The basic Resources are vital to game-play, being one of the reason for the plot of TerraTech to be set into motion. All resources may be sold using Delivery Cannons, but are also required for crafting blocks. The available resources differ from biome to biome, although most common resources will be available almost anywhere.
List of resources[edit | edit source]
Resources can be obtained using one of several methods. The first method is to use tools such as drills to mind rocks, trees, or crystals, which will cause them to break and drop their respective resource chunks. Resources may also be obtained by scrapping blocks in a Scrapper, which will give back the same resources used to create the block. Loose resources on the ground can be picked up by a Collector or a Receiver. Receivers are also able to grab resources from collectors, although the reverse is not true. Some resource deposits contain underground veins which can be mined by an Autominer. It will take a long tome for an Autominer to deplete the vein, so hundreds of resource chunks may be harvested from a single deposit. Certain resource deposits such as trees are renewable, and will regenerate after a certain amount of time, while most others will never regenerate once they are harvested.
|Source||Raw Ore ID||Raw||Sell Price [฿฿]||Description||Refined Ore ID||Refined||Sell Price [฿฿]||Description||Rarity||Autominer Extractable?||Renewable?||Availability||Other Notes|
|8||50||An oily dusty fossil fuel that can be refined into an excellent explosive. It can also be consumed as a fair fuel source for generators.||9||75||Carbius is used in the fabrication of most explosives and projectile weaponry. It also makes an excellent fuel source when consumed by generators.||Uncommon||Yes||No||Salt Flats and Ice Biome||Fuel source, can be mined with an Autominer.|
|4||18||Used as a basic ingredient for some metallic blocks when crafting. Can be refined into a pure ingot state.||5||27||This is one of the most commonly used resources, being required for most recipes in the game. Many advanced recipes will require a lot of it.||Common||No||No||Anywhere except for Pillars||Usually drops up to 8.|
|10||60||A thick viscous jelly that can be consumed as a good fuel source for generators or refined into a powerful rocket fuel like substance.||11||90||A brick of refined Olastic will serve as a poor fuel source in furnace generators it can be a key ingredient when fabricating light but strong blocks.||Uncommon||Yes||No||Deserts||Fuel source, can be mined with an Autominer.|
|18||155||Although it is not used in its raw state, Erudite is a very expensive resource which is used in the creation of A.I. modules and other computer-based blocks.||19||233||Erudian Crystals are required in the creation of A.I. modules and other computer-based blocks.||Rare||Yes||No||Grasslands and Pillars||Drops 3 initially, can be mined with an Autominer.|
|14||150||This orange crystal ore exudes a powerful and hot energy. It can be used in the fabrication of destructive energy weapons and lasers.||15||225||Ignian Crystals are used in the creation of many blocks which utilize heat, and are also used when creating strong heat-resistant alloys.||Rare||Yes||No||Deserts and Pillars||Drops 2-4 initially, can be mined with an Autominer.|
|31||15||Luxite is a crystalline ore that emits a bright and even light, even at night time. It can be used in the production of light emitting blocks.||32||23||Luxian is the perfected refined state of Luxite. This cleaned up element is perfect for making blocks that emit light.||Common||No||Yes||Mountains, Grasslands and Deserts||Drops 5-7, is renewable.|
|2||12||Rubber Jelly can be refined into a Rubber Brick. Whilst not as robust, Rubber Jelly is a cheap resource that can be used to make smaller wheels.||3||18||Rubber is used in the fabrication of all wheels with tyres and flexible or elasticated blocks.||Common||No||Yes||Mountains, GrasslandsDeserts,
|Not guaranteed, drops 1-3, is renewable.|
|0||6||Fibrewood Chunk is a basic fuel source. Generators can consume it to produce small amounts of electricity.||1||9||A moderate fuel source, also used in the creation of many basic blocks.||Common||No||Yes||Mountains, Grasslands, Deserts,
|Fuel source, drops 7 (1-3 may be replaced by Rubber Jelly), is renewable.|
|16||160||Celestite emits a powerful physical energy. It can be used as an ingredient in the fabrication of blocks that can manipulate gravity or project holding and resisting beams.||17||240||Refined Celestian adds a greater level of strength to the natural physical energy properties that Celestite exhibits. More powerful anti-gravity and energy resistant items can be fabricated with it. When used in the creation of components, Celestian can produce near weightless metals perfect for crafting airships with.||Rare||Yes||No||Salt Flats and Glaciers||Drops 3 initially, can be mined with an Autominer.|
|12||55||A bright electric blue powdery fossil rock. It has very corrosive qualities. Rodite can be refined into a very acidic liquid.||13||83||Rodius is an extremely acidic and corrosive liquid. There may be weapon applications for this substance in the future. For now, we can use it in the production of components with electric properties.||Uncommon||Yes||No||Mountains||Drops 2-4 initially, can be mined with an Autominer.|
|6||20||A very dense hard metal ore, it can be refined into a very strong pure metal ingot.||7||30||Titania is used in the fabrication of many hard wearing metal blocks. Tools, blade and armor are great uses of the metal. It is much more dense than Plumbia.||Common||No||No||Anywhere except for Pillars||Usually drops up to 8.|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||This resource could not be refined.||N/A||Intended uses (if any) are unknown.||Common||No||No||Comes from rocks.||This is a removed feature.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The rarity of a resource is not changed by refining. However, the value is multiplied by 1.5, rounded up to the nearest integer, resulting in certain resources having an advantage when being refined as the percentage is marginally higher.
- Resources found in the Pillars biome will not have any underground seams whatsoever.
- Trees are the only object that can drop 2 resources at a time. This also makes Rubber the only resource that is not guaranteed to appear from it's source object.
- However, incorrectly-generated rocks can also contain two types of resources, reducing the quantity of each mined resource. This mainly happens with either Titanite or Plumbite generating over Rodite/Oleite/Carbite seams. In that case, the respective glow of the three biome-exclusive will be exhibited near the Titanite/Plumbite seam, and the drop amount of both resources are reduced.
- Interesting things about each resource:
- Luxite is not used in repair bubbles, suggesting that it's regenerative abilities only extend to organic compounds. However, it is still used for Hardened Titanic and Plubonic Greebles, meaning that it might has some sort of adhesive capability.
- Erudite is an existing, uncommonly used English word that can be roughly translated to "A person with great knowledge". True to this, the eponymous resource has self-awareness.
- Although Rodius Capsule's description claims so, the resource has many weapon applications as components requiring it (Acid Electrode, Blast Caps, and Ion Pulse Cell) as well as the other ones requiring them are either used in energy weapons like the Gatling Laser or advanced explosives such as the Mk.3 Battleship Cannon.
- Carbite is a reference to two things - The Carbon element, often portrayed as a black non-metal, and coal, a type of black, solid fossil fuel with a rugged surface. It is more closer to coal in terms of functionality, but coal is not used as an explosive. Carbite does not react with heat as a resource chunk.
- Oleite is a reference to Petroleum - A black, volatile liquid flowing within Earth, often used as a fossil fuel, and can also be solidified. However, the in-game Oleite is dark red and in resource form, does not react under heat.
- Ironically, while the raw form's description states that the resource can be refined to a powerful rocket fuel substance, the refined form claims that it's a poor type of fuel.
- Oleite being described as "a key component in strong but light blocks" is a reference to plastic, a substance made from oil. In real-life, there are hardened plastic materials made to withstand much better punishment than their standard counterparts. They are able to partially replace metal in some cases.
- All resource blocks display the appearance of the raw resource, despite being made from the refined counterpart. This is evident from any resource that has a significant change in appearance after being refined, but is most obvious with Fibron Chunk and Rubber Jelly.
- Plumbite is the name given for the chemical Lead-based Compound PbO2(−2). This has led to the Chinese translating it literally into "Lead". In reality, Lead is not suitable for constructing tough materials as it's rather soft. A more suitable element would be Aluminum, a lightweight, versatile metal, and often used in alloys.
- Titanite is a reference to the real-life element named Titanium. Ironically, Titanium is not famed for it's strength, which is on par with most metals, but rather for it's resistant for corrosion enabling the fabrication of long-lasting machinery. It is also often used in alloys.