|“||Now I can harness the heavens!||”|
The Lightning Rod helps to divert lighting bolts from hitting and igniting flammable objects such as plantations of Berry Bushes, Saplings, Grass Tufts and Trees. It will provide protection from lightning strikes for about two screens of surrounding area, or 40 units of distance. (See the Console/Commands page for instructions on measuring distance, or 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 survive the night without Charlie attacking. The light lasts for a few Days and will go dark as soon as morning comes. The Charged Lightning Rod makes a charging sound and animation every once in a while for cosmetic effect.
Reign of GiantsEdit
In the Reign of Giants DLC, if a Lightning Rod and Volt Goat are in a close vicinity, they both have an equal chance of lightning striking them. The cost to craft a Lightning Rod is increased to four Gold Nuggets.
- This structure was added in the Doorway To Adventure update.
- Most characters seem to act like they can use the power of the Lightning Rod, which may suggest future plans for the charged Lightning Rod.