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Viscous Fluids
Viscous Fluids
Category Special
Type Junk
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 20.0 Units.png
Used for Upgrading, Refining
Symbol Jn
Updated Origins

Viscous Fluids is a resource.


Viscous Fluids (Jn) is a resource and one of the junk special elements.

Game description[]

An unnaturally thick liquid of dubious colour. Its origins are impossible to fathom.

Appears to have some mild magnetic properties.


Viscous Fluids can be purchased and sold at Galactic Trade Terminals and NPCs for a profit. Viscous Fluid frequently appears as a removed item to repair Damaged Machinery.

Viscous Fluids can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SPACEGUNK.1.png Residual Goop x1  →  SPACEGUNK.5.png Viscous Fluids x1  ("Recycle Waste Materials", 0.6 sec./unit output)


Through multiple steps of refining, Residual Goop can be converted to Viscous Fluids, to Living Slime, to Runaway Mould and then to Nanite Cluster.


Viscous Fluids is not used as an ingredient for crafting.


Viscous Fluids is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:

  • SPACEGUNK.4.png Living Slime  --  Viscous Fluids x1  →  SPACEGUNK.4.png Living Slime x1  ("Recycle Waste Materials", 0.6 sec./unit output)


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

Additional Information[]

  • Junk type resources have the same symbol (Jn) rather than their own.

Release history[]