Boulders are large rocks commonly found in Savannas and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. Their main purpose is to provide Rocks when mined. Additionally, Boulders may also provide Flint, Gold Nuggets, and Nitre. Boulders do not respawn; however, Rocks, Flint, Gold Nuggets, and Nitre are renewable resources because they can be found after Earthquakes while underground.

Icon Tools.png Mining[edit | edit source]

Boulders can be mined using the Pickaxe, Opulent Pickaxe, or Pick/Axe. To do this, click the tool on the Boulder or equip it from the inventory by right-clicking. Once the character has begun to swing the tool at the Boulder, either the LMB or Spacebar must be held or continuously clicked to continue mining.

It takes 6 strikes to mine a Boulder with a Pickaxe and Opulent Pickaxe, and 5 with the Pick/Axe. It depletes a normal Pickaxe's durability by 18%, Opulent Pickaxe's by 4.5%, and Pick/Axe's by 4%.

Boulder (Rock)[edit | edit source]

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Is hard! Like me!


Boulders are large rocks commonly found in Savannas and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. Their main purpose is to provide Rocks when mined, which can be used to build a number of objects/structures. A single Boulder will drop 3 Rocks, 1 Flint plus a 60% chance to get 1 extra and 1 Nitre plus a 25% to get 1 extra.

Boulder (Gold Vein)[edit | edit source]

Boulders also called Gold Vein are large rocks commonly found in Forests and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. They will will drop 3 Rocks, 1 Flint plus a 60% chance to get 1 extra and 1 Gold Nugget plus a 25% to get 1 extra.

In Don't Starve Together, different Map icons for Gold Vein Boulders were introduced.

Boulder (Flintless)[edit | edit source]

Flintless Boulder are commonly found in Desert.

They will will drop 4 Rocks plus a 60% chance to get 1 extra.

Shipwrecked icon.png Charcoal Boulder[edit | edit source]

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Burnt rock


The Charcoal Boulder was introduced in Shipwrecked DLC. It can be found on the Volcano.

They provide 2 Charcoals plus a 50% chance to get one extra plus two 25% chance to get one extra and 1 Flint with a 50% chance when mined.

Shipwrecked icon.png Obsidian Boulder[edit | edit source]

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This rock is pretty tough.


The Obsidian Boulder was introduced in Shipwrecked DLC. It cannot be mined with a Pickaxe, but only be destroyed with Explosives or Weather Pain. It takes 6 Slurtle Slime (dropped in individual stacks) or 3 Gunpowder or a/an Coconade/Obsidian Coconade to break an Obsidian Boulder. Obsidian Boulders provide Obsidian when destroyed.

They provide 2 Obsidians plus a 50% chance to get one extra plus two 25% chance to get one extra.

Hamlet icon.png Crumbling Carved Stone[edit | edit source]

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What an odd choice of statuary.


Hamlet DLC introduces a new boulder type in the form of an ancient carving of an artichoke. It can be found uncommonly in and around the Deep Rainforest and can be mined to produce Rocks, Flint and Gold Dust. Basalt Eruptions that are spawned by Large Iron Hulk can be mined to produce Rocks and Flint.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Boulder (Meteor)[edit | edit source]

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That rock came from the moon.


The Meteor Boulder has a rare chance to drop during a Meteor Shower, providing Rocks, Flint and Moon Rocks.

They provide 1 Rocks, 1 Flint and 2 Moon Rock plus a 60% to get one extra and a 30% chance to get one extra.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Suspicious Boulder[edit | edit source]

During a meteor shower, a special Smooth Meteor Boulder will have a chance of falling which is differentiated from regular Meteor Boulders by its round shape. Only one of this kind of boulder can be found, as it can be mined to produce the Celestial Orb. If a Smooth Meteor Boulder has not dropped by after day 60 the next meteor shower has a 100% chance of dropping it.

It drops the Celestial Orb, 1 Rocks, 1 Flint and 3 Moon Rock plus a 30% chance to get one extra when mined.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Meteor Boulders are considered to be part of A New Reign, even though they were introduced before the official start of the beta branch.
  • In the A Little Fixer Upper update, the textures for Moon Rocks, Meteor Boulders and all related items were updated.
  • Icons for Gold Vein Boulders were added to the base game in version 345820.

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