Solar Essence

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Solar Essence
Solar Essence.png
The glowing face is warm to the touch.
Source: Ghost.png GhostIridium Bat.png Iridium BatMetal Head.png Metal HeadMetal Head Dangerous.png Metal Head (dangerous)Haunted Skull.png Haunted SkullSquid Kid.png Squid KidSquid Kid Dangerous.png Squid Kid (dangerous)Mummy.png Mummy

Krobus Icon.png Krobus

Hot Head.png Hot HeadBlue Squid.png Blue SquidSunfish.png Sunfish (Fish Pond)
Sell Price: Gold.png40g

Solar Essence is a Monster Loot item which is dropped from the Ghost, Iridium Bat, Metal Head, Metal Head (dangerous), Haunted Skull, Squid Kid, Squid Kid (dangerous), Mummy, Hot Head, and Blue Squid. Krobus also sells 10 a day for Gold.png80g each. Sunfish may randomly produce a Solar Essence in a Fish Pond when the pond population reaches 10 fish.


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Solar Essence is an option for the Bundle Purple.png Adventurer's Bundle in the Boiler Room.


Image Name Description Ingredients Recipe Source
Glowstone Ring.png
Glowstone Ring Emits a constant light, and also increases your radius for collecting items. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (5)Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (5) Mining Skill Icon.png Mining Level 4
Mega Bomb.png
Mega Bomb Generates a powerful explosion. Use with extreme caution. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (1)Gold Ore.png Gold Ore (4)Void Essence.png Void Essence (1) Mining Skill Icon.png Mining Level 8
Iridium Band.png
Iridium Band Glows, attracts items, and increases attack damage by 10%. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (50)Iridium Bar.png Iridium Bar (5)Void Essence.png Void Essence (50) Combat Skill Icon.png Combat Level 9
Barrel Brazier.png
Barrel Brazier Provides a moderate amount of light. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (1)Wood.png Wood (50)Coal.png Coal (1) Robin Icon.png Carpenter's Shop (Gold.png800g)
Quality Bobber.png
Quality Bobber Boosts the quality of fish that you catch. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (5)Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (1)Sap.png Sap (20) Willy Icon.png Willy (Special Order)
Mini-Obelisk.png Mini-Obelisk Place two on the farm to warp between them. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (20)Hardwood.png Hardwood (30)Gold Bar.png Gold Bar (3) Wizard Icon.png Wizard (Special Order)
Hyper Speed-Gro.png
Hyper Speed-Gro Greatly stimulates leaf production. Guaranteed to increase growth rate by at least 33%. Mix into tilled soil. Solar Essence.png Solar Essence (1)Radioactive Ore.png Radioactive Ore (1)Bone Fragment.png Bone Fragment (3) Mr. Qi Icon.png Mr. Qi (Qi Gem.png 30)


Solar Essence is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create the Yoba Shirt. Shirt219.png It can be used in dyeing, serving as a yellow dye at the dye pots, located in Emily's and Haley's house, 2 Willow Lane.



  • 1.4: Can now be used in Tailoring. Can be requested in Fish Pond quests. Can be produced by Fish Ponds.
  • 1.5: Used as an ingredient to the Quality Bobber, Mini-Obelisk, and Hyper Speed-Gro recipes. No longer used as an ingredient to the Skull Brazier recipe.