Dredge: How to avoid the Stellar Basin monster? Dredge guide, tips
The Stellar Basin region in the Dredge game is home to a large underwater monster that can easily destroy your ship. Our guide explains how to build and activate the Repulsion Machine to distract the creature and what new activities this will unlock.
Last update: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
In Dredge, in Stellar Basin there is a large underwater creature that attacks the player's ship with its tentacles. In our guide, you will learn how to deal with this monster - you will learn how to obtain the Repulsion Machine and how to properly install and run this device in Research Outpost. On the page you will also learn what new actions are available after distracting the monster.
- A monster from Stellar Basin
- Installing the Repulsion Machine - Research Assistant quest
- Distracting the creature
A monster from Stellar Basin
Related map marker: Stellar Basin Monster @ Dredge Map
There is a large underwater creature in Stellar Basin, in the south-west part of the world map. It is the central part of this region, i.e. a reservoir surrounded on all sides by small islands.
You can be attacked by giant tentacles or by a large shark-shaped monster. This means that fishing in this area is not possible by default, because after 2-3 successful enemy attacks, your ship will be destroyed and the monster may also interrupt your attempts to complete the fishing mini-game. You need to find a method to distract the monster and we have described it below.
Installing the Repulsion Machine - Research Assistant quest
You must visit the Old Fortress in Stellar Basin and start the Research Assistant Pursuit - its full description is in a separate chapter of the guide.
As part of making progress in this quest mission, you will receive a Repulsion Machine from an NPC Researcher. Move this object to the ship's hold (requires 4 free slots).
Reach the Research Outpost and select the marked Generator. You have to move the Repulsion Machine - this time from the hold to the left slots.
Distracting the creature
You will receive a query about activating the machine. It will start generating sounds that can distract the underwater monster for several hours.
Fortunately, using the generator is not a one-time thing. After it stops working, you can return to the Research Outpost and reactivate it for free.
Temporarily, you can sail and fish in the central part of Stellar Basin safely. This will allow you to:
- fish out the Giant Amphipod and Snailfish specimens (Hadal Fishing Rod required) needed to complete the Research Assistant quest;
- fish out the Jewel Encrusted Brand relic needed to advance further in The Collector quest.