Salt Crystals are an Item exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them. They are dropped by destroyed or mined Salt Formations found in the Ocean. Salt Crystals are required to craft the Salt Box. Three Salt Crystals can also be ground into two Seasoning Salt spices by Warly using the Portable Grinding Mill.
Salt Crystals can be used on perishable Food items to restore up to 50% of their freshness. If used on a stack of Food, the effect is divided by the size of the stack. However, Salt Crystals cannot be used on Crock Pot dishes and plantable items, such as Seeds.
Salt Crystals were initially introduced in The Gorge event. In this event, in order to receive Salt Crystals, one must install a Salt Rack at a Salt Pond and wait two minutes until it is ready to be harvested. Once the time is up, Salt Crystals will appear out of the pond and can then be harvested, resulting in a Salt Crystal which can be ground up with the Mealing Stone, granting the player three Salt.
Salt is very useful as it can be used to extend the freshness of cooked meals while also increasing the value of the food item that is given to The Gnaw. In addition, three Salt can be traded with the Swamp Pig Elder for a Key.
- Salt Crystals were introduced to the main game in the Salty Dog update.
- Warly, Wortox and Wormwood have unimplemented quotes for Salt Crystals and Salt in The Gorge event.
- For Salt Crystals, Warly says, "Salt. The tastiest mineral.", Wortox says, "Humans use it as a "spice"." and Wormwood says, "Rock Tongue Stinger".
- For Salt, Warly says, "It's full of salt.", Wortox says, "Mortals tongues seem to like it." and Wormwood says, "Tasty Rocks. Mmmmm...".
|Pickable without tools||Cut Grass • Twigs • Cut Reeds • Petals • (Seashell • Dubloons )|
|Obtained using||Log • Living Log • Charcoal • (Palm Leaf ) (Cork )|
|Obtained using||Rocks • Flint • Gold Nugget • Nitre • Gems • Marble • (Charcoal • Coral ) (Moon Rock )|
|Obtained using||(Rocks • Flint • Gold Nugget • Nitre • Gems • Sand )|
||(Vine • Bamboo ) (Grass • Tuber (Blooming Tuber) )|
|Obtained by trading||Gold Nugget • Gems • (Dubloons ) (Oinc (Tenpiece Oinc) • Royal Gallery Key )|
|Obtained by other methods||(Obsidian • Tar )|