Cozy Grove: How to Get and Use Dowsing Rod

Find out how to craft and use Dowsing Rod tool to search for lost relics with the help of our guide to Cozy Grove.

Find out how to craft and use Dowsing Rod tool to search for lost relics with the help of our guide to Cozy Grove.
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Economy plays a huge role in the survival aspect of Cozy Grove. One of the more interesting ways to gain profit is to retrieve relics underground, which can be found using the unique Dowsing Rod tool. Our guide will help you get and use Dowsing Rod in Cozy Grow.

You need to survive for at least your first week in the game to be able to craft Dowsing Rod. Then you will be asked to collect some ingredients, and finally you will be able to use this handy tool to find the lost treasures scattered all over the island.

Cozy Grove: How to Get Dowsing Rod

The Dowsing Rod can be obtained only on Day 6 of the main story. But before crafting this unique item you need to collect some of the required materials, such as:

  • 10x Roasted Root Vegetable
  • 10x Charred Fishbone
  • 3x Iron Ingot

Cozy Grove: How to Make Roasted Root Vegetables

There are two NPCs in the game that can help you produce Roasted Root Vegetables:

  • Francesca Duclaw (Wood Bear)
  • Flamey (Spirit)

Either of them can burn or recycle the following raw ingredients into the Roasted Root Vegetables:

Raw Ingredient
Conversion Ratio
Potato 1:3
Parsnip 1:15
Turnip 1:9
Sweet Potato 1:6
Radish 1:12


This means that one potato will yield three Roasted Root Vegetables, and one parsnip will yield 15 roots.

Cozy Grove: How to Get Charred Fishbones

This material can be obtained only through burning fish at Flamey in your camp.

Fish can be obtained by fishing (of course), which can be achieved in three simple steps:

  1. Go to your inventory menu and equip the fishing rod
  2. Aim the fishing rod at an area close to the fish in the water
  3. Wait for the fish to bite and reel it in

There are 24 types of fish in Cozy Grove, but not all of them yield the same amount of Charred Fishbone.

Here is the list of the best fish to get for the best possible conversion ration:

  • Northern Triggerfish
  • Sleeper
  • Silver Bristlemouth
  • Porgy
  • Spiteful Cusk
  • Bereft Brill
  • Icefish
  • Elder Sprat
  • Angry Salmon

Cozy Grove: How to Get Iron Ingots

This ingredient can be produced by transforming iron ore at Flamey. There are three types of iron ore in Cozy Grove:

  • Small Iron Ore
  • Medium Iron Ore
  • Large Iron Ore

Luckily enough, you will only need to find three pieces of small iron ore, which will produce the necessary three pieces of iron ingots.

Cozy Grove: How to Craft the Dowsing Rod

When you have all the ingredients, you can now talk to Jeremy Gruffle, the Maker Bear. He can be found in the northwestern part of the camp.

He will tell you about the Dowsing Rod and how it can retrieve the lost relics. Agree to his conditions and let him ask you about the ingredients.

Talk to him again to hand him the crafting materials and Jeremy Gruffle will instantly craft the tool for you.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t tell you exactly how to use this tool so follow the steps listed below.

Cozy Grove: How to Use Dowsing Rod

Dowsing Rod has four modes:

  • Cold
  • Warm
  • Hot
  • X Marks the Spot!

A corresponding icon will appear above the head of your character as a tip showing you whether you’re headed in the right direction. The icon will appear only when your scout stops.

In order to use Dowsing Rod you must equip it into your main inventory slot. Once you’ve equipped it, follow the steps below:

  1. Move around and stop after each step
  2. Move up, down, or sideways and check your icon
  3. Once you hit the Warm icon, keep moving that way
  4. Once you hit the Hot icon, look out for an X mark on the ground
  5. Approach the X mark and interact with it

If you’ve done everything right, then you should obtain one of the lost relics. Currently, there are 15 relics in the game:

  • Hewn Brick
  • Piece of Tile
  • Petrified Walking Stick
  • Chunk of Marble
  • Chunk of Marble
  • Teaching Parchment
  • Soldier’s Boot
  • Emperor’s Confession
  • Forbidden Scroll
  • Crimson Robe
  • Imperial Coin
  • Rusty Spearhead
  • Urn of Bearos
  • Shard of Crown
  • Holy Chalice

That’s all you need to know on how to get and use Dowsing Rod in Cozy Grove. Also, be sure to read our Cozy Grove official review!

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Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.