Palworld: How to Get Level 5 Work Skills

A guide on how to get the highest work skill levels in Palworld

Palworld Level 5 Work Skill cover

Work Suitability, also known as Work Skills, is one of the major aspects players look into when choosing Pals to assign in a base to help with work. The higher the work skill level a Pal has, the better and more efficient they are on a specific task. Although these work skill levels are set for every Pal species in the game, these levels can be increased further through the Pal Condensation mechanic. Read ahead as we talk more about increasing Work Skill Levels in Palworld, share the things that should be considered prior to condensing, and talk about the benefits and the drawbacks of aiming for the higher levels.

Reach Level 5 Work Skill through Pal Condensing

Reach Level 5 Work Skill through Pal Condensing in Palworld

Pal Condensation raises a Pal’s base stats for the first three ranks it reaches. Once a Pal reaches its 4th rank or star, all of its work skills will be raised by a single level; this is only true for work skills that a Pal innately has, so a Pal with no level for a particular work skill to begin with will not gain a level for that said work skill.

Because of this, Pals that have the natural maximum work skill level of 4 can have their work skill raised to level 5.

Before going through the process of aiming for a particular level 5 work skill, there are a few things to consider prepare first.

Unlocking the Pal Essence Condenser

The Pal Essence Condenser can be unlocked after reaching Technology Tier 14. It can then be built on a base using the following materials:

  • x20 Paldium Fragment
  • x20 Ingot
  • x5 Ancient Civilization Parts

Cost of Pal Condensing

Condensing a Pal to its 4th star can take quite a lot of time and effort due to the increasing requirement of fodder Pals to reach the next rank/star. Listed below are the amount of fodder Pals required per rank:

RankNumber of Pals required
00
14
216
332
464

In total, you will need to have 116 Pals of the same species, plus the 1 Pal that you are ranking up, for a total of 117 Pals. This is relatively achievable for common Pals, but it gets harder the rarer the Pal is, which would be the case if you want to aim for high work levels as natural high work levels usually appear only on uncommon and rare pals.

Breeding for Passive Skills

Breeding to get a Pal with the most favorable passive skills on it is usually done prior to condensing, as a Pal’s rank cannot be passed on to its offspring. The breeding process alone is time consuming, but it can be scaled up to have multiple pairs breed in parallel. Additionally, the unwanted offspring can be used as fodder for the condensing process.

Boost from a work skill level increase

The boost that a Pal could get if their work skill goes up a level can be quite significant, with tests showing that going up from level 4 to level 5 shows an increase of around 80% to 100% work productivity. This increase would be beneficial if the base does not have an available slot that could just be filled up with a Pal with the same work skill and work skill level.

Pals with the highest Work Skill Level per Work Skill Type

Pals with the highest Work Skill Level per Work Skill Type in Palworld

There are only a few Pals that naturally have a level 4 work skill, not to mention that there are work skill types that only go up to level 3 naturally. Listed below are the Pals that have the highest work skill level among others in a particular work skill type.

Work SkillBest PalPal’s Work Skills
KindlingJormuntide IgnisKindling Lv4
PlantingLyleenPlanting Lv4
Handiwork Lv3
Medicine Production Lv3
Gathering Lv2
HandiworkAnubisHandiwork Lv4
Transporting Lv2
Mining Lv3
LumberingWumpo




Wumpo Botan
Lumbering Lv3
Transporting Lv4
Handiwork Lv2
Cooling Lv2

Lumbering Lv3
Transporting Lv4
Handiwork Lv2
Planting Lv1
Medicine ProductionLyleenMedicine Production Lv3
Planting Lv4
Handiwork Lv3
Gathering Lv2
TransportingWumpo




Wumpo Botan
Lumbering Lv3
Transporting Lv4
Handiwork Lv2
Cooling Lv2

Lumbering Lv3
Transporting Lv4
Handiwork Lv2
Planting Lv1
WateringJormuntideWatering Lv4
Generating ElectricityOrserkGenerating Electricity Lv4
GatheringFrostallion NoctGathering Lv4
MiningBlazamut


Astegon
Mining Lv4
Kindling Lv3

Mining Lv4
Handiwork Lv1
CoolingFrostallionCooling Lv4

The table does not include a Farming Pal as all pals that have the Farming work skill only have it at Lv1, but they could still be increased to level 2. Nevertheless, there are still notable pals that could benefit from a rank up such as a Vixy since condensing it will also increase its Partner Skill which improves that quality of spheres that it can dig up.