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Size 1 x 1
Storage Size 2 x 2
Skill(s) RequiredSpecific needed skills.<br>The default skills every Heartling starts off with, Oral Tradition, Primitive Tools & Wilderness Survival), are ignored. None
Object(s) Required Stone x10
Required By (200) Ant Paste, Black Ribeye Steak, Bush Rolls, Cave Skewer, Centibab, Escargots d'Amour, Fishwrap, Fruitroast, Kebab Meat, Laurel-Crowned Roast, Liver & Onions, Lizard on Scales, Mud Ointment, Mushroom-Burst Glutton, Nutjerky, Odds & Ends, Rat-on-a-Stick, Roast Adder, Roast Ant, Roast Badger, Roast Bat, Roast Bear, Roast Beaver, Roast Beef, Roast Bog Turtle, Roast Boreworm, Roast Cachalot, Roast Cave Louse, Roast Caverat, Roast Chasm Conch, Roast Chestnut, Roast Chevon, Roast Chicken, Roast Crab, Roast Eagle Owl, Roast Filet of Abyss Gazer, Roast Filet of Asp, Roast Filet of Bass, Roast Filet of Bream, Roast Filet of Brill, Roast Filet of Burbot, Roast Filet of Carp, Roast Filet of Catfish, Roast Filet of Cave Angler, Roast Filet of Cave Sculpin, Roast Filet of Cavelacanth, Roast Filet of Chub, Roast Filet of Cod, Roast Filet of Eel, Roast Filet of Grayling... further results
Can be Lifted No
Hit Points 40
Soak Value None
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Icon keyboard.pngBuild > Buildings & Construction > Furnaces & Fireplaces > Fireplace

A fireplace is the direct upgrade of a fire. Like a fire, it can be used as a stationary light source and is required to roast Raw Meat and fry Fried Eggs and Pancakes. Unlike a fire though, it's permanent, and can be refueled with branches, blocks of wood and coal.

The fireplace also builds heat while burning, showing as smoldering ashes when fuel runs out. As long as it's hot (represented by the red bar besides the fuel gauge), it can be relit without needing another firebrand, you need simply to add more fuel, then right click it and use "Light My Fire". Because of this you only need to light one firebrand when you log on. To fully fill a fireplace needs only 2 blocks (or 10 branches or 5 pieces of coal), which will burn for roughly 3.5 hours - ~22 min per branch, allowing you to use a torch to light furnaces from it when you need it. Even if it goes out, it will remain hot for another couple of hours and can be easily relit.

Another feature is that you can place a Roasting Spit over it to spit roast any Clean Animal Carcass and Fish or Gridiron to cook Raw Meat and Bollocks. The inventory is where you should place the pitbaked goods, with 4 branches of fuel, to cook them.

Using a branch on a partially fueled fireplace will add it to the fireplace as fuel. When fully fueled and lit, using a branch on a fireplace will turn it into a firebrand. It can always be used to light a Torch, regardless of fuel level. It cannot be built inside houses.

How to Acquire

Build a fireplace, fill it with branches or blocks of wood, then light it using a Firebrand or Torch.

Roasting Spit alignment

The Roasting Spit handle will always be in the direction the Fireplace construction sign is facing.

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  • (Terrain) Can't be build on Ice.
  • A fireplace takes 21 minutes and 55 seconds to build up 3 heat.
  • (Winter) Although a fireplace can't be build on ice (unlike a fire). It will melt ice if placed near frozen water (same rough 5-tile-radius circle as with a fire).

Game Development (manual)

  • Added ... (Start of W8, at least)

Game Development

  • Merry Igloo! (2021-12-19) >"While holding an item and right-clicking a container, you can now hold Alt to only take from the container, rather than first attempting to transfer to the container. Useful, for example, when you want to light a branch on a fireplace without first filling the fireplace up with fuel (e.g. branches)."
  • Grid Strider (2018-11-27) >"Added "Gridiron", the Gridiron is another addon akin to the Spitroast, which can be applied both to Braziers and Fireplaces. It has an inventory, and can, for now, be used primarily to passively roast meat."