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Wilson Portrait
What a handsome devil!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
That's my insurance policy.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
I'm not going to die.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
I'm just putting off the inevitable.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
WHO IS THAT?

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
How very pagan.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I look good in wood.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
I'm not above using this.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I dö nöt knöw why I made this.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Who is that supposed to be?

Webber

Winona Portrait
Looks just like that egghead! Ha!

Winona

Walani Portrait
You better work.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Part of my soul is within.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Don't capture me likeness at all!

Woodlegs

Health lowered

Maximum health lowered to 120, then 90.

The Meat Effigy is an effigy of Wilson which resurrects the player on Death. It is one of the three ways to be resurrected (the other two are wearing a Life Giving Amulet, or activating a Touch Stone before death). A Meat Effigy requires 4 Boards, 4 Beard Hairs, 4 Meat, and 30 maximum health to craft and a Prestihatitator to prototype.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Every Meat Effigy constructed lowers maximum Health by 30 points, which can only be restored if the Meat Effigy is destroyed or used for revival. Building up to 5 Meat Effigies will lower most characters' (all except for a mighty Wolfgang, an upgraded WX-78, Webber and Wigfrid, who are still killed by making more) Health to 0 and kill them, after which they will be revived and restored to 30 health.

As long as there is a Meat Effigy standing somewhere in the world, the character will be revived at the nearest Meat Effigy. However, if a Touch Stone is closer than the Meat Effigy they will be resurrected at the Touch Stone instead. After death and resurrection, the Meat Effigy used will be destroyed. Alternatively, it can be destroyed using the Hammer or Deconstruction Staff which will return the lost 30 health.

An Ancient Pseudoscience Station can spawn Effigies when hammered. The health penalty of Effigies produced this way do not take effect until the character has died and been resurrected.

Resurrection PenaltiesEdit

  • HealthMeter is set to 50
  • Hunger is set to 2/3 of maximum
  • Sanity is set to 1/2 of maximum

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A Meat Effigy requires 4 Boards, 4 Beard Hairs, and 40 Health to craft and a Prestihatitator to prototype. Crafting a Meat Effigy does not lower maximum health.

Multiple Meat Effigies can be crafted, but only one can be attuned to each player at any given time. Crafting or attuning a Meat Effigy will set it for the player's own use. Attuning a Meat Effigy costs 40 Health.

Meat Effigies will not resurrect a Ghost Character automatically. Ghost Characters can resurrect from a Meat Effigy by clicking the "Activate Meat Effigy" button in the top-right corner of the screen. Ghost Characters will not be resurrected from a Touch Stone while attuned to a Meat Effigy.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • The ability to build Meat Effigies easily is Wilson's greatest advantage over the other characters because he is a walking renewable source of Beard Hair, which is the Meat Effigy's rare ingredient.
  • If the player is concerned about the Meat Effigy being destroyed (e.g. Deerclops spawning), consider placing it somewhere seldom visited.
  • When building a Meat Effigy, it is a good idea to leave some supplies near it to make the retrieval of items easier, or to prevent freezing to death in winter. For example, having a Walking Cane and Log Suit nearby can help for covering long distances quickly, and can also help with retrieving items from dangerous places.
  • If players are worried about losing some maximum health, they can create the Meat Effigy in their inventory without placing it because the health penalty will not affect the player until it is placed. Then the player can place it down when facing a dangerous situation and revive nearby to retrieve all lost items.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Building too many Meat Effigies while wearing a Life Giving Amulet will have the player die of resurrection sickness immediately, resurrect through the amulet first, then immediately die again because of the still in-effect 0 hit points.
  • Meat Effigies can be spawned in by the Console with no effect to health, except once the player dies or reloads the game. The health penalty will then be applied, making a very vicious cycle of repeated death and resurrection if the player happened to spawn in lots of them.
  • The Meat Effigy's appearance is the same for all the characters; always being modeled after Wilson rather than whoever created it. This is noted by WX-78, Webber and Woodlegs, who are confused on why it does not look like them, and Winona, who states that it looks like Wilson (as she meets him before the start of Don't Starve Together and knows him).

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • Sometimes when an aboveground Meat Effigy is activated while in a cave, the game may bug and respawn on the surface at the entrance to the caves. Then the character plays the death animation and is unable to move.
  • If a Meat Effigy is destroyed while in the process of resurrection, the game will crash.
  • Spawning a meat effigy may lower health without lowering maximum health.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


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

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