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Wilson Portrait
It's a furry ball of rotten food.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
At least it's still flammable.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is ball of yuck!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Everything turns to waste, eventually.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
EVEN I CAN NOT PROCESS THAT

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
It is heavy with bacteria.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Aw, it's Diefenbakered.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
That used to be food until I wasted it.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Age has önly made this fööd gröss, nöt wise.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Blech!

Webber

Walani Portrait
What a waste.

Walani

Warly Portrait
It is a sin to waste food...

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Bin eaten worse.

Woodlegs

Rot is produced when Food items (excluding Eggs) spoil. Rot can be used as Fertilizer for Farming (e.g. for Basic Farms, Improved Farms, Grass Tufts, and Berry Bushes) or it can be used as a source of Fuel.

Some Mobs, such as Pigs or Smallish Tallbirds, will eat Rot left on the ground, but they cannot be given Rot directly. Since Rot doesn't restore any Health or Hunger to Mobs, they are able to consume an infinite amount of Rot left on the ground.

Bees in the player's inventory can be fed with Rot.

Rot may appear along with items (such as Rope and Bird Traps) in a Set Piece, near a Chest and/or Backpack. Opening either container will cause the player's perishable items to turn to Rot, though this can be avoided by dropping the items a distance away first.

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

In Don't Starve Together, Rot can be used to craft Booster Shots and Mushroom Planters. Diseased Berry Bushes, Grass Tufts and Saplings will drop Rot when harvested. Additionally, Mushroom Planters will drop Rot when harvested in Winter.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundRot

×8

Inventory slot background NitreInventory slot background NitreInventory slot backgroundStingerAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBooster ShotDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundRot

×8

Inventory slot background Manure

×5

Inventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogScience MachineInventory slot backgroundMushroom PlanterDon't Starve Together icon

Prototype Tips Edit

  • A quick way to obtain Rot is to leave Roasted Berries or Fish in a chest as they spoil very quickly. If there are no Mobs that can eat them nearby, they may be left on the ground, as food spoils faster on the ground.
    • In Don't Starve Together, Juicy Berries can be used instead of Roasted Berries, as they spoil faster even when raw.
  • WX-78 can eat spoiled food, but will still be damaged by eating Rot.
  • A Tallbird Nest near a Rabbit Hole (or other areas where weak mobs spawn) is a good source of Rot.
  • The player cannot heal Diseased plants via Rot.
  • A way to obtain a large amount of Rot early on is to pick many Flowers and let them go stale.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Fertilizer properties: 4 Rot = 1 Manure; 5 Rot = 1 Guano.
  • Rot originally looked like a blue ball. Though the texture is now a misshapen blob, multiple characters still refer to it as a "ball".
  • Hunger level reduction caused by eating Rot may hint that the characters are throwing up after eating rotten food. However, there is no observable evidence of this in game.
  • The food with the shortest perish time is Lichen, turning to Rot after just 2 days. The food with the longest perish time is the Powdercake, which turns to Rot after 18,750 days.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing
(Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(DogfishEye of the Tiger SharkRaw Fish (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical Fish Shipwrecked icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDogfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Jellyfish (DeadCookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussels (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Shark FinSwordfishTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Jellyfish (DeadCookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Animal Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • Tallbird Egg (FriedHatching) • Honey
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (PhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried)Shipwrecked icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Mushroom (Cooked Red Cap) • Green Mushroom (Cooked Green Cap) • Blue Mushroom (Cooked Blue Cap) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Lesser Glow Berry Don't Starve Together icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon)
Dairy Butter • (Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCevicheCoffeeJelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' Turf Shipwrecked icon) (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot Shipwrecked icon) (Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon)