Stardew Valley Guide: Shane

Birthday: Spring – 20

Available to Marry? Yes

Shane is Stardew Valley’s resident drunken hater. At least when you first meet him in-game. Rumor has it, there’s something deeper lurking beneath that bristly exterior and bad attitude, but if you want to befriend him, you’ll first have to get past his angry brush-offs.

Is he secretly a sweetheart? Only one way to find out.

Here’s our guide to Stardew Valley’s Shane, with as few spoilers as possible.

Shane Schedule

When you first start Stardew Valley, Shane will be on his “Starting Schedule”. This schedule remains in effect as long as the community center is NOT restored.

Shane Starting Schedule

SPRING
Monday-Friday 7:10 a.m. Leaves Marnie’s Ranch; walks to JojaMart
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Works at JojaMart
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
SUMMER
Monday-Friday 7:10 a.m. Leaves Marnie’s Ranch; walks to JojaMart
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Works at JojaMart
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 6:00   p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Stardrop Saloon
FALL
Monday-Friday 7:10 a.m. Leaves Marnie’s Ranch; walks to JojaMart
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Works at JojaMart
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
WINTER
Monday-Friday 7:10 a.m. Leaves Marnie’s Ranch; walks to JojaMart
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Works at JojaMart
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Marnie’s Ranch

Once you restore the Community Center, Shane will change to a less active “Community Center” schedule. This schedule is the same Spring-Winter.

Shane Community Center Schedule

SPRING
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
SUMMER
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
FALL
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
WINTER
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   p.m. Marnie’s Ranch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pierre’s General Store
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Stardrop Saloon
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00   a.m. Marnie’s Ranch

Keep in mind, times are approximate. Shane has to walk between destinations.

Weather does not affect Shane’s schedule. He will perform the same routine whether its sunny or raining.

Times that do not appear on the schedule, Shane is usually inaccessible in his room at Marnie’s Ranch.

Shane Gifts

Befriending Shane isn’t as easy as befriending some of the other Stardew Valley residents. First, you’ve got to put up with him being rude as hell. Do you even want to get to know this guy? Seriously, what a jerk!

But, like the other residents of Stardew Valley, Shane is a friend with benefits. Start building your relationship with him and you’ll receive gifts and recipes in return.

Shane will also soften as you get to know him, and you get to know Shane the same way you get to know the other characters in the game, by having the occasional chat and giving him gifts.

Shane Gift Loves

  • Beer
  • Pizza
  • Hot Pepper
  • Pepper Poppers
  • All Universal Loves

Shane Gift Likes

  • Eggs (except void eggs)
  • Fruit
  • All Universal Likes (except pickles)

Shane Gift Dislikes

  • Dandelion
  • Daffodil
  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Morel
  • Seaweed
  • Leek
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root
  • Holly
  • Hazelnut
  • All Universal Dislikes

Shane Gift Hates

  • Pickles
  • Quartz
  • All Universal Hates

Shane Heart Events and Cutscenes

To avoid spoilers, we won’t go into detail about Shane’s heart events, but here are the triggers:

Shane Two-Heart Event

Enter Cindersap Forest 8:00 p.m. to midnight after achieving one heart with Shane

Shane Four-Heart Event

Enter Marnie’s Ranch after achieving three hearts with Shane

Shane Six-Heart Event

Enter Cindersap Forest while it’s raining (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.) after achieving five hearts with Shane

Shane Seven-Heart Event

Enter Marnie’s Ranch when Shane is home

-or-

Enter Pelican Town 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on a sunny day if you have two hearts each with Clint and Emily as well. This option is the more profitable of the two events!

Shane Eight-Heart Event

Enter Marnie’s Ranch when Shane is home

Shane Ten-Heart Event

Leave home before 6:30 a.m. Go to the bus stop 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Shane will also be part of the Ten-Heart Group Event if triggered.

Shane Fourteen-Heart Event

Enter Pelican Town any day but Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Enter during the same time period over the next two days to complete the three-day event.

Shane lovin’ on that nightly beer.

Our top Shane tip:

Many of Shane’s favorite things live where he spends most of his time: at home and at the saloon. Pay attention to what his Aunt Marnie tells you he likes doing at the ranch.

At the saloon, you can buy and gift him food and drink right on the spot, making it easy to build up those friendship points.

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