Night Armor/DST

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Keeps the flesh body safe! The mind's another story.


This armor blocks damage, but has a nasty habit of driving its wearer insane.

-Scrapbook Description

The Night Armor is a wearable Magic Armor, often paired up with a Dark Sword. It requires 5 Nightmare Fuel and 3 Papyrus to craft and a Shadow Manipulator to prototype. It is one of Maxwell's starting items in the single player game.

It has 750 durability and absorbs 95% of physical damage. The Night Armor drains Sanity by 10/min while worn and decreases Sanity by 10% of total damage taken (not only absorbed by the armor).

Example: If a player wearing Night Armor is hit by a Spider Queen (80 Health Meter.png), then

  • 80 × 0.95 = 76 damage is taken by Night Armor.
  • 80 − 76 = 4 damage is taken by the player's Health Meter.png.
  • The player's Sanity Meter.png will be decreased by 80 × 0.1 = 8.

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  • The Woven - Elegant Corrupted Cloak skin was introduced during the official Year of the Carrat event in 2020.

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  • It is useful to also equip a head-slot item which can boost sanity, such as the Tam o' Shanter, helping to offset the sanity drain while still having very high physical protection.
  • The Night Armor is especially useful on Wanda in her old form, nullifying the sanity drain, and allowing her to benefit from the bonus damage on shadow weapons, while staying more safe.
  • In Don't Starve Together, as of the Encore update, the Night Armor (along with the Dark Sword) do not apply a sanity drain on Maxwell. Considering his frailty and the ease of which he is able to farm Nightmare Fuel, the Night Armor is a good option for protecting him.

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  • The Night Armor was added in the Insanity! update.
  • When paired with the Shelmet or the Thulecite Crown, the player is able to absorb 99.5% of incoming damage (doesn't apply to Don't Starve Together icon.png), enough to survive a Gunpowder explosion, losing 1 Health Meter.png and 20 Sanity Meter.png.
  • Wickerbottom states the armor transfers the damage into another dimension.
  • The Night Armor makes a "warping" noise when the player moves while wearing it.

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