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Exclusive to: Shipwrecked icon.pngShipwrecked.

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Food for thought.


Brainy Matter is a Food Item exclusive to the Shipwrecked DLC. It is acquired by picking the Brainy Sprout and cannot be cooked or used in a Crock Pot. When consumed, it will restore 50 Sanity Meter.png and 10 Hunger Meter.png, and damage the player by 10 Health Meter.png. It spoils very quickly and will turn to Rot in 1 Day's time. Once picked, the Brainy Sprout will take 20 days to regenerate.

Brainy Matter can be used to create the Brain of Thought, which can be used as a portable crafting station to access recipes which have not yet been prototyped by one of the stationary crafting stations.

Icon Tools.png Usage[]

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Prototype.png Tips[]

  • Due to its fast spoilage, Brainy Matter will lose its 50 sanity consumption bonus at half a day's time after it is picked; thus, it is best to consume it immediately when looking for sanity gain.
  • Corals are animals. Specifically, they are marine invertebrates living in colonies. Therefore, Wigfrid is able to eat Brainy Matter.
  • If one is planning to turn the Brainy Matter into a Brain of Thought, one should plan ahead and get the necessary Jellyfish and Rope to make it once the matter is picked, as there will only be 1 day before it spoils.