Wilson Portrait
It's a furry ball of rotten food.


Willow Portrait
At least it's still flammable.


Wolfgang Portrait
Is ball of yuck!


Wendy Portrait
Everything turns to waste, eventually.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
It is heavy with bacteria.


Woodie Portrait
Aw, it's Diefenbakered.


Waxwell Portrait
That used to be food until I wasted it.


Wagstaff Portrait
No longer ideal for consuming.


Wigfrid Portrait
Age has önly made this fööd gröss, nöt wise.


Webber Portrait


Walani Portrait
What a waste.


Warly Portrait
It is a sin to waste food...


Woodlegs Portrait
Bin eaten worse.


Wilba Portrait


Wormwood Portrait
Not good for belly


Wheeler Portrait
Am I really that desperate for adventure?


Winona Portrait
Wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole.


Wortox Portrait
Oh jeez, oh yuck, a pile of muck.


Rot is produced when Food items (excluding Eggs) spoil. Rot can be used as Fertilizer for Farming (e.g. for Basic Farms, Improved Farms, Grass Tufts, and Berry Bushes) or it can be used as a source of Fuel. Rot is as effective as Manure in fertilizing transplanted Grass Tuft and Berry Bush; otherwise, Rot is inferior to Manure in all other cases as fertilizer or fuel.

Some Mobs, such as Pigs or Smallish Tallbirds, will eat Rot left on the ground, but they cannot be given Rot directly. Since Rot doesn't restore any Health or Hunger to Mobs, they are able to consume an infinite amount of Rot left on the ground.

Bees in the player's inventory can be fed with Rot.

Rot may appear along with other items (such as Rope and Bird Traps) in a Set Piece, near a Chest and/or Backpack. Opening either container will cause the player's perishable items to turn to Rot, though this can be avoided by dropping the items a distance away first.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, Rot can be used to craft Booster Shots and Mushroom Planters. Diseased Berry Bushes, Grass Tufts and Saplings will drop Rot when harvested. Additionally, Mushroom Planters will drop Rot when harvested in Winter.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

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 backgroundRot


Inventory slot background Manure


Inventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogScience MachineInventory slot backgroundMushroom PlanterDon't Starve Together icon

Prototype Tips Edit

  • A quick way to obtain Rot is to leave Roasted Berries or Fish in a chest as they spoil very quickly. If there are no Mobs that can eat them nearby, they may be left on the ground, as food spoils faster on the ground.
    • In Don't Starve Together, Juicy Berries can be used instead of Roasted Berries, as they spoil faster even when raw.
  • WX-78 can eat spoiled food without penalties, but will still be damaged by eating Rot.
  • A Tallbird Nest near a Rabbit Hole (or other areas where weak mobs spawn) is a good source of Rot.
  • The player cannot heal Diseased plants via Rot.
  • A way to obtain a large amount of Rot early on is to pick many Flowers and let them go stale.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Fertilizer properties: 4 Rot = 1 Manure; 5 Rot = 1 Guano.
  • Rot originally looked like a blue ball. Though the texture is now a misshapen blob, multiple characters still refer to it as a "ball".
  • Hunger level reduction caused by eating Rot may hint that the characters are throwing up after eating rotten food. However, there is no observable evidence of this in game.
  • The food with the shortest perish time is Lichen, turning to Rot after just 2 days. The food with the longest perish time is the Powdercake, which turns to Rot after 18,750 days.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(Dragoon HeartEye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDead DogfishDead SwordfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussel (Cooked) • Neon Quattro (Cooked) • Pierrot Fish (Cooked) • Purple Grouper (Cooked) • Dead Rainbow Jellyfish (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Roe (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Mob Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • HoneyPhlegmTallbird Egg (FriedHatching)
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried) Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectar Hamlet icon) (Moon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Cap (Cooked) • Green Cap (Cooked) • Blue Cap (Cooked) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon) (Aloe (Cooked) • NettleRadish (Cooked) • Tuber (FriedBloomingFried Blooming) Hamlet icon) (Asparagus (Cooked) Hamlet iconDon't Starve Together icon) (Garlic (Roasted) • Kelp Fronds (CookedDried) • Lesser Glow BerryOnion (Roasted) • Pepper (Roasted) • Potato (Roasted) • Ripe Stone Fruit (Cooked) • SucculentToma Root (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Dairy Butter
(Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Bug Hamlet icon (Bean Bugs (Cooked) • Gummy Slug (Cooked) Hamlet icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffee • (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot) • Jelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Asparagus SoupFeijoadaGummy CakeHard Shell TacosIced TeaNettle RollsSnake Bone SoupSpicy Vegetable StingerSteamed Ham SandwichTea Hamlet icon) (Creamy Potato PuréeFancy Spiralled TubersJellybeansSalsa FrescaStuffed Pepper Poppers (AsparagazpachoBone BouillonFish Cordon BleuGlow Berry MousseGrim GaletteHot Dragon Chili SaladMoquecaPuffed Potato SouffléVolt Goat Chaud-Froid Portable Crock Pot) Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon) (Bramble BulbClippingsMagic WaterSeed Pod (Cooked) Hamlet icon) (Lune Tree Blossom Don't Starve Together icon)
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