Deadly Pulsar Rays Event Guide + Tips (Spiritfarer)

Deadly Pulsar Rays Event screenshot in Spiritfarer

The Deadly Pulsar Rays are a late-game location-based event that Elena will introduce to you as part of her challenges.

Similar to the regular Pulsar Ray event, this challenge will also yield Pulsar Ore, which can be utilized in a number of upgrades once turned into Pulsar Ingots.

Our guide here will provide an in-depth breakdown of everything you need to help you succeed.

Minigame Location

Completing the Deadly Pulsar Rays is one of the challenges in Elena’s Dharma / Spiritfarer
Completing the Deadly Pulsar Rays is one of the challenges in Elena’s Dharma.

While the regular Pulsar Rays event is introduced by Bruce & Mickey, the Deadly Pulsar Rays are instead introduced by Elena through her challenges.

Elena herself can be found at the top of a metal construction platform in Crow’s End Inc. (X: -126, Y: -51), reachable after unlocking the Bounce ability on Oxbury (X: 233, Y: 18).

Simply talk to her to get her aboard the ship.

Once there, follow and complete her requests until you get to the “Elena’s Dharma” quest.

During this request, Elena will ask you to complete three challenges, one of which is completing the Deadly Pulsar Rays event.

To start, sail to the location (X: 194, Y: 127) and interact with Bruce & Mickey.

Playing the Minigame

Essentially, it’s just a harder variant of the Pulsar Rays event. So this minigame should feel familiar.

Rays of light will start going around the ship, and you will need to hit them head-on to earn Pulsar Ore.

The Pulsar Rays often change direction so be sure to be ready all the time / Spiritfarer
The Pulsar Rays often change direction so be sure to be ready all the time.

This time, however, you will need to collect at least 1/3 of the rays before the time runs out.

The pulsar rays also change directions more often, and a higher number of rays will appear at the ship.

Here are some tips to help you succeed:

  1. Make a flat surface at the top space of your ship to run around. Pulsar rays often spawn at flat surfaces so you should be able to catch them easier here.
  2. Connect that flat surface to the ground with a zipline for easier access.
  3. Use the light burst and bounce abilities to catch them easier.
  4. It’s better to wait for closer spawns than chasing pulsar rays that are already far away.

With these tips in play, you should be able to finish this challenge after a couple of tries.

Using the Lightburst Ability will significantly help you with this challenge / Spiritfarer
Using the Lightburst Ability will significantly help you with this challenge.

Pulsar Ore Usage

Pulsar Ore can be turned into Pulsar Ingots via the Foundry. Once smelted, you can use Pulsar Ingots in these buildings/upgrades:

Building/Improvement Materials
Astrid’s Bungalow Improvement (TV Set)
  • 2 Pulsar Ingots
  • 3 Aluminum Ingots
  • 8 Ash Planks
  • 1 Clear Glass Sheet
  • 550 Glims
Windmill Improvement
  • 5 Pulsar Ingots
  • 6 Bright Jellies
  • 7 Pine Planks
  • 840 Glims
Crusher
  • 7 Pulsar Ingots
  • 15 Ash Planks
  • 5 Zinc Ingots
Crusher Improvement
  • 5 Pulsar Ingots
  • 6 Comet Powders
  • 6 Carbon Powders
  • 6 Silica Powders
  • 585 Glims
Smithy
  • 5 Pulsar Ingots
  • 12 Silica Powders
  • 5 Comet Powders
  • 12 Ash Planks
Celestial Sheet
  • 1 Pulsar Ingot
  • 1 Comet Powder

Note: Pulsar Ore can only be collected from the Pulsar Rays event. Unfortunately, you can’t use any of the Turtle Sisters to plant them.

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