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Wilson Portrait
This stuff is crazy!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Eww, it's still warm!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Scary stuff.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
With the sleep of dreams comes this stuff.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
DEBUGGING RESIDUE

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Ectoplasmic residue.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
All of my fears in liquid form, eh?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Ahhh. Refreshing.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
The fuel öf darkness!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
It's cold and slippery.

Webber

Walani Portrait
The stuff of nightmares.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Who in their right mind would want to fuel MORE nightmares?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
I've seen thet dark magic asea...

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
Rather aberrant.

Warbucks

Wilba Portrait
FUEL O' HEEBIE-GEEBIES

Wilba

Winona Portrait
I don't trust that stuff.

Winona

Nightmare Fuel is a Refined Magic Item. It requires a Prestihatitator to prototype and costs 4 Dark Petals to craft. It can also be obtained as a drop from various mobs and objects.

Mobs that drop Nightmare Fuel include:

Objects that drop Nightmare Fuel include:

Nightmare Fuel is used to craft various Magic items. It is also used to fuel Night Lights and Maxwell's Codex Umbra (to summon Shadow Puppets). Chester can transform into Shadow Chester by placing Nightmare Fuel in each of his nine inventory slots on a Full Moon.

Gathering Edit

Glommer See also: Guides/Nightmare Fuel Farming

If a character's Sanity decreases below 40% of their maximum (80 for most characters, 60 for Wes, 48 for Willow, and varies for WX-78 based on the upgrade level), all Rabbits change into Beardlings and can be killed to gather Nightmare Fuel (along with Monster Meat and Beard Hair). An easy way to do this is by trapping a large number of Rabbits and then lowering Sanity to below 40%, after which they can all be murdered all at once while in inventory. However, be careful, as this is liable to trigger the Krampus by advancing the player's naughtiness level beyond the threshold.

Alternatively, Nightmare Fuel can be acquired by killing Crawling Horrors and Terrorbeaks. Crawling Horrors are easier to deal with than Terrorbeaks; the latter don't appear until Sanity is very, very low, so it's possible to kill Crawling Horrors one at a time.

A safer and simpler way to get Nightmare Fuel is to capture Bees with a Bug Net and then release them at an Evil Flower patch, which can be found where the Things and Maxwell's Door are. This will eventually cause more Evil Flowers to spawn, and their petals can be crafted into Nightmare Fuel.

The most dangerous yet rewarding way is to venture into a Ruins or Cave and find a location with Nightmare Lights and Nightmare Fissures. When the Nightmare Cycle ends, all of the Shadow Creatures that spawned from the Lights and Fissures will die and drop Nightmare Fuel, which can yield what is probably the most Nightmare Fuel at one time.

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Nightmare Fuel can be obtained by hammering Pig Heads and Merm Heads during a Full Moon.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Nightmare Fuel can also be acquired by gambling at the Slot Machine, by hammering Wildbore Heads during a Full Moon, or by killing Crabbit Beardlings while insane.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, all variants of the Reanimated Skeleton drop 2-4 Nightmare Fuel when killed. When the Ancient Fuelweaver is killed, all Woven Shadows will turn into Nightmare Fuel. It can also be used to both repair the Bone Armor by 25% of its durability, and refuel the Shadow Thurible by 33% of its durability.

Shadow Creatures no longer drop Nightmare Fuel at the end of the Nightmare Cycle. It was stated by the developers that the drops in the original game were caused by a bug and not intended.

Icon Tools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot backgroundGearsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundDivining Rod
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundPurple GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundShadow Manipulator
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundOne-man Band
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundNight Light
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundLife Giving Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundSleepytime StoriesWickerbottom Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×5

Inventory slot background PapyrusInventory slot background PapyrusInventory slot background PapyrusShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNight Armor
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×5

Inventory slot background Living LogShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundDark Sword
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

×6

Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNightmare Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background SpearInventory slot backgroundRed GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundFire Staff
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundTelelocator Staff
Inventory slot backgroundSlurper Pelt

×6

Inventory slot background RopeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundBelt of Hunger
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Medallion
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundYellow GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundMagiluminescence
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundGreen GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundConstruction Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundYellow GemInventory slot backgroundYellow GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundStar Caller's Staff
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundGreen GemInventory slot backgroundGreen GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundDeconstruction Staff
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundOrange GemAncient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThe Lazy Forager
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background Walking CaneInventory slot backgroundOrange GemInventory slot backgroundOrange GemAncient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThe Lazy Explorer
Inventory slot backgroundThulecite

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Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Crown
Inventory slot backgroundThulecite

×6

Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Suit
Inventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot background Thulecite

×4

Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Club
Inventory slot backgroundHornInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRopeShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundDripple PipesShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background ObsidianInventory slot background ObsidianInventory slot backgroundMagic SealObsidian WorkbenchInventory slot backgroundSail StickShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundSea WortherInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot backgroundLiving Log

×4

Shadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundSeaworthyOnly available in a Vanilla or Reign of Giants world linked with a Shipwrecked world.
Inventory slot backgroundPetals

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Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundAbigail's FlowerDon't Starve Together iconWendy Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundHealth Decrease

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Interface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundCodex UmbraDon't Starve Together iconWaxwell Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background AxeCodex UmbraInventory slot backgroundShadow LoggerDon't Starve Together iconWaxwell Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background PickaxeCodex UmbraInventory slot backgroundShadow MinerDon't Starve Together iconWaxwell Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background ShovelCodex UmbraInventory slot backgroundShadow DiggerDon't Starve Together iconWaxwell Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background SpearCodex UmbraInventory slot backgroundShadow DuelistDon't Starve Together iconWaxwell Portrait

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The term "nightmare fuel" is a common phrase on the Internet used to describe works of fiction, or scenes therein, that are extremely likely to disturb and/or frighten the audience.
  • When dropped on the ground, Nightmare Fuel appears as pulsing goo.
  • While it is dropped by Beardlings, Beardlords do not drop Nightmare Fuel.
  • Maxwell, upon examining the Ancient Guardian, says "My my, the fuel has changed you." This implies that prolonged exposure to Nightmare Fuel can alter creatures in some significant way. This is also proven by the ability to turn Chester into his shadow form via Nightmare Fuel.
  • According to Webber, Nightmare Fuel feels cold. However, according to Willow, Nightmare Fuel feels warm. This may indicate it has different properties to different people, most likely relating to what the person finds scary.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Edible Items Batilisk WingButterButterfly WingsDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFrog LegsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyLight BulbMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorsel
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberCoconutDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDragoon HeartEye of the Tiger SharkFish MorselRaw FishTropical FishShark Fin Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectarPoison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon) (Leafy MeatPhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Crafting Resources AshesAzure FeatherBeard HairBeefalo HornBeefalo WoolBlue GemBunny PuffCharcoalCrimson FeatherFlintGearsHound's ToothJet FeatherLiving LogMosquito SackNightmare FuelPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider GlandStingerTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsSnakeskinTurbine BladesVenom Gland Shipwrecked icon) (ChitinHippopotamoose AntlerIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Thunder FeatherWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon) (Cut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftSaffron FeatherShroom SkinSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon)
Loot Blow DartFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeySnake OilTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdRoyal CrownSnake BoneSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsLavae EggRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (Gold NuggetKingfisherOrange PikoPigeonPiko Hamlet icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon)


Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
(Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Shears Hamlet icon) (Feather PencilSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSaddlehornSalt Lick Don't Starve Together icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Candle HatCowl Hamlet icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon)
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury FanInsulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon) (Bug B'GoneBird Whistle Hamlet icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsBundling WrapCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Mussel StickFish FarmMussel Bed Shipwrecked icon) (Sprinkler Hamlet icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Sea LabIce Maker 3000Quacken Drill Shipwrecked icon) (SmelterOscillating Fan Hamlet icon) (Cartographer's DeskPotter's WheelMad Scientist Lab Don't Starve Together icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon) (HalberdCork BatWeevole MantleMant MaskMant SuitFancy HelmetTin SuitBlunderbuss Hamlet icon) (Electric DartNapsackTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon) (Cork BarrelBeard Hair RugLawn TurfCultivated Turf Hamlet icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler ShrineVarg Shrine Don't Starve Together icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon) (Claw Palm SaplingVenom Gland Hamlet icon) (Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together 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) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon) (Hogus PorkusatorSkyworthy Hamlet icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoon DialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together 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) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownDumbrellaBlubber SuitTar SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon) (Snakeskin HatSnakeskin Jacket Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gas MaskPith HatThunderhatShamlet Mask Hamlet icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed FuncapTrusty Tape Don't Starve Together icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is Nigh!On Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical
Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon
Log RaftRow BoatCargo BoatSnakeskin Sail
(Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardRaftArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Bowl Canoe Hamlet icon)
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Treasure Hunting Hamlet icon Disarming ToolsBall Pein HammerGold PanMagnifying Glass
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll
Celestial Don't Starve Together icon Moon Rock IdolPortal Paraphernalia
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist

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  • Chester Didn't Transform

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    • 70.114.128.53 wrote:How do you split the stacks to put one in each space? I lost my full moon trying to figure it out >. P.S. This was in ...
    • TeoSS69 wrote: Are you sure you're on the latest version of the game? If 1 single Nightmare Fuel was placed in each slot (total of 9 ...