Lightning Rod

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Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod.png
Collects energy from lightning storms and turns it into Battery Packs.
Information
Source: Crafting
Season: Spring • Summer • Fall
Sell Price: Cannot be sold

Crafting
Recipe Source: Foraging (Level 6)
Ingredients: Iron Bar (1) Refined Quartz (1) Bat Wing (5)

The Lightning Rod creates a Battery Pack 24 hours after getting hit by lightning during a storm. It is not necessary for the player to be on the farm when the lightning strike happens.

Since rods do not protect a specific area, the exact placement of a rod on the farm has no bearing on its chance to intercept a lightning strike. A Lightning Rod has a very good chance of intercepting a lightning bolt if it isn't already processing one.[1]

Since each rod only protects the farm from harm if it is not already processing a previous lightning strike, it is advisable to place multiple rods on the farm. The number of lightning strikes during one day is random, but may exceed 12 during one day.

A lightning rod is the reward for completing the 10,000 Bundle in the Vault.

Notes

  • Though it is possible to place lightning rods outside of the farm map, they will never get hit by lightning there, and thus will produce no battery packs.
  • Storms (and thus lightning) never occur in Winter.

References

  1. "v1.07 beta branch Bugs/Discussion"