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Nightmare Fuel
Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel
Crafting Dark Petals ×4
Tab Icon Refine
Tier Prestihatitator
Perk Evil residue used by the foolish and crazy.
Dropped by Beardling(40%) Splumonkey(50%)
Damaged Knight, Damaged bishop, Damaged Clockwork,
Crawling Horror, Terrorbeak (×1.5)
Pig Head, Merm Head Hammer (Reign of Giants icon during Full Moons), Grave32(Shovel), Ornate Chest
Stacks up to 40
DebugSpawn "nightmarefuel"


Ahhh. Refreshing.

Maxwell

Nightmare Fuel is a Refined Magic Item in Don't Starve. It requires a Prestihatitator to prototype, and costs 4 Dark Petals to craft. It can also be obtained as a drop from various mobs and objects.

Mobs that drop Nightmare Fuel include:

Objects that drop Nightmare Fuel include:

Nightmare Fuel is used to craft Magic items. It is also used to fuel Night Lights and Maxwell's Codex Umbra (to summon Shadow Puppets). Chester can transform into Shadow Chester by placing Nightmare Fuel in each of his nine inventory slots on a Full Moon.

Gathering Edit

See also: Guides/Nightmare Fuel Farming

If 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 below 40%, 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, which can be found where the Things and Maxwell's Door are. This will eventually cause more Evil Flowers to spawn, and their petals can be crafted into Nightmare Fuel.

The most dangerous yet rewarding way is to venture into a Ruins or Cave and find a location with Nightmare Lights and Nightmare Fissures. When the Nightmare Cycle ends, all of the Shadow Creatures that spawned from the Lights and Fissures will die and drop Nightmare Fuel, this can yield probably the most Nightmare Fuel at one time.

Icon Tools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot backgroundGearsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundDivining Rod
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×7

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundPurple GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundShadow Manipulator
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundOne-man Band
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

×8

Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundNight Light
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundLife Giving Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundSleepytime StoriesWickerbottom portrait
Inventory slot backgroundPetals

×6

Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundAbigail's FlowerDon't Starve Together iconWendy portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×5

Inventory slot background PapyrusInventory slot background PapyrusInventory slot background PapyrusShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNight Armour
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×5

Inventory slot background Living LogShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundDark Sword
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

×6

Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNightmare Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background SpearInventory slot backgroundRed GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundFire Staff
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundTelelocator Staff
Inventory slot backgroundSlurper Pelt

×6

Inventory slot background RopeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundBelt of Hunger
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Medallion
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundYellow GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundMagiluminescence
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundGreen GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundConstruction Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundYellow GemInventory slot backgroundYellow GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundStar Caller's Staff
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundGreen GemInventory slot backgroundGreen GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundDeconstruction Staff
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundOrange GemAncient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThe Lazy Forager
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background Walking CaneInventory slot backgroundOrange GemInventory slot backgroundOrange GemAncient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThe Lazy Explorer
Inventory slot backgroundThulecite

×4

Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Crown
Inventory slot backgroundThulecite

×6

Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Suit
Inventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot background Thulecite

×4

Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

×4

Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Club
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background ObsidianInventory slot background ObsidianInventory slot backgroundMagic SealObsidian WorkbenchInventory slot backgroundSail StickShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundSea wortherInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

×4

Inventory slot backgroundLiving Log

×4

Shadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundSeaworthyOnly available in a Vanilla or Reign of Giants world linked with a Shipwrecked world.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • 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.
  • When dropped on the ground, Nightmare Fuel appears as pulsing goo.
  • Although Beardlings will drop this, Beardlords will not.
  • Maxwell, upon examining the Ancient Guardian, says "My my, the fuel has changed you." This implies that prolonged exposure to Nightmare Fuel can alter creatures in some significant way.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Items dropped by Mobs
Loot AshesAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmourSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherElectric MilkGlommer's GoopGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Fur TuftLavae EggPhlegmSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon) (BananaBlubberCoconutDubloonsEyeshotFish MorselHarpoonRaw FishTropical FishShark FinSnakeskinSnake OilVenom Gland Shipwrecked icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGold NuggetGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Moleworm Reign of Giants icon) (BioluminescenceCrabDogfishJellyfishParrotParrot PirateSeagullSwordfishToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Craftable Items
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
(SaddleWar Saddle Don't Starve Together icon) (Machete (Luxury MacheteObsidian Machete) • Obsidian Axe Shipwrecked icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (Willow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon) (ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire Pit Shipwrecked icon)
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)
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) (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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  • Chester Didn't Transform

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    • 70.114.128.53 wrote:How do you split the stacks to put one in each space? I lost my full moon trying to figure it out >.
    • TeoSS69 wrote: Are you sure you're on the latest version of the game? If 1 single Nightmare Fuel was placed in each slot (total of 9 NF) then...

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