Balloons spawn in a variety of colors and shapes, and they can be pushed around. Balloons have a small chance of distracting mobs (who will attack the balloons instead of the player). They will pop if attacked, or if a nearby balloon pops, setting off a chain reaction. Popping a balloon causes 5 damage. Like all Character-Specific Items, this item shows on the map when dropped.
Reign of GiantsEdit
Don't Starve Together Edit
In Don't Starve Together, Wes can craft Pile o' Balloons using 4 Water Balloons. The number of active balloons is capped to 100, and balloons last only 3 days. Also Wes must have at least 5 sanity to blow up a balloon. If the player is below 5 sanity the animation for activating the Pile o'balloons will play but no balloon will appear.
- Balloons only pop when triggered and won't go away otherwise. This makes them a useful bait to place in the center of a trap field for Hounds or other hostiles.
- Due to the 5 points of sanity drained with each balloon, using this item is a reliable way to go insane if the player wishes to farm Nightmare Fuel.
- Wes got his Pile o' Balloons with the Strange New Powers update.
- Wes can pop his balloons, but he will be damaged by them. It takes 23 balloons to kill him from full health.