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Printer
The pixel printer UI on a player's spaceship
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Pixels
Pixels
Type Currency
Sell Value No Value
Crafting
This item cannot be crafted.


Pixels are a form of currency in Starbound. Pixels can be earned in a lot of ways such as defeating enemies, destroying scattered pixel capsules or finding chests. When you die, 30% of your current pixels are lost.

You will need Pixels to craft armour or weapons. As you craft new tiers of weapons and armor, the pixel cost increases substantially. Pixels are also used to purchase weapons, armor, food and other goods from NPC Merchants. They are also used when scanning items with the 3D Printer, and are used in even high

er quantities to print items with it, as they are the sole resource the 3D Printer runs on.

NPC Merchants will regularly tell you that they want your pixels.

Pixels are dropped when killing mobs with non-hunting weapons.

Farming PixelsEdit

There are currently three commonly used methods for farming pixels effectively. The first is to simply run along a planet's surface and kill any monsters you come across. This works best at the highest difficulty level you can survive, as the pixels per drop increase per difficulty level.

Starbound - How to get Pixels Fast(03:50)
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The second method is to use the refinery to process ores found underground. This method varies in speed, as mining tunnels can be composed of soft or hard materials which can affect the speed of ore attainment. The third method, although requiring more tools, is arguably the fastest way to farm pixels. Using the Bubble Boost upgrade, fly along a planet's surface and kill its birds. Birds tend to have higher spawn rates and less health, making them optimal for farming.

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