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Wilson Portrait
It comes from a spider's butt.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Mmmmmm. Smooth.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is too fancy.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
So slippery and fine.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
SPIDER INNARDS

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Protein fibre extruded from an arachnid.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Spiders give me the willies.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Despite its origin, it could make some fine garments.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Useful för binding, and för remembering victöries past.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
It's so smooth!

Webber

Winona Portrait
Unprocessed silk, fresh from the spider!

Winona

Walani Portrait
Spider gunk...

Walani

Warly Portrait
Is that sanitary?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Used in th'finest pirate shirts!

Woodlegs

Silk on ground

Silk is a resource mainly obtained from Spiders. It can be used to make many useful items like the sanity restoring Top Hat, the Boomerang, the Winter Hat, for moderate protection from cold Winters, the Fishing Rod and Bird Traps.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, harvesting a Tumbleweed can grant Silk. Webber also grows a beard that can be shaved to gain Silk.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundSilk

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Science MachineInventory slot backgroundTop Hat
Inventory slot backgroundKoalefant TrunkInventory slot background Silk

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Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBreezy Vest
Inventory slot backgroundSilk

×8

Inventory slot background RopeAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBeekeeper Hat
Inventory slot backgroundBeefalo Wool

×4

Inventory slot background Silk

×4

Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundWinter Hat
Inventory slot backgroundHound's Tooth

×8

Inventory slot background Silk

×6

Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundDapper Vest
Inventory slot backgroundBoardsInventory slot background SilkInventory slot backgroundCharcoalAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBoomerang
Inventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot background SilkInventory slot background SilkScience MachineInventory slot backgroundFishing Rod
Inventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot background Silk

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Science MachineInventory slot backgroundBird Trap
Inventory slot backgroundWinter Koalefant TrunkInventory slot background Silk

×8

Inventory slot backgroundBeefalo WoolInventory slot backgroundBeefalo WoolAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundPuffy Vest
Inventory slot backgroundLogInventory slot background Silk

×8

Inventory slot backgroundHound's ToothInventory slot backgroundHound's ToothAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundSewing Kit
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

×6

Inventory slot background Pig SkinInventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkScience MachineInventory slot backgroundUmbrella
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

×4

Inventory slot background SilkInventory slot background SilkInventory slot backgroundRopeScience MachineInventory slot backgroundBug Net
Inventory slot backgroundTwigs

×4

Inventory slot background RopeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundSilk

×6

Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundTent
Inventory slot backgroundPig Skin

×4

Inventory slot background Silk

×6

Inventory slot backgroundRopeInventory slot backgroundRopeAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundPiggyback
Inventory slot backgroundSilk

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Inventory slot background Spider Gland

×6

Inventory slot backgroundPapyrus

×6

Interface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundSpider EggsReign of Giants iconWebber Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundCat Tail

×4

Inventory slot background Silk

×4

Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundCat CapReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot background Boards

×4

Inventory slot backgroundRopeInventory slot backgroundRopeInventory slot backgroundRopeAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundSiesta Lean-toReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background SilkInventory slot background SilkInventory slot background SilkInventory slot backgroundCactus Flower

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Science MachineInventory slot backgroundFloral ShirtReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background SilkInventory slot background SilkInventory slot background SilkInventory slot backgroundPetals

×5

Science MachineInventory slot backgroundFloral ShirtShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundBone ShardsInventory slot backgroundBone ShardsInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkScience MachineInventory slot backgroundPirate HatShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot background RopeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundCoconut

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Science MachineInventory slot backgroundFish FarmShipwrecked iconBeta branch only
Inventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot background Silk

×4

Inventory slot backgroundButterfly Wings

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Alchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundGlossamer SaddleDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundBeard HairInventory slot backgroundBeard HairInventory slot background Beefalo WoolInventory slot background Beefalo WoolInventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot backgroundSilkInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundBernieDon't Starve Together iconWillow Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundSilkInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundTrusty TapeDon't Starve Together iconWinona Portrait

GatheringEdit

Silk is generally found after killing different types of Spiders. It has an approximate drop chance of 25% per kill. Silk is also dropped in bulk from the destruction of Spider Dens. A large Den yields 6 units of silk, a medium Den 4 units, and a small Den 2. Spider Dens will not drop any Silk if burned; it all turns to Ashes, although silk already on the ground will not light up. Spider Queens drop 4 Silk (along with a Spiderhat) when killed.

Drop information
Source Amount Chance
SpiderSpider WarriorCave SpiderSpitterDangling Depth Dweller 1 25%
Spider Den 2 / 4 / 6 100%
Spider Queen 4 100%
Silky Beard Webber PortraitReign of Giants icon 1 / 3 / 6 100%
Catcoon (Befriended) Reign of Giants icon 1 N/A
Tumbleweed Reign of Giants icon 1 1%

Spilagmite

1 25%
Relic Chair 1 1%

FarmingEdit

Pig Silk Farm

Silk farming using Pigs.

Spiders on their own are not dangerous because consecutive hits on a Spider stun-locks them, causing them to become unable to strike back. Spiders in groups should be dealt with using proper fighting equipment (Log Suit and Spear obtainable early in game), or use Traps, unless you are experienced.

Silk can be easily farmed using a Trap. Spiders and Warrior Spiders will not make any attempt to avoid traps or obstacles, so the player can safely lure them to follow and lead them straight into the trap. The spider will be instantly killed and will drop its loot once the player picks up the trap.

A good strategy is to locate and destroy a tier 3 Spider Den to obtain a Spider Egg (using fire will burn the Eggs too). The Spider Egg will allow the player to place a tier 1 Spider Den down anywhere they choose. Placing one near the player's base will allow them to have easy access to a steady stream of spawning Spiders. A Spider Den can also be placed near a large Pig village so that spawning Spiders are killed by the Pigs, dropping their Silk on ground. The Den itself is ignored by the Pigs.

Unless the player wants a Spider Hat, Spider Dens should be destroyed soon after they reach tier 3 because, after 12.5 days at tier 3, they have a chance of turning into a Spider Queen. A tier 3 den will always drop a Spider Egg (as well as 6 Silk), enabling a new tier 1 nest to be placed without having to deal with the Queen.

Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Loot AshesAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherElectric MilkGlommer's GoopGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeCut GrassDeer AntlerDesert StoneFossil FragmentsFur TuftLavae EggLeafy MeatPhlegmRoseRoyal JellySaffron FeatherShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleShroom SkinSketchStag AntlerSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon) (BananaBlubberBooty BagCoconutChest of the DepthsDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDragoon HeartDubloonsEmpty BottleEye of the Tiger SharkEyeshotFish MorselHarpoonHornIron KeyMagic SealObsidianRaw FishTropical FishShark FinShark GillsSnakeskinSnake OilTurbine BladesVenom GlandYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)