For weapons and traps, see Weapons.

Items in Darkwood play an essential role in furthering gameplay and story elements, and the game's lore. With currently over 200 items, the types of items available in Darkwood are correspondingly diverse, and so is their purpose.

Items can be bought, looted, crafted, or received as rewards from other characters.

The following is a fairly complete list of items in Darkwood. Some items may appear in more than one category.

Ammunition Edit

Ammunition serves no other purpose than keeping firearms operational. Reloading is done via the R key.

Ammunition is consumed upon reloading.


Icon medium caliber bullet Medium Caliber Bullet
Icon medium caliber magazine Medium Caliber Magazine
Icon shotgun shell Shotgun Shell
Icon small caliber magazine Small Caliber Magazine

Crafting Materials Edit

Crafting materials are used to craft other items with. Most of them are fairly common.


Icon alcohol Alcohol
Icon axe edge Axe Blade
Icon bandages Bandages
Icon bolt handle Bolt Handle
Icon bottle Bottle
Icon gasoline Gasoline
Icon handgun frame Handgun Frame
Icon scrap metal Scrap Metal
Icon fabric Fabric
Icon long barrel Long Barrel
Icon matchstick Matchstick
Icon nail Nail
Icon metal pipe Metal Pipe
Icon odd mushroom Odd-Looking Mushroom
Icon pincers Pliers
Icon plank Board
Icon rag Rag
Icon rope Rope
Icon rotten mushroom Rotten Mushroom
Icon shell Shell
Icon shovel edge Shovel Blade
Icon tape Tape
Icon toolbox Toolbox
Icon tubular magazine Tubular Magazine
Icon weapon parts Weapon Parts
Icon welder Welder
Icon wire Wire
Icon wood log Wood Log

Consumables Edit

Consumables can be ingested for various temporary effects. For items with healing effects, see Healing Items.


Name Effect Duration
Icon alcohol Alcohol Sight
30 s
Icon antidote Antidote Poison Protection 30 s
Icon bread Bread Endurance 120 s
Icon chicken egg Chicken Egg Endurance 60 s
Icon cockroach Insect Endurance
150 s
Icon embryo Embryo +1 Life [?] N/A
Icon fish Fish Endurance 60 s
Icon ice Ice Endurance 30 s
Icon odd meat Odd Meat Endurance
150 s
Icon pills Pill Endurance 60 s
Icon potato Potato Endurance 30 s
Icon red chicken egg Red Egg


60 s

Hallucinogens Edit

Hallucinogens can be used to level up when converted to essence at the oven (see also Skills). Hallucinogens cannot be crafted.

When converted to essence at an oven, the player receives the hallucinogen's base essence times the oven's efficiency.


Name Base Essence [?]
Icon cockroach Insect 30 ml
Icon dead rat Dead Rat 30 ml
Icon embryo Embryo 40 ml
Icon fish Fish 15 ml
Icon odd meat Odd Meat 15 ml
Icon odd mushroom Odd-Looking Mushroom 10 ml
Icon odd mushroom night Odd-Looking, Glowing Mushroom 20 ml
Icon red chicken egg Red Egg 25 ml
Icon ? item ? (Item) 25 ml

Healing Items Edit

Healing items regenerate health. The healing value is displayed in pips (player default max health 2 pips).


Name Heal Duration
Icon alcohol Alcohol 1.7-2.5 pips 05 s
Icon antler Antler 7.5 pips 05 s
Icon bandages Bandages 2.6 pips 60 s
Icon bandages with alcohol Bandages With Alcohol 3.8 pips 45 s
Icon dead rat Dead Rat 2.3 pips 60 s
Icon embryo Embryo 6 pips 03 s
Icon fish Fish 1.97 pips 60 s
Icon jar with meat Jar with Meat 7 pips 40 s
Icon odd mushroom Odd-Looking Mushroom


2.2 pips 40 s
Icon odd mushroom night Odd-Looking, Glowing Mushroom


1.6 pips 30 s
Icon pill Pill 3 pips 03 s
Icon plank Board


0.36 pips 05 s
Icon wood log Wood Log


1.16 pips 15 s
Icon ? item ? (Item) 0.8 pips 30 s

Keys Edit

Keys unlock unique locked doors or locked objects that cannot be lockpicked otherwise.


Icon big metal key Big, Metal Key
Icon key2 Cellar Key
Icon key2 Chest Key
Icon distorted key Twisted Key
Icon key2 Key
Icon key2 Key Covered in Chicken Feces
Icon key2 Key from the Burned Cottage
Icon keyring Key on a Keyring
Icon key2 Key to the Burned House
Icon key2 Key to Wolf's Hideout
Icon key2 Sawmill Key
Icon slimy key Shed Key
Icon key2 Mushroom Granny Key
Icon key2 Room Key
Icon key2 Rusty Key
Icon big metal key Underground Key

Light Sources Edit

Light sources illuminate the dark, and some can be used to burn away the Black Substance.


Name Craftable
Icon flare Flare No
Icon flashlight Flashlight No
Icon military flashlight Military Flashlight No
Icon lantern Lantern Yes
Icon torch Torch Yes

Quest Items Edit

Quest items are required to progress further along in the story, complete certain side-quests, and can be shown or given to other Characters.

Some quest items do not show up in the player's inventory. In this case, they are usually viewable in the Journal.


Icon battery Battery
Icon Bloodstained Plastic Chick Bloodstained Plastic Chick
Icon bloody rock Bloodstained Rock
Icon bloodstained shawl Bloodstained Shawl
Icon cable Cable
Icon note Cigarette Pack
Icon note Code
Icon chain Chain
Icon chicken head from wolfman Chicken Head from Wolf
Icon compressor parts Compressor Parts
Icon doctor note Doctor's Instructions #3
Icon note Drawing
Drawings - note Drawings
Icon electronic game Electronic Game
Icon exhaust Exhaust
Icon rubber boots Rubber Boots
Icon key2 Key Covered in Chicken Feces
Icon large screwdriver Large Screwdriver
Icon pendant Medallion
Icon note Note (Entrance to Silent Forest)
Icon doctor note Note from the Wolf
Icon doctor note Note from the Wolf #2
Icon empty oxygen tank Oxygen Tank
Icon rear mirror Rearview Mirror
Icon serpentine belt Fan Belt
Icon small plastic chicken Plastic Chick
Icon steering wheel Steering Wheel
Icon strange box Strange Box
Icon tire Tire
Icon violin Violin

Story Items Edit

Story items are unique items that all offer some insight on the game world. Most of them are only viewable in the Journal.

If an item contains lore, but also offers interactions with Characters or the game world, it qualifies as a quest item.


Icon flicker magazine "Flicker" magazine
Magazine "Gentleman" magazine
Motorcycle magazine icon "Motorcycle" magazine
Icon note A Note With a Photo of Signs
Icon photo A Photo of Three Boys
Icon burnt doctors bag Bag
Icon bloodstained rope Bloodstained Rope
Icon blueprint Blueprint
Icon bullet Bullet
Icon book Burned Book
Icon Burned Page With a Map Burned Page With a Map
Icon camera Camera
Icon camera mud Camera (mud)
Icon chestnut doll Chestnut Doll
Icon Chestnut Man Chestnut Man
Icon blueprint Child Drawings
Icon cross Cross (savage)
Icon Cross (chicken lady) Cross (chicken lady)
Icon Cross (shiny stone) Cross (shiny stone)
Icon radio Damaged Short-Wave Radio
Icon Destroyed Painting Destroyed Painting
Icon photograph Destroyed Photo
Icon doctor note Doctor's Instructions #1
Icon doctor note Doctor's Instructions #2
Icon doctor note savage 1-4Icon doctor note savage 5,6 Doctor's Notes
Icon dog tag Dog Tag
Icon small plastic doll Doll (Burned)
Icon small plastic doll Doll (Unburned)
Icon Empty Jar Empty Jar
Icon note Food Inventory
Icon note Flyer
Icon doctor note Generator Note
Icon head Head
Icon rusty cowbell Iron Cowbell
Icon jar Jar
Icon jar with a sample Jar with a Sample
Icon note Journal from the Radio Tower
Icon note Journal from the Radio Tower #2
Icon Loterry Ticket Lottery Ticket
Icon note Madman's Scribblings
Icon meat grinder Meat Grinder
Icon my medical bag My Medical Bag
Icon book My Medical Book
Icon book Mushroom Book
Icon note Note (apartment)
Icon doctor note Note (Junk)
Icon book Note (Junkyard)
Icon doctor note Note (Shadow Armor) [?]
Icon note Note about the Bundle of Roots
Icon note Note about Walls of Trees
Icon note Note from the Burned Houses
Icon note Note - desertion
Icon note Note from the Truck
Icon notepad Notepad
Drawings - note Note (Marcinek's Drawings)
Icon notebook Notebook
Icon Old cassette Old Cassette
Icon Old Journal Old Journal [?]
Icon cigarettes pack Pack of Cigarettes
Icon painting Painting from 1972
Icon painting Painting from 1973
Icon painting Painting from 1975
Icon painting Painting from 1978
Icon painting Painting from 1979
Icon photograph Photo (Burned Cottage, 1)
Icon photograph Photo (Burned Cottage, 2)
Icon photograph Photo (Forest, 1)
Icon photograph Photo (Forest, 2)
Icon note Photo (Hunter)
Icon photo of a road Photo of a Road
Icon photo Photo of a Family
Icon photo of the doctor Photo of the Doctor
Icon Plastic Chikens Plastic Chickens
Icon note Postcard (apartment)
Icon postcard Postcard With a Portrait of a Man
Icon Protective Boot Protective Boot [?]
Icon Ration Stamps Ration Stamps
Icon rusty cowbell Rusty Iron Cowbell
Icon Siphon Siphon
Icon syringe Syringe
Icon note The People's Tribune
Icon The Wolf's Gift The Wolf's Gift
Icon Thermometer Thermometer
Icon tobacco Tobacco
Icon torn page from a journal 1 Torn Page From a Journal
Icon photograph Torn Photo
Icon toy rocket Toy
Icon trophy wolf Trophy
Icon big metal key Underground Key
Icon Violin (Musician) Violin (Musician)
Icon wedding ring Wedding Ring
Icon wedding ring fake Wedding Ring (Fake)
Icon weird book Weird Book
Icon weird cross Weird Cross
Icon doctor note Weird Drawing
Icon white dress White Dress

Tools Edit

Tools are very useful items used to various ends.


Name Craftable
Icon 9v battery 9V Battery No
Icon gasoline Gasoline No
Icon light armor Light Armor Yes
Icon lockpick Lockpick Yes
Icon map Map (Burned Cottage) No
Icon map Map (Doctor) No
Icon map Map (Holes) No
Icon map Map (Mushroon Glade) No
Icon map Map (Pig Shed) No
Icon map Map (Radio Tower) No
Icon map Map (Train Wreck) No
Icon map Map of the Forest No
Icon map Map of the Old Woods No
Icon matchstick Matchstick No
Icon old bike bell Bike Bell No
Icon rubber boots Rubber Boots No
Icon sweater Sweater No
Icon watch Watch No

Upgrades Edit

Upgrades permanently increase certain stats or enhance the protagonist in other ways.


Name Craftable
Icon hotbar upgrade Hotbar Upgrade Yes
Icon inventory upgrade Inventory Upgrade Yes

Miscellaneous Edit

Miscellaneous items exist in the game and have no apparent use at the moment. Some of them may still be sold to vendors.


Icon arm Arm
Icon 43 Bone
Icon book Book
Icon chicken head Chicken Head
Icon clothes Clothes
Icon - detergent 1 Icon - detergent 2 Detergent
Icon ear Ear
Icon partly digested finger Finger
Icon leg Leg
Icon money Money
Icon weird stone Odd Stone
Icon ear Partly Digested Ear
Icon partly digested finger Partly Digested Finger
Icon Partly Digested Nose Partly Digested Nose
Icon pear Pear
Icon scissors Scissors
Icon shiny stone Shiny Stone
Icon - spray can Spray Can
Icon light armor Sweater (the apartment)
Icon - towel Towel

Cut Items Edit

Main article: Cut Content

Cut items existed in previous versions of the game. Some of them may still be found in specific locations, but this is likely a developer oversight, as the items have often been replaced by others and no longer have a use.


Icon recipe Antidote Recipe
Icon apple Apple
Bible passage Bible Passage
Icon key Big Farm Key
Icon bloodied hat Bloodied Hat
Bloody Journal
Icon bucket Bucket
Icon gas mask Gas Mask
Icon gray potion Gray Potion
Icon recipe Hotbar Upgrade Recipe
Icon recipe Inventory Upgrade Recipe
Icon key2 Key to the Cottage
Icon recipe Lantern Recipe
Icon large odd mushroom Large Odd Mushroom
Icon recipe Light Armor Recipe
Icon map Map (Old)
Icon map Map (Swamp Village)
Icon pellet Pellet
Icon pellet gun Pellet Gun
Icon recipe Pellet Gun Recipe
Icon red potion Red Potion
Icon toolbox Repair Kit
Icon key2 Small Key to a Stash
Icon warm blanket Warm Blanket
Icon radio Weird Radio
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