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A small chunk of strange, highly advanced material. It dissolves when transferred across ARKs.
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Element Shards are a resource used to power the Tek Cloning Chamber and the Tek Light. Also used as fuel for the Tek Turret and Tek Generator
Crafting [ ]
Element Shards can be crafted in the
Tek Replicator. 1 Element yields 100 Element Shards.
Extinction [ ]
This section is about content exclusive to the DLC:
Unstable Element Shard can be unlocked at Level 55, and can be crafted using Element Dust. Once crafted, there will be a 2 minute spoil timer before Unstable Element Shard turns into regular Element Shard.
Genesis [ ]
Element Shards can be found on
Genesis: Part 1 by climbing the slopes of the volcano in the Volcano biome. They are mined from the red crystals which can be found along the trails leading to the top of the volcano. Finding them can be extremely high risk, especially if the volcano erupts while you are up there.
Crystal Isles [ ]
The small blue crystals found at
Northland (Crystal Isles) rarely contains Element Shard; the small blue crystals on Eldritch Isle nearly always contain them.
Genesis: Part 2 [ ]
Carniflora in the corrupted ring, as well as the fleshy flora in Rockwell's Proliferation (Genesis: Part 2), yield a small amount of Element Shards, as well as Black Pearls and meat. The Tek Stryder drops them as feces.
Notes [ ]
Element Shards can not be used as fuel for any of the Tek armor or weapons, except for use in Tek Turrets and Tek Bow.
An Element Shard appears to be a small chunk of Element, but it weighs five times more.
The Element Shards cannot be transferred between official servers or clusters.
Changelog [ ]
Element Shard is added to the game.
Element Shards gained from Genesis Volcano Red Crystals have been reduced by approximately 40%.
Weapons For a side-by-side comparison of all weapons, see the Weapons page! For a comparison of reload and draw times, see Weapon Mechanics! Melee Ranged
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