Bat Bat/DST

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Each attack drains 6.8 Health from living targets.

If the user is not at full health, it also drains 3.4 Sanity.

-Scrapbook Description

The Bat Bat is a Magical Melee Weapon in Don't Starve. It deals 42.5 damage per hit and has 75 uses. Each hit leeches 6.8 Health Meter.png from non-wall targets, but drains 3.4 Sanity Meter.png from the player if they are not at full health.

The Bat Bat requires a Shadow Manipulator to prototype and 3 Batilisk Wings, 2 Living Logs and 1 Purple Gem to craft.

Bat Bats may also be found in Ornate Chests, which appear in the Ruins.

In Don't Starve Together, the Bat Bat also requires 3 Batilisk Wings, 2 Living Logs and 1 Purple Gem to craft.

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In Don't Starve Together, Skins can be applied to certain items to change their appearance. Information on how to obtain specific skins can be found on the Belongings page.

  • The Woven - Elegant Bat Scythe skin was introduced during the official Hallowed Nights event in 2018.

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  • The Bat Bat's leeching ability makes it ideal for fighting dangerous enemies that cannot be easily outrun, like numerous Hounds or giants (especially Dragonfly), while wearing armor; there may be no opportunity to stop and use a healing item, but striking provides the much-needed quick healing.
  • The Bat Bat is immensely useful for Wormwood, since it allows him to easily regain the health he cannot receive from healing foods. He is also able to easily obtain the living logs needed.
  • Batilisk Wings needed for Bat Bats can be farmed by setting up Rabbit Hutches near an open Sinkhole. The Bunnymen will come out at night and quickly kill any spawning Batilisks. This will also generate Guano and Monster meat as a byproduct.
  • A quick way to regain health is to attack Chester, Packim Baggims, Ro Bin, or Hutch with a Bat Bat, since their health regenerates quickly.
  • Maxwell's Sanity boost will make up for the Sanity lost from each hit when using this weapon. The health bonus is also welcome, since he has low max health.
  • This weapon will heal a total of 510 HP while draining 255 Sanity in its lifetime. This is equal to 17 Honey Poultices, 25.5 Healing salves, or 12.75 Pierogi or Fishsticks. In the absence of Jellybeans, the Bat Bat offers potent healing unaffected by spoilage.
  • Because of its low damage output, frail durability and healing utility, it is inadvisable to use this item as any other weapon. Rather, it is better off as a "sidearm" that one can swap to after losing health. Furthermore, it will drain sanity even if the user's health is full.
  • Bat Bats spawned in the ruins can provide helpful healing, especially if the player is underprepared or has intentionally come early.
  • Despite Wanda's quote for the Bat Bat, fighting with it does not restore Age.

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  • The Bat Bat was introduced in the It's Not a Rock! update.
  • The Bat Bat was the second weaponized food item added to game, after the Ham Bat.

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