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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[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.

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

Ancient Pseudoscience Station.png 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):

Hammer.png Item Drops[edit | edit source]

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[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.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon.png) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon.png) (AloeAsparagusBrambleBramble BloomClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon.png) (Bull KelpJuicy Berry BushLune TreeSporecapStone Fruit BushSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundMermhousePondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HoleRabbit HutchSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon.png) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon.png) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillOminous CarvingThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon.png) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagmaShattered Spider Hole Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon.png) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon.png) (Artichoke BoulderA Smashing PotBasalt EruptionCrashed BalloonHot Air BalloonRuined SculpturesStalacmite ThroneStone SlabWeathered ObjectsWicker Basket Hamlet icon.png) (Cave HoleDriftwoodLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon GlassPetrified TreeSea Bones Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationBasaltCompromising StatueGramaphoneHeadstoneMarble PillarMaxwell's DoorMaxwell's LightNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPillarsSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon.png) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon.png) (Ancient WallCave CleftCrumbling BrazierFountain of YouthRoyal Gallery ExhibitRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampSpooky HoleStriking CarvingStriking StatueSuspicious CrackUnimportant PillarWall BrazierWishing Well Hamlet icon.png) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskAnenemyCelestial FissureFlorid PosternHot SpringInviting FormationLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenSalt FormationSea StackStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Items Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRawlingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon.png) (Iron ThingLever ThingRegal ScepterRelic ThingRock ThingStone EggStone Thing Hamlet icon.png) (Celestial Altar PiecesStar-Sky Don't Starve Together icon.png)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon.png Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw


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