This guide will show you how to get the best gear in the game within hours! Random seed, no hacks, and no cheating whatsoever!
Carts (^ if you can’t see any of the above nearby)
Huts can contain valuable jump-start tools, such as wooden axes/pickaxes, gold/steel axes/pickaxes, or even mithril swords! However, speed running Muck is not all luck-based, so you can still leave the island extremely quickly without a Nightblade spawn in a cave. But if you happen to get a Nightblade or an interesting set-up like this:
Then go ahead and use it to your advantage of course. Huts can also contain apples, bread, and other food, so that you don’t have to take time to make some yourself. Most huts will contain coins as well, which can be used to open chests.
Villages contain several huts and other work spaces with green chests. The chests you find usually have basic wooden tools, if not better tools. You can also break down barrels for wood and occasionally will also drop stone, bread, wheat, or other items. The woodmen won’t attack you unless you touch the Chief’s chest, so be sure to open this one last when you are done with the village (trading and looting). It can contain food, gold bars, and other good stuff. Be sure to come with coins so that you can trade with the villagers. Trading with them is key to speed running Muck.
Caves have chests that hold a large variety of items; iron ore, adamantite ore, coins, or even a hammer shaft or a Nightblade! They can also give you tools as well.
Black chests are free and usually give you common power-ups, but common ones are still really helpful. Power-ups are another key to speed running. A single sniper scope can save you so much time (as long as you get chunky hits from it).
Carts don’t usually have tools, which is why you only go to these if its the only option, but they still can and usually have good food items. They also have materials like wood (regular, birch, fir, and I think even oak sometimes) and stone.
Once you get your hands on a set of tools (wooden, steel, or gold, doesn’t matter) you are ready to start getting your hands on adamantite.
Once you have an adamantite axe and adamantite ore, get a furnace (craft one with stone that you’ve picked up along the way or use one from a hut) and smelt the ore. If you are really trying to speed run, you can buy an anvil from (some) smiths instead of trying to find one or craft one. While the ore is smelting, chop down oak trees to get 10 oak. Then, simply get some bark and craft an adamantite pickaxe.
Unfortunately, there are villages without woodcutters or smiths, or there are some but they don’t sell what you need. So this means speed running is slightly luck based, but not completely.
If you really want to save every minute you can, you can also buy an ancient bow and elemental arrows from archers (I don’t know if that’s what they are called or not) to be able to fight Bob at all times, whether he is on the boat or in the air.
After you’ve traded for some adamantite tools, building a weapon (or buying one) is not a bad idea as long as you can still work towards building the boat in the process (like mining obamium and dark oak wood for the boat and using the excess to craft a sword).
Now, you just have to determine when to stop collecting power-ups and to start building the boat. Not getting enough power-ups could end up costing you more time and possibly kill you when fighting Bob, but getting too many power-ups might eat up too much time. However, this may not be an issue if you’re not going ultra try-hard mode.
Why power-ups? Because they will decrease the time it takes to build the boat and fight Bob. Power-ups like Dumbbell, Orange Juice, Juice, Sniper Scope, and such will help you defeat Bob quicker and destroy resources faster. Sneakers will increase your actual speed. Spooo bean, peanut butter, and those of the like may not help you win faster, but will decrease the amount of food you need to eat, keeping your focus off of collecting food.
Collecting as You Go
If you do indeed collect things as you go, you’re inventory will likely fill up fast. It’s fine to take a trip to the boat to build some things and put some materials (such as all of the gems if you don’t have iron for the engine yet) in the chest there on the ship.
1. Look for Huts, Caves, Villages, or ways to get tools super quickly.
2. Get coins and trade with villagers for adamantite gear. (Can also get weapons as well)
3. Gather power-ups from chests and statues.
4. Pick up things like flax, wheat, meat, and rocks along the way.
5. Build the ship
6. Beat Bob
There may be other ways to speed run after you get adamantite gear, but this is what I’ve found to be a super quick way to beat the game.
I know that there are a lot of intense and harsh instances where you cannot do anything but work towards winning the game, but of course you still get a really good time without being perfect.
- Muck: Woodman Trades Guide
- Muck: Seed for Beginners (Early Loot)
- Muck: All Items (How to Get)
- Muck: The Order of the Stone
- Muck: All Ship Resources for Repair