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Brain of Thought
Brain of Thought.png
"Well aren't you clever?"
Brainy Matter.png × 1Jellyfish.png × 1Rope.png × 2
Icon Dress.png
Alchemy Engine.png
4 uses
Allows building things without having them prototyped first
Allows crafting of Volcanic Tab items
Stacks up to
Does not stack
Wilson Portrait.png
Two brains means double the ideas!


Willow Portrait.png
I feel smarter, but also grosser...


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Agh! Is making Wolfgang think!


Wendy Portrait.png
Does this make my brain look big?


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Bright ideas shape the future!


Woodie Portrait.png
I feel like a keener when I put it on.


Waxwell Portrait.png
I feel inspired.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
My brain has the might öf my swörd!


Webber Portrait.png
It feels smart and squishy on our head.


Walani Portrait.png
It's, like, blowing my mind!


Warly Portrait.png
I can feel inspiration seeping into me! Wait, that's brain juice.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
A jelly ta rest upon me dainty head.


Brain of Thought is a craftable item from the Shipwrecked DLC. It requires an Alchemy Engine to prototype, and 1 Brainy Matter, 1 Jellyfish, and 2 Ropes to craft. It is used to access hidden recipes that have not been prototyped, including Volcanic Tab items, which cannot be prototyped and otherwise require being near an Obsidian Workbench to craft. A Brain of Thought can be used to craft 4 items, after which it will disappear. Brain of Thought will lose one use upon crafting any recipe while it is equipped, even if the recipe was previously unlocked. Crafting a recipe with a Brain of Thought will not unlock it.

Prototype.png Tips

  • It could help replace the science or magic stations during Monsoon Season if they become flooded and non-functional.
  • It currently only allows access to Ancient Tab recipes when brought into the base game or a Reign of Giants world using Seaworthy.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The name may be a pun on the common saying, "I lost my train of thought."
  • Its design slightly resembles the metroids from the Metroid games.

Blueprint.png Gallery