An improved hammer allows you to harvest more metal materials. This guide on How To Get A Better Hammer In Summer In Mara tells you what quest objectives you must complete for specific characters in order to unlock an upgraded hammer that lets you destroy higher tiered mining nodes.
The first tool you get is a better hoe, a few quests later, the opportunity arises to upgrade another tool – the hammer. Once you have upgraded your Hammer to a Silver Hammer, you can harvest more materials and minerals than before. It also allows you to farm more crops as you can use the hammer to clear some of the stones and debris that are blocking some of the fields back on your home island.
How To Get A Better Hammer In Summer In MaraGetting a better hammer is a lengthy but simple process. You must follow the main quest line, Koa Quests. These are the quests surrounding the old lady at the Lighthouse. After you complete the first few quests for her she will eventually ask you to find a sunken necklace. Once you have found the Necklace and return to the Lighthouse, the old lady will inform you that the Forge has now opened as Akaji has returned to the island – it’s the large fenced area just below the lighthouse.
Head down to Akaji and ask her to fix the necklace. She will tell you that she requires some Metal and some Clay, and she gives you the recipe for a Silver Hammer at the same time. Return to your Home Island and make the 5 clay she needs – it takes 4 Stone per Clay, requiring 20 Stone total.
You can then build the Silver Hammer. It requires 2 Copper Ingots, that you can purchase from Akaji. They are quite expensive but that’s the only option as you don’t unlock how to make Ingots until after you have made the hammer.
Be sure to check out our Summer in Mara Tools Guide to get the next level hammer.