Pile o' Balloons
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“ It looks like clown currency. ”
“ I could fill them with flammable gas. ”
“ Wolfgang will make balloon muscles. ”
“ These look as deflated as I feel... ”
“ USELESS RUBBER SACKS ”
“ Those look much too jovial for my liking. ”
“ Such cölörs! I cöuld sing! ”
“ Is there going to be a party?! ”
“ Stores one's breath for later spells. ”
Pile o' Balloons is a character-specific object belonging to Wes, placed in his inventory at the beginning of the game. It allows Wes to blow up balloons, at a cost of 5 Sanity each.
“ How are they floating? ”
Wilson, when examining a Balloon
“ That's just asking to be popped. ”
Willow, when examining a Balloon
“ Is full of clown breath! ”
Wolfgang, when examining a Balloon
“ A colorful reminder that my childhood is no more. ”
Wendy, when examining a Balloon
“ WX-78 CANNOT BE FOOLED. THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT REAL. ”
WX-78, when examining a Balloon
“ Could serve as a suitable diversion. ”
Wickerbottom, when examining a Balloon
“ It's squeaky. Just like a real woodland creature. ”
Woodie, when examining a Balloon
“ This seems out of place here. Too cheery. ”
Maxwell, when examining a Balloon
“ Fie! Föul beast! ”
Wigfrid, when examining a Balloon
“ Balloon animals! Balloon animals!! ”
Webber, when examining a Balloon
“ Oh! A balloon. ”
Winona, when examining a Balloon
“ I often feel like I might float away. Hyuyu! ”
Wortox, when examining a Balloon
Balloons spawn in a variety of colors and shapes, and they can be pushed around. Balloons have a small chance of distracting mobs (who will attack the balloons instead of the player). They will pop if attacked, or if a nearby balloon pops, setting off a chain reaction. Popping a balloon causes 5 damage. Like all
Character-Specific Items, this item shows on the map when dropped.
Reign of Giants Edit
DLC, Wes can give his Pile o' Balloons to a Reign of Giants Catcoon in order to befriend it. If the Catcoon dies, he will be able to get it back.
Don't Starve Together Edit
, Wes can craft Pile o' Balloons using 4 Don't Starve Together Water Balloons. The number of active balloons is capped to 100, and balloons last only 3 days. Wes must have at least 5 sanity to blow up a balloon. If the player is below 5 sanity the animation for activating the Pile o'balloons will play but no balloon will appear. If Pile o' Balloons is left on the ground for 3 days it will become 2 mosquito sacs.
Balloons only pop when triggered and won't go away otherwise. This makes them a useful bait to place in the center of a trap field for Hounds or other hostiles.
Due to the 5 points of sanity drained with each balloon, using this item is a reliable way to go insane if the player wishes to farm Nightmare Fuel.
Wes got his Pile o' Balloons with the Strange New Powers update.
Wes can pop his balloons, but he will be damaged by them. It takes 23 balloons to kill him from full health.
Wes surrounded by balloons in a promotional image.
All the shapes of balloons, from left to right:
, and normal Balloon.
One of Wes' balloons appearing on the right in the poster for the
Strange New Powers update.
Wes's balloons as they appear in the trailer for the
Strange New Powers update.