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Guide:Outposts

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Outposts are small mini-bases that are used for easy farming of the Biome they are placed in. Outposts usually contain basic facilities as well as a means of transport between them, like a teleporter or a sky-rail.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Most outposts consist of the following parts.

  • Bedroom - The bedroom is a valid room containing a bed. Whenever the player wants to farm a specific biome they set their spawn point using the bed so they do not need to travel back to the outpost when they die.
  • Storage room - A storage room is a room containing a small amount of chests which are used to store the items farmed in the biome.
  • Crafting room - The crafting room contains basic crafting stations so the player does not need to return to their base to craft basic items. Crafting stations often found in outposts are: Work Benches, Furnaces and Anvils. Furthermore the player may wish to place any biome-specific crafting stations in their respective outposts for easy access.

Suggested outposts[edit | edit source]

These are some of the outposts that a player can make in their world, and a short description of why they would be useful.

The Underworld Outpost[edit | edit source]

The Underworld has valuable resources not found elsewhere, such as Hellstone and Fireblossom, so having an outpost there is valuable once you have progressed to that point. Players often construct Hellevators to provide easy access to the Underworld. Demons can be farmed for the Demon Scythe, Fire Imps can be farmed for the Plumber's Hat, and the Voodoo Demon can be farmed for Guide Voodoo Doll [used for fighting the Wall of Flesh (Many items in Hardmode need Emblems dropped by this boss, so it's useful to farm Dolls)]. Creating an open area with wooden platforms can help facilitate rapid farming of these creatures. It is also where the Wall of Flesh is fought, granting the player access to Hardmode.

Jungle Outpost[edit | edit source]

Placing an outpost in the Jungle allows the farming of various resources. Piranhas will drop the Robot Hat, and the underground variants can provide Vines, Jungle Spores, and Stingers. Players may also gather the Jungle Rose, Nature's Gift, and simple Jungle Grass Seeds. It can also provide quick and easy access to the Jungle Temple, which is a crucial location during Hardmode. An artificial jungle may also be created for a more controlled environment.

Desert Outpost[edit | edit source]

Desert biomes allow the farming of Waterleaf, Cactus and Antlion Mandibles. Hallowed, corrupt, and crimson variants allow farming for the Dao of Pow, the Sky Fracture, and the Onyx Blaster. A large flat area is ideal. For non-mob farming purposes, one block thick sand is enough.

Floating Island Outpost[edit | edit source]

Farming Harpies for feathers and Wyverns for Souls of Flight necessitates an accessible platform high in the sky. Players can also use an existing Floating Island for this purpose. An arena-style area with wooden platforms makes the fights easier. On top of most floating islands, there is a house containing a Skyware Chest and furniture which can be used to shelter yourself from Harpies.

Snow Biome Outpost[edit | edit source]

Building an outpost on the surface is not recommended due to a lack of useful items. However, there are many useful drops to farm underground including Frozen Turtle Shells and Ice Mimics.

Furthermore, snow is not corruptible (although ice blocks are), so if a player seeks sanctuary from The Corruption or The Crimson, they may want to build in a snow biome.

Ocean Outpost[edit | edit source]

An ocean outpost is one of the more useful outposts, used for farming valuable Shark Fins and Coral. The easiest method is to simply build on the coast. Dedicated players with good swimming equipment can build an underwater base by using Pumps to remove the water from their structures. Players may also wish to place underwater light sources.

Another method, for quick trips to the ocean to collect loot from monsters and chests, is to extend a platform out over the ocean and use Ropes to reach the bottom of the ocean, then travel up and down it to avoid drowning.

Corruption Outpost[edit | edit source]

An outpost in the corruption allows the player to farm Vile Mushrooms and Rotten Chunks, as well as providing a reliable location to summon the Eater of Worlds. The more valuable treasures lay deep underground; Cursed Flame and Souls of Night are both crucial. To improve farming, players may wish to clear out an area underground and connect it to their Corruption base.

Crimson Outpost[edit | edit source]

An outpost in the crimson allows the player to farm Vertebrae, Vicious Mushrooms, and the Meat Grinder, as well as providing a reliable location to summon the Brain of Cthulhu. The more valuable treasures lay deep underground; Ichor and Souls of Night are both quite valuable. To improve farming, players may wish to clear out an area underground and connect it to their Crimson base.

Hallow Outpost[edit | edit source]

A base in the hallow can provide Pixie Dust and Unicorn Horns. A large, flat area is best for gathering these. Underground Hallow can provide Crystal Shards and Souls of Light. Several long, straight tunnels make gathering Crystal Shards quicker.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • With the introduction of Teleporters in update 1.2 the creation and navigation of outposts has become trivial.
  • Once a player has progressed past a biome they may expand their outpost and terraform the biome more to suit their needs better.