Wilson Portrait
Sure looks cozy.


Willow Portrait
These pigs sure know how to have a good time.


Wolfgang Portrait
How is fire made?


Wendy Portrait
It cuts at the darkness.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
I wonder how it's fueled.


Woodie Portrait
How did they do that without thumbs?


Waxwell Portrait
Great. Now they have fire.


Wigfrid Portrait
Dö these pigs wörship Löge?


Webber Portrait
If only we could get closer.


Walani Portrait
It's kind of cute.


Warly Portrait
I wonder what it means?


Woodlegs Portrait
Bet thet be worth a pretty penny...


Warbucks Portrait
Rather crude construction.


Winona Portrait


A Pig Torch is a naturally occurring structure found in a Pig Fortress or near the Pig King in Adventure and Sandbox Mode. Pig Torches are protected by Guardian Pigs. If a Guardian Pig has been killed, the Pig Torch will respawn another Guardian Pig off-screen after 3 days. Guardian Pigs will occasionally refuel the Pig Torch, making the light brighter. A Pig Torch will eventually burn out, if there are no Guardian Pigs left to refuel it. Other Guardian Pigs will not refuel a Pig Torch that is not their own.

The Pig Torch cannot be crafted, but can be destroyed using a Hammer or GunpowderDeerclops is able to destroy a Pig Torch and Woodie can destroy it in Werebeaver form. A Pig Torch will drop 3 Logs and 1 Manure, as long as it is destroyed when it is unlit. If destroyed while lit, it will only yield 4 Ashes

Pig Torches can be found with certain Set Pieces, including a square patch of Grass with Pig Torches at the corners and a Maxwell Statue guarded by two rows of Pig Torches.

Pig Torches emit light but no heat, similar to Night Lights.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • Guardian Pigs near Pig Torches transform into Werepigs during a Full Moon.
  • Guardian Pigs near Pig Torches may help fight against hostile enemies, such as a Spider Queen or Deerclops. However, Deerclops can easily destroy Pig Torches.
  • The player can kill a Guardian Pig, then build Walls around its corresponding Pig Torch. When the Guardian Pig respawns, it will constantly refuel the Pig Torch (providing infinite light), and won't be able to attack the player due to the walls. Note that during a full moon, Guardian Pigs transform into Werepigs and will attack walls, eventually destroying them. Placing a food item nearby will distract the Werepigs, keeping the walls safe. Another way of keeping the walls safe is to simply go somewhere else during a full moon.
  • Haunting a Pig Torch in Don't Starve Together will cause a Guardian Pig to spawn if there isn't a Guardian Pig currently using the torch. [Verified]

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Pig Torches were added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Pig Torches resemble (and are likely inspired by) totem poles, which are trees that have been carved with figures and designs, meant to represent important events, legends, or families.
  • If third-party software is used to spawn a Pig Torch, it will not immediately spawn with its corresponding Guardian Pig, unlike Pig Houses.
  • When hammered, Pig Torches drop Manure, suggesting that the Guardian Pigs mostly refuel it with their own Manure. (However the player is unable to light the torch using dropped Manure.)
  • Maxwell's quote for inspecting the Pig Torch ("Great, now they have fire.") suggests that the Pigs developed skills (such as building houses, farming, and creating fire) and thus either didn't start off with any survival skills prior to the events of Don't Starve, or Maxwell simply did not know of their advancements beforehand.
    • However, Pig Houses have electrical lighting as heard by the clicking when the player moves close to the house. It's a complete mystery as to how or why the Pigs have that kind of technology.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBonesBoulderFlotsamGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisElectric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLava PoolLimestone WallLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderObsidian WorkbenchPoisonous HoleRawlingSteamer TrunkSandy PileSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesTar SlickVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWatery GraveWildbore HeadWoodlegs' CageWreckX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskCave HoleFlorid PosternLakeLoot StashMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon StonePetrified TreeRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw