Lightning occurs naturally during heavy Rain, striking up to 10 units away from the player. Mobs and objects within a 3 unit radius of the point of touch-down can be set on Fire. Lightning can also strike the player through unnatural occurrences (none of which will cause any Health damage); Touch Stone resurrection, using a Telelocator Staff, or damaging an Ancient Pseudoscience Station.
Downloadable Content Edit
In the Reign of Giants (RoG) and Shipwrecked (SW) DLCs, lightning can strike the player, dealing 10-15 points of damage. Wearing any piece of insulated clothing will prevent damage from lightning or electricity.
In RoG Volt Goats will attract lightning strikes in the same manner as Lightning Rods. When struck, they become charged (making them aggressive). Charged Volt Goats deal additional electricity damage, and can drop Electric Milk when killed. Eyebrella, Rain Coat, and Rain Hat are the insulated items available in RoG.
In SW, the Hurricane Season has very frequent lightning strikes during storms. While it isn't considered a lightning strike, when attacked, Jellyfish will also deal electricity damage to the attacker. Dumbrella, Snakeskin Jacket, and Snakeskin Hat are the insulated items available in SW.
|Activities||Cooking • Crafting • Farming • Fishing • Sleeping|
|Environment||Day-Night Cycle • Moon Cycle • Nightmare Cycle • Earthquake • Lightning • Rain
(Sandstorms ) (Strong Winds • Fog • Waves • Flooding • Volcanic Eruption )
|Seasons||Summer • Winter • (Autumn • Spring )
(Mild Season • Hurricane Season • Monsoon Season • Dry Season )
|Mechanics||Beard • Biome • Characters • Charlie • Controls • Death • Durability • Experience • Fire • Food Spoilage • Freezing • Health • Hunger • Inventory • Light • Map • Naughtiness • Non-renewable resources • Sanity • Saving • Structures
(Wetness • Overheating ) (Disease • Regrowth ) (Poison )
|Mode||Survival Mode • Adventure Mode • Caves • Ruins • Volcano • Don't Starve Together • World Customization|
|Others||Pig Village • Road (Trail) • Graveyard • Ocean • Abyss • Bridge • Set Piece • Things • Morgue|