Nightmare Light

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Nightmare Light
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0 to -15/min
Spawns
NightmarebeakCrawling Nightmare
Renewable?
Can't be destroyed.
Common Biomes
Sacred, Military, Labyrinth
"nightmarelight"
Wilson Portrait.png
I wonder what function this served.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
Light without fire is unnatural.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is light, but not good light.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
It pulls power from beneath.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
AN ANCIENT OPTICAL WAVELENGTH EMITTER

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
The ancients seem to have used nightmare fuel to power everything.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
They should have used wood.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
The overuse of fuel was their downfall.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
It harnesses dark pöwers fröm beneath.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Not exactly my kind of nightlight.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
I don't care how weird it is, as long as it keeps darkness away.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Am I crazy or is this light not helping my situation?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Woodlegs don't trust this light.

Woodlegs

Open Nightmare Lights.

Nightmare Lights are light sources found within the Ruins. They cannot be opened or destroyed with a Hammer. Instead, the amount of light they emit depends on the current state of the Nightmare Cycle that the Ruins are in; the more extreme the magical state, the more the Nightmare Lights open up.

Nightmare Lights drain the player's Sanity when they are open and if the player is near. The actual magnitude of the drain depends on how much light is coming from the Nightmare Lights (how "open" they are). During the Warning phase they will drain 10 sanity/min, while in the Nightmare phase they will drain 15.

Shadow Creatures will appear around the lights, even if the player is not insane. The Shadow Creatures only appear during the Nightmare phase and are hostile to the player. Once the Nightmare Cycle is completely over, the creatures will die, dropping Nightmare Fuel in the process.

The lights are fueled by Nightmare Fuel extracted from unknown depths below. This is a major example of the excessive use of Nightmare Fuel by the Ancients that led to their downfall.

Nightmare Fissure[edit | edit source]

Nightmare Fissure
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0 to -15/min
Spawns
NightmarebeakCrawling Nightmare
Renewable?
Can't be destroyed.
Common Biomes
Wilds, Village
"fissure_lower"

Nightmare Fissures are objects that appear in the Ruins and rarely in Caves, more specifically, in the Stalagmite Biome. They act identical to Nightmare Lights. Depending on the phase of the Nightmare Cycle, they emit more or less light - the greater the light radius, the higher the chance of spawning Shadow Creatures

Each fissure can only spawn one creature, either a Terrorbeak or Crawling Horror. If the player has been detected by either one of these mobs, all other Terrorbeaks or Crawling Horrors in the vicinity will become solid and will be able attack the player in a group. Once the fissure is closed, the first spawned Shadow Creature will automatically die, and the other ones will become neutral, assuming the player has enough Sanity. 

Nightmare Fissures will reappear at the same location after a period of time. It is advisable to put a Sign or other item with a Map icon near these fissures to mark their locations, since these are the best places to find Nightmare Fuel.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Ancient Obelisk[edit | edit source]

Ancient Obelisk
Ancient Obelisk.png
Renewable?
Can't be destroyed.
Common Biomes
Atrium
"atrium_overgrowth"
Wilson Portrait.png
I don't recognize any of these symbols.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
It's in some other language.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Wolfgang cannot read.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
Scrawlings of a tongue lost to time.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
DECODING FAILED

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It would take much too long to decipher.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
It probably said something important. Oh well.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
I can't believe I've forgotten how to read this.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
The writings öf the göds t'were nöt meant för us.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
We never learned those letters.

Webber



Ancient Obelisks are naturally spawning objects exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. They replace Nightmare Lights in the Atrium Biome in the Ruins.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nightmare Fissures were introduced in the Six Feet Under update.
  • Sometimes, Nightmare Lights and Fissures will open during the Calm State. During this time, they will emit blue light instead of red or pink light.
  • Ancient Obelisks were added in the Heart of the Ruins update.
  • Maxwell's examination quote for the ancient obelisk implies that he once knew the ancient language.

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