The Ancient Ruins is a biome added in Update 0.5.0 - The Ancient Ruins Update. It serves as a warp station to one of the most distant locations in the Far, Far Range.

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Hidden behind a vast mountain range, the Ancient Ruins stand as one of the few known unnatural structures on the Far, Far Range. Their origin remains a mystery, as do the strange occurrences that happen within.

Home to quantum slimes that seem to express many other possible realities of their being, and phase lemon trees that do not remain in one place or time for very long, the Ancient Ruins defy logic and expectation.

Only one thing is certain in the Ancient Ruins: within its deepest chamber lies its greatest secret.

Natural Resources

Name Resources
Slimes Pink SlimesPhosphor Slimes, Tabby SlimesRock Slimes, Puddle Slimes, The Tarr, Gold Slimes, Lucky Slimes
Food Carrots, Pogofruit, Cuberries, Hen Hens, Stony Hens, Roostros, Chickadoos, Stony Chickadoos, Phase Lemons, Heart Beets
Exclusive Resources Echoes, Phase Lemons
New Slimes Quantum Slimes

Points of interest


The Courtyard is located before the large Slime Gate to The Ancient Ruins. It serves as a connection point from either The Moss Blanket or The Indigo Quarry, to The Ancient Ruins.

Plorts from six different Slimes - Tabby, Rock, Phosphor, Honey, Boom, and Rad - are all required to be shot into their respective Plort Statues to open the gate.

Warp Station

The Warp Station is located at the end of The Ancient Ruins. Inside is a treasure pod that requires MKII Treasure Cracker to open which awards the Advanced Gordo Snare. Opposite the Treasure Pod is a Slime Gate requiring a Slime Key.

Opening the door reveals a long corridor leading to a teleporter pad surrounded by five Slime Statues resembling the Quantum Slimes abundant throughout the area. They each require a Quantum Plort to activate the teleporter. Doing so allows access to The Glass Desert.


  • Up to four of the required plorts for the large Slime Gate can be found in The Indigo Quarry and The Moss Blanket, each.
  • The Vacpack has fewer inventory slots than plort types needed, so it cannot be opened on the first visit. However the areas in the Quarry and the Blanket found just before their respective gates leading to the Courtyard each hold an abundant amount of slimes - whose plorts are required for the gate - and food with which they can produce them.
  • It is recommended to bring a full tank of water or Hydro Turrets as Tarr spawn much more frequently than in The Moss Blanket.


  • 1.2.0 - Fixed bug where doors in the Ruins would disappear from our reality if you look at it from a certain angle.
  • 0.5.0 - Implemented.


  • The Ancient Ruins takes inspiration from Studio Ghibli's film Laputa: Castle in the Sky. The area also has some resemblance to the Aurora Isles zone from Spiral Knights.
  • The Ancient Ruins has the biggest Slime Gate in the Far, Far Range. It is also the only Slime Gate to not require a Slime Key, but instead requires plorts from six different slimes.
  • The Ancient Ruins were originally planned to be a sub-area connected to The Moss Blanket.[1]
  • It is one of two non-ranch classed zones that do not spawn Feral Slimes in any specific location. The other being Nimble Valley.


Docile Pink SlimePhosphor SlimeTabby SlimeHoney SlimePuddle SlimeSaber SlimeHunter SlimeQuantum SlimeTangle SlimeDervish Slime
Harmful Rock SlimeBoom SlimeRad SlimeCrystal SlimeMosaic SlimeFire Slime
Hostile The TarrFeral Slimes
Special Quicksilver SlimeGold SlimeGordo Slimes (Party Gordo)Largo SlimesLucky Slime
Behaviors AgitationHungerFearStackingPounce
Scrapped Meteor Slime
Upcoming Glitch SlimeTwinkle Slime
Meat Hen HenChickadooRoostroElder HenElder RoostroBriar Hen (Chickadoo)Stony Hen (Chickadoo)Painted Hen (Chickadoo)
Fruit PogofruitCuberryMint MangoPhase LemonPrickle PearKookadoba
Veggie CarrotHeart BeetOca OcaOdd OnionSilver ParsnipGilded Ginger (Locations)
Other WaterAshSpicy TofuSpark ShotThunderclapStatic Clinger
Plots CoopCorralGardenIncineratorPondSilo
Facilities Plort MarketVacpackRange ExchangeRanch HouseStarmail
7Zee Rewards Club Chroma PacksSlime ToysVacpack
Decorative Items EchoesOrnaments
The Ranch The GrottoThe OvergrowthThe LabThe DocksOgden's RetreatMochi's Manor
Wilderness The Dry Reef (Ring Island)The Slime Sea (Moustache Island)The Moss Blanket (Mushroom LakeFeral Path)The Indigo Quarry (Crystal VolcanoAsh Isle)The Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertThe WildsNimble Valley
The Vaults Ring Island VaultAsh Isle VaultFeral Path Vault
Features CrateWorld MapMap Data NodesWater SpringsWaterSlime KeySlime GateStatic TeleportersSlime StatueFountain (Plort Statues)Ancient WaterOasisSolar Anomalies
Gadget Types ExtractorsUtilitiesWarp TechDecorationsCurios
Drill JellystoneSlime FossilStrange DiamondIndigoniumGlass Shard
Apiary Buzz WaxHexacombRoyal JellyWild HoneyPepper Jam
Pump Primordy OilSpiral SteamLava DustDeep BrineSilky Sand
Treasure Pods The RanchThe Dry ReefThe Moss BlanketThe Indigo QuarryThe Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertOgden's RetreatThe WildsNimble ValleyThe Slime Sea
Additional Information
Economy PlortsNewbucks
Characters Beatrix LeBeauNPCs (Thora WestViktor HumphriesOgden OrtizMochi MilesBObHobson TwillgersCasey)7Zee Corporation
Game Information FAQsGame VersionsUpcoming FeaturesSlimepediaControlsAchievementsLoading Screen TextsGame Modes
Events Wiggly Wonderland (2017)Wiggly Wonderland (2018)Party Weekend
Monomi Park Ian McConvilleNick PopovichConcept ArtMerchandiseSlime Rancher Soundtrack
Cut/Removed content Meteor SlimeFive Day RushUnused Features
Other FanartSlooow Field

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  • Spontaneous chicken farming in Ancient Ruins

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    • I can't be bothered backtracking through the ruins - I'm already lost and surrounded by tarrs so I need to pop the Boom Gordo to ge...
    • I have stayed in the Glass Desert to nab Plorts to activate the fountains because the trip back wasn't worth making. Although with the ...