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Silk

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Silk
Silk.png
See below
Stacks up to
40
"silk"
Wilson Portrait.png
It comes from a spider's butt.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
Mmmmmm. Smooth.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is too fancy.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
So slippery and fine.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
SPIDER INNARDS

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Protein fibre extruded from an arachnid.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Spiders give me the willies.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
Despite its origin, it could make some fine garments.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Useful för binding, and för remembering victöries past.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
It's so smooth!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
Spider gunk...

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Is that sanitary?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Used in th'finest pirate shirts!

Woodlegs

Winona Portrait.png
Unprocessed silk, fresh from the spider!

Winona

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Silk is a resource mainly obtained from Spiders. It can be used to make many useful items like the sanity restoring Top Hat, the Boomerang, the Winter Hat, for moderate protection from cold Winters, the Fishing Rod and Bird Traps.

Reign of Giants icon.png Reign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, harvesting a Tumbleweed can grant Silk. Webber also grows a beard that can be shaved to gain Silk.

Icon Tools.png Usage

Inventory slot background.pngSilk.png

×6

Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngTop Hat.png
Inventory slot background.pngKoalefant Trunk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.png

×8

Alchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngBreezy Vest.png
Inventory slot background.pngSilk.png

×8

Inventory slot background.png Rope.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngBeekeeper Hat.png
Inventory slot background.pngBeefalo Wool.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Silk.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngWinter Hat.png
Inventory slot background.pngHound's Tooth.png

×8

Inventory slot background.png Silk.png

×6

Alchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngDapper Vest.png
Inventory slot background.pngBoards.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.pngCharcoal.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngBoomerang.png
Inventory slot background.pngTwigs.pngInventory slot background.pngTwigs.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngScience Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngFishing Rod.png
Inventory slot background.pngTwigs.pngInventory slot background.pngTwigs.pngInventory slot background.pngTwigs.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.png

×4

Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngBird Trap.png
Inventory slot background.pngWinter Koalefant Trunk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.png

×8

Inventory slot background.pngBeefalo Wool.pngInventory slot background.pngBeefalo Wool.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngPuffy Vest.png
Inventory slot background.pngLog.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.png

×8

Inventory slot background.pngHound's Tooth.pngInventory slot background.pngHound's Tooth.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngSewing Kit.png
Inventory slot background.pngTwigs.png

×6

Inventory slot background.png Pig Skin.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngScience Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngUmbrella.png
Inventory slot background.pngTwigs.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.pngRope.pngScience Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngBug Net.png
Inventory slot background.pngTwigs.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Rope.pngInventory slot background.png Rope.pngInventory slot background.png Rope.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.png

×6

Alchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngTent.png
Inventory slot background.pngPig Skin.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Silk.png

×6

Inventory slot background.pngRope.pngInventory slot background.pngRope.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngPiggyback.png
Inventory slot background.pngSilk.png

×12

Inventory slot background.png Spider Gland.png

×6

Inventory slot background.pngPapyrus.png

×6

Interface arrow right.pngInventory slot background.pngSpider Eggs.pngReign of Giants icon.pngWebber Portrait.png
Inventory slot background.pngCat Tail.png

×4

Inventory slot background.png Silk.png

×4

Alchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngCat Cap.pngReign of Giants icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.png Boards.png

×4

Inventory slot background.pngRope.pngInventory slot background.pngRope.pngInventory slot background.pngRope.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngSiesta Lean-to.pngReign of Giants icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngPapyrus.pngInventory slot background.pngPapyrus.pngInventory slot background.pngPapyrus.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.pngCactus Flower.png

×5

Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngFloral Shirt.pngReign of Giants icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngPapyrus.pngInventory slot background.pngPapyrus.pngInventory slot background.pngPapyrus.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.png Silk.pngInventory slot background.pngPetals.png

×5

Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngFloral Shirt.pngShipwrecked icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngBone Shards.pngInventory slot background.pngBone Shards.pngInventory slot background.png Rope.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngScience Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngPirate Hat.pngShipwrecked icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.png Rope.pngInventory slot background.png Rope.pngInventory slot background.pngCoconut.png

×4

Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngFish Farm.pngShipwrecked icon.png
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.pngBeard Hair.pngInventory slot background.pngBeard Hair.pngInventory slot background.png Beefalo Wool.pngInventory slot background.png Beefalo Wool.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInterface arrow right.pngInventory slot background.pngBernie.pngDon't Starve Together icon.pngWillow Portrait.png
Inventory slot background.pngSilk.pngInventory slot background.png Cut Grass.pngInventory slot background.png Cut Grass.pngInventory slot background.png Cut Grass.pngInterface arrow right.pngInventory slot background.pngTrusty Tape.pngDon't Starve Together icon.pngWinona Portrait.png

Gathering

Silk is generally found after killing different types of Spiders. It has an approximate drop chance of 25% per kill. Silk is also dropped in bulk from the destruction of Spider Dens. A large Den yields 6 units of silk, a medium Den 4 units, and a small Den 2. Spider Dens will not drop any Silk if burned; it all turns to Ashes, although silk already on the ground will not light up. Spider Queens drop 4 Silk (along with a Spiderhat) when killed.

Drop information
Source Amount Chance
Spider.pngSpider Warrior.pngCave Spider.pngSpitter.pngDangling Depth Dweller.png 1 25%
Spider Den.png 2 / 4 / 6 100%
Spider Queen.png 4 100%
Silky Beard.png Webber Portrait.pngReign of Giants icon.png 1 / 3 / 6 100%
Catcoon.png (Befriended) Reign of Giants icon.png 1 N/A
Tumbleweed.png Reign of Giants icon.png 1 1%

Spilagmite.png

1 25%
Relic Chair.png 1 1%

Farming

Silk farming using Pigs.

Spiders on their own are not dangerous because consecutive hits on a Spider stun-locks them, causing them to become unable to strike back. Spiders in groups should be dealt with using proper fighting equipment (Log Suit and Spear obtainable early in game), or use Traps, unless you are experienced.

Silk can be easily farmed using a Trap. Spiders and Warrior Spiders will not make any attempt to avoid traps or obstacles, so the player can safely lure them to follow and lead them straight into the trap. The spider will be instantly killed and will drop its loot once the player picks up the trap.

A good strategy is to locate and destroy a tier 3 Spider Den to obtain a Spider Egg (using fire will burn the Eggs too). The Spider Egg will allow the player to place a tier 1 Spider Den down anywhere they choose. Placing one near the player's base will allow them to have easy access to a steady stream of spawning Spiders. A Spider Den can also be placed near a large Pig village so that spawning Spiders are killed by the Pigs, dropping their Silk on ground. The Den itself is ignored by the Pigs.

Unless the player wants a Spider Hat, Spider Dens should be destroyed soon after they reach tier 3 because, after 12.5 days at tier 3, they have a chance of turning into a Spider Queen. A tier 3 den will always drop a Spider Egg (as well as 6 Silk), enabling a new tier 1 nest to be placed without having to deal with the Queen.