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The Lazy Explorer
The Lazy Explorer.png
"For those who don't like walking."
Nightmare Fuel.png × 2Walking Cane.png × 1Orange Gem.png × 2
Icon Ancient.png
Ancient Pseudoscience Station.png
-15 per use
20 Uses
Short range teleportation, 25% faster movement speed
Ornate Chest.png x1

Ancient Pseudoscience Station.png (Hammer.png)

Stacks up to
Does not stack
Wilson Portrait.png
This beats walking.


Willow Portrait.png
It gives me a headache.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Better to walk I think.


Wendy Portrait.png
Each time I use it I die and am reborn.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Handy over small distances.


Woodie Portrait.png
This will help me get around quickly.


Waxwell Portrait.png
Simple magic is often the best.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
The staff öf magic mövement.


Webber Portrait.png
Even with all our legs, a little teleportation is nice.


Walani Portrait.png
Ah, this staff was made for me!


Warly Portrait.png
When I hold it it makes the world feel... fast.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Magic peg legs!


The Lazy Explorer is a craftable Item found in the Ancient Tab. It requires 2 Nightmare Fuel, 1 Walking Cane, 2 Orange Gems, and the player must be near an Ancient Pseudoscience Station to craft it. It also can randomly drop from an Ancient Pseudoscience Station when the latter is damaged with a Hammer, Gunpowder etc. , and has a 25% chance to be found inside a Large Ornate Chest. Like all items from the Ancient Tab, Lazy Explorers cannot be prototyped and Characters always need to be near an Ancient Pseudoscience Station to craft it again.

When equipped in the hand slot, a prompt to "Telepoof" appears where the cursor is on the field, and right-clicking will almost immediately teleport the Character to that spot. The Lazy Explorer also increases movement speed by 25% while equipped, same as the Walking Cane. Telepoofing will not work on spots where the cursor is unavailable, such as the Ocean or in the dark. With each use, Characters will lose 15 SanityMeter.png and The Lazy Explorer will lose 5% of its Durability.

Since Orange Gems are not renewable, only a limited number of Lazy Explorers can be crafted.

Reign of Giants icon.pngReign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, players also have a small chance of finding Orange Gems inside Tumbleweeds, thus making Lazy Explorers renewable.

Prototype.png Tips

  • It's a good idea to equip a Construction Amulet when crafting The Lazy Explorer, and save on the rare Orange Gems.
  • Like all items that can be equipped in the hand slot, The Lazy Explorer can also be used as a weapon, but only if the player forces an attack. Attacking with it does 10 damage and as with the Walking Cane, doesn't cause it to lose durability.
  • It is advised not to have the staff equipped while planting, or performing any other activity that involves right-clicking. The default right-click option is to cast the telepoof spell, resulting in wasted durability if the mouse is clicked in an unacceptable spot.
  • One can stack the speed bonus with the Magiluminescence to have a total increase of 45% movement speed while both items are worn, which means that while on a Road, Characters will have a terrific 75% speed boost.
    • This can be faster with WX-78's "SYSTEM OVERLOAD" and Wolfgang's Mighty Form.
  • When teleporting across gaps, any followers you had at the moment (including Chester) will teleport off-screen near your location.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Before it was added to the game with The Stuff of Nightmares update, The Lazy Explorer's casting was the same as the other Ancient Staves.
  • Wendy's quote ('Each time I use it I die and am reborn') is related to the theory about teleportation that, if a human being were to teleport, their body's atoms would be deconstructed and replaced elsewhere, essentially killing and then recreating the person in question.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • When teleporting across gaps, it may cause the player to land off the map.
  • Occasionally if the player teleports too quickly, the sound effect of swinging will be played, however the rod will not swing, and the player will also not teleport. This can be fixed by walking a short distance.

Blueprint.png Gallery