The Umbrella is a Survival item that negates Sanity loss caused by the Rain while equipped. If playing as WX-78, the Umbrella will prevent damage caused by Rain. It requires 6 Twigs, 1 Pig Skin, and 2 Silk to craft and a Science Machine to prototype.
The Umbrella can also be used as a melee weapon, but this is not recommended as it deals little damage and breaks after 20 uses. Otherwise, the Umbrella will never break no matter how often the player uses it.
The Umbrella also has a chance to cause the player to be struck by lightning when it rains. This is most prevalent during Spring. When struck by lightning, the player takes slight damage and can accidentally cause nearby structures or resources to be caught on fire.
In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Umbrella slows the rate at which the player gains Wetness and provides 120 points of protection from Overheating. It now also loses durability when passively held, like other Dress items. It can be repaired with a Sewing Kit for 83% durability.
- The Umbrella was added during the A Little Rain Must Fall update of Don't Starve's beta testing period.
- Using Pig Skin to make an Umbrella may be a reference to Robinson Crusoe's umbrella.
- For 100% water resistance, a player can hold an umbrella while wearing a Battle Helm, Beefalo Hat, Breezy Vest, Football Helmet, Miner Hat, Rain Hat, Shelmet, Spiderhat, Straw Hat, Summer Frest, or Top Hat.