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Wilson Portrait
Now I can harness the heavens!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
All the lightning can come here!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is wire in sky!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Focuses the destruction.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
SURGE PROTECTION

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Highly conductive!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Weather's not going to get the drop on me now.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
A little bit of protection.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Bring with yöu lightning Dönner!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
This might keep us safe.

Webber

Walani Portrait
It's powered by electricity.

Walani

Warly Portrait
It's powered by electricity.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Protectin' me from th' 'eavens.

Woodlegs

The Lightning Rod is a Science structure that attracts Lightning strikes. It requires 3 Gold Nuggets and 1 Cut Stone to craft and a Science Machine to prototype.

When placed, the Lightning Rod diverts Lightning from striking and igniting nearby flammable objects such as Berry Bushes, Saplings, Grass Tufts, and Trees. It will provide protection from strikes for about two screens of surrounding area or 40 units of distance. (See the Console/Commands page for instructions on measuring distance; distance can be measured with a Pitchfork's 4x4 dig area).

The Lightning Rod also provides a small radius of light (but not heat) after absorbing a Lightning bolt, which is just bright enough to prevent Charlie from attacking. The light lasts for a few Days and will go dark as soon as morning comes.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of Giants Edit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the cost to craft a Lightning Rod is increased to 4 Gold Nuggets.

If a Lightning Rod and Volt Goat are in close vicinity, they both have an equal chance of being struck by Lightning.

Shipwrecked icon Shipwrecked Edit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, the cost to craft a Lightning Rod is increased to 4 Gold Nuggets.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Lightning Rod was added in the Doorway To Adventure update.
  • Some characters comment as if they can harness the power of the Lightning Rod, which may suggest future plans for the charged Lightning Rod.
  • A charged Lightning Rod will make electrical sounds and animations for cosmetic effect.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


Craftable Items
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) (ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat Lantern Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical Shipwrecked icon Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardLog RaftRaftRow BoatCargo BoatArmored BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailSnakeskin SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoy
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' Balloons 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) (Mussel Stick Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Cartographer's Desk Don't Starve Together icon) (Ice Maker 3000 Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Electric DartTail 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 SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobe Don't Starve Together icon) (Limestone WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockThick Fur Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty Bottle 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 Flower 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) (Blue FuncapGreen FuncapRed Funcap Don't Starve Together icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketDumbrellaBlubber 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 Shadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll

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