While completing the Herbalist 3 challenge in Red Dead Redemption 2, players are asked to craft seven items using Sage as an ingredient. This can be a complicated step for a couple reasons. First, there are multiple types of Sage in Red Dead Redemption 2. Second, they aren’t particularly easy to find. Some are locked away in end-game areas, while others are found in parts of the game world not often visited. In this guide, I’ll show you where to find the Sage you need to complete the Herbalist 3 challenge.
Where to find Sage in Red Dead Redemption 2
There are two types of Sage for players to find and pick in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online. First, there is Hummingbird Sage. This type of Sage is used when cooking and crafting items that will heal you in some way. The second type of Sage is Oleander Sage, which is a poisonous plant that is used to craft specific types of poisonous items for you to use.
Hummingbird Sage locations
For the Herbalist 3 challenge, we are looking for Hummingbird Sage, but this will show up in your inventory as Sage. It’s the one you want to complete the Herbalist 3 challenge. To find this, head to New Hanover, north of Bluewater Marsh and along the Kamassa River. If you look at the map images provided here, you an see the location of the Sage is just below the A in Kamassa.
When you arrive in the area, expect to find lots of Sage. More than you’ll need to complete the Herbalist 3 challenge. I found nine plants without trying, all within 10 second of each other. This area is all forest, and I walked up on a Black Bear, so consider keeping something like the Springfield Rifle handy in case you bump into a predator.
For those wondering, Sage (Hummingbird) is a purple plant that sticks up out of the ground several inches, maybe even a foot or so. It tends to be found in clusters of two or three plants and is easier than most plants to spot at a glance. Grab as much as you can, because it’s unlikely you’ll be back in this area any time soon.
Oleander Sage locations
If you're looking for the poisonous kind of Sage, useful for crafting poisonous arrows and throwing knives, then you'll want to check out the same areas of Lemoyne. Thankfully, there are a good few areas to find nodes, which should make gathering this herb quite easy. We've outlined several locations on the map below, so head there and keep an eye out for a plant with purple-colored flowers near the edge of the swampy river.
As mentioned above, Oleander Sage is a crucial ingredient needed to craft Poison Arrows in Red Dead Redemption 2. Even eating Oleander Sage will cause your character to vomit and lose a portion of health. Go ahead and grab some of this Sage while you're looking for Hummingbird Sage, as having plenty of both will prove extremely handy in the future.
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