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Wilson Portrait
This seems unsanitary.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Pleased to meat you!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is still good.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Death begets death.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
TASTE IRONY AND DIE, FLESHLINGS.

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
I'm not sure this was the most efficient use of resources.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
What a waste of good ham.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
An undignified weapon for a less refined time.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
A weapön fit för the great dining halls!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
An interesting way to use food.

Webber

Winona Portrait
Good fer a smackin'.

Winona

Walani Portrait
I can fight food with food.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Mmm, ham popsicle!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Made wit' metal from th'finest meat mines.

Woodlegs


The Ham Bat is a melee weapon which deals 59.5 damage. It also spoils after 10 days and has unlimited uses during this period. Despite being made out of meat, it cannot be eaten by the player or other mobs and will not anger a Bunnyman when in the player's possession.

The Ham Bat requires 1 Pig Skin, 2 Twigs, and 2 Meat to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype.

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC and the Shipwrecked DLC, the Ham Bat's damage will now decrease as the weapon spoils. The highest damage is 59.5 when fresh, and the damage decreases by about 0.37 per minute until it reaches its lowest damage of 29.75, just before turning into Rot. It becomes weaker than a Tentacle Spike after 3 days, it becomes weaker than a Battle Spear after 5.75 days, and on the 9th day, it's about as powerful as a Spear.

The Ham Bat can also be put into an Ice Box, Insulated Pack, Sea Sack, Chef Pouch or Snow Chester to make it last longer.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Having four spare Monster Meat, feeding them to a Pig (resulting in it turning into a Werepig) and then slaying the Werepig can result in the player receiving all of the necessary ingredients needed for crafting, excluding the Twigs. One alternative is to feed meat to a single Pig and select a neutral Pig as an attack target; this will cause surrounding neutral Pigs to become aggressive towards the player's Pig follower and kill it, causing it to drop resources.
  • The unlimited uses make it ideal for dealing damage to mobs and entities that don't fight back, like Spider Dens and Snurtles.
  • Because the durability lasts longer in Winter, it's more useful to craft in Winter.
  • The Ham Bat can be crafted from spoiled meat and will be fully fresh when crafted. This makes it handy to be crafted right before a fight.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Ham Bat was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • The Ham Bat makes an appearance as the Ham Shank in the popular online first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 to promote Don't Starve shortly before its release (along with the Wilson weave). It was awarded in Genuine quality to those who pre-purchased Don't Starve before April 23, 2013.
  • The Ham Bat was the second renewable melee-weapon in the game, after the Dark Sword.
  • Before the first "Bugfix/Performance" update, the Ham Bat used to be an edible Monster Food item and had 100 uses, in addition to spoiling over time.
  • A Ham Bat can be used as a Steam chat emoticon.
  • On the Reign Of Giants promotion picture for Winter, Wilson is seen cooking a piece of meat that resembles the Ham Bat.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Melee Weapons
Bat BatDark SwordHam BatSpearTentacle SpikeThulecite Club


Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
(Feather PencilSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSaddlehornSalt Lick Don't Starve Together icon) (Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical Shipwrecked icon Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardLog RaftRaftRow BoatCargo BoatArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailSnakeskin SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsBundling WrapCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon) (Mussel StickFish FarmMussel Bed Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Cartographer's DeskPotter's Wheel Don't Starve Together icon) (Sea LabIce Maker 3000Quacken Drill Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Electric DartNapsackTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler Shrine Don't Starve Together icon) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoondialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed FuncapTrusty Tape Don't Starve Together icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketDumbrellaBlubber SuitTar SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll