Shadow Manipulator

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I have learnt unspeakable things.


The Shadow Manipulator is the tier 2 Magic station which unlocks all of the Magic Tab recipes. It requires a Prestihatitator to prototype and costs 3 Living Logs, 1 Purple Gem, and 7 Nightmare Fuel to craft. Prototyping an item using the Shadow Manipulator will increase Sanity by 15, like any other station.

Craftable Items and Structures

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Shadow Manipulator allows the prototyping of any following items and structures. Once prototyped, the craftables become unlocked on the Magic Tab, Refine Tab or the Crafting Menu Don't Starve Together icon.png and will no longer require the player to be next to the Shadow Manipulator to craft. As the Second Tier Magic structure, all craftables offered by Prestihatitator can also be accessed and prototyped from a Shadow Manipulator. Some character exclusive items also need to be prototyped using a Prestihatitator or a Shadow Manipulator.

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In the Shipwrecked DLC, the Shadow Manipulator can be flooded.

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  • In Winter, snow on top of the device disappears with the rising and falling animations (when the player is near).

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Shadow Manipulator comes with multiple different skins it can be crafted with or later changed using a Clean Sweeper in Don't Starve Together. Ancient Sigil belongs in the Builder's Belongings Chest within the Year of the Carrat collection while Reclaimed Relic was released in the Adventurer's Belongings Chest, included with the Spring Cleaning Bundle. Both skins are of Woven - Elegant rarity and can be woven with 1350 spools, unraveled into 450 spools or obtained from Weekly Drops. Enchanted Crystal was a part of the crystalline collection wave of Twitch Stream drops and can be obtained from Klei Rewards. Monstrous Horror was a part of the Hollowed Nights Collection as the Twitch Stream drop of Holloween 2021.

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  • The Shadow Manipulator was added in A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • A Shadow Manipulator can be found in the Miner's Camp set piece.
  • The Shadow Manipulator was the tier 3 Science research lab before Science and Magic research were separated into different categories.
  • In Don't Starve Together, the Clean Sweeper also used to require a Shadow Manipulator to be prototyped until March 2022 Quality of Life update where it was moved to Science Tier 2 and its recipe was changed from 6 Dark Petals and 3 Living Logs to 4 Petals and 1 Twig.