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An assortment of different kinds of food on a table.

Food refers to items which can be consumed for temporary health and stamina boosts. Up to three different types of food can be consumed at any one time for a combined buff strength increase. The strength of the buff decreases uniformly until it vanishes when the food is fully digested. Food buffs have variable durations and buff decrease rate, and the player cannot eat more than one of the same type of food before the the previously consumed food item is at least partially digested whereupon its icon in the status panel will flash. Consuming the same type of food will refresh the strength and duration of the buff.

Starvation is not possible, but food provides valuable buffs to both the maximum and regeneration rates for health and stamina. As a player can only three types of food active simultaneously, it is important to carefully select the three types of foods consumed based on the activities the player is planning to undertake. For example, consume foods with higher stamina buffs during exploration or resource gathering, and eat foods that give higher health and health regeneration for dungeons and boss fights.

The mix of food types consumed for difficult combat encounters also depends on the player's preferred approach to combat, with maximum health being vital for effective shield use due to its link to maximum Stagger capacity, whereas a player who prefers to exclusively Dodge attacks will benefit from maximizing their Stamina.

The color of the fork symbol in the top right corner of each food item's inventory icon denotes which stat it gives a higher buff to; a Red fork indicates a health-oriented food, a Yellow fork denotes a Stamina-oriented food, while a White fork provides a equal buff to both stats.

List of food

Name Icon Health Stamina Total Fork type Healing

(hp/tick)

Duration (sec) Stack size Biome progression
Raspberries
7 20 27 Yellow 1 600 50 1: Meadows
Mushroom
15 15 30 White 1 900 50 1: Meadows
Honey
8 35 43 Yellow 1 900 50 1: Meadows
Grilled neck tail
25 8 33 Red 2 1200 20 1: Meadows
Cooked boar meat
30 10 40 Red 2 1200 20 1: Meadows
Cooked deer meat
35 12 47 Red 2 1200 20 1: Meadows
Boar jerky
23 23 46 White 2 1800 20 2: Black Forest
Bukeperries
-100% Regen -100% Regen N/A 0 15 50 2: Black Forest
Blueberries
8 25 33 Yellow 1 600 50 2: Black Forest
Carrot
10 32 42 Yellow 1 900 50 2: Black Forest
Yellow mushroom
10 30 40 Yellow 1 600 50 2: Black Forest
Carrot soup
15 45 60 Yellow 2 1500 10 2: Black Forest
Queens jam
14 40 54 Yellow 2 1200 10 2: Black Forest
Cooked fish
45 15 60 Red 2 1200 20 2: Black Forest
Deer stew
45 15 60 Red 3 1500 10 2: Black Forest
Minced Meat Sauce
40 13 53 Red 3 1500 10 2: Black Forest
Muckshake
16 50 66 Yellow 1 1200 10 3: Swamp
Turnip stew
18 55 73 Yellow 2 1500 10 3: Swamp
Sausages
55 18 73 Red 3 1500 20 3: Swamp
Black soup
50 17 67 Red 3 1200 10 3: Swamp
Cooked serpent meat
70 23 93 Red 3 1500 50 3: Swamp
Serpent stew
80 26 106 Red 4 1800 10 3: Swamp
Onion
13 40 53 Yellow 1 900 50 4: Mountains
Onion soup
20 60 80 Yellow 1 1200 10 4: Mountains
Cooked wolf meat
45 15 60 Red 3 1200 20 4: Mountains
Wolf jerky
33 33 66 White 3 1800 20 4: Mountains
Wolf skewer
65 21 86 Red 3 1500 20 4: Mountains
Eyescream
21 65 86 Yellow 1 1500 10 4: Mountains
Cloudberries
13 40 53 Yellow 1 900 50 5: Plains
Cooked lox meat
50 16 66 Red 4 1200 20 5: Plains
Fish wraps
70 23 93 Red 4 1500 10 5: Plains
Lox meat pie
75 24 99 Red 4 1800 10 5: Plains
Blood pudding
25 75 100 Yellow 2 1800 10 5: Plains
Bread
23 70 93 Yellow 2 1500 20 5: Plains

Ranked foods

The best mix of food items sorted by biome-level, sum of health and stamina provided are as follows:

Meadows

  1. Cooked Deer Meat
  2. Boar Jerky
  3. Honey
  4. Cooked Boar Meat
  5. Grilled neck tail
  6. Mushroom
  7. Raspberries

Black Forests

  1. Carrot soup
  2. Cooked fish/Deer Stew
  3. Queens jam
  4. Minced Meat Sauce
  5. Cooked Deer Meat
  6. Boar Jerky
  7. Honey

Swamps

  1. Serpent stew and Cooked serpent meat
  2. Sausages
  3. Turnip stew
  4. Black Soup
  5. Muckshake
  6. Carrot Soup
  7. Cooked fish/Deer Stew
  8. Queens jam

Mountains

  1. Serpent stew and Cooked serpent meat
  2. Eyescream
  3. Wolf Skewer
  4. Onion Soup
  5. Turnip stew
  6. Sausages
  7. Black Soup

Plains

  1. Serpent stew
  2. Blood Pudding
  3. Lox meat pie
  4. Bread
  5. Fish wraps
  6. Eyescream
  7. Wolf Skewer
  8. Onion Soup

Max combinations

Health

This provides an initial bonus of 225 health and 73 stamina, decaying over 25 minutes.

Stamina

This provides an initial bonus of 69 health and 210 stamina, decaying over 25 minutes.

Balanced

This provides an initial bonus of 180 health and 125 stamina, decaying over 30 minutes.

Effect decay

Over time the buffs applied by food will fade away, gradually at first, but rapidly speeding up just as the buff is about to end.

The equation for this decay is:

In practice this means that when the food is 30% through its duration, its effects are only 90% what they were at the start, and by 60% through they are only 76% effective, finally by 90% of the way through the duration, the food is only giving 50% of its effects.

Notes

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