Small altar

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Small altar

Small altar

A small platform that plays a role in ideoligious rituals.

Base Stats

Style Dominance


1 ˣ 1
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
Terrain Affordance


Work To Make
5,000 ticks (1.39 mins)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Stuff 50
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 25
Destroy yield
Stuff 12 - 13

Small altars are miscellaneous buildings added by the Ideology DLC which act as a focus for colonists to perform, and take part in, rituals.

It is the smallest size of altar, with the larger sizes being the medium altar, large altar and grand altar. Altars also act as alternative to the ideogram.


Small altars can only be constructed by colonists whose ideoligion has them selected as one of their buildings. They require Stuff 50 Stuff (Metallic/Woody/Stony) and 5,000 ticks (1.39 mins) of work.


The ritual focus(es) should be placed in your "Shrine" room, which itself has the "altar" or "ideogram" as a room role requirement.


The small altar has the highest wealth, style dominance, and beauty per tile of all altar sizes. Small Altars have 10 style dominance/beauty per tile, when made of Wood.

It is also the only Altar option with a "light Terrain affordance", allowing it to be placed on any tile that can support a wooden wall, including a tile located on a wooden bridge.

These factors combined, makes it the best in class option in terms of efficiency of space, placement, "values" per tile and work/resources.

Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flammability Market Value
    Wooden Small altar 50 Wood 10 003,500 ticks (58.33 secs) 33 0% 73 Silver
    Granite Small altar 50 Granite blocks 10 030,140 ticks (8.37 mins) 85 0% 153 Silver
    Limestone Small altar 50 Limestone blocks 10 030,140 ticks (8.37 mins) 78 0% 153 Silver
    Marble Small altar 50 Marble blocks 14 027,640 ticks (7.68 mins) 60 0% 144 Silver
    Sandstone Small altar 50 Sandstone blocks 11 025,140 ticks (6.98 mins) 70 0% 135 Silver
    Slate Small altar 50 Slate blocks 11 030,140 ticks (8.37 mins) 65 0% 153 Silver
    Jade Small altar 50 Jade 35 025,000 ticks (6.94 mins) 25 0% 340 Silver
    Golden Small altar 500 Gold 60 004,500 ticks (1.25 mins) 30 0% 5015 Silver
    Plasteel Small altar 50 Plasteel 10 011,000 ticks (3.06 mins) 140 0% 490 Silver
    Silver Small altar 500 Silver 26 005,000 ticks (1.39 mins) 35 0% 520 Silver
    Steel Small altar 50 Steel 10 005,000 ticks (1.39 mins) 50 0% 113 Silver
    Uranium Small altar 50 Uranium 5 009,500 ticks (2.64 mins) 125 0% 335 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.
  • Styles

    Ideoligions allow the selection of styles which then change the texture of the certain items and buildings when constructed by the colony. These style variants can be crafted if the colony has the selected style, or can be looted from raiders from factions with the requisite style.

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