Salt Pits

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The Salt Pits of Hoxxes was once the location of a huge underground lake. It dried up billions of years ago and left huge crystallized deposits of red salt. Red salt - though worthless - tastes really good on Glyphid omelettes.
— Ingame description

The Salt Pits is one of the biomes of Hoxxes IV. It consists of caverns filled with large (although worthless) red crystals. The ground is also filled with small spiky red crystals which are crushed once stepped on. It features big, open chambers, connected by tunnels with white crystals which produce bright light. The rock making up the caves is durable, taking two hits for it to give way.


The biome-specific hazard for the Salt Pits are Unstable Crystals, which are located on the ceiling. They can fall down on an enemy or ally which greatly damages them, however they will not fall unless dislodged by weaponry or explosions.

There are also Unstable Platforms, which when stood on for too long, will break apart and any unfortunate Dwarf will fall right through.


Most Glyphids can be encountered in the Salt Pits, including Spitball Infectors, Cave Leeches, and Glyphid Dreadnoughts.

Q'ronar Younglings are unique to this biome.

Biome Features

The Salt Pits are entirely devoid of all vegetation due to the salt composed caverns.

Item Description Statistics
BF Glowing Salt Crystals.png
Glowing Salt Crystal
White crystals emitting bright light which greatly helps with navigation. Hardness: 2
BF Unstable Crystal.png
Unstable Crystal/White Crystal
Large white crystals jutting out of the ceiling which can fall down if damaged or an explosion occurs nearby. Once the crystal falls its name changes to "White Crystal" from "Unstable Crystal". Damage: 1 000/20

Radius: 1.5m

BF Unstable Platform.png
Unstable Platform
Jagged platform which can temporarily hold a dwarf. Cracks in multiple stages before shattering. N/A
BF Red Crystals.png
Red Crystals
Large amount of tiny red crystals which break when running through them. N/A
BF Red Salt Crystal.png
Red Salt Crystal
Big red salt crystal that can be easily destroyed. Hardness: 1
BF Salt Crystal.png
Salt Crystal
Salt crystal formations. Hardness: 1
BF Stalacite.png
Harmless red rock formations hanging from the ceiling. N/A


As with every biome, some of the Ores which can be found in the Salt Pits are determined by the mission type, such as Morkite Morkite and Aquarq Aquarq. The crafting materials found in the Salt Pits are Enor pearl Enor Pearl and Bismor Bismor, with Enor Pearl being abundant and Bismor being scarce.

Deep Dive Sentences

When Salt Pits is selected as the biome for a Deep Dive, one of those sentences can be seen in the terminal:

  • " 'Leave no dwarf behind' is rumored to originate from this region. Anyone who's seen what prolonged exposure to the salts will do, understands why."
  • "So... thirsty..."
  • "Shh! You hear that?"
  • "I'm pocketing some salt to add flavor to the slob they serve in the cantina."
  • "Should have brought extra beer."
  • "Remember to hydrate!"
  • "This will do wonders for my eczema."


  • Added during the Early Access period with Update 7: Alpha Launch on the 28th February 2018.
  • According to the Deep Dive terminal, the phrase "Leave no dwarf behind" is rumored to originate from this region.