Extractinator

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Extractinator
  • Extractinator item sprite
  • Extractinator placed
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes (3 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipPlacing silt/slush/fossil piles into the extractinator turns them into something more useful
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Sell2
Research1 required

The Extractinator or Silt Extractinator[1] is an item which converts Silt, Slush and Desert Fossils into more valuable items such as ores, coins, and gems. It can be found rarely in Gold Chests, Ice Chests, or other chests in the underground, and Wooden Crates. Underground Cabins in the Underground DesertDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions also have a chance to contain an Extractinator.

In order to use the Extractinator, it first needs to be placed in the world. Afterwards, suitable blocks need to be consumed (with the Use / Attack key) directly on the Extractinator within its 3×3 frame.

Feeding blocks to the Extractinator is the only way to obtain Amber Mosquitoes, and, along with opening crates, the only reliable way to obtain a world's alternative Pre-Hardmode ores.

Possible items[edit | edit source]

With Silt BlockSilt Block / Slush BlockSlush Block
Item Chance Quantity Average Yield/1000
Platinum CoinPlatinum Coin 0.0073% 1–11 1.2758 0.09 (9)
Gold CoinGold Coin 0.1017% 1–100 10.3346 10.51 (1051)
Silver CoinSilver Coin 1.3534% 1–100 17.7843 240.69 (≈ 241)
Copper CoinCopper Coin 64.2145% 1–100 35.5588 22833.91 (≈ 228)
Amber MosquitoAmber Mosquito 0.01% 1 1 0.1
AmethystAmethyst 0.3333% 1–16 1.1775 3.92
TopazTopaz 0.3333% 1–16 1.1775 3.92
SapphireSapphire 0.3333% 1–16 1.1775 3.92
EmeraldEmerald 0.3333% 1–16 1.1775 3.92
RubyRuby 0.3333% 1–16 1.1775 3.92
DiamondDiamond 0.3333% 1–16 1.1775 3.92
AmberAmber 0.9598% 1–16 1.1775 11.3
Copper OreCopper Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Tin OreTin Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Iron OreIron Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Lead OreLead Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Silver OreSilver Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Tungsten OreTungsten Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Gold OreGold Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
Platinum OrePlatinum Ore 3.9192% 1–16 1.1775 46.15
With Desert FossilDesert FossilDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Item Chance Quantity Average Yield/1000
Sturdy FossilSturdy FossilDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 10% 1–7 1.3 130
Platinum CoinPlatinum Coin 0.0066% 1–11 1.2758 0.08 (8)
Gold CoinGold Coin 0.0915% 1–100 10.3345 9.46 (946)
Silver CoinSilver Coin 1.2178% 1–100 17.7839 216.57 (217)
Copper CoinCopper Coin 57.7876% 1–100 26.892 15540.24 (155)
Amber MosquitoAmber Mosquito 0.027% 1 1 0.27
AmethystAmethyst 0.15% 1–16 1.1775 1.77
TopazTopaz 0.15% 1–16 1.1775 1.77
SapphireSapphire 0.15% 1–16 1.1775 1.77
EmeraldEmerald 0.15% 1–16 1.1775 1.77
RubyRuby 0.15% 1–16 1.1775 1.77
DiamondDiamond 0.15% 1–16 1.1775 1.77
AmberAmber 1.7629% 1–16 1.1775 20.76
Copper OreCopper Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Tin OreTin Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Iron OreIron Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Lead OreLead Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Silver OreSilver Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Tungsten OreTungsten Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Gold OreGold Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52
Platinum OrePlatinum Ore 3.5259% 1–16 1.1775 41.52

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite increasing block placement speed, neither the Builder Potion, Brick Layer, nor Architect Gizmo Pack cause blocks to be processed more quickly. The speed depends solely on the block's use time.[2]
  • The world-generated ores appear with equal chances as their alternatives, e.g., the Extractinator produces an equal chance of Gold Ore and Platinum Ore, regardless of which is found underground in that world.
  • Unlike crates, the Extractinator will not provide Hardmode ores even if the world is in Hardmode. It will not produce high-tier pre-Hardmode ores such as Demonite, either.
  • A full stack of 999 Silt or Slush Blocks yields a fair collection of loot. The table below breaks down, prorates, and summarizes the sale prices.
    • Most of the gems are much more valuable when crafted into Stained Glass: Each gem except Diamond makes 1 worth of Stained Glass.
      • Desktop and Mobile versions The gems can also be crafted into Gemcorns, to grow more gems directly.
      • Diamonds cannot be turned into Stained Glass, or anything else with a higher sale price than the gems.
      • Amber can be crafted into Crate Potions, which allow fishing for crate loot worth far more than the Amber's sale price.
    • If processing Desert Fossils, the resulting Sturdy Fossils are unsalable themselves, but used in a number of recipes, notably Desktop and Mobile versionsScarab Bombs. Any excess can be turned into Bone Throwing Knives and sold that way.
    • Notice how much of the total average payoff comes from the small chance of obtaining Platinum Coins. The total yields are normally 8 or 9 or so lower, but with a 6%-7% chance per 1000 blocks of a platinum jackpot.
Average sale prices of Extractinator output per 1000
Items Silt/Slush Desert Fossil
Chance of Platinum Coins 9 8
Other Coins 1520 1318
Ores 865 779
Diamonds 118 53
Chance of Amber Mosquito 75 23
Amber 339 623
Other Gems 235 16
Other Gems as Stained Glass 1960 885
Sturdy Fossils as Knives n/a 325
Total without crafting 4052 3882
Total with crafting 5438 4363

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If processing a large quantity of blocks, it may be helpful to clear out inventory space (16 or 17 slots) so the rewarded items are not deposited on the ground.
  • When trying to find an Extractinator it is easiest to look in the Underground DesertDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions since most underground houses have an Extractinator.
  • On the Switch version Switch version, using a Brick Layer/Architect Gizmo Pack will make it cost nothing but one Silt to use indefinitely, making an infinite source of any blocks obtained by extracting Silt.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Can now be found in fishing crates.
    • Can now process Desert Fossils.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: Now only consumes one silt/slush block. Instead of consuming 2 blocks, extractinating has a chance of giving a smaller amount of money.
  1. Map Object name
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.3.5.3 source code, function PlaceThing() in Terraria.Player.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.1.