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Wilson Portrait
Dingalingaling.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Is it New Year's Eve? Are there FIREWORKS?!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Bell make dainty sound.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Ring in the dead.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
BZZ BZZ BZZ

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Quiet! This is a library!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I'm amazed it makes such a crisp sound.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
More bell.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I prefer the ringing resönance öf clashing blades.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Exactly the right amount of bell.

Webber

Walani Portrait
Summons the big stomper.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Should I ring it?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Thar be dingin' 'n 'lingin'.

Woodlegs

The Old Bell is a craftable item from the Reign of Giants DLC. The two ways to gain access to the crafting recipe is to locate and mine a Glommer's Statue - which will drop the Old Bell's Blueprint as loot - or to find the blueprint from a Tumbleweed. The player must then combine Glommer's Wings and Glommer's Flower together. The Old Bell is renewable as the materials to craft it are available during each Full Moon

Bigfoot Edit

Bigfoot Brain

Bigfoot's brain.

When used, the Bell summons a massive giant which consists of an enormous, scaled foot and leg with a brain perched on top of the protruding leg bone.

The giant takes a few seconds to reach the player. The screen will shake violently as it arrives and a shadow will flicker on the field where the foot will stomp. Bigfoot destroys anything it steps on, dealing 1000 damage. It will aim for where the player was standing when the bell was rung, and can easily kill an insufficiently-armed player who doesn't move out of the way in time. When Bigfoot stomps, the impact causes sleeping mobs to awaken.

Bigfoot doesn't deal damage to Shadow Creatures, the Pig KingFireflies, and Worm Holes.

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Unlike most Reign of Giants items, the Old Bell cannot be crafted in Don't Starve Together as its Blueprint doesn't drop from Glommer's Statue, despite all of its ingredients being available.

TabTools UsageEdit

Bigfoot Chopping

Bigfoot being used for mass production of logs.

Although the Old Bell has a considerably large delay, with good timing or a fixation of the target(s) the Old Bell can deal a significant amount of damage to high health mobs, making it the perfect item to deal with the likes of the Deerclops, Moose/Goose, Dragonfly, and Bearger, among others. 

In addition to being used as a weapon, the Old Bell can be an effective alternate to chopping Trees with an Axe or using allied Pigs as it doesn't require Gold or Flint and takes less time. Planting Pine Cones in an area as close as possible to each other should enable Bigfoot to chop over 80 trees at once with a single step.

The Old Bell can be used to kill a herd of Beefalo at night. They will wake up as soon as they hear Bigfoot approaching but will not have enough time to move away.

Old Bells will cause Earthquakes when used in caves instead of summoning Bigfoot.

A great combination to kill bosses is to first freeze them with an Ice Staff, then use the Old Bell next to them. This deals 1000 damage while the victim is immobilized.

Note that the shaking ground causes sleeping monsters to wake up and often move out of the way of Bigfoot, thus avoiding the damage entirely.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • When a Moleworm or Krampus steals an Old Bell, the bell will activate, consuming one of its uses and summoning Bigfoot.
  • Due to his curse, Woodie can only receive the Old Bell through inconvenient means. The only renewable method is planting a Fleshy Bulb near Glommer's Statue, letting the Eyeplants take Glommer's Flower off the statue, and quickly killing the Lureplant before it digests the flower. Players can also switch characters to Woodie after using the Teleportato with the Old Bell in their inventory, however this method is more time consuming and does not provide a renewable way of obtaining the item, without multiple additional Teleportato uses.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The game files refer to the foot that is summoned as "bigfoot".
  • A splash sound is audible at the beginning and end of each attack, indicating Bigfoot might live in the sea. This also explains why Bigfoot isn't encountered often despite its size.
  • The Old Bell is one of the few items that looks nothing like the items used to craft it.
  • The design of Bigfoot's leg used to end abruptly without the brain on top of the leg. Originally, the leg sprite simply cut off above the top of the screen.
  • The Old Bell's original color was teal.
  • When the player hovers their mouse over Bigfoot, it is labelled "Biiigfoot." It also has this name in the Morgue.
  • Bigfoot's name is taken from an ape-like creature in American folklore in a humorous reference to the fact that it's literally a big foot.
  • It is possible to survive a stomp attack from Bigfoot using a Football Helmet and a Marble Suit or Night Armor. This will break the helmet, no matter its durability.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


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