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It is an absurd machine that makes meat.


The Prestihatitator is the tier 1 Magic station used to prototype basic Magic and Refine recipes. The Prestihatitator requires a Science Machine to prototype and costs 4 Rabbits, 4 Boards, and 1 Top Hat to craft. Prototyping an item using the Prestihatitator will increase Sanity by 15.

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The Prestihatitator has a 10% chance of spawning a Rabbit when used to prototype a new recipe.

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In Shipwrecked DLC, Prestihatitator is replaced with Piratihatitator, which is crafted with a Parrot as the live animal ingredient instead of Rabbits, which are replaced with crabbits in Shipwrecked worlds.

In the Hamlet DLC, the Prestihatitator is replaced with the Hogus Porkusator due to the lack of Rabbits.

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  • As with any other recipe that requires limited use items, any durability Top Hat can be used when crafting a Prestihatitator and will drop a full durability Top Hat when the Prestihatitator is Hammered down.
  • Beardlings can be used instead of Rabbits to craft a Prestihatitator.
  • Rabbits produced from this machine are homeless and sleep outside at night, making them easy food.

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  • The name "Prestihatitator" is a portmanteau of "prestidigitator" and "hat".
  • The Prestihatitator spawning Rabbits is a reference to the magic trick of pulling a rabbit from a hat.
  • The Prestihatitator used to have a different recipe: 1 Living Log, 4 Gold Nuggets, and a Top Hat.
  • Winona's quote ("Why do we even have that lever?!") is a reference to The Emperor's New Groove.

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