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Enlightenment Meter

Enlightenment (also referred to as Lunacy) is a game mechanic exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them.

Enlightenment replaces Sanity on the Lunar Island, and they share the same value. Enlightenment swaps Sanity's brain HUD icon with a bloodshot eyeball instead. All effects increasing Sanity will increase Enlightenment on Lunar Island, reducing Sanity effect will reduce Enlightenment.

Enlightenment will increase by 0.625/minute during the Day. There is no more drain during Dusk and Night. Being in total Darkness will drain Enlightenment by -10/minute.

Enlightenment EffectEdit

Enlightenment Screen

Screen effects at full Enlightenment

High Enlightenment is associated with effects similar to low Sanity such as the environment becoming distorted and creatures called Gestalts becoming visible in a similar manner to Shadow Creatures. Low Enlightenment produces results similar to high Sanity in which the Gestalts disappear and the environment returns to a normal state.

Enlightenment Meter ≥ 0%

  • Blue veil starts and ambient sound progress slowly with Enlightenment.

Enlightenment Meter ≥ 17.5%

  • Beating starts to be visible.

Enlightenment Meter ≥ 25%

Enlightenment Meter ≥ 50%

  • When inactive the player regularly shakes his head between his hands.

Enlightenment Meter ≥ 85%

  • Gestalt became aggressive toward the players.
  • The player looks dizzy when inactive.

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Gameplay Mechanics
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(Boating Shipwrecked icon)
Environment Day-Night CycleMoon CycleNightmare CycleEarthquakeLightningRain
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