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'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 fallen metal from the sky, be it a gift from the gods or a curse from the wells of night, has mysterious properties that sages and sorcerers are only beginning to understand. This strange material is not as easy to work with as earthly metals, but those of esoteric skill have devised a way to smelt star metal ore, with a technique that employs brimstone and black ice, to create ingots.


Meteor Skyfall Ridge

Falling meteorites.

Star Metal Ore

A meteorite as seen once landed.

Icon starmetal ore 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.

Star Metal Core

The exposed Star Metal Core

  • Star metal meteorites can be seen glowing purple with Detect Resources.
  • You must destroy the outer shell of the meteorite before you can harvest it, unless using Mass Cull Mass Cull.
  • The Star Metal core can be struck 15-20x before collapsing.
    • A Tier 4 or higher pick is required to obtain the ore. Tool tiers are not visible in game and are inconsistent with harvesting power.
Yes Can mine Icon starmetal ore No Cannot mine Icon starmetal 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.
    • Meteorites despawn 14000 seconds after falling, or 3 hours, 53 minutes, 20 seconds.
  • The source of the idea for the meteorite feature came from one of the developers, either John or Joel.[2]
  • Star metal ore and star metal are used as motives in the Conan the Adventurer animated series.

Isle of Siptah[]

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

Admin Command[]

  • To trigger a meteorite shower event on both maps, use the Console Command dc meteor spawn


Used in the following Recipes Information
Stygian Trebuchet, Trebuchet
Ingredients Outcome Craft time Experience
75 Icon starmetal ore Star Metal Ore 1 Icon trebuchet ammunition starmetal battlepass Salvaged Star Metal Shell 10 s 0
Ingredients Outcome Craft time Experience
20 Icon starmetal ore Star Metal Ore 1 Icon ballista ball starmetal Star Metal Ballista Ball 10 s 0
Charcoal Kiln, Furnace, Improved Furnace, Heat-Efficient Furnace, Fuel-Efficient Furnace, Improved Furnace (Kiln)
Ingredients Outcome Craft time Experience
2 Icon starmetal ore Star Metal Ore
1 Icon brimstone Brimstone
1 Icon black ice Black Ice
1 Icon starmetal bar Star Metal Bar 20 s 10