Stardust is one of the most important materials in the game. It is used to level up the Crafting and Mining skills, and used when transforming weapons with the Magic skill.
There are many methods to obtain Stardust, including buying from
Shops, Mining Stardust Prisms, Woodcutting Stardust Trees, Farming Stardust Seeds, Brewing Stardust Potions, Gem Stardust Potions, and defeating certain Boss Monsters in Combat.
Stardust can be traded for Coins from other Players on the Player Market as either Stardust or Stardust Packs of 1,000 Stardust. It is almost always cheaper to buy the Stardust Packs, rather than individual Stardust, because Packs usually sell for less than 1 Coin per Stardust, and this is the cheapest that individual Stardust can be sold for. The Game Shop also sells two kinds of Stardust Boxes, however these generally do not give very much Stardust for their cost, and so is only useful for Hardcore players who cannot use the Player Market.
Stardust Box 1
Game Shop for 10,000 coins
Stardust Box 2
Game Shop for 50,000 coins
Player Market, usually for 1 coin each
Player Market, usually for 300-600 coins each
Stardust Prisms can be obtained from Mining after unlocking Mining Research 2.
Woodcutting and Farming
Stardust Trees that grow in Woodcutting Patches can be chopped down with Level 70 Woodcutting to give Stardust Logs. Stardust Logs can be burned in an Oven to give Heat or in the Foundry to give Charcoal, which also yields a significant amount of Stardust. Stardust Tree Seeds can also be planted in a Farming Patch to also gain Stardust Logs. Similarly, Stardust Seeds can be planted with Farming Research 2, which yield Stardust when harvested.
There are two types of
Potions which give Stardust: Stardust Potions, which give Stardust over time, and Gem Stardust Potions, which give Stardust when poured on a Gem, which consumes the Gem.
Level 1 Brewing from 1 Vial, 1 Dotted Green Leaf, and 15 Red Mushrooms. Upgrading the Brewing Kit increases the amount of time active, so also the stardust per pot. Brewing T1 Research also doubles the stardust from this potion.
Large Stardust Potion
Level 35 Brewing from 1 Large Vial ( Crafting Research IV), 5 Gold Leafs, and 450 Red Mushrooms. Upgrading the Brewing Kit increases the amount of time active, so also the stardust per pot.
Sapphire Stardust Potion
20,000 + BrewingLevel*200
Level 25 Brewing from 1 Sapphire, 1 Vial, 1 Lime Leaf, and 100 Red Mushrooms.
Emerald Stardust Potion
80,000 + BrewingLevel*800
Level 45 Brewing from 1 Emerald, 1 Large Vial ( Crafting Research IV), 20 Lime Leafs, and 800 Red Mushrooms.
Ruby Stardust Potion
200,000 + BrewingLevel*2,000
Level 60 Brewing from 1 Ruby, 1 Large Vial ( Crafting Research IV), 16 Gold Leafs, and 1,500 Red Mushrooms.
There are a few
Boss Monsters which give Stardust as a Drop after defeating them. These can only be obtained once.
Kill Bushy the Boss
Faradox Minion 2
Kill Faradox Minion 2
Kill the Fire Hawk
Kill the Ice Hawk