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Silk is a resource mainly obtained from Spiders. It can be used to make many useful items like the Sanity-restoring Top Hat, the Boomerang, the Winter Hat for moderate warmth, the Fishing Rod, and Bird Traps, among other things.

Gathering[]

Silk is typically gathered by killing any type of Spider. Its drop rate is approximately 25%. Silk is also dropped in bulk when a Spider Den is destroyed by any means except burning, in which case all its drops turn to Ashes. A large den yields 6 pieces of Silk, a medium den yields 4 pieces, and a small den 2. Spider Queens drop 4 Silk (and a Spiderhat) when killed.

Drop information
Source Silk amount Drop chance
Spider.pngSpider Warrior.pngCave Spider.pngSpitter.pngDangling Depth Dweller.pngShattered Spider.pngNurse Spider.pngSea Strider.png 1 25%
Spider Den.png 2 / 4 / 6 100%
Shattered Spider Hole.png 1 / 2 100%
Sea Strider Nest.png 1 100%
Spider Queen.png 4 100%
Silky Beard.png Webber Portrait.pngReign of Giants icon.png 1 / 3 / 6 100%
Catcoon.png (Befriended) Reign of Giants icon.png 1 5.13 (0.86)
Tumbleweed.png Reign of Giants icon.png 1 1%

Spilagmite.png

1 25%
Relic Chair.png 1 1%
Slotmachine.png Shipwrecked icon.png 5 N/A
A Smashing Pot.png Hamlet icon.png 1 2%
Spider Monkey.png Hamlet icon.png 1 25%
Cocooned Tree.png Hamlet icon.png 1 / 2 / 2 100%

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[]

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Silk can be harvested from Tumbleweeds. Also, Webber can harvest silk by shaving his beard.

In the Hamlet DLC, Silk drops both from killed Spider Monkeys (at a 25% rate) and from chopped-down Cocooned Trees: 1 piece for a small tree, and 2 for a medium or large tree. Silk can also be bought from 'The Sty' Oddities Emporium for 5 Oincs .

Icon Tools.png Usage[]

Silk.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Glossamer Saddle.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Science Machine.png
Fishing Rod.png
Silk.png

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Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Science Machine.png
Bird Trap.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Twigs.png

×4

Rope.png
Science Machine.png
Bug Net.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Pig Skin.png
Twigs.png

×6

Science Machine.png
Umbrella.png
Silk.png

×6

Pig Skin.png

×4

Rope.png
Rope.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Piggyback.png
Silk.png

×6

Rope.png
Rope.png
Rope.png
Twigs.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Tent.png
Silk.png
Boards.png
Charcoal.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Boomerang.png
Silk.png

×6

Science Machine.png
Top Hat.png
Silk.png

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Koalefant Trunk.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Breezy Vest.png
Silk.png

×8

Rope.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Beekeeper Hat.png
Silk.png

×4

Beefalo Wool.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.png
Winter Hat.png
Silk.png

×6

Hound's Tooth.png

×8

Alchemy Engine.png
Dapper Vest.png
Silk.png

×8

Winter Koalefant Trunk.png
Beefalo Wool.png
Beefalo Wool.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Puffy Vest.png
Silk.png

×8

Log.png
Hound's Tooth.png
Hound's Tooth.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Sewing Kit.png
Silk.png

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Spider Gland.png

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Papyrus.png

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Interface arrow right.png
Spider Eggs.png
Reign of Giants icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png

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Cat Tail.png

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Alchemy Engine.png
Cat Cap.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Silk.png

×4

Cat Tail.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Cat Cap.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Boards.png

×4

Rope.png
Rope.png
Rope.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Siesta Lean-to.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Papyrus.png
Papyrus.png
Papyrus.png
Cactus Flower.png

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Science Machine.png
Floral Shirt.png
Reign of Giants icon.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Papyrus.png
Papyrus.png
Papyrus.png
Petals.png

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Science Machine.png
Floral Shirt.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Rope.png
Bone Shards.png
Bone Shards.png
Science Machine.png
Pirate Hat.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Rope.png
Rope.png
Coconut.png

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Science Machine.png
Fish Farm.png
Shipwrecked icon.png
Silk.png
Pig Collector.png
Oinc.png
Oinc.png
Oinc.png
Hamlet icon.png
Silk.png
Pig Hatmaker.png
Oinc.png

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Hamlet icon.png
Silk.png

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Boards.png
Science Machine.png
Sea Fishing Rod.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Silk.png

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Rope.png
Rope.png
Rope.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Think Tank.png
Mast.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Silk.png
Malbatross Feather.png

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Feathery Canvas.png
Don't Starve Together icon.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Beefalo Wool.png
Beefalo Wool.png
Beard Hair.png
Beard Hair.png
Interface arrow right.png
Bernie.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWillow Portrait.png
Silk.png

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Interface arrow right.png
Pinetree Pioneer Hat.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWalter Portrait.png
Silk.png
Cut Grass.png
Cut Grass.png
Cut Grass.png
Interface arrow right.png
Trusty Tape.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWinona Portrait.png


Silk.png
Papyrus.png
Boards.png
Boards.png
Interface arrow right.png
Den Decorating Set.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
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Silk.png
Twigs.png
Twigs.png
Interface arrow right.png
Webby Whistle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
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Ashes.png
Ashes.png
Honey.png
Honey.png
Interface arrow right.png
Healing Glop.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
Monster Meat.png
Monster Meat.png
Pig Skin.png
Interface arrow right.png
Warrior Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
Monster Meat.png
Bunny Puff.png
Interface arrow right.png
Dangler Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
Silk.png
Monster Meat.png
Cut Stone.png
Cut Stone.png
Interface arrow right.png
Cave Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
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Monster Meat.png
Nitre.png

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Interface arrow right.png
Spitter Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
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Monster Meat.png
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Moon Shard.png
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Interface arrow right.png
Shatter Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
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Monster Meat.png
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Honey.png
Honey.png
Interface arrow right.png
Nurse Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Silk.png
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Monster Meat.png
Monster Meat.png
Fig.png
Fig.png
Interface arrow right.png
Strider Switcherdoodle.png
Don't Starve Together icon.pngWebber Portrait.png

Farming[]

Silk farming using Pigs.

Lone Spiders can be dangerous, but they can be easily dispatched with any Weapon. Each hit briefly stuns them, so Spiders cannot strike attackers back between consecutive hits. For dealing with clutters of Spiders, the proper fighting equipment (Log Suit and Spear in the early game) can give the player an easier time.

Traps can also ease Silk farming from Spiders. Spiders and Spider Warriors make no attempts to avoid Traps, so they can be lead directly into them. Spiders are killed instantly when the Trap gets picked up, leaving their loot behind.

It is a good strategy to bring a Spider Den closer to home by destroying a large Spider Den and planting its Spider Egg near the player's base. This would allow the player to have a steady stream of Spiders. If a den is planted near a large Pig Village, the Pigs will kill the Spiders, leave their Silk on the ground, and ignore the den.

Unless the player wants a Spiderhat, any Spider Den should be quickly destroyed if it grows too large. Each large den has a chance of growing into a Spider Queen after 12.5 days. As large dens drop Spider Eggs at any time, the Queen is a danger one shouldn't have to deal with.

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