Where to Find Resources in Forever Skies

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In this guide, we'll show you where to find all of the main resources in Forever Skies and how to gather them.

If you want to get the lay of the land, check out our guide on Forever Skies's map and locations. We also have guides if you're in need of more food and water, two resources you'll need lots of during your time in the overgrown post apocalypse.


How to Get Resources in Forever Skies

There are a few ways to gather materials in Forever Skies. Some, like Dirty Water and Energy Crystals, can just be gathered directly by hand. Others will need the use of an Extractor. You'll gain access to a Deck Extractor early on, letting you gather the various resources floating around or on each of the ruined locations you can visit. After visiting the Underdust for the first time, you'll also be able to craft a portable Extractor, which lets you gather things like Metal and Glass while away from your ship. The other main way of gathering resources is via the Knife, which can be researched once you scan Thick Creepers (vines found in some locations) for the first time.

Once scanned, many resources can also be crafted via the Fabricator on your ship. However, this often requires a lot of other basic resources, so it's generally best to gather them directly instead.


Looking at a building covered in vines in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Biomass

Best Way to Get Biomass

Biomass is gathered from Thick Creepers, the long vines that can be found growing in certain locations above and below the dust. Gathering it requires the Knife, which can be crafted once you scan Thick Creepers for the first time. There are a number of locations that have an abundance of Biomass, including Overgrown Towers, Greenhouse Towers, and the Underdust.

What is Biomass Used For?

Biomass is mainly used to create Biomass Fuel, a medium efficiency fuel for your ship.


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Where to Find Circuit Board

Best Way to Get Circuit Board

Circuit boards are found inside ruined PCs at certain 2-Light locations. Check inside buildings at Standard Wind Farms and Rooftops.

What Are Circuit Boards Used For?

They're needed for numerous tools on the ship, including the Location Radar and Tool Charger.


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Where to Find Coffee Nut

Best Way to Get Coffee Nut

Coffee Nuts can only be gathered in Greenhouse Towers.

What Are Coffee Nuts Used For?

 


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Looking at a long grate platform, with a number of large copper wires on top in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Copper

Best Way to Get Copper

Copper comes in large spools of wire that must be gathered via an Extractor. It can be found in all 2-light locations, including Rooftops and Standard Wind Farms.

What is Copper Used For?

Copper is used to Fabricate items, including Rainwater Collectors and the Tool Charger.


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Where to Find Crystal Battery

Best Way to Get Crystal Battery

Crystal Batteries are scattered across the Underdust. They can also be crafted at a Fabricator, requiring Energy Crystals and Plastic Scrap.

What Are Crystal Batteries Used For?

Crystal Batteries primarily power Oxygen Refill Stations in the Underdust, though they're also used for tools like the Upgraded Tool Charger.


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The Rainwater Collector research item in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Dirty Water

Best Way to Get Dirty Water

Dirty Water is found in Rainwater Collectors, and can be drunk directly or bottled. Rainwater Collectors can be crafted and placed on your ship, or found at locations you visit.

What is Dirty Water Used For?

Dirty Water is turned into regular Water, allowing you to reduce your thirst or craft Biomass Fuel.


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Looking at a Dust Daisy in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Dust Daisy

Best Way to Get Dust Daisy

Dust Daisy can only be found in the Underdust, gathered from the red plants with glowing centers.

What Are Dust Daisies Used For?

Dust Daisies are used to research the Vertigo Virus, which is used to create Hypothermia Boosters.


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Where to Find Dust Lettuce

Best Way to Get Dust Lettuce

Dust Lettuce is gathered via Insect Lures on your ship.

What is Dust Lettuce Used For?

Dust Lettuce can be cooked to restore food and health.


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Where to Find Electric Elements

Best Way to Get Electric Elements

Electrical Elements can be found inside buildings at 1-light locations, including Temporary Camps.

What Are Electric Elements Used For?

Electric Elements are used for many Fabricated items.


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Where to Find Energy Crystal

Best Way to Get Energy Crystal

Energy Crystals are found only in the Underdust. Most of the time, they can be found in large clusters.

What Are Energy Crystals Used For?

They're used to make extra Crystal Batteries, along with high efficiency Energy Crystal Fuel.


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Where to Find Epoxy

Best Way to Get Epoxy

Epoxy is primarily found in Greenhouse Towers.

What is Epoxy Used For?

Epoxy is used for crafting interior ship items like Storage Containers.


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Looking at lockers and a glass wall in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Glass

Best Way to Get Glass

Glass must be gathered via an Extractor. It's found on buildings in all above-dust locations, made up of small hexagonal panels.

What is Glass Used For?

Glass is needed for a handful of items, including the Location Radar and Note Stickers.


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Scanning a Helium canister in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Helium

Best Way to Get Helium

Canisters of Helium are found at certain 2-light locations, including Crash Sites and Rooftops.

What is Helium Used For?

It's primarily needed for Helium Fuel, which is more efficient than the Synthetic Fuel you can make early on.


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Scanning an Inkbulb within a greenshouse in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Inkbulb

Best Way to Get Inkbulb

Inkbulbs are gathered in Greenhouse Towers. You can usually find multiple in the same area.

What is Inkbulb Used For?

Inkbulbs can be used as food, or to craft paint for your ship.


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Where to Find Lobster Chili

Best Way to Get Lobster Chili

Lobster Chili can be gathered in a few locations, including Small Towns and Overgrown Towers.

What is Lobster Chili Used For?

Lobster Chili can be boiled and eaten. Doing this will also cure the Photophobia virus.


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Where to Find Machine Parts

Best Way to Get Machine Parts

Machine Parts can be found on the ground and in containers scattered across 1 and 2-light locations.

What Are Machine Parts Used For?

Machine Parts are needed frequently for fabricated items, including the Scanner and Deck Extractors.


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Looking at Mantis Glands on the back of a large dead Mantis in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Mantis Gland

Best Way to Get Mantis Gland

Mantis Glands can currently only be found from a dead Mantis corpse in the Underdust.

What Are Mantis Glands Used For?

Mantis Glands are used to research the Fever virus.


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Where to Find Metals

Best Way to Get Metals

Metals can be gathered from all locations, by extracting the large metal panels found on buildings or the ground. It is also found floating throughout the air.

What Are Metals Used For?

Metals are used constantly when fabricating items, so it's always recommended to gather as much as possible.


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Where to Find Motherboard

Best Way to Get Motherboard

Motherboards can only be fabricated, requiring 3 Circuit Boards, 10 Copper, and 5 Plastic Scrap once researched.

What Are Motherboards Used For?

Motherboards are used for certain tools and virus research.


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Where to Find Patat

Best Way to Get Patat

Patat can only be gathered in Greenhouse Towers.

What is Patat Used For?

 


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Where to Find Petit Astre

Best Way to Get Petit Astre

Petit Astre can only be gathered in Greenhouse Towers.

What is Petit Astre Used For?

Making cartridges for the Paint Tool.


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Looking at a barrel of Plant Oil in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Plant Oil

Best Way to Get Plant Oil

Plant Oil can be bottled up from barrels at Greenhouse Towers.

What is Plant Oil Used For?

Plant Oil can be used to fabricate Polymer.


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Where to Find Plant Resin

Best Way to Get Plant Resin

Plant Resin can be bottled up in the Underdust Tunnels.


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Looking at Plastic Scrap hidden in a pile of garbage in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Plastic Scrap

Best Way to Get Plastic Scrap

Plastic Scrap is primarily gathered at trash piles in 1-star locations, including Communication Points and Small Towns. Some can be found scattered throughout the Underdust as well. If you have an abundance of synthetics, it can also be crafted with 30 of those once researched.

What is Plastic Scrap Used For?

Plastic Scrap is needed for useful items like the Knife.


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Where to Find Polymer

Best Way to Get Polymer

Polymer is found in Greenhouse Towers, and also scattered throughout the Underdust.

What is Polymer Used For?

Polymer is primarily needed to craft both the Crossbow and the portable Extractor.


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Looking at an electrical box featuring an unused Solid State Battery in Forever Skies.

Where to Find Solid State Battery

Best Way to Get Solid State Battery

A single Solid State Battery can be found in every location, generally at the highest point inside an electrical box.

What Are Solid State Batteries Used For?

Tools like the Research Station require Solid State Batteries to function.


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Where to Find Synthetics

Best Way to Get Synthetics

Synthetics are a very common resource floating throughout the sky, gathered via your Extractor. It can also be extracted from small yellow Synthetic Cases.

What Are Synthetics Used For?

Early on, you'll need a lot of Synthetics to make Synthetics Fuel. It's also used in many fabricated items.


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Where to Find Transformer

Best Way to Get Transformer

Transformers can be fabricated on your ship using Electrical Elements and Machine Parts. They're also sometimes found directly in the Underdust.

What Are Transformers Used For?

Transformers are needed for tools like Deck Extractors and the Airship Builder.


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Learn more about Forever Skies
Game Page Forever Skies
Developer
Far From Home
Publisher
Far From Home
Release Date
June 22, 2023 (Calendar)
Genre
Action, Survival
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