if you have a high-quality and fast weapon like a sword.

If you manage to kill a serpent, it has a 0.8% chance of dropping a Rabbit’s Foot as loot, among other rare items such as a Prismatic Shard (0.05%-0.1%).

Considering how many Serpents there are to fight in Skull Cavern, the chance that you will eventually receive a Rabbit’s Foot in a drop is quite good, especially if you go on a day where you have high luck.

Still, you aren’t guaranteed to get one, and fighting through the cavern can take quite a lot of time and resources.

Stardew Valley Rabbit’s Foot Rarity and Value

The Rabbit’s Foot comes in four qualities: Basic, Silver Star, Gold Star, and Iridium Star. The quality of the Rabbit’s Foot is determined by where it was obtained and whether or not you have the Rancher profession, which adds 20% to the sale price of animal products.

The only way to get an Iridium Star Rabbit’s Foot is through breeding rabbits on your farm. All other options will give you a base-quality Rabbit’s Foot.

The rarity of a rabbit’s foot drop depends on the method you use to retrieve it. The option with the highest definite chance of producing a Rabbit’s Foot is breeding rabbits on your farm.

MethodDrop Rate/Chance of AvailabilityMaximum value
Breeding RabbitsUp to ~40% daily with full hearts for the animal and maximum luck level1,356g (Iridium quality, full hearts with the animal)
The Travelling CartUncertain678g (with Rancher profession)
Fighting Serpents0.8% drop rate678g (with Rancher profession)
The chance of receiving a Rabbit’s Foot depends on how you go about getting it. Sourced from this player analysis and the Stardew Valley Wiki.

How to Use the Stardew Valley Rabbit’s Foot

A yellow shirt with a bunny eye design.
The shirt produced with a Rabbit’s Foot in Stardew Valley. Via Concerned Ape.

The Rabbit’s Foot is useful in a number of ways, the most notable of which is being an item in the Enchanter’s Bundle on the Bulletin Board in the Community Center. It’s also useful in making a bunny-patterned shirt in Emily and Haley’s house. You can also use it to make yellow dye in the dye pots.

Although the Rabbit’s Foot isn’t used in any quests, it does feature in the Secret Note #20 puzzle (see walkthrough), as well as – if it is on your person at the time – prevent a negative reaction from eligible partners in the Group 10-Heart Event for the men or women.

Beyond this, the Rabbit’s Foot is a valuable sellable item that is relatively easy to keep producing at Iridium Star quality.

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