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The Charge Node is a structure found around certain points of the Aberration map.


It can be used for manufacturing Element Element. It also serves as a source of Charge Light, Charge Battery (Aberration) Charge Batteries can be charged by placing them into the Charge Node inventory. A way to keep from 'breaking' a charge station, and put it into a "hard restart" is to put in ten batteries that are not fully drained. This will ensure that the station may hit 0, but it will not roll over into being completely drained. This will bypass the reset entirely, and it will simply recharge itself. Charge Batteries take 3 minutes and 20 seconds to charge fully.

Note that crafting Elements, or charging too many batteries, will put the station into "Overcharge" and will drop the Charge station offline for 2 minutes, and into recharge for 33 minutes and 30 seconds. During this time, it will not emit Charge Light, buff against Nameless Nameless, OR charge batteries at any charge level. Element also takes 30 seconds to craft.

To know how much charge a station has, aside from opening it's inventory, look at the top. The green bar at the very top of the station will give you an idea about how much charge the station has if you don't have time to get close.

With 30 seconds of Element crafting, 5 minutes of downtime, 33 minutes and 30 seconds of recharge time, and 3 minutes and 20 seconds of battery recharge time, it is possible to craft Element roughly every 42 minutes and 20 seconds. It wont or might not be on all worlds/places.


Name Ingredients Craft Amount Crafting XP
Element Element 20 × Green Gem (Aberration) Green Gem (Aberration)
15 × Blue Gem (Aberration) Blue Gem (Aberration)
10 × Red Gem (Aberration) Red Gem (Aberration)
8 × Charge Battery (Aberration) Charge Battery (Aberration)
50 × Congealed Gas Ball (Aberration) Congealed Gas Ball (Aberration)
20 × Element Ore (Aberration) Element Ore (Aberration)
3 10


Below are all of the Charge locations for Aberration. For a larger map including the other resources, see the Strategic Resource Map.

Aberration Map
Charge Node
Hypercharge Node


  • Beware using the "DestroyMyTarget" console command near charge nodes; as they are susceptible to deletion despite being indestructible and will not respawn.
  • Hypercharge Nodes(Nodes on Surface) recharge batteries twice as fast as normal Charge Nodes(Nodes Underground).
  • If claimed using the "GiveToMe" console command, it may be demolished without use of other commands.