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Wilson Portrait
It looks worried.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
It looks upset.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Creepy face log!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It is forever screaming silently.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
EVEN WORSE THAN A NORMAL LOG

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
This log is special.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I am going to keep you, and call you "Frank".

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
I like the noise they make when you burn them.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Burning such magic wöuld seem a waste.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
This log has a face.

Webber

Walani Portrait
It looks bummed.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Magic building blocks!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
It be cursed wood.

Woodlegs

Living Logs are items that are dropped by deceased Treeguards. They can also be obtained by chopping down Totally Normal Trees. They are used to craft several magic items, including a Shadow Manipulator, and can also be used as fuel for a fire. Living Logs will scream when burned on a fire and when eaten by the were-beaver form of Woodie, though this has no effect on gameplay.

GatheringEdit

Treeguards are powerful monsters and are difficult to take down. To more efficiently gather Living Logs, Treeguards can be enticed to fight other creatures such as Pigs, Tentacles, and Merms, who can wear down their incredible health. The player may also try a field of Tooth Traps, which aren't hard to lay down before the Treeguard catches up. If there is no other way, Treeguards can be kited fairly easily because of their low speed. It's possible to hit a Treeguard four times before it has a chance to strike back. There's a large sanity drain for doing this, and an unarmored player can be killed within a few hits if careless.

Chopping down Totally Normal Trees is the easier way to obtain Living Logs. It's safer and less time-consuming, but unlike Treeguards, Totally Normal Trees aren't renewable.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

Additional sources of Living Logs are introduced in the downloadable content. Poison Birchnut Trees are introduced in the Reign of Giants DLC. In Shipwrecked DLC Palm Treeguards and Regular Jungle Trees can be encountered.

In the Reign Of Giants DLC, Poison Birchnut Trees are a reliable source of Living Logs, especially since, unlike Treeguards, their chance to spawn goes higher as the days pass. It's best to chop Birchnut trees to get the attention of Poison Birchnut Trees during Autumn, since more Birchnuts are dropped by Birchnut Trees in Autumn. However, Poison Birchnut Trees must be chopped, unlike the Treeguards, who can be attacked by weapons. Their Birchnutters spawned by the tree, as well as the tree's root attacks are a constant pest whilst attempting to chop them. Most mobs cannot "chop" the Poison Birchnut tree, thus making kiting them into mobs an inefficient way to kill them. Another disadvantage is they drop fewer Living Logs than Treeguards and Totally Normal Trees, though a Poison Birchnut Tree's potential for abundance makes up for that.

TabTools UsageEdit

A Living Log may be used to repair a Wood Wall. This works in a similar fashion to using a standard log, except that the Living Log repairs three times the wall health of a standard log.

A Living Log can be used to fuel a fire, but due to the difficulty in obtaining, this is not recommended.

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Prototype Tips Edit

  • Woodie in werebeaver form can quickly obtain Living Logs. The werebeaver can quickly eat a lot of Trees, which will likely spawn Treeguards. Since it has powerful attacks and ability to quickly heal by eating Logs from the eaten Trees, allowing the Treeguards to be dispatched with relative ease.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

Resources
Pickable without tools Cut GrassTwigsCut ReedsPetals • (SeashellDubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Axe LogLiving LogCharcoal • (Palm Leaf Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Pickaxe RocksFlintGold NuggetNitreGems • (CharcoalCoral Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Shovel (RocksFlintGold NuggetNitreGemsSand Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Machete Shipwrecked icon VineBamboo
Obtained by trading Gold NuggetGems • (Dubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained by other methods (Obsidian Shipwrecked icon)
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
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(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)

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