Here in Vintage Story, the nights and caves can be quite dark and scary. Players may want more light than the environment provides. Many of these options can be held in the hand to provide dynamic lighting and will illuminate the area as players walk around. Here are some options to help:
The firepit provides light as long as it has fuel.
Torches are the simplest light source to make. They are crafted by cooking sticks in a firepit. Torches last forever when carried in player inventory or stored in a container, but burn out after 3 days when placed onto a block.
Will prevent torches from burning out when placed onto a block. Metal torch holders can be found in ruins, and Brass torch holders can be crafted using two plates in the crafting grid.
Oil lamps are fairly easy to craft in early game. Oil lamps are made by combining a lump of fat and a burned bowl in the crafting grid. They don't provide much light when compared to other light sources, but don't burn out when placed on a block.
Candles, made from wax (see beekeeping) can be a good permanent light source. Multiple candles can be placed in a block, which increases the light output of that block.
Lanterns provide the highest illumination, but are expensive to create. Lanterns are crafted using a candle, metal plate and glass slabs or clear quartz nuggets in the crafting grid. The best light source players can craft are lined lanterns, which require gold or silver.
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|