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I do believe it suits me!


The Pitchfork is a Tool used for digging up Turfs in Tile-sized chunks. It requires 2 Twigs and 2 Flint to craft and a Science Machine to prototype.

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Once the Pitchfork is equipped, a square outline will appear on the ground showing the patch that the cursor is hovering over, along with a prompt. Right-clicking will dig up the outlined terrain, leaving a barren patch in its place. Turf items can only be placed on this sort of barren terrain. 

The Pitchfork has 200 uses (800 for snazzy pitchfork), which means that each time it digs up a turf, it will lose 0.5% durability. It can also be used as a weapon which deals 17 damage but suffers higher durability loss per hit (4%). 

In Don't Starve, a Turf's instant availability and decent fuel value, coupled with the Pitchfork's high durability and speed, makes Turfs one of the easiest options for fueling Campfires and Fire Pits. Turfs are not renewable, however. In Don't Starve Together, Turfs have a significantly lower burn time (7.5s instead of 45s), making it a weak method for fueling, although it can be used in the same way as Pine Cones in that the player will likely have an excess of them for no other purpose than fuel.

Dug up Turf can be replaced with other kinds of Turfs (e.g. Wooden Flooring). This is useful for decoration or for preventing Lureplants and Eyeplants from spawning.

The digging animation for the Pitchfork can be cut short by moving after the player digs up anything. This speeds up the process of mass-clearing turf when holding spacebar.

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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.

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  • Shovels were previously used to dig up Turfs.
  • The Pitchfork was added in the Progress! update.
  • It previously cost 30 Science Points to craft and had a value of 1-10 Science Points depending on its durability.
  • The player is able to dig the special glowing turf found in the Ruins. However, it will not drop the turf as an item, preventing the player from collecting it.
  • Wortox's quote is a reference to demons often being depicted with pitchforks, as he is an imp.

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