Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod

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Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod

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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.
Used by Rapid Fissile Accelerator
Quality Bonuses +10% Max Condition
Talent: Danger Zone
Skill: Electrical: 70
Alternate recipe
Talent: Danger Zone
Skill: Electrical: 70
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Identifier fulguriumfuelrodvolatile
Categories Fuel
Tags smallitem, reactorfuel

Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rods are fuel for the Nuclear Reactor or the Rapid Fissile Accelerator.

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 1 Radiation Sickness per second to characters within 1.25 meters, even when depleted (0 durability). Wearing a 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.

  • Resistances stack multiplicatively, so wearing a Hazmat Suit with with the Danger Zone talent grants an effective resistance to Radiation Sickness of 80%.
    • Combining this with the resistance from a PUCS, a character will have a 98% resistance to Radiation Sickness. This is enough to safely remain within the vicinity of 3 Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rods indefinitely, or to hold an entire stack of 8 rods for just over 4.5 minutes before taking any Burn damage.

They can only be crafted by an Engineer with the Danger Zone talent unlocked; They cannot be bought at any Outpost.

Fuel Rod Types Comparison

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

Related Talents

Talent Tree Description

Fun With Fission
ID: funwithfission
Tier 2
Fuel Rods you fabricate are of 1 higher quality.

Danger Zone
ID: dangerzone
Spec. 3
Have an additional 50% resistance to Radiation Sickness while wearing a Hazmat Suit.

Unlock recipe: Volatile Fulgurium Fuel Rod.



  • 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.

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