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Star Metal Ore
Star Metal Ore
Both stone and metal from the heavens
Type Ingredient
Grade High
Ingredient Yes
Meltable Yes
Max Stack 100
Base Weight Information.png 0.13
ID 18060

Description[]

This is a grisly thing,' shuddered the clerk. 'It's too ancient to be holy. Who ever saw metal like it in a sane world? It seems less destructible than Aquilonian steel, yet see how it is corroded and eaten away in spots.
~ The God in the Bowl

This ore, fallen from the sky, is a gift from the firmament. Put it to your ear and it practically hums with cosmic secrets like the ocean in a seashell.

Notes[]

Falling meteorites.

A meteorite as seen once landed.

Icon starmetal ore.png Star Metal Ore can be harvested from meteorites, which will fall in the western region of the Snow biome, just north of the Mounds of the Dead. Cimmerians nearby hint at this, as they use star metal weapons.[1] You will see them trail across the sky and hear their explosive boom as they crash on the mountain ridges.[2] Meteors will destroy player-built structures and kill creatures.

The exposed Star Metal Core

  • You must destroy the outer shell of the meteorite before you can harvest it.
    • The outer shells have only 1 hit point, but can only be cracked open with explosive damage.
      • One hit from an Icon explosive jar-1.png Explosive Jar, Icon explosive trap.png Exploding Trap, Icon arrow explosive.png Explosive Arrow or Icon fire orb.png Demon-fire Orb can work, but meteorite shells are often bugged and not every explosion will crack them open. This is primarily location-dependent, so if one fails to open, moving to a different angle before trying again will increase the chances of the next attempt succeeding.
      • Grease from a Icon grease orb.png Grease Orb or Icon arrow tar.png Oil Arrow may make it easier to ensure the meteor is sufficiently covered to avoid a bad angle, but this step is not necessary.
  • The Star Metal core can be struck 15-20x before collapsing.
    • A Icon steel pickaxe.png Steel Pick or higher is required to obtain the ore.
  • Obtaining the ore from a meteorite completes the Journey step: Harvest a fallen star for ore.
  • The following was concluded from looking at the DevKit:
    • Every 1800 seconds (30 minutes) a cycle starts (Chance To Spawn Timer)
    • Initially (i.e. after server restart) there is a 75% chance that a meteor shower will be triggered (Chance to Trigger Meteor).
      • If there is a meteor shower, the next shower comes at least 3 hours later (so in the 6th cycle) with a 2% chance for a shower, as the chance for the next meteor shower is set to 0% and the cooldown to 5 cycles (Meteor Cooldown). After that there can be a potential shower every 30 minutes and every unsuccessful attempt increases the chance for the next round by 2%.
      • If no meteor shower triggers, then the chance for the next cycle is increased by 2% (Chance Increment) and the cooldown (Meteor Cooldown) is reduced by 1.
    • The number of meteorites varies from 5 to 15 and depends on the following calculation:
"maximum number (Meteor Shower Max Count) + random number (Meteor Shower Random Amount)"
where the random number is actually a range from which a value is randomly selected. The range in an actual case is -5 to +5, so it can happen that less than the max value (Meteor Shower Max Count) is spawned. This complicates the logic a lot.
  • The source of the idea for the meteorite feature came from one of the developers, either John or Joel.[3]
  • Star metal ore and star metal are used as motives in the Conan the Adventurer series.

Isle of Siptah[]

On the Isle of Siptah, meteors will fall around the tower at the center of the island.

Uses[]

Used in the following Recipes Information.png
Furnace, Improved Furnace,
Heat-Efficient Furnace, Fuel-Efficient Furnace, Improved Furnace (Kiln)
Ingredients Outcome Craft time Experience
gained
2 Icon starmetal ore.png Star Metal Ore
1 Icon brimstone.png Brimstone
1 Icon black ice.png Black Ice
1 Icon starmetal bar.png Star Metal Bar 20 s 26

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