Even the most epic items are made up of smaller components. The gathering skills will allow you to collect the ordinary objects you find in the world and turn them into something extraordinary.
Miners harvest precious metals from the earth to be used in crafting weapons and armour.
Woodcutters chop down trees to produce lumber, which is used to create a variety of weapon components.
Herbalists gather raw plants and fibres from the world to create potions, food, and cloth.
Skinners harvest hides from fallen beasts to turn into leather.
Fishermen catch fish which then can be used to make consumables to boost the hero's power.