Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod

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Disambig.png This article is about the Volatile Fulgurium version. For other uses, see Fuel Rod (disambiguation).
Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod
Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod.png
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Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod sprite.png
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ID: fulguriumfuelrodvolatile
A Fulgurium fuel rod that has been further refined to supply power for much longer than normal. However, its radiation shielding can only partially limit the emitted ambient radiation, so the rod must be handled with care.
Misc
Fuel, Talent Item
Stats
Used by Rapid Fissile Accelerator.png Rapid Fissile Accelerator
Nuclear Reactor.png Nuclear Reactor
Crafting
Fabricator
Requirements
 
Alternate recipe
Deconstructor Yield
Steel Bar.png Steel Bar
Lead.png Lead
Fulgurium Chunk.png Fulgurium Bar (>95%)
Thorium.png Thorium (>95%)
Time.png 15s
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Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rods are fuel for the Nuclear Reactor or the Rapid Fissile Accelerator.

Acquisition

The Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod can only be crafted by an Engineer with the Hazardous Materials talent.

Function & Usage

Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rods can be used in a Nuclear Reactor to provide power, or as ammunition for the Rapid Fissile Accelerator. The condition of the fuel rod drains as it is used, and when it reaches 0% it no longer produces power. Empty fuel rods can be refilled with more Fulgurium, or recycled into Depleted Fuel. Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rods are significantly more long-lasting than any other fuel rods, however this is offset by the danger that handling them presents; unlike other fuel rods, Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rods will constantly inflict 0.5 Affliction Radiation Sickness.png Radiation Sickness per second to characters within 1.25 meters. Wearing a PUCS.png PUCS is the ideal solution when handling them, as it grants 90% resistance to Radiation Sickness. Other radiation protective gear include the various types of Diving Suits and the Hazmat Suit.png Hazmat Suit.

Fuel Rod Types Comparison

Fuel Rod Type Durability Heat Potential Rapid Fissile Accelerator.png Rapid Fissile Accelerator shots
Normal Good Excellent Masterwork
Fuel Rod.png Fuel Rod 100 80 4 5 5 6
Thorium Fuel Rod.png Thorium Fuel Rod 200 100 8 9 10 11
Fulgurium Fuel Rod.png Fulgurium Fuel Rod 150 150 12 14 15 16
Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod.png Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod 400 150 20 22 24 26

Related Talents

Talent Tier Description
Talent Expanded Research.png
Expanded Research
Engineer Job Icon.pngEngineer
Weapons Engineer Tier 3
When you or another allied crewmember deconstructs depleted fuel, they gain 200 experience.
This effect can only occur up to 3 times until you finish another mission.
Talent Nuclear Option.png
Nuclear Option
Engineer Job Icon.pngEngineer
Weapons Engineer Tier 4
Unlock recipe: Rapid Fissile Accelerator.png Rapid Fissile Accelerator.
When you fabricate a fuel rod, gain triple output.
This effect cannot occur again until you finish another mission.
Gain an additional 100% Nausea resistance.
Talent Remote Monitor.png
Remote Monitor
Engineer Job Icon.pngEngineer
Physicist Tier 1
Unlock recipe: Reactor PDA.png Reactor PDA.
Fuel Rods you fabricate are of 1 higher quality.
Gain a bonus of 15 to Electrical Engineering.
Talent Hazardous Materials.png
Hazardous Materials
Engineer Job Icon.pngEngineer
Physicist Tier 2
Unlock recipe: Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod.png Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod.
Whenever you loot a reactor in a wreck for the first time, you will find rare materials.

Media

Trivia

  • All fuel rods were initially intended to cause minor radiation sickness while being handled, however this feature is unimplemented due to bugs. The Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod lacks this behavior, due to its much more intense effects.

See Also

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