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||20|
|Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content|
|Terrain Blocks||Clay Gravel Peat Rock Sand Soil|
|Construction Blocks||Ceramic Blocks Glass Planks Plaster Soil Blocks Stone Blocks|
|Functional Blocks||BarrelWooden Bucket Bed Containers Firepit Forge Loot Vessels Ore blasting bomb Quern|
|Decorative Blocks||Paintings Carpets Bookshelves Flowerpots Wallpaper|
|Metal Working||Anvil Bloomery Crucible Forge Helvehammer Molds Metal|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Bow Chisel Cleaver Club Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Spear Sword|
|Equipment||Armor Clothes Bags|
|Craftable Resources||Boards Charcoal Firewood Ingots Leather Linen|
|Plants||Berry Bushes Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flowers Grass Other Plants Trees Wild Foods|
|Mobs||Bees Bighorn sheep Chicken Drifter Fox Hare Hyena Locust Raccoon Wild Pig Wolf|
|Animal Husbandry Beekeeping Casting Clay Forming Combat Cooking Crafting Recipes Farming Fuel Knapping Leather Working Light sources Mechanical Power Mining Ore Deposits Ruins Smithing Trading Starter Guide|