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Exclusive to: Shipwrecked icon.pngShipwrecked and Hamlet icon.pngHamlet.

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The label says "Jay's Wondrous Snake Oil!"


Snake Oil is an item exclusive to the Shipwrecked DLC. It is a very rare joke drop from Snakes and Poison Snakes.

It can be quaffed like Anti Venom, but this doesn't remove Poison or consume the Snake Oil. It can be removed by throwing it in a Fire Pit or Chiminea, but it has no value as Fuel either.

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Snake Oil is also included in the Hamlet DLC. It can be obtained rarely by killing Vipers.

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  • "Snake oil" is an expression that refers to health products with no verifiable benefits.
  • There are 2 game files that prove that the intended use for Snake Oil is for it to have no use:
    • poisonhealer.lua: part of the 3rd line reads: "--Used for snakeoil. We don't want it to actually do anything.". "We" is referred to the developers.
    • snakeoil.lua: lines 23 to 27 read, which mean it is a fuel with a value of 0 and is a poison cure that does not cure at all:
   inst.components.fuel.fuelvalue = 0

   inst.components.poisonhealer.enabled = false