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Pile o' Balloons

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Pile o' Balloons
Pile o' Balloons.png
Make Balloons
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Pile o' Balloons
Pile o' Balloons.png
"If only there was an easier way."
Water Balloon.png × 4 (Wes Portrait.png)
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Science Machine.png
3 Days
Make Balloons (cap at 100)
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Wilson Portrait.png
It looks like clown currency.


Willow Portrait.png
I could fill them with flammable gas.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Wolfgang will make balloon muscles.


Wendy Portrait.png
These look as deflated as I feel...


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Wickerbottom Portrait.png
These seem frivolous.


Woodie Portrait.png
Are those balloons?


Waxwell Portrait.png
Those look much too jovial for my liking.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Such cölörs! I cöuld sing!


Webber Portrait.png
Is there going to be a party?!


Pile o' Balloons is a character-specific object belonging to Wes, placed in his inventory at the beginning of the game. It allows Wes to blow up balloons, at a cost of 5 Sanity each.

Balloons spawn in a variety of colors and shapes, and they can be pushed around. Balloons have a small chance of distracting mobs (who will attack the balloons instead of the player). They will pop if attacked, or if a nearby balloon pops, setting off a chain reaction. Popping a balloon causes 5 damage. Like all Character-Specific Items, this item shows on the map when dropped.

Reign of Giants icon.png Reign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Wes can give his Pile o' Balloons to a Catcoon in order to befriend it. If the Catcoon dies, he will be able to get it back.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together

In Don't Starve Together, Wes can craft Pile o' Balloons using 4 Water Balloons. The number of active balloons is capped to 100, and balloons last only 3 days.

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  • Balloons only pop when triggered and won't go away otherwise. This makes them a useful bait to place in the center of a trap field for Hounds or other hostiles.
  • Due to the 5 points of sanity drained with each balloon, using this item is a reliable way to go insane if the player wishes to farm Nightmare Fuel.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Wes got his Pile o' Balloons with the Strange New Powers update.
  • Wes can pop his balloons, but he will be damaged by them. It takes 23 balloons to kill him from full health.

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