Drill Containment Unit

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Drill Containment Unit
Stack digit 1.png
Drill Containment Unit inventory icon
Statistics
Type Mount Summon
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Summons a rideable drill mount
Grants buff Drill Mount (buff).png Drill Mount
Buff tooltip Riding in a flying drill
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 5 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 2768
Internal Buff ID: 142
Internal Mount ID: 8
Desktop Version Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
Summons Mount
Drill Mount
Drill Mount.png
The full range of the Drill Mount.
Demonstration of the Drill Mount released by Re-Logic when it was in development

The Drill Containment Unit (often called DCU) is a late-game post-Moon Lord mount that summons a Drill Mount, a rideable, flying vehicle that mines blocks extremely fast via lasers. It is currently the fastest controllable way to mine. It can fly and hover indefinitely, and has a mining range of 10 tiles.

  • Unlike other mounts, players cannot use any tools or weapons while riding the Drill Mount.
  • Unlike other mining tools, the Drill Mount does not inflict damage on enemies. It also cannot mine blocks behind other blocks, rather always drilling tunnels through all blocks directly ahead of the player.

The Drill Mount flies at 41 mph vertically, 31 mph horizontally, and 51 mph diagonally. It mines all mineable blocks, including furniture and background objects, Trees, Lihzahrd Bricks, Altars (Hardmode), and Shadow Orbs / Crimson Hearts, among others. Walls remain intact.

Crafting the Drill Containment Unit requires a total of 160 Luminite (requires defeating Moon Lord at least twice), 720 Chlorophyte Ore, 600 Glowing Mushrooms, 20 Ectoplasm, 120 of both Hellstone and Meteorite ores, and 40 Obsidian. This also requires an Ancient Manipulator, an Autohammer, 50 Titanium ore/50 Adamantite Ore, and a Hellforge for Crafting stations

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 40
Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar 40
Shroomite Bar.png Shroomite Bar 40
Spectre Bar.png Spectre Bar 40
Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar 40
Meteorite Bar.png Meteorite Bar 40
Result
Drill Containment Unit.png Drill Containment Unit 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Drill Mount leaves surrounding blocks hammered into slopes.
  • Bonuses that increase mining speed do not affect the mining speed of the Drill Mount.
  • Though not stated, the Drill Mount has a Pickaxe Power of 210%.
  • It is unclear why the sell value of the mount is so low compared to its raw materials.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • It is recommended to hold a light source like a glowstick or torch while mining, as this will improve visibility.

Drill Mount vs. Shroomite Digging Claw[edit | edit source]

Because the Drill Mount also slopes blocks as it mines, the number of blocks that are mined will vary.
The table below assumes that five of its lasers are mining, and the sixth laser is sloping. If four lasers are mining, it can mine 60 dirt blocks/second.

Drill Mount Shroomite Digging Claw
Base Tool Speed 4 4
Dirt Blocks/second 75 15
Bonus from the "Light" tool prefix
N/A 15%
Bonuses from buffs and items (70% cap)
Mining Armor N/A 30%
Moon Stone or Sun Stone N/A 15%
Celestial Stone N/A 15%
Celestial Shell N/A 15%
Mining Potion N/A 25%
After Bonuses
Tool Speed 4 1
Dirt Blocks/second 75 60

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Minions can be in effect while on a Drill Mount, so summon them before mounting, since most other means of defense against enemies will be unavailable.
  • A yoyo can be used when riding the Drill Mount. This works when the yoyo is already in use and the player activates the mount afterward. This can be useful for attacking enemies while flying around. However, this does mean you will be unable to mine blocks.
  • You can use a Breathing Reed when using the drill mount, although it will appear it is on your head.
  • A Drill or a Chainsaw can be used when riding the drill mount. This works when the tool is in use and the player activates the mount afterward. When used with a Butcher's Chainsaw, this can be quite effective. However, you will be unable to mine blocks.
  • You can also use Neptune's Shell while you are mining, increasing your speed through water, and eliminating the need for air.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It has the highest monetary value of materials of any craftable item in the game, pricing at 1 platinum, 85 gold and 60 silver from the ingots or 1 platinum, 4 gold and 20 silver from the base materials. (Note that Hellstone and Obsidian don't have any monetary value.)
  • The Drill Mount has the longest digging range of any digging tool, matched only by the Laser Drill
  • The 1.3 trailer showed that a player was using Laser Machinegun at 1:28 while riding in the Drill Mount, which seems no longer possible in the 1.3's official release.
  • This is the only mount that is crafted.
  • There is an unused sprite in the game files titled "Mount_Drill.png" that bears a strong resemblance to the DCU. The current Buff sprite of the DCU resembles this unused mount, and so it is thought to be a beta version of the DCU itself.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.6: Now unable to mine Demon Altars before Hardmode.
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