The Accomploshrine's sole purpose is to grant two PSN/Xbox achievements. To attain the trophies, the player must first build the Accomploshrine to earn the "Look on my works, ye Mighty," achievement, then activate the Accomploshrine a total of 725 times within one game to earn the "...and despair!" achievement.
Each time the player turns the handle on the device, the cranking sound will play at a higher and higher pitch until the 25th crank. After every 25th activation, the shrine will release a firework with a similar light effect as Lightning, and the player's character will remark on their accomplishment. When the player obtains the "...and despair!" achievement, a bigger fireworks explosion, flags, and music will come out of the Accomploshrine, and the character will comment again on their achievement.
- Klei did not want to add any sort of achievements for Don't Starve, but Sony required them to do so for the PS4 release. This item was added begrudgingly as a jab at the pointlessness of achievements.
- The name of the two Accomploshrine achievements are a reference to Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet Ozymandias, in which a broken statue with the inscription "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" is found in an empty desert; all the king's work was ultimately meaningless, just like the Accomploshrine and its achievements.
- Since this structure uses Gears and has no uses, besides being a cosmetic and situational light, it's unwise to build it more than once, though players might build these to show off material abundance.