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The crystals on these slugs can be harvested and converted into power shards that function with current FICSIT technology.
~ ADA

Power Slugs are collectibles which are used to craft Power Shards, which enable overclocking of buildings. They appear as glowing immobile slugs and can be found around the world. They do not respawn and there is a limited number in the world, but a small number of renewable Power Slugs can be found with the aid of tamed Lizard Doggos. They can be researched at the MAM to unlock overclocking of buildings, along with recipes to craft slugs into Power Shards at a Craft Bench.

Variants[]

There are blue, yellow and purple slugs scattered around the map, which can be crafted into one, two and five Power Shard Power Shards respectively, with increasing rarity.

Blue[]

There are 400 Blue Power Slugs in the world. They are often found in plain sight on small stone spires, on the trees or hills that rarely require a ladder or a Jetpack Jetpack to reach. You may find a few of them hidden inside crackable boulders which can be detonated with a Nobelisk Detonator.

Blue Power Slugs have replaced Green Power Slugs. They are functionally identical and only differ in name and color.

Produces: One Power Shard Power Shard

Yellow[]

There are 212 Yellow Power Slugs in the world. They are often found in and around the Poison Pillar, on trees, near/on cliff faces, and other difficult-to-traverse places. Most of them are guarded by a strong creature, or surrounded by Poison Gas. (You can use a Gas Mask Gas Mask to get through the poison gas easily, or blow the Pillars up with noblesks). You will often need to construct a tall ladder to reach them.

Produces: Two Power Shard Power Shards

Purple[]

There are 117 Purple Power Slugs in the world. They are usually found high up on cave walls, on top of mountains, inside ravines, on cliff faces and other hard to notice/reach places. You will usually need to construct a long ramp or walkway or have access to use the Jetpack Jetpack to reach them. Some Purple Power Slugs are heavily guarded by strong creatures or surrounded by several radioactive deposits.

Produces: Five Power Shard Power Shards

Obtaining[]

Power Slugs can be searched for using the Object Scanner Object Scanner, with one setting searching for slugs of any color. They are luminescent and can be easily spotted at night. Picking up a Power Slug requires the player to hold down the interact button (default E) for three seconds while facing it. Using the photo mode P and zoom in Middle can act like a binocular which helps the search.

Some slugs are in difficult-to-reach locations, with the difficulty caused through such aspects of gameplay as traversing the geography, dealing with hostile faunae, or traversing environmental hazard (e.g. two Purple Power Slugs in the Red Jungle, require the player to enter a 'cave entrance' that leads to an underground void scattered with several Uranium deposits. Foundations can be built to retrieve them safely. Hazmat Suit is required.)

Slug Color Blue Yellow Purple Total
Slug Number 393 209 116 718
Power Shards 391 416 575 1382

There are currently 718 Power Slugs known in-game; 393 blue, 209 yellow, and 116 purple. 1 slug of each type is consumed as part of research in the MAM. In addition, 1 Power Shard is consumed to unlock the overclocking function. The upper limit of obtainable Power Shards is infinite, as Lizard Doggos can generate an infinite amount of slugs over time. The upper limit of non-renewable, usable Power Shards is 1382.

Unlocking[]

Power Slugs are unlocked via the Power Slugs Research chain in the MAM MAM using:
Blue Power Slug
1

Additional researches unlock recipes for each kind of slug, overclocking and scanning using the Object Scanner.

Usage[]

Research[]

Power Slug Power Slug is used in the Power Slugs Research chain in the MAM MAM for additional unlocks.

Crafting[]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Power Shard (1)
1 × Blue Power Slug
Blue Power Slug
7.5 / min
Constructor
8 sec
Manual crafting × 4
1 × Power Shard
Power Shard
7.5 / min
32 MJ/item
Power Slugs Research - Blue Power Slugs
Power Shard (2)
1 × Yellow Power Slug
Yellow Power Slug
5 / min
Constructor
12 sec
Manual crafting × 6
2 × Power Shard
Power Shard
10 / min
24 MJ/item
Power Slugs Research - Yellow Power Slugs
Power Shard (5)
1 × Purple Power Slug
Purple Power Slug
2.5 / min
Constructor
24 sec
Manual crafting × 12
5 × Power Shard
Power Shard
12.5 / min
19.2 MJ/item
Power Slugs Research - Purple Power Slugs

AWESOME Sink[]

Power Slug Power Slug cannot be sunk into the AWESOME Sink AWESOME Sink and will clog the input.

Trivia[]

  • Power Slugs lose their color once picked up. When the player attempts to place it down onto the floor or dispensing it onto a belt via a Storage Container, all varieties of the slug appear blue-indigo. The reason for this is unknown, but it could be some sort of defensive mechanism of the slug.
  • It appears that these are amphibian slugs, as they can also be found in shallow lakes.
  • Power Slugs have two small, beady black eyes on their front, most easily observed when below them.
  • Power Slugs were originally gemstones, but were changed to slugs shortly before release.[1]

Current issue[]

The coordinates below are measured in centimeters. (A foundation size = 800 x 800)

  • There is a Blue Power Slug buried below ground that is impossible to collect without clipping, at Rocky Desert. (-169150, 86, 400)
  • Two impossible Yellow Power Slugs are buried within poison pillar at Lake Forest and Desert Canyons, at (65494, -2077, 13600) and (-11592, -149477, 12200) respectively. Unlike the above cases, clipping will not work as the slugs are embedded inside a solid structure, making all sorts of interaction impossible.
  • There is another Blue Power Slug buried below the ground at (33094, -62675, 6317). The slug is underneath a small island in a 'roundabout' river just north of the center of the map.

Gallery[]

History[]

  • Patch 0.5.0.0: Changed Green Power Slugs to Blue Power Slugs, changing their appearance, inventory icon and name
  • Patch 0.3.6: Can no longer be trashed with the inventory trash slot.
  • Patch 0.3?: Made Power Slugs more distinguishable in colors. Made them easier to spot by adding misty clouds around them and a beam effect that shoots out from its back
  • Patch 0.2.1.8: Ensured that Power Slugs don’t lose their color on distance
  • Patch 0.2.1.5: Added LODs
  • Patch 0.1:
    • Added a special pick-up sound
    • Tinted the Yellow Power Slug to amplify its yellow color.

References[]


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