Pig Torch

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Pig Torch
Tool Required
Ashes.png x4 (Lit), Manure.png x1, Log.png x3 (Burnt out)
Guardian Pig.png
Common Biomes
Savanna, Grassland
Wilson Portrait.png
Sure looks cozy.


Willow Portrait.png
These pigs sure know how to have a good time.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
How is fire made?


Wendy Portrait.png
It cuts at the darkness.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
I wonder how it's fueled.


Woodie Portrait.png
How did they do that without thumbs?


Waxwell Portrait.png
Great. Now they have fire.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Dö these pigs wörship Löge?


Webber Portrait.png
If only we could get closer.


Walani Portrait.png
It's kind of cute.


Warly Portrait.png
I wonder what it means?


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Bet thet be worth a pretty penny...


A Pig Torch is a naturally occurring structure found in a Pig Fortress or near the Pig King in Adventure and Sandbox Mode. Pig Torches are protected by Guardian Pigs. If a Guardian Pig has been killed, the Pig Torch will respawn another Guardian Pig after 3 days. Guardian Pigs will occasionally refuel the Pig Torch, making the light brighter. A Pig Torch will eventually burn out, if there are no Guardian Pigs left to refuel it. Other Guardian Pigs will not refuel a Pig Torch that is not their own.

The Pig Torch cannot be crafted, but can be destroyed using a Hammer or GunpowderDeerclops is able to destroy a Pig Torch and Woodie can destroy it in Werebeaver form. A Pig Torch will drop 3 Logs and 1 Manure, as long as it is destroyed when it is unlit. If destroyed while lit, it will only yield 4 Ashes

Pig Torches can be found with certain Set Pieces, including a square patch of Grass with Pig Torches at the corners and a Maxwell Statue guarded by two rows of Pig Torches.

Prototype.png Tips

  • Guardian Pigs near Pig Torches transform into Werepigs during a Full Moon.
  • Guardian Pigs near Pig Torches may help fight against hostile enemies, such as a Spider Queen or Deerclops. However, Deerclops can easily destroy Pig Torches.
  • The player can kill a Guardian Pig, then build Walls around its corresponding Pig Torch. When the Guardian Pig respawns, it will constantly refuel the Pig Torch (providing infinite light), and won't be able to attack the player due to the walls. Note that during a full moon, Guardian Pigs transform into Werepigs and will attack walls, eventually destroying them. Placing a food item nearby will distract the Werepigs, however, and keep the walls safe. Another way of keeping the walls safe is to simply go somewhere else during a full moon.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Pig Torches were added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Pig Torches resemble (and are likely inspired by) totem poles, which are trees that have been carved with figures and designs, meant to represent important events, legends, or families.
  • If third-party software is used to spawn a Pig Torch, it will not immediately spawn with its corresponding Guardian Pig, unlike Pig Houses.
  • When hammered, Pig Torches drop Manure, suggesting that the Guardian Pigs mostly refuel it with their own Manure. (However the player is unable to light the torch using dropped Manure.)
  • Maxwell's quote for inspecting the Pig Torch ("Great, now they have fire.") suggests that the Pigs developed skills (such as building houses, farming, and creating fire) and thus either didn't start off with any survival skills prior to the events of Don't Starve, or Maxwell simply did not know of their advancements beforehand.
    • However, Pig Houses have electrical lighting as heard by the clicking when the player moves close to the house. It's a complete mystery as to how or why the Pigs have that kind of technology.

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