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Category Earth
Type High Energy Substance
Rarity Common
Blueprint Value 34.0 Units
Used for Charging, Upgrading
Symbol D
Updated Adrift

Deuterium is a resource.

Summary[ | ]

Deuterium (D) is a resource and one of the earth elements.

Blue Deuterium Rich Plants gives a short-term boost to the player's jetpack when interacted with. This can help the player travel greater distances using the "jetpack + melee" combo.

Game Description[ | ]

A stable hydrogen isotope used heavily in both small-scale fusion reactors and neutron-scattering shield technology.

Deuterium very rarely occurs naturally. Most of the galaxy's supply comes from the processing of Di-hydrogen and Tritium in Refiners.

Source[ | ]

Deuterium can be obtained in a variety of ways:

  • purchased from terminals or NPCs
  • refining process
  • dismantling Deuterium-based technology, such as Pulse Engine Upgrades.

Refining it requires a medium or large refiner. Deuterium can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.LAUNCHSUB.1 Di-hydrogen ×1  +  SUBSTANCE.ROCKETSUB Tritium ×1  →  SUBSTANCE.LAUNCHSUB.2 Deuterium ×1  ("Di-hydrogen Cycling", 0.24 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAUNCHSUB.1 Di-hydrogen ×1  +  SUBSTANCE.SAND.1 Silicate Powder ×1  →  SUBSTANCE.LAUNCHSUB.2 Deuterium ×1  ("Di-hydrogen Cycling", 0.24 sec./unit output)

Use[ | ]


Deuterium is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Deuterium is not used as an ingredient for refining using a Refiner.


Deuterium is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.

Additional Information[ | ]

The Deuterium-rich plants mentioned above originally produced deuterium when harvested, but this was patched out soon after the initial NEXT release.

Because of this, Deuterium has to be obtained using other means.

Release History[ | ]

  • NEXT - Added as a resource.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • ExoMech - Added as an ingredient for Exocraft Hazard Protection upgrades such as Neutron Shielding.
  • Adrift - Can now be refined from Di-hydrogen and Silicate Powder.

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