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Nightmare Fuel
Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel
Crafting Dark Petals ×4
Tab Icon Refine
Tier Prestihatitator
Perk An evil residue used by the foolish and the 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 Only on Full Moons


Grave32(Shovel), Ornate Chest
Stacks up to 40
DebugSpawn "nightmarefuel"

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All of my fears in liquid form.

–Woodie

Nightmare Fuel is a Refined Item crafted with 4 Dark Petals. A Prestihatitator is required to unlock the recipe. It is also dropped by BeardlingsCrawling Horrors, Terrorbeaks, damaged Clockwork Monsters, and Splumonkeys. It can also be acquired when a Touch Stone breaks and by mining Ancient Statues. It has a slim chance to be dug up from Graves, 25% chance to be found in Ornate Chests, and 75% chance to be found in Large Ornate Chests.

In addition to being able to fuel Night Lights, Nightmare Fuel is used to craft several Magic items. Nightmare Fuel is also use to fuel the Codex Umbra, transform Chester into Shadow Chester, make Shadow Puppets, and make the Night Armour and Dark Sword.

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 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.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot background Living LogShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundDark Sword
Inventory slot backgroundThulecite

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Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Crown
Inventory slot backgroundThulecite

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Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Suit
Inventory slot backgroundTwigsInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot backgroundGearsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundDivining Rod
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background SpearInventory slot backgroundRed GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundFire Staff
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundSleepytime StoriesWickerbottom portrait
Inventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Medallion
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundNight Light
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot background PapyrusInventory slot background PapyrusInventory slot background PapyrusShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNight Armour
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget

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Inventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundNightmare Amulet
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 backgroundSlurper Pelt

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Inventory slot background RopeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundBelt of Hunger
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot backgroundPig SkinInventory slot backgroundPig SkinPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundOne-man Band
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundPurple GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundShadow Manipulator
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundPurple GemInventory slot backgroundPurple GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundTelelocator Staff
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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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

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Inventory slot background Living LogInventory slot background Living LogInventory slot backgroundGreen GemInventory slot backgroundGreen GemBroken Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundDeconstruction Staff
Inventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot backgroundLiving LogInventory slot background Thulecite

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Inventory slot backgroundNightmare Fuel

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Ancient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundThulecite Club
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 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 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

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • When dropped on the ground, Nightmare Fuel appears as pulsing goo.
  • 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.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

Items dropped by Mobs
Loot AshAzure 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 ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGold NuggetGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
Craftable Items
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern (Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon)
Survival Bird TrapTrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod (Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon)
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
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius

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