A matter block is a resource used in crafting the Makeshift Armor Set, which is between the tier 3 and tier 4 racial armors in strength, but can be crafted as soon as unlocking the Beta Sector (tier 2). A total of 24 matter blocks are needed to craft the entire Makeshift Set. Matter blocks are also used to craft the Handy Space Helmet and the stronger Neat Welder's Helmet, which provide a greater energy increase and warmth than the Makeshift Helmet but less defense.
They can be found in Apex Facilities on various planets. To obtain them, a player must use, via pressing E, what looks like a Matter Generator, located in the dungeon. When used, the generator will scatter matter blocks around the room and also explode, dealing significant damage. You can double the amount obtained by removing the background in the room. Using a mining tool on the generator will cause it to disappear and provide no matter blocks.
Matter blocks should be used wisely, as they can be difficult to obtain.
Desert planets in Beta sector appear more likely to have the Matter Generators. These Matter Generators are also found on board ships, often found on Alpha sector planets. These ships are staffed with hostile guards with Avian names, and Apex/Glitch violium tier armor. You can tell you have found one of these ships if the insulation of the metal structure is completely filled with magma. Not all ships contain a Matter Generator, though.
Once harvested, matter blocks cannot be placed. This is due to there being two different 'types' of matter blocks. The matter blocks released from Matter Generators are considered placeable blocks and have common rarity. Harvesting these blocks with a tool will cause them to drop the second type of matter block, which is considered a non-placeable item and has uncommon rarity.
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