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Wendy getting struck by lightning

Wendy getting struck by lightning.

SYSTEM OVERLOAD

WX-78

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.

Lightning Rod can be used to safely attract lightning strikes within a 40 unit radius (about 10 Pitchfork tiles), and will emit Light for roughly two days after being struck.

Lightning can also initiate WX-78's System Overload perk, giving him a range of abilities.

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Wilson Portrait
Safe from that frightening lightning!

Wilson, when lightning damage is avoided

Willow Portrait
I'm safe from the sky-fire.

Willow, when lightning damage is avoided

Wolfgang Portrait
Lightning is weak compared to Wolfgang clothes!

Wolfgang, when lightning damage is avoided

Wendy Portrait
So close to death, yet so far.

Wendy, when lightning damage is avoided

WX-78 Portrait
CIRCUIT INCOMPLETE. NO CHARGE RECEIVED.

WX-78, when lightning damage is avoided

Wickerbottom Portrait
Thank goodness for this non-conductive clothing!

Wickerbottom, when lightning damage is avoided

Woodie Portrait
That tickled a bit, eh?

Woodie, when lightning damage is avoided

Waxwell Portrait
Can't touch this!

Maxwell, when lightning damage is avoided

Wigfrid Portrait
I röde in ön a bölt lightning.

Wigfrid, when lightning damage is avoided

Webber Portrait
We're invincible!

Webber, when lightning damage is avoided

Walani Portrait
Not today, nature!

Walani, when lightning damage is avoided

Warly Portrait
That was much too close!

Warly, when lightning damage is avoided

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye didn't get ol'Woodlegs, sky bolts!

Woodlegs, when lightning damage is avoided

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.

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Gameplay Mechanics
Activities CookingCraftingFarmingFishingSleeping
Environment Day-Night CycleMoon CycleNightmare CycleEarthquakeLightningRain
(Sandstorms Don't Starve Together icon) (Strong WindsFogWavesFloodingVolcanic Eruption Shipwrecked icon)
Seasons SummerWinter • (AutumnSpring Reign of Giants icon)
(Mild SeasonHurricane SeasonMonsoon SeasonDry Season Shipwrecked icon)
Mechanics BeardBiomeCharactersCharlieControlsDeathDurabilityExperienceFireFood SpoilageFreezingHealthHungerInventoryLightMapNaughtinessNon-renewable resourcesSanitySavingStructures
(WetnessOverheating Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked icon) (DiseaseRegrowth Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison Shipwrecked icon)
Mode Survival ModeAdventure ModeCavesRuinsVolcanoDon't Starve TogetherWorld Customization
Others Pig VillageRoad (Trail) • GraveyardOceanAbyssBridgeSet PieceThingsMorgue

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    • You guys do realize that you revived a year old discussion correct?
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    • 1. no 2. yes 3. no well lightning didnt strike on my screen when i was adventuring (I had a lightning rod) so no.
    • I try to put the campfire and the lightning rod in dead center of all of my bases.  Think of it as four square..........drying racks in ...

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