Lost Ark: Collect Wood Easily to Upgrade Ships – Here’s how!

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If you want to improve and upgrade your own ship in Lost Ark, you need one thing above all else for the corresponding upgrades: lots of raw materials. One of these raw materials is simple wood. In this guide, we’ll explain where you can get it and what you can do with it.

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Lost Ark: Simple wood – The most important raw material for the first ship upgrades

What is simple wood? Plain wood is one of the most important resources in Lost Ark, which you need to upgrade your ship up to level 5. For the higher levels you will need higher quality wood. Depending on the ship level, the following amounts of simple wood will be needed for an upgrade:

Upgrade ship level:

  • Level 1 to 2: 30x simple wood
  • 2 to 3: 30x simple wood
  • 3 to 4: 50x simple wood
  • 4 to 5: 70x simple wood

Additionally, depending on the upgrade, you will need more ship materials, which you can produce from the processor NPC, among others. These NPCs are located in all major cities and produce the required materials in exchange for ores and wood, both of which you can farm yourself.


Where do you get plain wood? Unlike the wood you need to build ships and craft ship materials, you can’t farm plain wood yourself. Instead, you must buy it from a merchant.

To do this, search for a merchant ship in the harbor or talk to a traveling merchant in your fortress. The respective NPCs will sell you the Simple Wood in exchange for Pirate Coins. A stack of wood costs 250 pirate coins. Alternatively, you can buy the raw material from the merchants for 40 Victory, Raid, or Adventurer Seals each.

By the way: Both simple wood and other ship materials can be included in ship material, ship improvement replenishment, and ship reinforcement chests.

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Pirate coins farming: The most important currency for Simple Wood

Where can you find pirate coins? If you want to effectively farm pirate coins for Simple Wood in Lost Ark, you should regularly complete the events in the sea and search the individual islands for quests. The island quests will reward you with large amounts of pirate coins – Freedom Isle and Lullaby Island alone will give you a total of more than 30,000 pirate coins.

You can farm more pirate coins via the events after completing the quests. But you also have the possibility to get the important currency in exchange for other coins like Sun Coins or Ancient Coins. The NPCs on the trading ships will be happy to barter with you.


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