Carbon

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The subject of this article is from the Origins update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 9 November, 2020.
Carbon
Carbon
Category Fuel
Type Unrefined Organic Element
Rarity Common
Blueprint Value 12.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting, Charging, Upgrading
Symbol C
Updated Origins

Carbon is a resource.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Carbon (C) is a resource used in recharging and one of the fuel elements for refining.

Game description[edit | edit source]

The building block of all organic life. Of critical importance to space travelers, as Carbon is used to recharge mining equipment.

The Mining Laser will harvest Carbon from trees, plants, and all other forms of vegetation.

Source[edit | edit source]

Carbon mining in action (Atlas Rises)
  • Can be mined from flora.
  • It can be found as a secondary element in some minerals.

Carbon can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.FUEL.2.png Condensed Carbon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Release Carbon", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.TOXIC.png Fungal Mould x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x1  ("Inefficient Burn", 0.08 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.HOT.png Solanium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.LUSH.png Star Bulb x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)

Exploit[edit | edit source]

Once the player has Portable Refiner and Medium Refiner/Large Refiner, they can produce Carbon and Condensed Carbon for free.

This can also be done with only a Portable Refiner but with less yield.

  1. Refine 68 Carbon in Medium Refiner/Large Refiner to produce 34 Condensed Carbon.
  2. Place down the Portable Refiner and recharge its Fuel Inverter with the 34 Condensed Carbon.
  3. Pick up the Portable Refiner to receive 100 Carbon.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3, to produce 32 Carbon per cycle.

Use[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit source]

Carbon is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:

Refining[edit source]

Carbon is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:

Cooking[edit source]

Carbon is used as an ingredient for cooking the following products using a Nutrient Processor:

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Release - Added as a resource.
  • Pathfinder - It can no longer be used to recharge exosuit life support.
  • Atlas Rises - Value changed, previously it was worth 6.9 Units.png each.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.

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