Boulders are large rocks commonly found in Savannas and Rockylands, although they may appear anywhere in the world. Their main purpose is to provide Rocks when mined, which can be used to build a number of objects/structures. A single Boulder will drop 3-5 Rocks. Additionally, Boulders may also provide Flint, Gold Nuggets, and Nitre. Boulders do not respawn; however, Rocks, Flint, Gold Nuggets, and Nitre are renewable resources because they can be found after Earthquakes while underground.
Boulders can be mined using the Pickaxe, Opulent Pickaxe, or Pick/Axe. To do this, click the tool on the Boulder or equip it from the inventory by right-clicking. Once the character has begun to swing the tool at the Boulder, either the LMB or Spacebar must be held or continuously clicked to continue mining.
It takes 6 strikes to mine a Boulder with a Pickaxe and Opulent Pickaxe, and 5 with the Pick/Axe. It depletes a normal Pickaxe's durability by 18%, Opulent Pickaxe's by 4.5%, and Pick/Axe's by 4%.
There are three types of Boulders that each have different loot. Boulder types are not shown on the Map, except for the Flintless one.
In the Shipwrecked DLC, two new types of boulders are introduced, the Charcoal Boulder and the Obsidian Boulder. Both can be found on the Volcano. While Charcoal Boulders provide Charcoal and Flint when mined, Obsidian Boulders cannot be mined with a Pickaxe, but only be destroyed with Explosives. It takes 6 Slurtle Slime (dropped in individual stacks) or 3 Gunpowder to break an Obsidian Boulder. Obsidian Boulders provide Obsidian when destroyed, and are also the only boulder type to respawn.
Don't Starve Together Edit
In Don't Starve Together, different Map icons for smooth Boulders and Gold Vein Boulders were introduced.
Also, Evergreens may petrify after an unknown period of time, followed by an announcement from the character. Petrified Trees are mined instead of being chopped, and may result in Rocks, Nitre and Flint.
- Meteor Boulders and Petrified Trees are considered to be part of A New Reign, even though they were introduced before the official start of the beta branch.
- In the A Little Fixer Upper update, the textures for Moon Rocks, Meteor Boulders and all related items were updated.