The Forge

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The Forge

The Forge is an ancient machine hidden deep in the caverns of Tharis Island. Its exact origins are still unknown and shrouded in secrecy. This strange structure lies dormant, but some claim that, under the right circumstances, it may come alive once more. The Forge holds great power for those cunning and brave enough to unlock its potential.

Lore

In the deepest, darkest depths of the caverns lies a massive, outlandish machine: The Forge. Its exact origins are still unknown and shrouded in secrecy, though some factions still have a vested interest in learning more about the powers held by such ancient technology. Only the bravest of Prospectors will have a shot at uncovering its secrets, but keep in mind many who tried before have been lost forever. Or worse, clawed their way back battered and scarred. Changed. Exploring the abandoned faction camps and research facilities may hold vital evidence in unlocking the mysteries for those foolish enough to ignore the warnings left by early exploration parties.

Location

The Forge is located deep in the caverns of Tharis Island.

Step by step

  1. Go to Storm Pillar on Tharis Island.
  2. Go down the structure by using the gaps and stairs on each level.
  3. Walk around the ring of the lowest floor until there is a cave entrance leading out of the floor.
  4. Follow the cave until a large open cave is reached, with Teratomorphic Glowing Crystals. Parkour past the side of the open cave.
  5. Enter the room with the pipes and red lights by crouching, then go left.
  6. Following the pipes until The Forge is reached.

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Mechanics

The Forge while a storm is ongoing

Storm

The Forge is only active while the Storm is ongoing. The storm lasts 280 seconds (4min30s). While the storm is not active, interacting with The Forge only shows '???'. If The Forge was started just before the Storm ended, the resulting item can still be taken out of The Forge after the Storm has ended.

Using the forge

The Forge has 5 slots for items. At the moment recipes can only go up to 4 items, so the 5th slot is unused. Prospectors can put items into the forge and then click the start button. If the items do not make a valid recipe listed below, nothing will happen. If it is a valid recipe, it will start forging. It takes up to a minute for it to finish forging, depending on the recipe.

Side effects

When The Forge finishes forging a piece of Altered Gear, there is a chance for one of two item to be added to the resulting items.

Forge recipes

There are four separate types of forge recipes:

Tharis iron

Tharis Iron can be used to create Tharis Iron Ingots

Tharis Iron can be used to create Tharis Iron Ingots. It takes 30 seconds for the (Pure) Tharis Iron to forge into ingots.

Input Output
Amount Chance Item
9 Tharis Iron.pngTharis Iron
3 Teratomorphic Crystal Core.pngTeratomorphic Crystal Core
3x 97% Tharis Iron Ingot.pngTharis Iron Ingot
3% Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.pngCharged Tharis Iron Ingot
9 Pure Tharis Iron.pngPure Tharis Iron
3 Teratomorphic Crystal Core.pngTeratomorphic Crystal Core
3 Letium.pngLetium
3x 97% Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.pngCharged Tharis Iron Ingot
3% Super Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.pngSuper Charged Tharis Iron Ingot

Altered gear

Altered Gear has a unique item overlay, and slightly different images.

Prospectors can Alter their gear with Progenitor tech. This gives the gear one or two gear perks. For example, extra stamina, or reduced damage from storm lightning.

This involves a piece of armor or a backpack, a (Super Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.png Super) (Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.png Charged) Tharis Iron Ingot.pngTharis Iron Ingot, and an item unique to that specific recipe.

Mechanics

  • Forging in this way uses the following items:
  1. One piece of armor or a backpack that is of rare, epic, or exotic rarity.
  2. Three (Super Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.png Super) (Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.png Charged) Tharis Iron Ingot.pngTharis Iron Ingot. The ingots must be exactly one rarity higher than the piece of gear being upgraded.
  3. One or two optional recipe specific items.
    • A piece of gear is able to have up to two perks.
    • If an item is used in multiple recipes, the resulting perk is chosen randomly. It is sometimes beneficial to use a rarer item that is used in less recipes, to increase the chances the resulting perk is the perk you want.
    • If no recipe specific item is supplied, it will still upgrade in rarity.
  • A legendary item cannot be used in the forge.
  • Upgrading an item that already has perks will remove those perks from it. If the input items include recipe specific items, it will get new perks according to those items.
  • The resulting piece of gear will be of one rarity higher than the input gear, and have one or two perks, depending on if any recipe specific item was supplied.


Rarity Ingot Forging length
Rare → Epic 3 Tharis Iron Ingot.pngTharis Iron Ingot

UI Timer Icon.png 45sec

Epic → Exotic 3 Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.pngCharged Tharis Iron Ingot

UI Timer Icon.png 1min

Exotic → Legendary 3 Super Charged Tharis Iron Ingot.pngSuper Charged Tharis Iron Ingot

UI Timer Icon.png 1min 30sec

Recipes

Perk Compatible Items Compatibility
Backpack Shield Helmet
Maximum stamina 2 Marauder Flesh.pngMarauder Flesh 3 Waterweed Filament.pngWaterweed Filament 3 Strider Flesh.pngStrider Flesh 3 Rattler Eyes.pngRattler Eyes 3 Hardened Bone Plates.pngHardened Bone Plates Yes Yes Yes
Less stamina consumption 3 Rattler Eyes.pngRattler Eyes 3 Rattler Eyes.pngRattler Eyes 3 Brightcap Mushroom.pngBrightcap Mushroom 3 Strider Flesh.pngStrider Flesh Yes Yes Yes
Less damage from Storm strikes 2 Marauder Flesh.pngMarauder Flesh 2 Meteor Fragment.pngMeteor Fragment Yes Yes Yes
Reduced weight of this piece of gear 2 Meteor Fragment.pngMeteor Fragment 3 Waterweed Filament.pngWaterweed Filament 3 Indigenous Fruit.pngIndigenous Fruit Yes Yes Yes
Less damage from falling 2 Blue Runner Egg.pngBlue Runner Egg 3 Hardened Bone Plates.pngHardened Bone Plates 3 Progenitor Composite.pngProgenitor Composite 3 Toxic Glands.pngToxic Glands Yes Yes
Increased walking speed 2 Blue Runner Egg.pngBlue Runner Egg 3 Toxic Glands.pngToxic Glands Yes Yes
Reduced weight of all items carried in backpack 2 Meteor Core.pngMeteor Core 2 Miniature Reactor.pngMiniature Reactor Yes
Reduced weight of minerals and creature parts carried in backpack 2 Dustbloom.pngDustbloom 3 Indigenous Fruit.pngIndigenous Fruit Yes
Reduced weight of ammo and consumables carried in backpack 3 Progenitor Composite.pngProgenitor Composite Yes
Weapons and gear weight reduction 3 Progenitor Composite.pngProgenitor Composite Yes
Extra backpack capacity 2 Dustbloom.pngDustbloom 2 Meteor Core.pngMeteor Core Yes
Stamina regenerates without delay during a Storm 2 Miniature Reactor.pngMiniature Reactor 3 Charged Spinal Base.pngCharged Spinal Base Yes
Health restoration per second 2 Savage Marauder Flesh.pngSavage Marauder Flesh 2 Pale Ivy Blossom.pngPale Ivy Blossom 3 Brightcap Mushroom.pngBrightcap Mushroom 3 Indigenous Fruit.pngIndigenous Fruit Yes Yes
Health restoration per second during a Storm 2 Glowy Brightcap Mushroom.pngGlowy Brightcap Mushroom 2 Pale Ivy Blossom.pngPale Ivy Blossom 2 Focus Crystal.pngFocus Crystal 3 Charged Spinal Base.pngCharged Spinal Base Yes Yes
Faster Stim and Medkit use 2 Spine Briar.pngSpine Briar 2 Savage Marauder Flesh.pngSavage Marauder Flesh 2 Glowy Brightcap Mushroom.pngGlowy Brightcap Mushroom Yes Yes
Less damage from hostile fauna attacks 1 Rattler Head.pngRattler Head 2 Titan Ore.pngTitan Ore 2 Mature Rattler Eyes.pngMature Rattler Eyes 3 Hardened Bone Plates.pngHardened Bone Plates Yes Yes
Extra armor (shield) 2 Crusher Hide.pngCrusher Hide 2 Focus Crystal.pngFocus Crystal Yes
Extra armor (helmet) 2 Crusher Hide.pngCrusher Hide 2 Focus Crystal.pngFocus Crystal Yes
Less damage from explosions 2 Crusher Hide.pngCrusher Hide 2 Titan Ore.pngTitan Ore Yes Yes
Bonus to Stim and Medkit healing 2 Spine Briar.pngSpine Briar 2 Pale Ivy Blossom.pngPale Ivy Blossom Yes
Hostile fauna is less aggressive towards the wearer 1 Rattler Head.pngRattler Head 2 Marauder Flesh.pngMarauder Flesh 3 Rattler Eyes.pngRattler Eyes 3 Toxic Glands.pngToxic Glands Yes
Enhanced Alien Hunter Vision 1 Rattler Head.pngRattler Head 1 Marauder Head.pngMarauder Head Yes
Maximum health 1 Marauder Head.pngMarauder Head 2 Savage Marauder Flesh.pngSavage Marauder Flesh 2 Spine Briar.pngSpine Briar Yes

Abyss alloy

An Abyss Alloy can be used to gain random powerful items

Using an Abyss Alloy.pngAbyss Alloy in the forge gives a random exotic or legendary Armor or Backpack.

There is a 95% chance of getting an exotic item, and a 5% chance of getting a legendary item. The gear is altered with a random set of gear perks.

Forging time

  • Exotic item -> 60 seconds
  • Legendary item -> 90 seconds

Missions

This is a list of missions that interact with The Forge in some way.

TODO

Image gallery

Update History

Patch 2.1.0
  • Added Teratomorphic Crystal Cores to ingot recipes
  • Removed Teratomorphic Crystal Cores from gear recipes
Hotfix 2.0.3
  • Nerfed all forge recipes.
Patch 2.0.0
  • Added The Forge