Are books only good for one use


Don't Starve recently had an update which added Books for Wickerbottom, the Librarian.

These books have various effects, some of which are really pretty over-powered. Her ability to instantly grow plants and farms, and her ability to summon Tentacles, both stand out as incredibly game breaking. Given the expensive cost of books (reeds being a risky venture to acquire), I'm curious if it's a one-time use, or if you keep that book permanently.

Are books a one-time use, permanent, or do they degrade over time?

Best Answer

According to the Don't Starve wiki, different books have different durability and sanity costs:

  • Birds of the World - 3 use, 50 sanity
  • Applied Horticulture - 5 use, 33 sanity
  • Sleepytime Stories - 5 use, 33 sanity
  • The End is Nigh - 5 use, 33 sanity
  • On Tentacles - 5 use, 50 sanity

Remember that though Wickerbottom has a much higher maximum sanity than other characters, she also have greater difficulty in gaining it due to her insomnia.

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