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Wilson Portrait
It's whispering to me.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Has science gone too far?

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
This amulet... it frightens Wolfgang.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It's oozing.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
I HAVE CREATED THE PERFECT AMULET.

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
I can almost sense it beckoning to something.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
The sparkle is gone from the gem.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It speaks with the shadow.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
An amulet öf dark pöwers.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Did you hear something?

Webber

Walani Portrait
This thing drives me nuts!

Walani

Warly Portrait
I must be crazy to fool around with this.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Looks good on Woodlegs!

Woodlegs


The Nightmare Amulet is a craftable item found in the Magic Tab. It costs 6 Gold Nuggets, 4 Nightmare Fuel, and 2 Purple Gems to craft and requires a Shadow Manipulator to prototype. It can also be dropped by an Ancient Pseudoscience Station when it is damaged with a Hammer, Gunpowder etc. It can be equipped in the chest slot and lasts for 3 minutes and 12 seconds (2/5th of an in-game day).

While it's equipped, the Nightmare Amulet allows the player to experience the effects of 0 Sanity without actually setting the character's Sanity to 0. The screen will become distorted with the usual low Sanity effects, and will spawn Shadow Creatures. While under effects of the Nightmare Amulet, more Shadow Creatures will spawn and more frequently, compared to the player being insane without the amulet. During this time the players Sanity will start dropping by 3.33 Sanity per minute.

Unequipping the Nightmare Amulet returns the player to their previous level of Sanity. Note that the "previous level of Sanity" will include any Sanity gains/losses that took place while the amulet was equipped.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • This item can be useful for collecting items that are only available during low Sanity levels, such as Beard Hair and Nightmare Fuel, while still being able to opt out of the dangers of insanity at will.
  • The Nightmare Amulet's induced effect cannot be used to raise or lower Obelisks.
  • Players should wear items that provide a Sanity boost, such as Tam o' Shanter, to mitigate the Sanity drain of the Amulet.
  • This item can be especially useful when playing as Maxwell, since not only does his Sanity regeneration make it hard to go insane the normal way, but it also mitigates the Sanity loss caused by the Amulet.
  • Using the Nightmare Amulet to its full potential to farm Nightmare Fuel can yield around 20-24 Nightmare Fuel.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Nightmare Amulet shares the same in-game model with Magiluminescence but its gem is obviously purple instead of yellow.
  • Prior to the The Stuff Of Nightmares update, the Nightmare Amulet actually restored 2 Sanity per minute, instead of reducing it.
  • This item was previously crafted from the Gemology Tab before the latter was removed from the game.
  • The gem in the Nightmare Amulet has eight corners, however the Purple Gems used to craft it only have six.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • Sometimes Shadow Creatures don't despawn after the player unequips the Nightmare Amulet.

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) (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' 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 Stick 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) (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 SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentFestive Tree PlanterGobbler Shrine Don't Starve Together icon) (Limestone WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper 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 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 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 Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll

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