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The Bat Bat is a Magical Melee Weapon in Don't Starve. It deals 42.5 damage per hit and has 75 uses. Each hit leeches 6.8 Health Meter.png from non-wall enemy, but drains 3.4 Sanity Meter.png from the player if the player's health is not full.

Bat Bat requires a Shadow Manipulator to prototype and 5 Batilisk Wings, 2 Living Logs and 1 Purple Gem to craft.

The Bat Bat may also be found in an Ornate Chest, which appears in the Ruins.

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In Don't Starve Together, the Bat Bat requires 3 Batilisk Wings, 2 Living Logs and 1 Purple Gem to craft.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Skins[]

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In Don't Starve Together, Skins can be applied to certain items to change their appearance. Information on how to obtain specific skins can be found on the Belongings page.

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  • The Bat Bat's leeching ability makes it ideal for fighting dangerous enemies that cannot be easily outrun, like numerous Hounds, giants (especially Dragonfly), while wearing armor: there may be no opportunity to stop and use a healing item, but striking provides the much-needed quick healing.
  • Batilisk Wings needed for Bat Bats can be farmed by setting up Rabbit Hutches near an open Sinkhole. The Bunnymen will come out at night and quickly kill any spawning Batilisks.
  • A quick way to regain health is to attack Chester, Packim Baggims, Ro Bin or Hutch with a Bat Bat, since their health regenerates quickly.
  • Maxwell's Sanity boost will make up for the Sanity lost from each hit when using this weapon. The health bonus is also welcome, since he has low max health.
  • This weapon will heal a total of 510 HP while draining 255 Sanity on its lifetime. Because of this, plus how time-consuming and relatively expensive it is to craft, it is recommended to use this as a side-weapon when fighting strong mobs since the swing will still drain your sanity even when fully healed.
  • Despite Wanda's quote for the Bat Bat, fighting with it does not restore Time.

Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • The Bat Bat was introduced in the It's Not a Rock! update.
  • The Bat Bat was the second weaponized food item added to game, after the Ham Bat.

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