|Skill and improvement|
A dirty sack with four metal blades along its rim. A rope is attached to it. The idea is that you drag it along the bottom and gather mud.
The dredge's main ability is to dig from below water level. Dredge quality and digging skill affect the maximum depth you can dredge. To dredge deeper than 8 dirts below water level, which is a shovel's limit, you need to be on a boat or ship.
- The quality of the rope affects your success chance.
- The quality of the square piece of cloth affects the initial quality of the dredge.
- Failure damages both the rope and the square piece of cloth.
- Improvement uses Blacksmithing skill but carpentry tools: mallet, file, carving knife, pelt and log.
Dredging works similar to digging, though you must be embarked on a boat or ship to dredge. Move on top of the corner you want to dig at, right-click the boat or ship you are on, and select Dredge. The dredged material appears inside the boat.
On bigger ships you may have to embark as passenger to get the option to dredge, because as the commander you might technically be too far way from the boat to use it. It is also a good idea to moor your ship or boat before dredging.
Flatten or level
A dredge can also be used to flatten or level terrain. You must not be embarked on a ship to have this option.