Lunar Island

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Something about this place has made the creature go quite wrong.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Moonrock Pengull.

The Lunar Island is a unique area exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them. It is a remote island originating from a chunk of the Moon (or more precisely, the Alter) located far out into the Ocean and accessible only by Boat, Woodie's Weregoose form, or rarely, the Telelocator Staff's random teleport. The Lunar Island's landing has increased the sea level of the Ocean near The Constant's mainland in Don't Starve Together, making it sailable.

As soon as the player steps onto the island, a special effect will apply that replaces the player's Sanity with an Enlightenment meter. The Enlightenment meter rises at the same rate as Sanity decreases outside the island.

The Lunar Island consists of five different Biomes:

Gestalts can be found commonly on the island. When a Hound is killed on the Lunar Island, it has a chance to become a Horror Hound. Aggressive Moonrock Pengulls will spawn on the island during the Winter, like normal Pengulls do on the mainland.

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  • To find the Lunar Island, look for several explored biomes forming a large bay or 'C' shape together around open water. The location of Lunar Island tries to turn that 'C' into an 'O'.
  • There are no Sea Stacks or deep water on the shortest routes between the main island and the Lunar Island.
  • Woodie's Weregoose form is a great option for finding the Lunar Island so long as you don't transform back to Woodie over water (exploring on day 11 gives you much more time as a goose due to the full moon).
  • When playing as Wortox, planting Flowers at the Lunar Island, and then farming the resulting Butterflies for their drops is a good way to keep Wortox fed and lower Enlightenment while on the island.
  • Utilizing the Lunar Baths, the Lunar Island is a good place to set up camp in Winter, as the nights are long, which can keep Enlightenment low, and the Hot Springs can provide players with both heat to combat freezing and light if Bath Bombed, just be aware of the Moon Cycle when the Springs are Bath Bombed otherwise they shall lose their sources of heat and light to the Springs turning to glass during the full moon.
  • Wolfgang can do quite well on the Lunar Island due to his faster sanity drain. In comparison, Maxwell will struggle due to his constant sanity regeneration. Walter is able to keep his sanity/enlightenment at a fixed level should he stay at almost full health during his explorations.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Lunar Island was introduced in the Turn of Tides update.
  • The Lunar Island is a piece of The Constant's moon that broke off and fell into the Ocean. This event is shown in the release trailer for Turn Of Tides.
  • Rarely, the Lunar Island will spawn so close to the land that Wortox's normal soul hop will be able to reach it.

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