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Wilson Portrait
It looks like pepper.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Oooooooooh! Shiny!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Boom pepper!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It is a dark path I tread.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
PUTS THE "POW" IN "POWDER"

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Knowledge is power!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Never did like this stuff.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Now this I like.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Such energy!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
We're getting good at making stuff.

Webber

Walani Portrait
It goes boom.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Boom!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Packs quite th'punch.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
Explosive!

Warbucks

Winona Portrait
For when you need a big KABOOM!

Winona

Gunpowder is a Science item and explosive Weapon. It requires 1 Rotten Egg, 1 Charcoal, and 1 Nitre to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. Rotten eggs can be produced manually by leaving Eggs on the ground, or they can be found in Pengull nests when Winter ends. Charcoal can be obtained by burning trees. Nitre is dropped from mining boulders, or by digging up Moleworm burrows in the Reign of Giants DLC.

When placed on the ground and lit on fire, Gunpowder will explode after 3–6 seconds, destroying objects and dealing massive damage in a small radius (less than one Wall unit, or 1/4th of a Turf unit.). It deals 200 damage per charge and can be exploded in stacks, which is more than enough to instantly kill an unarmored character at full health (with the exception of Wolfgang, an upgraded WX-78, or Wigfrid). This damage is not affected by a Character's damage multipliers.

Any loot dropped by Mobs killed with Gunpowder will turn to Ashes or the cooked version of their respective Meat (Cooked Morsel, Fried Egg, etc.), except for loot dropped from the boss monster Dragonfly in Reign of Giants DLC.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, Giants and bosses from A New Reign gain resistance to explosive damage after receiving it for the first time. This resistance starts to fade after a few seconds, and completely fades after a total of 10 seconds after the initial explosion, meaning consecutive Gunpowder explosions that are less than 10 seconds apart deal less damage. The first explosion and any explosions that are more than 10 seconds apart still deal full damage, however.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

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Inventory slot background Gunpowder

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Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Gunpowder was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Gunpowder explosions can cause structures to drop their resource, but not if they are on fire.
  • Gunpowder explosions have the same lighting effect as a Lightning strike.
  • In earlier versions of the game, Gunpowder explosions in Caves could cause Earthquakes.
  • Real-life black powder is made by combining charcoal (carbon), nitre (potassium nitrate), and sulfur (an average egg contains about 200 milligrams of sulfur).
  • Realistically, a pile of gunpowder would only burn, not explode. It needs to be contained (like inside a coconut) to allow pressure to build.
  • Gunpowder can be set off by Moleworms.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


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(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Candle Hat Hamlet icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon)
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Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon) (Claw Palm SaplingVenom Gland Hamlet icon) (Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon)
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(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
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Nautical
Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon
Log RaftRow BoatCargo BoatSnakeskin Sail
(Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardRaftArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Bowl Canoe Hamlet icon)
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Treasure Hunting Hamlet icon Disarming ToolsBall Pein HammerGold PanMagnifying Glass
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll
Celestial Don't Starve Together icon Moon Rock IdolPortal Paraphernalia
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist