The Magnifying Glass can be used to light burnable objects on fire from a distance, and to craft The Tinkerer's Tower. However, its main purpose is to investigate Peculiar Objects and Suspicious Cracks in the Ancient Pig Ruins. After using a Magnifying Glass to investigate a Peculiar Object or Suspicious Crack, the Character will state clearly whether or not the Object conceals an item or the Crack conceals a door to a hidden room. In the first case, destroying the Object (e.g. chopping down a Tree and digging up its stump or mining a Boulder) will reveal one of the following items:
Mants are afraid of the Magnifying Glass, and will panic if the player is holding one while nearby.
- Peculiar Objects are also found in Hamlet compatible worlds.
- Mants being afraid of Magnifying Glasses is a reference to the practice of using magnifying glasses to burn insects.