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Fire Staff
Fire Staff.png
"Harness the power of combustion!"
Nightmare Fuel.png × 2Spear.png × 1Red Gem.png × 1
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Shadow Manipulator.png
20 uses
Ignites mobs and flammable objects.
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Ancient Pseudoscience Station.png (Hammer.png)

Stacks up to
Does not stack


Wilson Portrait.png
I don't want to set the world on fire.


Willow Portrait.png
This is my absolute favorite toy.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is staff for make fire. Careful, Wolfgang.


Wendy Portrait.png
I could set the world on fire!


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Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Some kind of fire-throwing contraption.


Woodie Portrait.png
I don't trust this magic business.


Waxwell Portrait.png
A basic enchantment, but effective.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Wigfrid! Master öf fire!


Webber Portrait.png
We didn't start the fire.


Walani Portrait.png
It's a hot commodity.


Warly Portrait.png
Oven on a stick!


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Woodlegs learned not ta play wit' fire.


The Fire Staff is a Magic ranged weapon. It requires 2 Nightmare Fuel, 1 Spear, and 1 Red Gem to craft and a Shadow Manipulator to prototype.

The Fire Staff can set targets on fire from a distance, setting them aflame and making them take Fire damage, at the cost of 1Sanity.png per use. To get the full damage out of the Fire Staff, the character must wait until the fire goes out before attacking the target with the Staff again. Other than damaging objects and killing Mobs by fire, the Fire Staff can be used to set fire to objects like a Torch would, which drains its durability by 5%. The user cannot set them on fire from a distance.

A Fire Staff can also be found in Fire Staff trap or the Disused Beefalo Pen trap. Picking up the staff from the Fire Staff trap will cause it to rain, and it will wake the Red Hounds. An effective way of safely acquiring the staff is to attack one of the Hounds, then either fight it or kite it to the nearest neutral mob, such as a Pig or a herd of Beefalo. The others will not wake up if the player chooses to kill them one-by-one. It can also be found with normal set pieces.

Reign of Giants icon.pngReign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Fire Staff can now set objects on fire from a distance instead of requiring the player to move over to them to do so.

Don't Starve Together icon.pngDon't Starve Together

In Don't Starve Together, the Fire Staff can light the Fire Pit and Endothermic Fire Pit.

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Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Fire Staff was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • The Fire Staff used to drain 10 sanity instead of 1 per use.
  • The Fire Staff's counterpart is the Ice Staff, which is used to freeze mobs.
  • The Fire Staff was once a part of the removed Gemology tab.
  • In the Adventure Mode King of Winter stage, a crafting Blueprint can sometimes be found inside a Backpack, along with a Red Gem.

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