Star Metal Ore - Meteor Shower Locations, Uses & More | G... (2024)

This page is your number one guide for all things Star Metal in Conan Exiles. From Meteor Shower locations to Boss drops to crafting Star Metal Bars, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to easily farm Star Metal and how to use it to make Star Metal bars that can then be used to make powerful gear.

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Meteor showers are a short lived event but the smoke trails from the falling meteors are hard to miss!

How to Farm Star Metal Ore: Meteor Shower Locations

Star Metal Ore can be obtained from either dismantling weapons and items dropped by certain enemies or by mining the meteors that drop during meteor shower events. Meteor showers only occur in certain areas though and they’re not exactly the most common event either, with one typically happening once an hour.

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A Meteor Shower event is quite obvious when it is happening, but it’s also short-lived so you’ll need to make sure to keep your eyes to the sky! You’ll see a series of huge cloud plumes plummeting from the sky. As soon as you see them, you’ll be able to head over to the direction of the shower, to find shiny dark metal rocks on the ground. The number of meteors in a shower varies from around 5 to 15 and so you have a good chance of being able to mine lots of Star Metal from a single meteor shower event!

That being said, Meteor Showers only happen in certain locations, which we have outlined below:

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Exiled Lands: Meteor Showers

Meteor Showers will only occur in the snowy region in the Northwest. Your best bet is to head northeast of the Mounds of the Dead to the area around Frostneedle Forest and then set up a small camp to wait for the Meteor Shower.

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(1 of 3) Keep an eye out for Meteors in the wintry mountains of the northern Exiled Lands!

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Isle of Siptah: Meteor Showers

On the Isle of Siptah, Meteor Showers will only occur around The Tower at the center of the Isle. The Tower is a hostile place and is also subjected to another event called Maelstrom, which makes enemies spawn from lightning. You may have a hard time setting up a base close to The Tower since there are so many enemies around!

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On the Isle of Siptah, the meteors will fall near the central tower!

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How to Mine Meteors

Once you’ve witnessed a meteor shower and found one on the ground, you’ll be able to mine it for some Star Metal! However, mining meteors to obtain Star Metal is no easy feat. Before you can even reach the star metal inside the meteor, you’ll need to destroy the dark metal exterior using some sort of explosive.

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This could be an Explosive Jar, Exploding Trap, Explosive Arrow, or Demon-fire Orb. Many players have reported that the meteor’s exterior is sometimes not cracked open even with an explosion. This tends to happen most frequently with Explosive Jars or Traps and is typically down to the explosions not being close enough (even though it looks like it should be!).

How to Make Explosives

To make Explosive Jars, you’ll a Construction Hammer and x1 Earthenware Jug, x5 Tar, and x1 Dragon Powder. Tar is easily obtained as a byproduct from turning Hide into Leather at the Tannery. Dragon Powder is a bit harder to come by and is made at the Firebowl Cauldron using x2 Demon Blood, x10 Brimstone, x50 Crystals, and x100 Steelfire - quite an expensive recipe!

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Explosive Arrows are also reasonably hard to come by. They’re made at a Carpenter’s Bench using x1 Ironhead Arrow, x5 Tar, x1 Dragonpowder, and x4 Feathers. We recommend Explosive Arrows over Explosive Jars because you get 10 arrows (so 10 explosives) from 1 dragon powder.

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Explosive Arrows can be used to more accurately target meteors.

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Once you’ve exploded the outer shell of the meteor, you’ll reveal the glowing blue Star Metal within. But you’ll now need a Tier 4 or higher pick to obtain the ore! You’ll get a fair bit of ore from one meteor and you should also find multiple meteors after a shower.

What Pick Can Mine Star Metal?

The following pickaxes can mine Star Metal:

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  • Hardened Steel Pick
  • Black Ice Pick
  • Star Metal Pick
  • Eldarium Pick
  • Obsidian Pick
  • Black Blood Pick
  • Star Metal Pickaxe
  • Eldarium Pick-axe
  • The Pecker
  • Mass Cull

We recommend the Hardened Steel Pick or the Black Ice Pick as the materials are reasonably easy to get hold of. Head over to our guide on how to make Hardened Steel Bars for more information!

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You’ll need a Tier 4 Pick to mine the Star Metal.

What Enemies Drop Star Metal?

If you’re having trouble with meteor showers spawning, you can also get some Star Metal from certain enemies. Cimmerian enemies in particular have a high chance of carrying some sort of Star Metal weapon. You can then place the weapons in a dismantling bench to return 40% of the materials, which will include Star Metal bars!

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(1 of 2) Head over to Mounds of the Dead to fight some Cimmerians

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Head over to Mounds of the Dead to fight some Cimmerians (left), many of them wield Star Metal weapons! (right)

Frost Giants used to have a chance of dropping Star Metal, but this seems to have been patched out. You can now really only obtain Black Ice and Ice from Frost Giants, so we recommend going for the Cimmerian Camps near the Mounds of the Dead (Exiled Lands)!

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So, if you’re kitted out, a great strat for farming Star Metal quickly would be to hang around the Mounds of the Dead to fight the Cimmerian enemies. And whilst you’re there, you can keep an eye out for Meteors and then make your way over to the crash sites - it’s a win-win!

How to Make Star Metal Bars

Once you’ve obtained some Star Metal ore, you’ll also need to grab yourself some Black Ice and Brimstone. You can use our maps to find Black Ice and Brimstone in both Siptah and Exiled Lands! We also have a detailed guide on Brimstone.

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(1 of 2) To make Star Metal Bars, you’ll need Brimstone and Black Ice as well as Star Metal ore

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To make Star Metal Bars, you’ll need Brimstone and Black Ice as well as Star Metal ore (left), you’ll make a bar every 20 seconds! (right)

After grabbing those materials, you’ll need to find yourself a furnace and place x2 Star Metal, x1 Brimstone, and x1 Black Ice inside. It’ll take 20s to make a single Star Metal Bar, but once you’ve got a good stock of them, you’ll be able to start making higher-tier gear and weapons!

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Star Metal Ore - Meteor Shower Locations, Uses & More | G... (2024)


Where are star metal meteorites? ›

Falling meteorites. A meteorite as seen once landed. Star Metal Ore can be harvested from meteorites, which will fall in the western region of the Snow biome, just north of the Mounds of the Dead. Cimmerians nearby hint at this, as they use star metal weapons.

Does star metal despawn? ›

A star metal meteorite that lands onto the ground stays there for a short time before despawning. The understanding for meteorites at present is that they despawn about 3 hours and 53 minutes later or, strictly speaking, 14000 seconds after the time they crashed on the game world.

Where can I find Starmetal New World? ›

Great Cleave's route has Starmetal Veins very close together, so you can easily mine from one to another. Great Cleave, as shown below has Starmetal nodes tightly together. You will want to start on the far left side, make your way down the cliff area, and then make a u-turn before heading up on the right side.

Why can't i harvest star metal? ›

If you are not using the spell, you must use a hardened steel pick or a star metal pick. The Acheron pick will no longer harvest the Star Metal ore. The spell is called "mass cull", you get it with the 6th upgrade to the spell tome.

How do you mine star metal ore? ›

Metal can be obtained by using a Stone or Metal Pick on a rock. There are rocks that yield more Metal. These rocks usually are grey with gold streaks throughout them or solid gold coloring. The solid gold rocks will yield the most metal when harvested.

What is the rarest meteorite in the world? ›

The Wedderburn Meteorite

It is believed the mineral was forged in the molten core of an ancient asteroid long since destroyed, and then strewn across the solar system. But as the Wedderburn Meteorite is about the size of a lemon, and the only known source of Fe5C2, it may be the rarest mineral in the world.

Where is the easiest place to find meteorites? ›

The top meteorite hunting places include Antarctica, the desert in the northwest region of the African continent, and the American Southwest.

Where are meteorite remains most commonly found? ›

Where are meteorites found? Nearly all meteorites are found in deserts. (Yes, Antarctica is a desert because the annual precipitation rate is very low.) Deserts are places that accumulate meteorites over thousands of years and then nothing much happens to the meteorite.

How often does Starmetal Respawn new world? ›

Best Places To Mine Starmetal

As many players hunt for these vein deposits - and they can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes to respawn - it's a good idea to find a spot that is a little further from the more popular areas.

How to melt star metal? ›

This strange material is not as easy to work with as earthly metals, but those of esoteric skill have devised a way to smelt star metal ore, with a technique that employs brimstone and black ice, to create ingots.

Where to find Starmetal Minecraft? ›

Starmetal Ore is created by exposing Iron Ore to the starlight collected by a Collector Crystal or Celestial Collector Crystal. The block's location must be linked to the Crystal by using a Linking Tool.

What level is Starmetal new world? ›

You can mine Starmetal Veins from Mining level 100 and can start tracking them at level 125. Tracking automatically lets you see nodes appear on your compass (top) when nearby.

Where is the best metal farm in Ark? ›

Here are the notable coordinates for metal farm locations:
  • Mountain Near Redwoods (67.8, 62.1)
  • Volcano Slope (50.3, 35.2)
  • Inside Volcano (41.7, 37.4)
  • Redwoods Mountain (58.4, 49)
  • Northeast Mountain Peak (32.2, 83.3)
  • Northeast Mountain Slope (35.3, 80.5)
  • Barren Mountain (35.5, 60.2)
  • Broken Peak (20.2, 52.6)
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How do you farm meteorite ore? ›

Getting Meteorite (Ore)

Note that you can only mine the ore with a pickaxe with at least 50% pickaxe power, such as the Tungsten Pickaxe. Additionally, enemies called Meteor Heads will try and hinder your mining operation. However, killing these enemies gives a slight chance of dropping Meteorite ores.

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