Wilson Portrait
Who knows what that tumbleweed has picked up.


Willow Portrait
It looks highly flammable.


Wolfgang Portrait
Come back little tumbling ball!


Wendy Portrait
Alone and rolling through life.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
A dried collection of plant matter.


Woodie Portrait
I wish it was sturdier so I could chop it.


Waxwell Portrait
Tumble on, weed.


Wigfrid Portrait
Flee, böuncing cöward!


Webber Portrait
Who knows what that tumbleweed has picked up.


Walani Portrait
It's on a journey called "life".


Warly Portrait
What secrets do you hold?


Woodlegs Portrait
I like me weeds settin' still.


Wilba Portrait


Wormwood Portrait
Come back!


Winona Portrait
Rollin' along the road of life.


Wortox Portrait
Does it know where it wants to go?


Wurt Portrait
Where you going?


Walter Portrait
It's just minding its own business.


Tumbleweed is a form of flora found in the Reign of Giants DLC. They spawn from an invisible spawner in the Desert biome and can be found tumbling around, often in groups; they may also tumble from a Desert into nearby biomes. Catcoons can also spit up Tumbleweeds. When the player is near a Tumbleweed, it will make a musical sound.

The player can harvest a Tumbleweed to get 3 random items generated on the ground. If the generated item is a non-passive Mob, it will attack the player character. Each item is generated independently, therefore it is possible to get more than one of an item from a single Tumbleweed. Possible items include Gems and other previously non-renewable items, making them renewable. Food items gathered from Tumbleweed have full freshness.

The following table lists the items that can be generated when a Tumbleweed has been harvested:

Drop Chance Items
40% Cut GrassTwigs
2% Seeds
1% PetalsGord's KnotBeefalo WoolBerriesBlueprintDark PetalsHardened Rubber BungHound's ToothStingerGearsFoliageSilkButterfly WingsRopeCut Reeds
0.5% Frazzled WiresGnome
0.33% Jet FeatherCrimson FeatherAzure FeatherSaffron Feather
0.1% RabbitMolewormBeeFrogSpiderBone ShardsMosquitoWhite BishopBlack BishopWhite KnightBlack KnightWhite RookBlack RookSketch(Statue Formal Marble,Statue Muse Marble,Statue Pawn Marble)
0.04% Blue Gem
0.02% Red GemBeard HairOrange GemGreen Gem
0.01% Yellow GemPurple Gem

Prototype TipsEdit

  • It is recommended for players to have a weapon prepared when harvesting large amounts of Tumbleweeds as hostile Mobs can spawn on occasion.
  • Tumbleweeds can catch on fire if they touch unprotected fires, or spontaneously during Summer like other flammable objects. Burning Tumbleweeds will continue to roll with the same speed, and can ignite anything they come in contact with. Players should make sure their bases or structures are protected by not creating unprotected fires (like Campfires) where Tumbleweeds can spawn. Protected fires, such as a Firepit will not ignite nearby flammable objects.
  • As Tumbleweeds make Gears and Rare Gems renewable, living close to a desert may provide these items, although they still are extremely rare.
  • If a player can manage to find the spawn point of the tumbleweeds, a player can build a "tumbleweed farm" by placing walls around the tumbleweed spawn point, thereby trapping the tumbleweeds so that the player can collect them.
    • In the single player game, this can be done by using a placeable object as the spawner doesn't allow objects to be placed on top of it. In Don't Starve Together, this can only be done by creating enclosures randomly in the Desert. Rarely, Tumbleweeds will spawn onscreen, making it easy to locate their spawn point.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Tumbleweeds used to be a possible source of Fireflies. #103865 revision patch removed this functionality.
  • The speed at which Tumbleweeds hop around is relative to the player's current movement speed. This can easily be seen if the player uses console commands to increase their speed.
  • Although Tumbleweeds appear to be blown by wind, two nearby Tumbleweeds will not always be blown in the same direction.
  • Musical sound made by the Tumbleweeds is reminiscent of piano tunes in Western movies.
  • Tumbleweeds in real life are created when a part of a plant breaks off from its stem and rolls.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • When running against a tumbleweed next to an edge of water the tumbleweed can be pushed off and start moving normally as if it was still on land.
  • Webber's quote is the exact same as Wilson's.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon) (AloeAsparagusBrambleBramble BloomClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon) (Bull KelpJuicy Berry BushLune TreeSporecapStone Fruit BushSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundMermhousePondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HoleRabbit HutchSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillOminous CarvingThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagmaShattered Spider Hole Don't Starve Together icon)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon) (Artichoke BoulderA Smashing PotBasalt EruptionCrashed BalloonHot Air BalloonRuined SculpturesStalacmite ThroneStone SlabWeathered ObjectsWicker Basket Hamlet icon) (Cave HoleDriftwoodLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon GlassPetrified TreeSea Bones Don't Starve Together icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationBasaltCompromising StatueGramaphoneHeadstoneMarble PillarMaxwell's DoorMaxwell's LightNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPillarsSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient WallCave CleftCrumbling BrazierFountain of YouthRoyal Gallery ExhibitRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampSpooky HoleStriking CarvingStriking StatueSuspicious CrackUnimportant PillarWall BrazierWishing Well Hamlet icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskAnenemyCelestial FissureFlorid PosternHot SpringInviting FormationLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenSalt FormationSea StackStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon)
Items Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRawlingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Iron ThingLever ThingRegal ScepterRelic ThingRock ThingStone EggStone Thing Hamlet icon) (Celestial Altar PiecesStar-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw
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