Wilson Portrait
I'm not a geologist.


Willow Portrait
There are tiny explosions trapped inside.


Wolfgang Portrait
Is rock, but different.


Wendy Portrait
Herein lies the folly of man.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
Also known as saltpeter.


Woodie Portrait
It's how we built the railway.


Waxwell Portrait
One third of the way there...


Wigfrid Portrait
It cöntains explösive cömpönents.


Webber Portrait
What are we supposed to do with this?


Walani Portrait
Not just any old dumb rock.


Warly Portrait
How curious.


Woodlegs Portrait
Cannon food thet be.


Wilba Portrait


Wormwood Portrait
Pow Rock


Winona Portrait
I got some plans in mind for that.


Nitre is a mineral resource obtained by mining smooth Boulders, which will drop at least one (along with other minerals) upon being mined. It also occasionally falls during underground Earthquakes. It can be used to craft Gunpowder.

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, it can be used to make Endothermic Fires, Endothermic Fire Pits and the Morning Star. Endothermic Fires can also be refueled with Nitre. Nitre can also be obtained by digging up a Moleworm's Burrow.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Nitre can also be obtained by digging a Magma Pile. Gold-flecked Magma Piles will drop Gold Nuggets instead of Nitre. Unlike Boulders, magma piles do not have a preset number of Nitre to drop, instead, each item dropped has an independent chance to be Nitre. Therefore, there is a small chance get no Nitre, and a very small chance to get 9 Nitre from a Magma Pile.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, Nitre is dropped by Petrified Evergreens. It is also used to craft Booster Shots and Salt Licks.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundRotten EggInventory slot background CharcoalInventory slot backgroundNitreAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundGunpowder
Inventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassScience MachineInventory slot backgroundEndothermic FireReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot background Cut Stone


Inventory slot backgroundElectrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundElectrical DoodadAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundEndothermic Fire PitReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundVolt Goat HornInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundMorning StarReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundManure


Inventory slot background RotInventory slot background RotInventory slot backgroundNitreInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundCompost WrapHamlet iconWormwood Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundRot


Inventory slot background NitreInventory slot background NitreInventory slot backgroundStingerAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBooster ShotDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot background Nitre


Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundSalt LickDon't Starve Together icon

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Nitre was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Nitre was changed to be dropped by the small, smooth boulder in The End of the Beginning update.
  • Nitre, a.k.a. Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate, KNO₃), is a common ingredient in creating gunpowder in the real world. It is also an ingredient in fertilizer, although it cannot be used as fertilizer in game.
Pickable without tools Cut GrassTwigsCut ReedsPetals • (SeashellDubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Axe LogLiving LogCharcoal • (Palm Leaf Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Pickaxe RocksFlintGold NuggetNitreGemsMarble • (CharcoalCoral Shipwrecked icon) (Moon Rock Don't Starve Together icon)
Obtained using Shovel (RocksFlintGold NuggetNitreGemsSand Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Machete Shipwrecked icon VineBamboo
Obtained by trading Gold NuggetGems • (Dubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained by other methods (ObsidianTar Shipwrecked icon)

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