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Nitre
Inventory slot background Nitre
Dropped by Boulder (Pickaxe, PickSlashAxe), Earthquake 20%, Burrow(Shovel) 20%, Magma Pile(Shovel)
Stacks up to 40
DebugSpawn "nitre"
Is rock, but different.

Wolfgang

Nitre is a mineral resource obtained by mining smooth Boulders, which will drop at least one (along with other minerals) upon being mined. It also occasionally falls during underground Earthquakes. It is used to craft Gunpowder.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, it can be used to make Endothermic Fires and the Morning Star. Endothermic Fires can also be refueled with Nitre. Nitre can also be obtained by digging up a Moleworm's Burrow.

Shipwrecked icon Shipwrecked Edit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Nitre can also be obtained by digging a Magma Pile. Gold flecked Magma Piles will drop Gold Nuggets instead of Nitre. Unlike Boulders, magma piles do not have a preset number of Nitre to drop, instead each item dropped has an independent chance to be Nitre. Therefore, there is a small chance get no Nitre, and a very small chance to get 9 Nitre from a Magma Pile.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundRotten EggInventory slot background CharcoalInventory slot backgroundNitreAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundGunpowder
Inventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassInventory slot background Cut GrassScience MachineInventory slot backgroundEndothermic FireReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot background Cut Stone

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Inventory slot backgroundElectrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundElectrical DoodadAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundEndothermic Fire PitReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundVolt Goat HornInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundNitreInventory slot backgroundNitreAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundMorning StarReign of Giants icon
Inventory slot backgroundRot

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Inventory slot background NitreInventory slot background NitreInventory slot backgroundStingerAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBooster ShotDon't Starve Together icon

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Nitre was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Nitre was changed to be dropped by the small, smooth boulder in The End of the Beginning update.
  • Nitre, a.k.a. Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate, KNO₃), is a common ingredient in creating gunpowder in the real world. It is also an ingredient in fertilizer, although it cannot be used as fertilizer in game.
Resources
Pickable without tools Cut GrassTwigsCut ReedsPetals • (SeashellDubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Axe LogLiving LogCharcoal • (Palm Leaf Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Pickaxe StoneFlintGoldNitreGems • (CharcoalCoral Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Shovel (StoneFlintGoldNitreGemsSand Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Machete Shipwrecked icon VineBamboo
Obtained by trading GoldGems • (Dubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained by other methods (Obsidian Shipwrecked icon)

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