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Fossil armor
  • Fossil armor equipped (male)
  • Fossil armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense13 (set)
Set Bonus20% chance to not consume ammo
50% chance to not consume thrown item
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell120 (set)

Fossil armor is a pre-Hardmode armor set consisting of the Fossil Helmet, Fossil Plate, and Fossil Greaves.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Helmet and Greaves increase ranged critical strike chance by 4% per each, with the Plate increasing ranged damage by 5%, and wearing the full set grants a 20% chance not to consume ammo.

On the Switch version Switch version and tModLoader version tModLoader version, Fossil armor instead greatly increases the velocity, damage, and critical strike chance of throwing weapons, and wearing the full set grants a 50% chance to not consume thrown items (not including explosives).

The Fossil armor set is made using 60 / 75 Sturdy Fossils.

Set[]

Fossil Helmet
  • Fossil Helmet item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense4 / 2 / 3
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip4% increased ranged critical strike chance
3% increased ranged critical strike chance
20% increased throwing velocity
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell30
Research1 required
Fossil Plate
  • Fossil Plate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense5 / 4 / 6
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased ranged damage
3% increased ranged critical strike chance
15% increased throwing critical strike chance
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell50
Research1 required
Fossil Greaves
  • Fossil Greaves item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense4 / 2
Body slotPants
Tooltip4% increased ranged critical strike chance
3% increased ranged critical strike chance
20% increased throwing damage
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell40
Research1 required

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Fossil GreavesFossil GreavesIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Fossil GreavesFossil Greaves (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Fossil HelmetFossil Helmet
Fossil HelmetFossil Helmet (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Fossil PlateFossil Plate
Fossil PlateFossil Plate (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
total: 6 row(s)

Tips[]

  • The ammo conservation bonus makes Fossil armor great for using the Minishark as well as other early-game guns such as the Flintlock Pistol or The Undertaker, and also bows.
  • The chance not to consume thrown items makes Fossil armor great for using Bone Javelins, Bone Throwing Knives, and other throwing weapons.
  • The 3% boost to ranged critical strike chance on each piece is actually the same as the Ninja armor's individual armor pieces. The Ninja set has 1 extra defense and boosts the crit chance of all damage types, not just Ranged. If ammo consumption is not an issue, the set bonus of increased movement speed could be more useful as well.

Trivia[]

  • In the early-access release of Terraria 1.3, the armor's set bonus was 75% chance to not consume thrown items. It was reduced to 50% before the public release.
  • This is the only pre-Hardmode armor set in which the helmet sells for less than the rest of the pieces.
  • There seems to be an Amber in the middle of the chest plate, although no amber is used in the crafting recipe. This is likely because amber is considered the gemstone associated with the Desert biome.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Increased defense from 2 to 4 and Ranged critical chance from 3% to 4% on Helmet and Greaves.
    • Increased defense from 4 to 5 and replaced the 3% Ranged critical bonus with a 5% Ranged damage bonus on the Plate.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Fossil Helmet's defense decreased from 3 to 2.
    • Fossil Plate's defense decreased from 6 to 4.
    • Fossil Greaves' defense decreased from 4 to 2.
    • Each piece of the set now gives a 3% ranged critical chance instead of 20% increased throwing velocity (Fossil Helmet), 15% increased throwing critical strike chance (Fossil Plate), and 20% increased throwing damage (Fossil Greaves).
    • Changed set bonus from 50% chance to not consume thrown item to 20% chance not to consume ammo.
    • Now available earlier due to the change to Desert Fossil mining.
    • Now needs 5 fewer Sturdy Fossils per piece.

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