|Perk||An evil residue used by the foolish and the crazy.|
|Dropped by||50%, 60%, (Large) 75%|
|Stacks up to||40|
|“||All of my fears in liquid form.||”|
Nightmare Fuel is a Refined Item crafted with 4 Dark Petals. A Prestihatitator is required to unlock the recipe. It is also dropped by Beardlings, Crawling Horrors, and Terrorbeaks, dropped when a Touch Stone breaks; drops from damaged Clockwork Monsters and Splumonkeys in the Ruins, and has a slim chance to be dug up from Graves. It can be used to make several Magic items.
When a character's Sanity decreases below 40% of their maximum (80 for most characters, 60 for Wes, and varies for WX-78 based on the upgrade level), all Rabbits change into Beardlings and can be killed to gather Nightmare Fuel (along with Monster Meat and Beard Hair). An easy way to do this is by trapping a large number of Rabbits and then lowering Sanity to 80, after which they can all be murdered all at once while in inventory. However, be careful as this is liable to trigger the Krampus by advancing the player's naughtiness level beyond the threshold.
Alternatively, Nightmare Fuel can be acquired by killing Crawling Horrors and Terrorbeaks. Crawling Horrors are easier to deal with than Terrorbeaks; the latter don't appear until Sanity is very very low, so it's possible to kill Crawling Horrors one at a time.
A safer and simpler way to get Nightmare Fuel is to capture Bees with a Bug Net and then release them at an Evil Flower patch. This will eventually cause more Evil Flowers to spawn, which can easily be crafted into Nightmare Fuel.
- The term "nightmare fuel" is a common phrase on the Internet used to describe works of fiction, or scenes therein, that are extremely likely to disturb and/or frighten the audience.
- Although beardlings will drop this, beardlords will not.
- For more detailed ways to farm this, go to Guides/ Nightmare Fuel Farming
- When dropped on the ground, it appears as pulsing goo.
|Items dropped by Mobs|
|Loot||Azure Feather • Batilisk Wing • Beard Hair • Beefalo Horn • Blow Dart • Blue Gem • Bunny Puff • Butter • Butterfly Wings • Charcoal • Crimson Feather • Deerclops Eyeball • Drumstick • Fleshy Bulb • Frog Legs • Gears • Guardian's Horn • Glow Berry • Honey • Hound's Tooth • Jet Feather • Krampus Sack • Living Log • Mandrake • Meat • Monster Meat • Morsel • Mosquito Sack • Nightmare Fuel • Ornate Chest • Pig Skin • Purple Gem • Red Gem • Silk • Slurtle Slime • Slurper Pelt • Spider Eggs • Spider Gland • Shelmet • Snurtle Shell Armor • Spiderhat • Stinger • Tam o' Shanter • Tentacle Spike • Tentacle Spots • Thulecite Fragments • Walrus Tusk|
|Indirect||Bee • Beefalo Wool • Butterfly • Crow • Fireflies • Gold Nugget • Guano • Manure • Redbird • Seeds • Snowbird • Rabbit • Mosquito|