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Size 1 x 1
Skill(s) RequiredSpecific needed skills.<br>The default skills every Heartling starts off with, Oral Tradition, Primitive Tools & Wilderness Survival), are ignored. Stone Working, Carpentry
Object(s) Required Stone x100 (avg), Board x10, Block of Wood x6, Bucket, Rope x10(avg), Thatching Material x10
Required By (1) Water
Repaired With Stone
Can be Lifted No
Hit Points (unknown)
Soak Value None
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Icon keyboard.pngBuild > Buildings & Construction > Economy & Extensions > Well

A well can be used, in conjunction with a bucket, to acquire water. Unlike shallow waters, obtaining water is not immediate. Rather you have to wait for the animation for the well to finish before the bucket fills up. The quality of the well's water based on the quality of the water source. The quality of the water is higher the closer to the centre of the source the well is.

You will need to discover rope, the bucket, stone and wood blocks.

How to Acquire

Wells can be built anywhere above ground, though their material cost is dependent on the local height of the water table. The guide below covers how to find high points in the water table.

Craft a Dowsing Rod and then equip it. Once equipped, you start getting pings at a periodic interval. Proceed with the following guide to find where to try and place the well. (Guide written by TurtleSir on the Haven forums.)

1) Wait for a dowsing rod to generate an arrow ping, and then walk a few steps in the direction it's pointing. Repeat this step as needed.
2) When the highest point of the Water Table is located, you will get a message stating that the table will 'rise no further from here.' These locations will always result in the Well requiring the fewest materials to be built.
3) The easiest way to find the highest local point of the water table is to not bother with the dowsing rod at all and just walk around placing the well without building it. You don't need to wait for the arrow ping which is confusing and keeps pointing to different high points. You just walk a couple more steps and place it again, and if the number of stones required is getting lower keep walking in that direction. When the number of stones starts to go up again go back to the lowest point in the line, turn 90 degrees and see if you can get the material cost any lower at any point on that axis. The point where the material cost is lowest is the best place to build your well.
4) If you want to pave, pave the spot where you are going to build before you place the well. Make sure the ground is flat, and that the handle is accessible.


  • Wells can now be built anywhere, regardless of the depth of the water table below them. However, material usage (specifically, the number of ropes and stones required) will scale based on how far the well is built from an appropriate high-point on the water table.
  • Wells require two tiles to be available. Be sure that the handle of the well is placed in a way that it can be used once built.
  • You can use Dig Deeper Hearth Magic (XP cost 20000, doubles each time used) to raise water quality by +3-9Q.
  • The quality of the water from a well is not soft- or hard-capped.
  • One series of steps to find the best possible well nearby:
    • Start with the dowsing rod to find the highest water table spots. wander around to find a handful of them, as they appear every so often (about once every zoomed in map)
    • Flatten and pave each spot, so a well-build can be attempted at each, note the amount of stone needed. even if the dowsing rod says it is as high as it will go, there is still a variable height, and thus a variable amount of materials needed. While this wiki says avg 100 stone, the in-game list is only 20 stone. 20 seems to be the minimum, thus optimal amount.
    • Build the well, and find out the actual water quality. unfortunately, this is the only way to truly find out. Good luck!