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Fossil armor

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Fossil armor
  • Fossil armor equipped (male)
  • Fossil armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense8 (set) Desktop version / 13 (set) Console VersionMobile version
Set Bonus20% chance to not consume ammo Desktop version
50% chance to not consume thrown item Console VersionMobile version
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Sell12000*120 (set)

Fossil armor is a pre-Hardmode armor set consisting of the Fossil Helmet, Fossil Plate, and Fossil Greaves. It has notably less defense than most other similarly available armor sets, providing a total of Desktop version 8 / Console VersionMobile version 13 defense.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, it increases ranged critical strike chance by 3% per armor piece, and wearing the full set grants a 20% chance to not consume ammo, making Fossil armor great for using the Minishark as well as other early-game guns such as the Flintlock Pistol or The Undertaker, and also bows.

On the Console version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version, Fossil armor instead greatly increases the velocity, damage, and critical strike chance of throwing weapons, and wearing the full set grants a 50% chance to not consume thrown items (not including explosives), making Fossil armor great for using Bone Javelins, Bone Throwing Knives, and other throwing weapons.

The Fossil armor set is made using Desktop version 60 / Console VersionMobile version 75 Sturdy Fossils, which have a 10% chance to be dropped from the Extractinator when Desert Fossils are inserted.

Set[edit | edit source]

Fossil Helmet
  • Fossil Helmet item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense2 Desktop version / 3 Console VersionMobile version
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip3% increased ranged critical strike chance Desktop version
20% increased throwing velocity Console VersionMobile version
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Sell3000*30
Research1 required
Fossil Plate
  • Fossil Plate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense4 Desktop version / 6 Console VersionMobile version
Body slotShirt
Tooltip3% increased ranged critical strike chance Desktop version
15% increased throwing critical strike chance Console VersionMobile version
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Sell5000*50
Research1 required
Fossil Greaves
  • Fossil Greaves item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense2 Desktop version / 4 Console VersionMobile version
Body slotPants
Tooltip3% increased ranged critical strike chance Desktop version
20% increased throwing damage Console VersionMobile version
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Sell4000*40
Research1 required

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Fossil GreavesFossil Greaves (Console versionMobile version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Fossil GreavesFossil Greaves (Desktop version)
Fossil HelmetFossil Helmet (Console versionMobile version)
Fossil HelmetFossil Helmet (Desktop version)
Fossil PlateFossil Plate (Console versionMobile version)
Fossil PlateFossil Plate (Desktop version)
total: 6 row(s)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the early-access release of Terraria 1.3, the armor's set bonus was 75% chance to not consume thrown items. It was reduced to 50% before the public release.
  • This is the only pre-Hardmode armor set in which the helmet sells for less than the rest of the pieces.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Fossil Helmet's defense decreased from 3 to 2.
    • Fossil Plate's defense decreased from 6 to 4.
    • Fossil Greaves' defense decreased from 4 to 2.
    • Each piece of the set now gives a 3% ranged critical chance instead of 20% increased throwing velocity (Fossil Helmet), 15% increased throwing critical strike chance (Fossil Plate), and 20% increased throwing damage (Fossil Greaves).
    • Changed set bonus from 50% chance to not consume thrown item to 20% chance not to consume ammo.
    • Now available earlier due to the change to Desert Fossil mining.
    • Now needs 5 fewer Sturdy Fossils per piece.