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Ham Bat
Ham Bat.png
"It takes food to make food."
Pig Skin.png × 1Twigs.png × 2Meat.png × 2
Icon Fight.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Perish time
10 Days
Infinite uses while fresh.
Stacks up to
Does not stack
Wilson Portrait.png
This seems unsanitary.


Willow Portrait.png
Pleased to meat you!


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is still good.


Wendy Portrait.png
Death begets death.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
I'm not sure this was the most efficient use of resources.


Woodie Portrait.png
What a waste of good ham.


Waxwell Portrait.png
An undignified weapon for a less refined time.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
A weapön fit för the great dining halls!


Webber Portrait.png
An interesting way to use food.


Walani Portrait.png
I can fight food with food.


Warly Portrait.png
Mmm, ham popsicle!


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Made wit' metal from th'finest meat mines.


The Ham Bat is a melee weapon which deals 59.5 damage. It also spoils after 10 days and has unlimited uses during this period. Despite being made out of meat, it cannot be eaten by the player or other mobs and will not anger a Bunnyman when in the player's possession.

The Ham Bat requires 1 Pig Skin, 2 Twigs, and 2 Meat to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype.

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content

In the Reign of Giants DLC and the Shipwrecked DLC, the Ham Bat's damage will now decrease as the weapon spoils. The highest damage is 59.5 when fresh, and the damage decreases by about 0.37 per minute until it reaches its lowest damage of 29.75, just before turning into Rot. It becomes weaker than a Tentacle Spike after 3 days, it becomes weaker than a Battle Spear after 5.75 days, and on the 9th day, it's about as powerful as a Spear.

The Ham Bat can also be put into an Ice Box, Insulated Pack, Sea Sack, Chef Pouch or Snow Chester to make it last longer.

Prototype.png Tips

  • Having four spare Monster Meat, feeding them to a Pig (resulting in it turning into a Werepig) and then slaying the Werepig can result in the player receiving all of the necessary ingredients needed for crafting, excluding the Twigs. One alternative is to feed meat to a single Pig and select a neutral Pig as an attack target; this will cause surrounding neutral Pigs to become aggressive towards the player's Pig follower and kill it, causing it to drop resources. Being fast in getting the Pig Skin and Meat is vital due to the Pigs tending to eat the ingredients as soon as they drop from the mob.
  • The unlimited uses make it ideal for dealing damage to mobs and entities that don't fight back, like Spider Dens and Snurtles.
  • Because the durability lasts longer in Winter, it's more useful to craft in Winter.
  • The Ham Bat can be crafted from spoiled meat and will be fully fresh when crafted. This makes it handy to be crafted right before a fight.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Ham Bat was added in the A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • The Ham Bat makes an appearance as the Ham Shank in the popular online first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 to promote Don't Starve shortly before its release (along with the Wilson weave). It was awarded in Genuine quality to those who pre-purchased Don't Starve before April 23, 2013.
  • The Ham Bat was the second renewable melee-weapon in the game, after the Dark Sword.
  • Before the first "Bugfix/Performance" update, the Ham Bat used to be an edible Monster Food item and had 100 uses, in addition to spoiling over time.
  • A Ham Bat can be used as a Steam chat emoticon.
  • On the Reign Of Giants promotion picture for Winter, Wilson is seen cooking a piece of meat that resembles the Ham Bat.

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