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[edit | edit source]
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.
Crafting Recipes[edit | edit source]
A Broken Ancient Pseudoscience Station offers 7 Ancient Crafting recipes (half that of a fully repaired station):
A fully repaired Ancient Pseudoscience Station offers 14 Ancient Crafting recipes (including the 7 listed above):
Item Drops[edit | edit source]
Possible result after a hammer strike:
|11.2%||, ×4, ×2-4, ×5, ×2, ×2|
|1.1%||, (+25 ), (-10 )|
Tips[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Gallery[edit | edit source]