Howling Conch

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With a song that moves atmospheric pressures.


The Howling Conch is a craftable Item introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC. It is found in the Volcanic Tab and requires 4 Obsidian, 1 Purple Gem and 1 Magic Seal to craft. Like all items in the Volcanic Tab, it cannot be prototyped and the player must be near an Obsidian Workbench or wearing a Brain of Thought to craft it.

Using the Howling Conch will start Strong Winds lasting for about half a Day. When taken to a base game world or Reign of Giants world with the Seaworthy or Skyworthy, the conch will create Rain instead of Strong Winds lasting for about half a Day. This allows for a Reign of Giants world in Summer to not trigger smoldering as long as the Rain stays.

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  • The Sail Stick can be equipped after blowing the Howling Conch for half a day of boosted sailing speed, but a Walking Cane still provides a greater speed boost when sailing with the wind.
  • Using the Howling Conch while its effects are still active may initiate a hurricane outside of Hurricane Season with the associated rain and lightning. This is useful for WX-78 players in need of Overchage or Walani players who want more waves to ride during Dry Season.

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  • The light of day will become dimmer when using the Howling Conch in a Don't Starve or Reign of Giants due to the Rain.
  • Sometimes when trying to create Rain, the Howling Conch will not work until the light of day (not exactly when it becomes the afternoon) becomes dimmer.

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