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Something to hold back the night.

Wilson

A Torch is a portable Light Item in Don't Starve. It can be crafted with 2 Cut Grass and 2 Twigs, and is available from the start of the game.

Torches burn (and as a result loses durability) while equipped, providing a source of light for the player. A Torch will last for 75 seconds (2.5 in-game clock segments). In Rain, a Torch may burn up to 150% faster depending on precipitation rate.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[edit | edit source]

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Torches will not be affected by Rain if the player is sheltered. Striking a Mob with a Torch may set it on fire, causing Fire Damage over time. Burning Mobs will ignite nearby objects and creatures.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Torches are affected by Strong Winds, causing their durability to deplete much faster than normal. In addition, Torches can be used to make Boat Torches.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together[edit | edit source]

In Don't Starve Together, Torches provide 20% Wetness resistance when equipped.

Icon Tools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

To equip and use a Torch, right-click it from the inventory. As long as the player is holding the Torch, it will burn with a consistent intensity and illuminate a small area around the player.

Dragging a Torch over objects such as Trees, Spider Dens, or Beehives and right clicking, or equipping a Torch and right clicking on such objects, will light them on fire. If the burning object contains creatures like a Beehive does, they will exit the structure when it is set ablaze. Burning objects will ignite other nearby objects (or creatures), possibly spreading to cause massive fires. 

In addition to providing light and setting entities on fire, Torches are used in the following crafting recipes.

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Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If the player does not have enough Torches to keep Charlie away for a whole night, they can light a tree or other burnable object on fire and then unequip the Torch until the object has burnt out, extending the lifetime of the Torch's fire.
  • Another option is to "flash" the Torch (equip the Torch and unequip it immediately) every several seconds right before Charlie attacks to keep her at bay. However, Sanity drains faster in complete darkness and the Torch loses durability faster, so this trick is not free to use and not recommended in place of a real fire.
  • If a newly crafted Torch is held in brief intervals, it will stay at 100% durability. If held too long, the torch will drop to 99% at which point the trick cannot be done. (Note that this trick does not work in Don't Starve Together)

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The game files have contained code for a Torch's capability to give off warmth ever since Winter was implemented, however this code has never actually been used.

Mosquito.png Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The sound which plays while holding a Torch (the fire whooshing sound as the player moves around) may continue even after unequipping the Torch. Saving, exiting, and reloading the game seems to fix this.
  • If the night is short enough, it is possible to hold a Torch and go to sleep in a Bed Roll; when the player wakes up, the Torch will not lose durability until it is re-equipped.
  • If the player uses a Bed Roll while holding a Torch, the sleeping animation will be normal, but the Torch will disappear and the flame will float over the player's head, absent of the stick.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazorFeather PencilSaddlehornSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSalt Lick
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Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon.png) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon.png) (Cork Candle HatCowl Hamlet icon.png) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing RodBundling Wrap
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Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
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Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon.pngShipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Sea LabIce Maker 3000Quacken Drill Shipwrecked icon.png) (SmelterOscillating Fan Hamlet icon.png) (Think TankCartographer's DeskPotter's WheelTerra Firma TamperMad Scientist Lab Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon.png) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon.png) (HalberdCork BatWeevole MantleMant MaskMant SuitFancy HelmetTin SuitBlunderbuss Hamlet icon.png) (Cookie Cutter CapElectric DartNapsackTail o' Three CatsTrusty Slingshot Don't Starve Together icon.png)
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(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon.png) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon.png) (Cork BarrelBeard Hair RugLawn TurfCultivated TurfDense Turf Hamlet icon.png) (Directional SignMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringWardrobeEnd TableScaled FurnaceFriendly ScarecrowTackle ReceptacleFish Scale-O-MaticPotted SucculentReplica RelicsAstral DetectorBeefalo Grooming StationSisturnCraftsmerm HouseDIY Royalty KitMerm Flort-ificationsMarsh TurfFestive Tree PlanterGobbler ShrineVarg ShrinePig ShrineCarrat ShrineBeefalo Shrine Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple GemBeeswaxWax Paper
(ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon.png) (Claw Palm SaplingVenom Gland Hamlet icon.png) (Cratered MoonrockThick FurMarble BeanFeathery Canvas Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon.png) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon.png) (Hogus PorkusatorLiving ArtifactPugalisk WandRoot TrunkSkyworthyVortex Cloak Hamlet icon.png) (OcuvigilMoon DialThe Lazy DeserterClean SweeperAbigail's FlowerKitschy Idols Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
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Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
(Premier Gardeneer Hat Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is Nigh!On Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon.png) (Horticulture, AbridgedApplied Silviculture Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Tinkering SpectogglesInfrogglesVisorFryfocalsTelebrellaTelipadThumper
Nautical
Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png
Log RaftRow BoatCargo BoatSnakeskin Sail
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Volcanic Shipwrecked icon.png Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Treasure Hunting Hamlet icon.png Disarming ToolsBall Pein HammerGold PanMagnifying Glass
Seafaring Don't Starve Together icon.png Boat KitBoat PatchOarDriftwood OarAnchor KitMastWinged SailSteering Wheel KitTin Fishin' BinPinchin' WinchDeck IlluminatorLightning ConductorFire PumpAnchor Figure Sketch
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon.png Map Scroll
Celestial Don't Starve Together icon.png Moon Rock IdolPortal ParaphernaliaMoon Glass AxeGlass CutterMoon Crater TurfMutated Fungal TurfBath Bomb"Moon" Figure SketchMoon Moth Figure Sketch
Ectoherbology Don't Starve Together icon.png Revenant RestorativeSpectral Cure-AllUnyielding DraughtDistilled VengeanceNightshade NostrumVigor Mortis
Engineering Don't Starve Together icon.png Trusty TapeWinona's CatapultWinona's SpotlightWinona's GeneratorWinona's G.E.M.erator
Seasonings Don't Starve Together icon.png Garlic PowderHoney CrystalsChili FlakesSeasoning Salt
Stagecraft Don't Starve Together icon.png Weaponized WarbleHeartrending BalladClear Minded CadenzaBel Canto of CourageFireproof FalsettoRude InterludeStartling Soliloquy
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon.png Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Slingshot Ammo Don't Starve Together icon.png PebblesGold RoundsMarblesPoop PelletsFreeze RoundsSlow-Down RoundsCursed Rounds
Balloonomancy Don't Starve Together icon.png Pile o' BalloonsBalloonSpeedy BalloonParty BalloonInflatable VestBalloon Hat
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