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Living Log
Living Log.png
90/45 sec
Treeguard.png, Totally Normal Tree.png (Axe.png),
Poison Birchnut Tree.png Reign of Giants icon.png,
Palm Treeguard.png Shipwrecked icon.png, Regular Jungle Tree.png (Axe.png) Shipwrecked icon.png
Stacks up to
20
"livinglog"
Wilson Portrait.png
It looks worried.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
It looks upset.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Creepy face log!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
It is forever screaming silently.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
EVEN WORSE THAN A NORMAL LOG

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
This log is special.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
I am going to keep you, and call you "Frank".

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
I like the noise they make when you burn them.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Burning such magic wöuld seem a waste.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
This log has a face.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
It looks bummed.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Magic building blocks!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
It be cursed wood.

Woodlegs

Living Logs are items that are dropped by deceased Treeguards. They can also be obtained by chopping down Totally Normal Trees. They are used to craft several magic items, including a Shadow Manipulator, and can also be used as fuel for a fire. Living Logs will scream when burned on a fire and when eaten by the were-beaver form of Woodie, though this has no effect on gameplay.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Treeguards are powerful monsters and are difficult to take down. To more efficiently gather Living Logs, Treeguards can be enticed to fight other creatures such as Pigs, Tentacles, and Merms, who can wear down their incredible health. The player may also try a field of Tooth Traps, which aren't hard to lay down before the Treeguard catches up. If there is no other way, Treeguards can be kited fairly easily because of their low speed. It's possible to hit a Treeguard four times before it has a chance to strike back. There's a large sanity drain for doing this, and an unarmored player can be killed within a few hits if careless.

Chopping down Totally Normal Trees is the easier way to obtain Living Logs. It's safer and less time-consuming, but unlike Treeguards, Totally Normal Trees aren't renewable.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[edit | edit source]

Additional sources of Living Logs are introduced in the downloadable content. Poison Birchnut Trees are introduced in the Reign of Giants DLC. In Shipwrecked DLC Palm Treeguards and Regular Jungle Trees can be encountered.

In the Reign Of Giants DLC, Poison Birchnut Trees are a reliable source of Living Logs, especially since, unlike Treeguards, their chance to spawn goes higher as the days pass. It's best to chop Birchnut trees to get the attention of Poison Birchnut Trees during Autumn, since more Birchnuts are dropped by Birchnut Trees in Autumn. However, Poison Birchnut Trees must be chopped, unlike the Treeguards, who can be attacked by weapons. Their Birchnutters spawned by the tree, as well as the tree's root attacks are a constant pest whilst attempting to chop them. Most mobs cannot "chop" the Poison Birchnut tree, thus making kiting them into mobs an inefficient way to kill them. Another disadvantage is they drop fewer Living Logs than Treeguards and Totally Normal Trees, though a Poison Birchnut Tree's potential for abundance makes up for that.

TabTools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

A Living Log may be used to repair a Wood Wall. This works in a similar fashion to using a standard log, except that the Living Log repairs three times the wall health of a standard log.

A Living Log can be used to fuel a fire, but due to the difficulty in obtaining, this is not recommended.

Inventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.png Purple Gem.pngInventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×7

Prestihatitator.pngInventory slot background.pngShadow Manipulator.png
Inventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×5

Inventory slot background.png Living Log.pngShadow Manipulator.pngInventory slot background.pngDark Sword.png
Inventory slot background.pngBatilisk Wing.png

×5

Inventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.pngPurple Gem.pngShadow Manipulator.pngInventory slot background.pngBat Bat.png
Inventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.pngPurple Gem.pngInventory slot background.pngPurple Gem.pngShadow Manipulator.pngInventory slot background.pngTelelocator Staff.png
Inventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.pngYellow Gem.pngInventory slot background.pngYellow Gem.pngBroken Pseudoscience Station.pngInventory slot background.pngStar Caller's Staff.png
Inventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Living Log.png

×4

Inventory slot background.pngGold Nugget.png

×8

Shadow Manipulator.pngInventory slot background.pngTelelocator Focus.png
Inventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.png Living Log.pngInventory slot background.pngGreen Gem.pngInventory slot background.pngGreen Gem.pngBroken Pseudoscience Station.pngInventory slot background.pngDeconstruction Staff.png
Inventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.png Thulecite.png

×4

Inventory slot background.pngNightmare Fuel.png

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience Station.pngInventory slot background.pngThulecite Club.png
Inventory slot background.pngSea Worther.pngInventory slot background.png Nightmare Fuel.png

×4

Inventory slot background.pngLiving Log.png

×4

Shadow Manipulator.pngInventory slot background.pngSeaworthy.pngOnly available in a Vanilla or Reign of Giants world linked with a Shipwrecked world.
Inventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.png

×4

Inventory slot background.pngButterfly Wings.png

×68

Alchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngGlossamer Saddle.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.pngLiving Log.pngInventory slot background.png Manure.png

×5

Inventory slot background.pngRot.png

×8

Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngMushroom Planter.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Woodie in werebeaver form can quickly obtain Living Logs. The werebeaver can quickly eat a lot of Trees, which will likely spawn Treeguards. Since it has powerful attacks and ability to quickly heal by eating Logs from the eaten Trees, it allows the Treeguards to be dispatched with relative ease.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]