The Walking Cane is a Dress Tab Item, which can also be used as a Weapon. It requires 1 Walrus Tusk, 2 Gold Nuggets, and 4 Twigs to craft, and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. It increases the character's movement speed by 25% while equipped. The Walking Cane can be used to craft the Lazy Explorer.
In the Hamlet DLC, the Walking Cane crafting recipe is unavailable, however, a Blueprint for it can be bought with 500 Oincs from The Tinkerer's Tower. The Walrus Tusk is available at 'The Sty' Oddities Emporium.
In both these DLCs, the Walking Cane can also be used while sailing on Boats, providing the same speed boost.
- The Walking Cane can also be used as a weapon, although it is amongst the weakest in the game, as it only deals half the damage of a Spear when used as a weapon. However, it has an infinite durability, so it can be swung indefinitely.
- The Walking Cane's speed boost puts the Character on the same level as many other creatures who could otherwise outrun them, including Followers like Chester. This is amplified by both natural and Cobblestone roads, for a combined increase of movement speed by 55% (62.5% in DST), allowing players to outrun most mobs in the game.
- The Walking Cane is essential in some fights, as it allows the player to often pull out a single additional hit before needing to dodge the attack. For example, the bonus movement speed allows the player to deal more damage to Treeguards and all of seasonal giants, assuming the player is used to changing the weapon and the Walking Cane during the fight.
- Thanks to its utility during fights, PC players are recommended to switch their weapon to the Walking Cane using the numbers on their keyboards when kiting (more preferably 1, 2 or 3 since they are close to the WASD keys), and then switch back to the weapon when hitting.
- A Walking Cane's infinite durability and high attack speed makes it a decent weapon against some low HP and easy to stunlock mobs, such as Rabbits, Spiders, Bees, larger mobs that do not fight back such as the Lureplants or some very fragile entities such Ancient Fuelweaver's Woven Shadows.
- One can stack the speed bonus with the Magiluminescence to have a total increase of 45% (50% in DST) movement speed while both items are worn, which means that while on a road, the player will have a 75% (95% in DST) speed boost. This can further be increased with WX-78's overload or Wolfgang's mighty speed boost.
- In the Shipwrecked DLC, speed can further be increased by eating Coffee and/or Tropical Bouillabaisse and by playing as Wilbur while on land.
- In the Hamlet DLC, speed can further be increased by eating Iced Tea and/or Tea and by playing as Wheeler or Wormwood during blooming state.
- In Don't Starve Together, the speed multiplier is product of all multiplier of equipped items and roads and characters.
- The Walking Cane can be found on a Set Piece.
- The Walking Cane was added in The End Is Nigh update.