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"Points the way north"
Gold Nugget.png × 1Papyrus.png × 1
Icon survival.png
Science Machine.png
Shows the direction the map is rotated
Stacks up to
Does not stack

"Points the way north."
Gold Nugget.png × 1Flint.png × 1
Icon survival.png
Science Machine.png
2.5 days
Shows the direction the map is rotated
shows the location of other players carrying a compass
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Wilson Portrait.png
Which way am I facing?

Wilson, DST

Willow Portrait.png
Can't get a reading.

Willow, DST

Wolfgang Portrait.png
All directions, but no directions.

Wolfgang, DST

Wendy Portrait.png
I am directionless.

Wendy, DST

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, DST

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
The coordinates remain unknown.

Wickerbottom, DST

Woodie Portrait.png
Points to True North.

Woodie, DST

Waxwell Portrait.png
I've lost my why.

Maxwell, DST

Wigfrid Portrait.png
A reading cannöt be gleaned.

Wigfrid, DST

Webber Portrait.png
No reading.

Webber, DST

The Compass is an item found in the Survival crafting tab, and requires a Science Machine to prototype, and 1 Gold Nugget and 1 Papyrus to craft.

Its function is to tell the orientation of the player when player is not using minimap. When examined, the player will state what direction they're facing (the camera is rotated with the E and Q buttons). The player will start out oriented Northeast.

This item is useless to Wes and Wilbur, since they cannot talk and thus cannot interact with the item.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together

In Don't Starve Together, the Compass is equipped in the hand slot and has a durability of 2.5 days. It is crafted using Flint instead of Papyrus. Additionally, a small compass icon opens up above the hand slot showing the player the direction they are facing. However, during full moons or while the player character is insane, the handle will spin instead of showing a consistent direction. Equipping a Compass will also reveal the location of other players that have a Compass equipped. This can be very helpful, especially when playing in Wilderness Mode. The compass is also used to craft the Ocuvigil and the Cartographer's Desk.

Icon Tools.png Usage

Inventory slot background.pngCompass.pngInventory slot background.png Boards.png


Science Machine.pngInventory slot background.pngCartographer's Desk.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png
Inventory slot background.pngCompass.pngInventory slot background.png Boards.pngInventory slot background.png Boards.pngInventory slot background.pngPurple Moonlens.pngPrestihatitator.pngInventory slot background.pngOcuvigil.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Compass was introduced in the It's not a rock! update.
  • The Golden Compass may be a reference to the American edition of the first book of the famous His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman, later made into a movie.

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