Used to detect and dig up chunks of Brandstone that fall on Istan.
Costs 3 Volatile Magic per 5-minute charge.
— In-game description
The Brandstone Meteorites fall roughly every 15 minutes, and as soon as one touches the ground it lasts for about 5 minutes, whether someone finds it or not. There's no map-wide notification, but if you're standing near the top of the Astralarium by the waypoint, you'll physically see and hear it coming through the sky and Scholar Fatima will announce its landing. Visually, meteorites look like a gooey purple puddle on the ground or occasionally a large crystal in a crater.
Using the Multitool item in your inventory will give you a special action skill and consume 3 Volatile Magic. Activating the skill while mounted up will spawn a directional indicator that points to the meteorite if one has landed. Activating the skill while on foot equips the Multitool bundle, which is used to mine brandstone nodes. Additional skills for the multi-tool may be bought from Scholar Fatima.
Meteorite landings spawn a group of Branded Earth Elementals. Consider defeating these as well as other nearby enemies before mining meteorites. Along with these hazards, the meteorite impact sites apply Confusion and Impact Sickness to players standing on them.
Mining Buried Brandstones
To mine the brandstones, use your special action key to bring up the Multitool skills and:
- If you have it unlocked, use Impact Site Marker (skill 5), which will improve the rewards for everyone (up to tier 5) as well as marking the Brandstone on the world map for everyone else.
- Use Brandstone Scan (skill 1) to show directional indicators which point to the hidden node - follow the direction they point and keep using skill 1 until you find a pillar of blue light.
- When standing adjacent to the pillar of light, use Surface Brandstone (skill 2). This brings a Brandstone Chunk to the surface.
- When the Brandstone Chunk appears, interact with it or use Extraction Beam (skill 3) to gain Kralkatite Ore, Powdered Rose Quartz and Rose Quartz.
- If you haven't unlocked skill 3 yet, a mining pick will be used instead, but you will get worse rewards more frequently, particularly Dragonite Ore.
Mining Surface BrandstonesOccasionally, a meteorite that lands in the Plains of Jarin will spawn a large targetable Brandstone on the surface along with the event Destroy the crystal encasing the Brandstone before it disintegrates (80). At this site, skills 1 and 2 will do nothing. Instead:
- If you have it unlocked, use Impact Site Marker (skill 5) on the landing site.
- Use Extraction Beam (skill 3) to mine it. This can be done several times until the Brandstone gives no more loot.
- If you are too far from the Brandstone, you will have to approach it to pick up the loot from mining.
- As the Brandstone reaches 75%, 50%, and 25% HP, crystal shells break off. At 0% HP, the last shell will break off, revealing the core, and leaving only a few seconds to mine the site if you have not already fully mined it.
|Equip Brandstone Multitool||Use to equip the Brandstone Multitool.|
|Locate Impact Site||¼||3||Points toward Brandstone impact sites in the Domain of Istan.|
|1||Brandstone Scan||¼|| Indicates the location of a buried Brandstone chunk.|
Use when within proximity to a Brandstone impact site to direct you toward an extractable chunk.
|2||Surface Brandstone||1½||Use to surface a buried Brandstone chunk so it can be mined.|
|3||Extraction Beam||5¼||Use in replacement of a mining tool to extract Kralkatite from Brandstones and keep their gems intact.|
|4||Reconfigure Multitool||1||300||Reconfigure the multitool into a weapon, replacing three functions with damage capabilities.|
|5||Impact Site Marker||¾||300|| Use on the impact site to mark the location, and boost Kralkatite yields and gem-finding chance.|
Impact site markers can be empowered with the help of allies up to 5 times for greater resource yields.
- After using Reconfigure Multitool
|1||Extraction Beam||2½||Channels damage.|
|2||Dig||1½||30||Damages and knocks back foes.|
|3||Falling Star Ping||¼||15||Strikes and blinds foes in a radius.|
|4||Restore Standard Functions||1||Restore original multitool functionality to allow for finding and extracting Brandstone chunks.|