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WX-78

For Maxwell's special item, see Codex Umbra.

The Books Tab is a special tab that is only available to Wickerbottom. It allows the player to craft Books, which can be used to activate several events at the cost of sanity. Each book has multiple uses.

Birds of the World Book

Birds of the World[edit | edit source]

Covers 1000 Species: Habits, habitats, and calls.

  • Call 20 to 30 Birds. Does not work in Hurricane Season.
  • 3 uses.
  • Costs 50 Sanity.png per use.
  • DebugSpawn: "book_birds"
  • The type of spawned Birds depends on the season, biome, and position the player is at.
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Applied Horticulture

Applied Horticulture[edit | edit source]

On the care and feeding of plants.

  • Grow crops, plants, and trees instantly in the summer. Does not work on unfertilized crops or plants.
  • 5 uses and 30 range.
  • Costs 33 Sanity.png per use.
  • DebugSpawn: "book_gardening"
  • Will not cause plants to grow in winter. Will not cause crops to grow when they should not in winter (ex: if used on day one of winter, no plants grow, but crops do as it is "warm enough")
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Sleepytime Stories

Sleepytime Stories[edit | edit source]

Soothing tales to send you off to dreamland.

  • Cause animals to sleep.
  • 5 uses and 30 range.
  • Costs 33 Sanity.png per use.
  • DebugSpawn: "book_sleep"
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On Tentacles

On Tentacles[edit | edit source]

Let's learn about our subterranean friends!

  • Create 3 tentacles.
  • 5 uses and 3 to 8 range.
  • Costs 50 Sanity.png per use.
  • DebugSpawn: "book_tentacles"
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The End is Nigh Book

The End is Nigh![edit | edit source]

The world will end in fire and tribulation! Ia! Ia!

  • Create 16 lightnings.
  • 5 uses and 3 to 15 range.
  • Costs 33 Sanity.png per use.
  • DebugSpawn: "book_brimstone"
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Joy of Volcanology Book

Shipwrecked icon.png Joy of Volcanology[edit | edit source]

And the sky shall rain fire!

  • Create 4 Dragoon Eggs  falling at the player's location.
  • 5 uses and no Sanity.png cost.
  • Replaces "On Tentacles" in Don't Starve: Shipwrecked world.
  • DebugSpawn: "book_meteor"
  • Fallen Dragoon Eggs sometimes create Lava Pools on the ground. When Lava pools burn out they leave behind Rocks , Ash and Charcoal. Lava Pools can be extinguished directly with Ice, which leaves behind a single Obsidian instead. This allows Wickerbottom to easily farm Rocks, Charcoal and Obsidian. 
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Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "On Tentacles" is the only recipe that requires an Alchemy Engine to be crafted whilst playing as Wickerbottom.
  • The phrase "Ia! Ia!" in the "The End is Nigh" description refers to the phrase "Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!", a chant from the Cthulhu mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.
  • The sanity reduction from reading possibly could suggest that these books contain knowledge that humans were not meant to know, similar to the Necronomicon and Pnakotic Manuscripts from the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
  • The Joy of Volcanology is essentially a carbon copy of the Volcano Staff, except it's less accurate.
  • In Don't Starve Together, Wendy gives a very small hint on Abigail's death upon examining Applied Horticulture. She simply states; "Imagine, a rolling field of red flowers."
  • According to Wilson in Don't Starve Together, Sleepytime Stories is "just 500 pages of telegraph codes". This implies that the book bores those affected to sleep.