A tool helps you to do something you couldn’t otherwise do, such as craft or repair an item, forge a document, or pick a lock. Your race, class, background, or feats give you proficiency with certain tools. Proficiency with a tool allows you to add your proficiency bonus to any ability check you make using that tool. Tool use is not tied to a single ability, since proficiency with a tool represents broader knowledge of its use. For example, the DM might ask you to make a Dexterity check to carve a fine detail with your woodcarver’s tools, or a Strength check to make something out of particularly hard wood.

New Tools

The following list of tools are available in addition to those listed in the PHB. It is worth noting these are not artisan tools, but classified in Godfall as gathering tools. in our setting, herbalism tools are also a gathering tool.

  • Hunter’s supplies (used less in downtime and more for harvesting monster parts in-game; can usually be used in lieu of a Survival check for this purpose)
  • Miner’s supplies
  • Woodcutter’s supplies

Unused Tools

The following Artisan Tools are not used in Godfall, and there are no plans to add mechanics for them. You may still select these but know they are unlikely to be mechanically useful with our downtime and crafting system.

  • Cobbler’s
  • Glassblower’s
  • Painter’s
  • Potter’s

The following Artisan Tools are not currently used in Godfall, but we do have the intention of adding mechanics for them.  You may still select these but know it may be some time before custom mechanics are created for them.

  • Cartographer’s
  • Musical Instruments
  • Gaming Sets

Tools and Their Ability Scores

The following is a list of tools that are currently used in our crafting system along with what ability score they generally use. 

ToolAbility ScoreCostSize
Alchemist’s suppliesIntellect, Wisdom50 gpM
Brewer’s supplesIntellect, Wisdom20 gpM
Cook’s utensilsIntellect, Wisdom1 gpM
Calligrapher’s suppliesIntellect10 gpM
Carpenter’s toolsStrength, Dexterity8 gpM
Herbalism kitWisdom5 gpM
Hunter’s SuppliesWisdom1 gpM

Jeweler’s tools
25 gp
*Jeweler’s tools (Magitech)Intellect25 gpM
Leatherworker’s toolsDexterity5 gpM
Mason’s toolsStrength, Dexterity10 gpM
Mining SuppliesStrength1 gpM
Poisoner’s Kit
Intellect, Wisdom50 gpM
Smith’s toolsStrength20 gpM
Tinker’s tools

50 gp

*Tinker’s tools (Magitech)Intellect50 gpM
Weaver’s toolsDexterity 1 gpM
Woodcarver’s toolsDexterity 1 gpM
Woodcutter’s SuppliesStrength1 gpM

*There is only one type of jeweler’s tools and one type of tinker’s tools, but you use Dexterity to craft everything except for magitech with them. When crafting or upgrading magitech, Intlelligence is used with these tools.