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Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod Build
Crafting Gold Nugget ×3 Cut Stone ×1
Tab Icon Science
Tier Science Machine
Tool Required Hammer Green Staff
Renewable? Yes
DebugSpawn "lightning_rod"

Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod Build
Crafting Gold Nugget ×4 Cut Stone ×1
Tab Icon Science
Tier Science Machine
Tool Required Hammer Green Staff
Renewable? Yes
DebugSpawn "lightning_rod"

Now I can harness the heavens!

–Wilson

The Lightning Rod is a Science structure that attracts Lightning strikes. It requires 3 Gold Nuggets and 1 Cut Stone to craft and a Science Machine to prototype.

When placed, the Lightning Rod diverts Lightning from striking and igniting nearby flammable objects such as Berry Bushes, Saplings, Grass Tufts, and Trees. It will provide protection from strikes for about two screens of surrounding area or 40 units of distance. (See the Console/Commands page for instructions on measuring distance; distance can be measured with a Pitchfork's 4x4 dig area).

The Lightning Rod also provides a small radius of light (but not heat) after absorbing a Lightning bolt, which is just bright enough to prevent Charlie from attacking. The light lasts for a few Days and will go dark as soon as morning comes.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of Giants Edit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the cost to craft a Lightning Rod is increased to 4 Gold Nuggets.

If a Lightning Rod and Volt Goat are in close vicinity, they both have an equal chance of being struck by Lightning.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Lightning Rod was added in the Doorway To Adventure update.
  • Some characters comment as if they can harness the power of the Lightning Rod, which may suggest future plans for the charged Lightning Rod.
  • A charged Lightning Rod will make electrical sounds and animations for cosmetic effect.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

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Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern (Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon)
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Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box (Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod (Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap (Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern (Scaled Chest Reign of Giants icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmourDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger (Old Bell Reign of Giants 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)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
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