"Removes negative status effects from ore such as fire and radiation. Ignores the effects of the Ore Illuminator. What else it does is unknown..."
The Wild Spore is a Reborn-tier item that removes any negative status effects, such as fire and radiation from an ore. The item was nerfed to count as an upgrade in an unidentified past update. It also upgrades depending on the ore value.
The Wild Spore adds the remainder of ore value / 5,000 to the ore value. It then doubles the result.
Second upgrade and beyond:
The Wild Spore adds the remainder of ore value / 10,000 to the ore value.
There is no upgrade cap. This is often misunderstood, but is simply because the ore value will eventually reach a value divisible by 10,000, thus causing no change.
- The effects of multiple Spores do not stack together, so if an ore finishes the limit on one spore, a new spore can still multiply the ore value, even without a Tesla Resetter. However, this does not appear to work with higher level ores.
- The mushroom that is in the conveyor is non-collidable. Therefore, it does not stop ores.
- The Azure Spore, which is a fusion between the Azure Refiner and Wild Spore, sports the wedge-shaped upgrade part of the Wild Spore as well as several fungi on the model.
- Though the description of the upgrader says "Ignores the effects of the Ore Illuminator", ores will be destroyed if it touches the upgrader before the 5 second time is up.