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The on-screen health meter

Health gauges the amount of damage a player can receive before dying. Health is measured in Health Points, which are represented by the red bar above the left side of the hotbar. Each visual subdivision in the bar reflects 1 Health point.

The base amount of Health Points for a player is 15. Upon creation, new characters begin with this value. Players can increase their characters' maximal Health Points through consuming nutrition. The maximum amount of health a character can have is 27,5.

Receiving damage decreases Health Points. Reaching 0 Health Points results in death. Health Points can be recovered through the use of healing items and natural regeneration.

Taking damage

Taking damage smaller.gif

Damage can occur from various environmental sources, such as mobs, falling, and other characters. Upon taking damage, the screen shakes, and the player character cries out. If there is a great amount of health lost, a bloody overlay briefly appears on-screen.

Hostile creatures typically deal damage by touching the player character. Taking damage can cause slight or major knockback, which can launch the player character in the direction facing away from the damage source.

Fall damage is inflicted upon a character when falling more than 5 blocks onto a solid surface. A fall from an extreme height can kill a character.

Preventing damage

Main article: Armor

Losing health can be lessened, or even negated, by wearing protective armor. All armor will absorb a percentage of incoming damage, increasing with the armor's tier and strength of materials. Additionally, higher tiers of armor offer a flat reduction rate, which is deducted from damage inbound toward the character wearing it.


Main article: Healing

Lost Health Points can be regained through the use of healing items, and through natural regeneration.

Player characters will naturally regenerate lost Health Points at a slow rate.

However, many situations may require a quicker regeneration of Health. Various consumable items can instantly heal player characters.

Healing Item HP Gain

Fruit-saguaro.png Saguaro fruit

+1 hp
Poultice-reed-horsetail.png Horsetail Poultice (from reeds) +2 hp
Poultice-linen-horsetail.png Horsetail Poultice (from linen) +4 hp
Poultice-reed-honey-sulfur.png Honey-sulfur poultice (from reeds) +4 hp
Poultice-linen-honey-sulfur.png Honey-sulfur poultice (from linen) +7 hp
Bandage-alcoholed.png Alcohol-soaked bandage +7 hp

Increasing maximal Health

Main article: Satiety

A health bar with the max of 27,5 hp

When filled, each of a characters' five nutritional categories will increase their maximal amount of Health Points by a value of 2.5. Eating a mixed diet will yield a significant increase in max hp, and tangibly increase the likelihood of surviving all sources of danger.

Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil

Construction Blocks

Claybricks-blue.pngCeramic Blocks Glass-plain.pngGlass Planks-oak.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks Grid Stone path.pngPath

Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

Grid Painting.pngPainting Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpapers Salvation.pngTapestry

Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Bow-simple.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Hoe-copper.pngHoe Knife-copper.pngKnife Pickaxe-copper.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Scythe-copper.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Shovel-copper.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Sword-copper.pngSword


Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax


Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerry Bushes Grid mushroom bolete.pngMushrooms Grid Cattail tops.pngCooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Sapling-oak.pngTrees Sapling-oak.pngFruit Trees Flax.pngWild Foods


BeeMob.pngBees Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Fox(Male).pngFox Hare-male-lightbrown.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf


Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making


Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation