If you have problems getting Clay in Disney Dreamlight Valley, then you should know that this Crafting Material is actually quite common and extremely easy to find, provided you advance through the game enough in order to reach it.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Clay is a Crafting Material; however, it is also a quest item, and you’ll need to stock up on it as soon as it becomes available.
To do this, you’ll need to know where to find it and what’s the best area to explore looking for it.
As such, throughout the following guide, we’ll discuss the best Disney Dreamlight Valley Clay location for farming and how to obtain it faster.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Clay Locations
Like other Crafting Materials in the video game developed by Gameloft for PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation, Clay is obtained only in specific Biomes.
This means that you’ll need to unlock certain Biomes to get it. As such, you’ll need Dreamlight, which is relatively easy to obtain by completing the Dreamlight Tasks listed in the game’s menu.
Once you have enough Dreamlight, you’ll want to unlock any of the following Biomes in Early Access, even though, eventually, you’ll get access to all of them:
- Glade of Trust
- Sunlit Plateau
- Forgotten Lands
All the Biomes above feature this material, and to unlock all of them; you’ll need 27.000 Dreamlight. Because of the high amount required, you should prioritize Glade of Trust because it is the cheapest to unlock and also the richest in Clay.
The tool used to get Clay in Disney Dreamlight Valley is the Shovel which is fairly easy to obtain early in the game because it’s one of the Royal Tools.
Now that you know where to look for it, let’s see how to get it fast.
How To Get Clay
To obtain Clay fast, you’ll want to head to the Glade of Trust Biome, southwest of Peaceful Meadow.
This Biome is not only rich in Clay but is also poor in obstacles, thus allowing you to dig it out really fast.
The idea here is to dig in a straight line from one side of the Biome to the other one, as you see below.
So, pull out your Shovel by pressing RT and selecting it from the Tools wheel.
Now, press and hold X (also on Xbox) to dig in a straight line, and only tilt the left thumbstick if your character stops moving forward.
Eventually, you’ll start seeing small patches of mud coming out from the ground, however, do not confuse them with Soil which is also a Crafting Material. It has a brown color and no grass.
To increase the amount of Clay you get, it’s also recommended to have a companion specialized in Digging by your side, as he (she) will drop extra Clay for you.
The amount and the frequency of the foraging material he (she) drops depend on his(her) level.
Alternatively, you can find it on the ground, but it’s pretty rare, so digging it out is the best way to obtain it.
Since you are looking for mud, it goes without saying that the Glade of Trust swamp is the best area to farm it, and you’ll be able to get even more when you unlock the western side by completing Merlin’s Final Trial quest.
At the end of the said quest, you’ll be able to cross the bridges by removing the large pink mushrooms that block the path simply by using your newly upgraded Watering Can.
As you can guess, you can also get a lot of Clay in Sunlit Plateau and Forgotten Lands, but those areas are full of obstacles that must be moved around; therefore, you’ll waste time.
How To Use The Clay
Since it’s both a Crafting Material and a quest item, you’ll need stacks of Clay in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
As a quest item, you’ll need it for the following quests:
- Mysterious Wreck – Goofy’s quest that is activated by finding the paddle in Dazzle Beach. For the Mysterious Wreck quest, you’ll need 25 units
- The Dreamlight Fountain – Donald Duck’s last Early Access Friendship quest requires 10 units
- Remembering Old Times – The final Minnie Mouse quest requires a whooping 200 Clay to help her build the Rustic Clock Tower
Alongside Coal Ore, Clay is also used to craft Bricks using the Crafting Station, meaning an additional 5 Clay is needed for Kristoff’s Broken Sled quest.
Crafting Recipes Based On Clay
Finally, you’ll need these resources if you wish to customize your house or the village; therefore, the following list reveals all Disney Dreamlight Valley crafting recipes that require Clay and other items based on it.
To craft Bricks, you need 5 Clay, 1 Coal ore, and a Crafting Station, while for Flower Pots, you’ll need 6 Clay and 2 Soil (also obtained via Digging).
|Crafting Recipe Name||Required Clay|
|Sun-Baked Earthen Road||1|
|Broken Pillar Base||15|
|Broken Carved Pillar Base||15|
|Low Sculpted Pillar||15|
|Mossy Circle-Carving Stone||15|
|Mossy Eye-Carving Stone||15|
|Mossy Fallen Pillar||15|
|Rustic Clock Tower||200|
|Loose Gravel Path||2 Bricks|
|Iron Spike and Brick Fence – Base||3 Bricks|
|Bromeliad and Marsh Milkweed Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Falling Penstemon and Bell Flower Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Dandelion and Rising Penstemon Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Daisy and Marsh Milkweed Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Hydrangea and Bell Flower Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Impatiens and Bromeliad Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Nasturtium and Marsh Milkweed Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Passion Lily and Houseleek Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Red and Black Passion Lily Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Star Lily and Falling Penstemon Pot||1 Flower Pot|
|Sunflower and Daisy Pot||1 Flower Pot|
As you notice, lots of unique flowerpots require Clay, aside from different flowers, so you’ll have to stock up on this material as early as possible. If you end up with too much, consider selling it for 20 Star Coins per unit.
Now that you know how to get Clay in Disney Dreamlight Valley, start digging using the tips & tricks revealed above.