Wow the mining drill is a pure 5.0
Do not use stryder for this one CI. They will no harvest shards. Tried it.
Tried using the mining drill on crystal islands but not getting any shards
In my experience, on Gen 1, an anky harvests more than the mining drill. Potentially this list means ascendant mining drill, as mine was just the standard primitive one.
On gen 2 you can use a chainsaw on the giant flytraps. Just make sure they aren’t awake/open or else they knock you out.
Mantis+ hatchet= good shard farm
On crystal isles DO NOT USE the mineing drill for this resorce it dosent work ankys are top for this
Use the mining drill in the volcano on genesis on red crystals and then take the shards to a tek replicator to make loads of element
Striders are easily the best.
1st you can have them linked to a dedicated storage so you are taking up any weight.
2nd they harvest a toooooon
Useing a hachet is better for more shards outcome, because the shard is substituted by rocks