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|Collects energy from lightning storms and turns it into battery packs.|
|Season:||Spring • Summer • Fall|
|Sell Price:||Cannot be sold|
|Recipe Source:||Foraging (Level 6)|
|Ingredients:||Iron Bar (1) Refined Quartz (1) Bat Wing (5)|
Since rods do not protect a specific area, the exact placement of a rod on the farm has no bearing on its chance to intercept a lightning strike. A Lightning Rod has a very good chance of intercepting a lightning bolt if it isn't already processing one.
Since each rod only protects the farm from harm if it is not already processing a previous lightning strike, it is advisable to place multiple rods on the farm. The number of lightning strikes during one day is random.
Chance to Intercept
The chance that a lightning strike will be intercepted is inversely related to the percentage of lightning rods on your farm that are currently holding a charge (either pulsing or holding a battery pack). The exact probability is
chance to intercept = 1 - (number of charged lightning rods / total number of lightning rods)². That is, if none of your lightning rods are currently holding a charge, a lightning strike is 100% guaranteed to be intercepted. If 50% of your lightning rods are charged, a lightning strike has a 75% chance of being intercepted. If 90% of your lightning rods are charged, a strike has only a 19% chance of being intercepted. You must have at least one lightning rod on your farm to have any chance of intercepting a strike.
A non-intercepted lightning strike has a base 25% chance of hitting a feature on your farm, influenced by daily luck and luck buffs.
- Though it is possible to place lightning rods outside of the farm map, they will never get hit by lightning there, and thus will produce no battery packs.
- Storms (and thus lightning) never occur in Winter.
- More lightning will strike the longer you stay awake, necessitating more lightning rods and giving potential to produce more Battery Packs.
- "v1.07 beta branch Bugs/Discussion"
- See Utility.performLightningUpdate() in the game code.
- 1.4: Lightning Rods are now ready to harvest the day after a storm, instead of 24 hours later. Lighting Rods can now be stacked in a player's inventory and in chests.