Life Giving Amulet

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I wonder who used to own this.


The Life Giving Amulet is a craftable item found in the Magic tab. It requires 3 Gold Nuggets, 2 Nightmare Fuel, and 1 Red Gem to craft and a Prestihatitator to prototype. It can also be found when a Grave is dug up, it can randomly drop from a Slot Machine or be dropped by a Ancient Pseudoscience Station when it is damaged with a Hammer, Gunpowder etc.

If the player dies while having a Life Giving Amulet equipped in the torso slot, they will be resurrected at the beginning of the next day, with an immediate time skip through the night. After resurrection, nearby mobs are put to sleep and the amulet is destroyed.

Resurrection Effects:

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  • HungerMeter.png is set to 2/3 of maximum
  • SanityMeter.png is set to 1/2 of maximum
  • Empty inventory (items can be found at place of death)

When hurt, the Life Giving Amulet will recover 5 Health Meter.png at the cost of 5 Hunger Meter.png every 30 seconds when it is worn until fully healed. This reduces the durability of the item by 5% every time the trade-off happens, so it is possible for the amulet to break without reviving the player. Equipped amulets also restore +2 Sanity Meter.png per minute with no effect on durability.

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In the Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC, Life Giving Amulets also function as a Life Jacket and save the player from drowning in the Ocean when their boat sinks.

In Don't Starve: Hamlet, Life Giving Amulets can be bought for 50 Oincs at The Flying Pig Arcane Shop in the Pig City.

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  • All bosses and some enemies, such as the Ancient Guardian and Clockwork Bishops, are immune to the sleep effect, so the player may get attacked and die again. It is better to flee from these fights when the player is not in a favorable position.
  • Should the player die, resurrection will occur regardless of how much durability is left, as long as it's above zero. So there is no reason to not use the Amulet to heal wounds until it reaches 5% durability.
  • This item is especially useful when playing as Maxwell. Because of his low maximum Health, Meat Effigies are not recommended, leaving only the Amulet as a way of resurrecting the player when Touch Stones are not available. The amulet also is useful for healing after using the Codex Umbra.
  • In Don't Starve Together it is not a good idea to store Life Giving Amulets in a Backpack because they cannot be used to resurrect unless they're laying on the ground.

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  • The Life Giving Amulet was added in The Birds and the Bees & Dogs That Want to Kill You update.
  • The Life Giving Amulet used to be called just "Amulet" before other amulets, such as the Nightmare Amulet, were added. It lost its old texture when it became the Life Giving Amulet, which was similar to the one used for the now defunct Gemology crafting tab.
    • Before the Strange New Powers update, these amulets could be stacked.  As a result of this change, any stacks of amulets previously stored in chests were turned into just one amulet.
    • Before the Strange New Powers update, they required twice the amount of materials to craft.
  • In Don't Starve Together, Klaus uses the older version of the Life Giving Amulet to revive himself.
  • The Life Giving Amulet shares the same in-game model with the Construction Amulet, but its gem is red instead of green.
  • Ironically, though this amulet resurrects the dead, it can still be found in graves.
  • This item could be a reference to the Amulet of Life Saving from NetHack.

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