Here in Vintage Story, the nights and caves can be quite dark and scary. You may find yourself wanting more light than the environment provides. Here are some options to help you out. Many of these options can be held in the hand to provide dynamic lighting and will illuminate the area as you walk around.
Torches are the simplest way to light up the surroundings. They are fairly simple to make. Just cook sticks in a firepit and they'll turn into torches. Torches have a pretty good light level but will burn out after 3 days when placed onto a block.
Lanterns are the best for lighting up the area, but are also the most expensive. There are two different light levels produced by lanterns depending on whether they have a lining or not. A lining of gold or silver will increase the light output of a lamp.
Table of Light Sources
The table below includes all light sources (craftable and lootable). This is a work in progress.
|Torch in Holder||infinite||14 +|
|Candle||infinite||(- per candle)|
|Lantern (no lining)||infinite||18|
|Lantern (with lining)||infinite||18 +|
|Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content|
|Terrain blocks||Gravel Sand Soil Rock|
|Metal Working||Anvil Crucible Forge Ingot Mold|
|Functional||Firepit Ore blasting bomb Loot Vessels Containers Quern|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Bow Spear Sword Club|
|Plants||Cattail Flax Onion Parsnip Rice Rye Soybean Spelt Turnip Flowers Trees Berries|
|Mobs||Bighorn sheep Chicken Drifter Locust Wild Pig Wolf Hyena|
|Starter Guide Crafting Recipes Fuel Agriculture Mining Metal Beekeeping Ruins Combat Smithing Clay Forming Light sources|