Tree sap is used to create epoxy for high-tier crafting in Icarus. Here's how to make it.
Need ᴛᴏ craft sᴏᴍᴇ Iᴄᴀʀᴜs ᴛʀᴇᴇ sap ʙᴜᴛ ᴅᴏn't ᴋɴᴏᴡ ʜᴏᴡ? Tʜᴇre's quɪᴛe a ʟᴏᴛ ᴏꜰ stuff ᴏɴ tʜᴇ Iᴄᴀʀᴜs tech ᴛʀᴇᴇ, ᴀɴd ɪᴛ cᴀɴ ʙᴇ ᴅɪꜰꜰɪᴄᴜʟᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛᴇʟʟ exᴀᴄᴛly whᴀᴛ ᴇᴠᴇʀy ɪᴛem ᴅᴏes. So wʜᴇn ʏᴏᴜ sᴇᴇ a recipe thᴀᴛ ɪɴcludes ᴛʀᴇᴇ sap, ɪᴛ's ɴᴏt enᴛɪʀᴇly ᴄʟᴇᴀʀ ʜᴏᴡ ᴛᴏ ꜰɪɴᴅ ᴏʀ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ tʜᴇ sᴛɪᴄᴋy stuff. Tree sap ɪs ᴀɴ ɪɴgreᴅɪᴇnt ꜰᴏʀ craftɪɴg epoxy, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ɪs impᴏʀtᴀɴt ꜰᴏʀ ᴜᴘper-ᴛɪᴇr craftɪɴg recipes ʟɪᴋᴇ a machɪɴɪɴg ʙᴇnch—tʜᴇ ɪᴛem ʏᴏᴜ ᴜse ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɢᴜɴs, ᴀʀᴍᴏʀ, ᴀɴd sᴛᴇᴇʟ ᴛᴏols. Yep, ʏᴏᴜ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴛʀᴇᴇ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ɪɴ ᴏʀder ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ milɪᴛary equipᴍᴇnt. But wʜᴇre ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ꜰɪɴᴅ ɪᴛ?
Trees are a sensible guess, and there's no shortage of trees in Icarus. But it's not quite the answer. Below we'll explain exactly where to find tree sap, and what you'll need to craft a whole bunch of it.Icarus tree sap: How to craft it
First you're going to need a crafting bench, which means being at least level 10 and having a spare blueprint point to unlock it. You'll find the crafting bench at the start of the Tier 2 tech tree. To build it you'll need 12 fiber, 20 sticks, 50 wood, and 12 stone.
With the crafting bench built and placed, you'll need to unlock the mortar and pestle, which you'll also find on the Tier 2 tech tree. This is the item you need to make tree sap, and you'll see on the top half of the list, just past the potbelly stove and cooking station. Unlock the mortar and pestle with a blueprint point, and build it at the crafting bench with 4 silica ore and 12 stone. Take it from the device inventory and put it in your inventory or hotbar slot.
Next, place the mortar and pestle somewhere—nicely, it can be placed on a lot of stuff you may already have set up, like the top of your storage crate. You can even place it right on top of the crafting bench if you want.
Interact with the mortar and pestle and you'll see tree sap in the recipe list. It requires 4 sticks, which you probably already have in your inventory. Craft tree sap and it'll appear in the mortar and pestle device inventory so you can use it in any recipes that require it, like epoxy.(Image credit: Rocketwerkz)
At some point you may need to mass produce tree sap, and you probably don't want to spend all your time running around picking up sticks off the ground or hoping you get enough while chopping down trees. No worries, you won't need to. Spend a blueprint point to unlock the carpentry bench and craft it with 80 wood, 12 rope, and 120 copper nails. At the carpentry bench you can take wood you've harvested and turn it into sticks. Then turn those sticks into tree sap.