Fossil armor

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Fossil armor
  • Fossil armor equipped (male)
  • Fossil armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense13 (set)
Set Bonus20% chance to not consume ammo Desktop and Mobile versions
50% chance to not consume thrown item Console Version
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Sell120 (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 13 defense.

On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, the Helmet and Greaves increase ranged critical strike chance by 4% per each, with the Plate increasing ranged damage by 5%, 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, 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 and Mobile versions 60 / Console 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
Defense4 Desktop and Mobile versions / 3 Console Version
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip4% increased ranged critical strike chance Desktop and Mobile versions
20% increased throwing velocity Console Version
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Sell30
Research1 required
Fossil Plate
  • Fossil Plate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense5 Desktop and Mobile versions / 6 Console Version
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased ranged damage Desktop and Mobile versions
15% increased throwing critical strike chance Console Version
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Sell50
Research1 required
Fossil Greaves
  • Fossil Greaves item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense4 Desktop and Mobile versions / 4 Console Version
Body slotPants
Tooltip4% increased ranged critical strike chance Desktop and Mobile versions
20% increased throwing damage Console Version
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Sell40
Research1 required

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

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

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Desktop and Mobile versions 3% boost to ranged critical strike chance on each piece is actually the same as the Ninja Armor's individual armor pieces. The Ninja set has 1 extra defense and boosts the crit chance of all damage types, not just Ranged. If ammo consumption isn't an issue, the set bonus of increased movement speed could be more useful as well.

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 1.4.1:
    • Increased defense from 2 to 4 and Ranged critical chance from 3% to 4% on Helmet and Greaves.
    • Increased defense from 4 to 5 and replaced the 3% Ranged critical bonus with a 5% Ranged damage bonus on the Plate.
  • 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.