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Ham Bat
Inventory slot background Ham Bat
Crafting Pig Skin ×1 Twigs ×2 Meat ×2
Tab Icon Fight
Tier Alchemy Engine
Rot
10 Days
Damage 59.5
Perk Infinite uses while fresh.
Stacks up to Does not stack
DebugSpawn "hambat"
Is still good.

Wolfgang

The Ham Bat is a melee weapon which deals 59.5 damage. It also spoils after 10 days and has unlimited uses during this period. Despite being made out of meat, it cannot be eaten by the player or other mobs, can't be put into an Ice Box and will not anger a Bunnyman when in the player's possession. It can, though, be put in Snow Chester to last twice as long.

The Ham Bat requires 1 Pig Skin, 2 Twigs, and 2 Meat to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype.

Reign of Giants iconReign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Ham Bat's damage will now decrease as the weapon spoils. The highest damage is 59.5 when fresh, and the damage decreases by about 2.95 per day until it reaches its lowest damage of 30, before turning into Rot. It becomes weaker than a Tentacle Spike after 3 days, and on the 9th day, it's about as powerful as a Spear.

The Ham Bat can also be put in an Insulated Pack, Snow Chester or Ice Box to make it last longer.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Having four spare Monster Meat, feeding them to a Pig (resulting in it turning into a Werepig) and then slaying the Werepig can result in the player receiving all of the necessary ingredients needed for crafting, excluding the Twigs. One alternative is to feed meat to a single Pig and select a neutral Pig as an attack target; this will cause surrounding neutral Pigs to become aggressive towards the player's Pig follower and kill it, causing it to drop resources. Being fast in getting the Pig Skin and Meat is vital due to the Pigs tending to eat the ingredients as soon as they drop from the mob.
  • The unlimited uses make it ideal for dealing damage to mobs and entities that don't fight back, like Spider Dens and Snurtles.
  • Because the durability lasts longer in Winter, it's more useful to craft in Winter
  • The Ham Bat can be crafted from spoiled meat and will be fully fresh when crafted, this can be handy if you know you will have to use a fully fresh Ham Bat soon but not at the moment, it can be crafted right before the fight.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Ham Bat was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • The Ham Bat makes an appearance as the Ham Shank in the popular online first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 to promote Don't Starve shortly before its release.(along with the Wilson weave) It was awarded in Genuine quality to those who pre-purchased Don't Starve before April 23, 2013.
  • The Ham Bat was the first renewable melee-weapon in the game.
  • Before the first "Bugfix/Performance" update, the Ham Bat used to be an edible Monster Food item and had 100 uses.
  • A Ham Bat can be used as a Steam chat emoticon.
  • On the Reign Of Giants promotion picture for Winter, Wilson is seen cooking a piece of meat that resembles the Ham Bat.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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Craftable Items
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Nautical Shipwrecked icon SurfboardLog RaftRaftRow BoatCargo BoatArmoured BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailSnakeskin SailFeather Lite SailBoat TorchBoat LanternBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife Jacket
Survival Bird TrapTrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Silly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatchPackPalm Leaf Hut Shipwrecked icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon) (Mussel Stick Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Ice Maker 3000 Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Tail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitPoison DartCoconadeSpeargunPoison SpeargunCutlass SupremeObsidian SpearObsidian ArmourObsidian CoconadeObsidian Speargun Shipwrecked icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Directional SignMoon Rock WallScaled Flooring Don't Starve Together icon) (Limestone WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon Den Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Thick Fur Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty Bottle Shipwrecked icon)
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(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (Piratihatitator Shipwrecked icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Brain of ThoughtSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketBlubber SuitWindbreakerGas MaskSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon)


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