Winona's G.E.M.erator

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I don't get how gems work, I just know they do.


Winona's G.E.M.erator is a Character-exclusive Structure craftable only by Winona in Don't Starve Together. It is found in the Structures Filter and Survivor Items Filter and requires one Trusty Tape, two Boards, and two Electrical Doodads to craft. It is used to power nearby Winona's Catapults and Winona's Spotlights.

When being placed, the generator will show a circular area where its effect will be active, with a smaller circle around the generator itself (preventing other structures from being built on top of it). Once placed, eligible structures can be "connected" to the generator simply by building it within its area of effect.

A full Winona's G.E.M.erator has a charge of 2880 (6 days). Each connected structure drains 1 charge per second. If a structure is connected to multiple generators the drain is divided by the number of connected generators. The generator itself has a minimal drain of 0.2 charge per second. Once fueled, the generator cannot be turned off; it will keep running until it runs out of fuel.

A Winona's G.E.M.erator starts without charge, it can be filled with Gems of any color to add one third of full charge per Gem. The Iridescent Gem cannot be used as fuel.

Gems are stored by supplied order in the top part of the Winona's G.E.M.erator. Every time the generator uses 1/3 of its charge, a gem is destroyed. Upon destruction of Winona's G.E.M.erator, all stored gems are dropped except the last supplied gem.

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  • Since a G.E.M.erator will last 6 days total if fully fueled, each stored gem will provide up to 2 days of fuel if only one structure is powered by it.
  • Considering the ease of obtaining Red Gems and Blue Gems compared to other colors, they should always be prioritized for fueling the generator.
  • Since the generator cannot be fueled in advance, it may be ideal to fuel it before leaving camp for short expeditions, in case one needs to retreat to base if attacked.

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  • Winona's G.E.M.erator, alongside her other gadgets and the Engineering Tab, was introduced in her Character Update as part of the character overhaul for Don't Starve Together.
  • According to Rhymes With Play #228, Winona's G.E.M.erator was supposed to be a battery, but was rather named a G.E.M.erator partly because of the wordplay.[1]

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  1. Rhymes With Play: Episode 228 "DST: Winona Character Update"