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An Ancient Pseudoscience Station is a Crafting Structure found only in the Ruins. It gives access to the Ancient Crafting Tab and emits enough light to protect from Charlie when nearby.

When struck with a Hammer, being fully repaired or being destroyed, lightning will strike the player and the station will either drop loot or spawn enemies (see the table below). Upon destruction it also drops 2 Thulecite, 1 Nightmare Fuel with a 50% chance, 1 Frazzled Wires with a 50% chance and 1 Rocks with a 50% chance.

A fully repaired Ancient Pseudoscience Station will be completely destroyed after 10 hits from a Hammer, causing 11 lightning strikes and drops. Thulecite can be used to repair a damaged station, with one Thulecite / six Thulecite Fragments repairing 1.5 Hammer swings worth of damage. Broken stations can be found naturally in the Ruins with only 1 hit left, and players can repair them of 9 hits (6 Thulecite) to obtain a fully repaired Station. The last stage of repair causes a lightning strike.

When slightly damaged, broken Ancient Pseudoscience Stations have half the available recipes (7 instead of 14), but will still emit light.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together[]

In Don't Starve Together, killing the Ancient Fuelweaver will cause all the Broken and Repaired Ancient Pseudoscience Stations to respawn. Damaging stations with a hammer will also not cause lightning strikes.

Walter can make Cursed Rounds from his Slingshot Ammo Tab when next to any Ancient Pseudoscience Station.

Ancient Pseudoscience Station.png Crafting Recipes[]

A Broken Ancient Pseudoscience Station offers 7 Ancient Crafting recipes (half that of a fully repaired station): 9 Ancient Crafting recipes in Don't Starve Together.

A fully repaired Ancient Pseudoscience Station offers 14 Ancient Crafting recipes (including the 7 listed above): 16 Ancient Crafting recipes in Don't Starve Together.

Hammer.png Item Drops[]

Possible result after a hammer strike:

Chance (Each) Result
12.3% Crawling Horror.png Terrorbeak.png
11.2% Gears.png, Trinkets.png×4, Splumonkey.png×2-4, Batilisk.png×5, Cave Spider.png×2, Spitter.png×2
1.1% Dwarf Star.png, (+25 Health Meter.png Don't Starve icon.png), (-10 Health Meter.png Don't Starve icon.png)
0.56% Red Gem.pngBlue Gem.pngOrange Gem.pngGreen Gem.pngPurple Gem.png
0.11% Meat Effigy.pngIce Staff.pngFire Staff.pngTelelocator Staff.pngThe Lazy Explorer.pngDeconstruction Staff.pngStar Caller's Staff.pngLife Giving Amulet.pngChilled Amulet.pngNightmare Amulet.pngThe Lazy Forager.pngConstruction Amulet.pngMagiluminescence.pngThulecite.png
0.056% Marble Suit.pngNight Armor.pngSnurtle Shell Armor.png

Prototype.png Tips[]

  • Lightning Rods placed nearby will divert any lightning strikes.
  • A WX-78 player traveling to the ruins can benefit from hitting an Ancient Pseudoscience Station, as the lightning strikes will give them a System Overload.
  • It's possible to keep destroying/repairing a station for the purpose of farming items, but enemies have a much higher chance to spawn than any of the loot.
  • A naturally occurring fully operational Ancient Pseudoscience Station will typically have more Ancient Clockwork enemies guarding it, along with two Nightmare Lights beside it.

Blueprint.png Gallery[]