When hammered or otherwise destroyed, they have the potential to drop Gears, Frazzled Wires, Melty Marbles, Gems, and Thulecite. When hammered, there also exists a chance that Lightning will strike and spawn a hostile Damaged Knight, Damaged Rook, or Damaged Bishop.
The player can use 3 Gears to repair Clockworks and spawn an allied chess piece. Repairing Clockworks always gives 2 Frazzled Wires.
There are three different types of Broken Clockworks which spawn different types of clockworks with different probabilities, as indicated by the table below.
- Repaired Clockwork Monsters will be allied, although they will turn hostile if struck with Lightning.
- Allied chess pieces spawned from Broken Clockworks are hostile towards Chester (and other players in Don't Starve Together).