The Digging System
When exploring the world of The Iron Wolf, you need to keep your eyes open and your mind sharp, many hidden treasures can be found by those who are alert.
In the picture above we have discovered “Suspicious Soil” which can be dug in by using a shovel. Suspicious Soil spawns randomly on the entire map.
After using the shovel on the Suspicious Soil you have a chance to dig up random loot. The loot includes: Resources, Reagents, Containers, Artifacts, Locked Containers (Lockpicking) and much more.
Your successchance is based on this formula: “(tracking + Mining) / 10 + Luck” This is then held up against a random roll between 1 and 500 everytime you dig, if your digging skill (the formula above) is higher than the random roll, you find treasure.
You may dig up loot that requires further skills to access or identify, so the digging skill is a good companion for traders or crafters, or people who just seek to make a little extra money. Camping and Mining are the key skills for digging.
Besides the normal hides, fur or skin a killed npc may drop, you have the possibility to gain extra rare resources from many monstres when slaid.
Doing so requires a skinning knife, as well as the Anatomy skill, the higher Anatomy, the better chances of actually getting your hands on some rare hides, furs or skins.
Once you slay an enemy the tooltip will state if the NPC is skinnable or not, if it is skinnable grab your Skinning Knife (no other tool will do) and skin the NPC, if successfull you will receive the same message as seen in above picture.
Once successfully skinned, you need to enter the inventory of the dead NPC and grab the new resource from there.
Above you see a normal Leather Tunic without any modifactions done.
With the Headless Skin in your backpack, as well as a sewing kit, some threats and sufficient Tailoring skill, you simply click the skin and target your leather armor (must be unequipped)
The attribute of the skin is transferred to the armor, alongside its color and name, also note that with the addition of the +2 luck, the overall Itemscore of the armor has also increased. – Easy as that.