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Defense is a statistic that affects how much damage the player takes. Defense can be increased by food and equipment, or decreased by debuffs.

Each point of increased Defense reduces damage taken by 1 point. For example, a Green Slime normally deals between 4 and 6 damage. If Sneakers are equipped, providing 1 Defense, it deals between 3 and 5 damage instead. Damage that would otherwise be reduced below 1 is increased to 1: for example, if Space Boots is equipped, providing 4 Defense, a Green Slime deals 1 damage 66% of the time and 2 damage 33% of the time.


These cooked dishes temporarily increase Defense.

Image Name Description Ingredients Restores Buff(s) Buff Duration Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Autumn's Bounty.png
Autumn's Bounty A taste of the season. Yam.png Yam (1)Pumpkin.png Pumpkin (1) Energy.png 220
Health.png 99
Foraging.png Foraging (+2)Defense.png Defense (+2) Time Icon.png 7m 41s

Demetrius Icon.png Demetrius (Mail - 7+ HeartIconLarge.png)

Crab Cakes.png
Crab Cakes Crab, bread crumbs, and egg formed into patties then fried to a golden brown. Crab.png Crab (1)Wheat Flour.png Wheat Flour (1)Egg.png Egg (1)Oil.png Oil (1) Energy.png 225
Health.png 101
Speed.png Speed (+1)Defense.png Defense (+1) Time Icon.png 16m 47s

Cooking Channel.png The Queen of Sauce
21 Fall, Year 2

Eggplant Parmesan.png
Eggplant Parmesan Tangy, cheesy, and wonderful. Eggplant.png Eggplant (1)Tomato.png Tomato (1) Energy.png 175
Health.png 78
Mining.png Mining (+1)Defense.png Defense (+3) Time Icon.png 4m 39s

Lewis Icon.png Lewis (Mail - 7+ HeartIconLarge.png)

Pumpkin Soup.png
Pumpkin Soup A seasonal favorite. Pumpkin.png Pumpkin (1)Milk.png Milk (1) Energy.png 200
Health.png 90
Defense.png Defense (+2)Luck.png Luck (+2) Time Icon.png 7m 41s

Robin Icon.png Robin (Mail - 7+ HeartIconLarge.png)

Stuffing Ahh... the smell of warm bread and sage. Bread.png Bread (1)Cranberries.png Cranberries (1)Hazelnut.png Hazelnut (1) Energy.png 170
Health.png 76
Defense.png Defense (+2) Time Icon.png 5m 35s

Pam Icon.png Pam (Mail - 7+ HeartIconLarge.png)



These events give Buffs that affect Defense.

Image Buff Name Effect Event Buff Duration
Jinxed.png Jinxed Defense.png Defense (−8) Being hit by a Shadow Shaman's fireball. Time Icon.png 8s
Yoba's Blessing.png Yoba's Blessing Invincibility Being hit by an enemy while wearing a Ring of Yoba.png Ring of Yoba. Time Icon.png 5s


The following equipment affects Defense.


Image Name Effect
Forest Sword.png Forest Sword Defense.png Defense (+1)
Silver Saber.png Silver Saber Defense.png Defense (+1)
Templar's Blade.png Templar's Blade Defense.png Defense (+1)
Iron Edge.png Iron Edge Speed w.png Speed (−2)Defense.png Defense (+1)Weight.png Weight (+3)
Claymore.png Claymore Speed w.png Speed (−4)Defense.png Defense (+2)
Neptune's Glaive.png Neptune's Glaive Speed w.png Speed (−1)Defense.png Defense (+2)Weight.png Weight (+4)
Tempered Broadsword.png Tempered Broadsword Speed w.png Speed (−3)Defense.png Defense (+3)Weight.png Weight (+3)
Lava Katana.png Lava Katana Defense.png Defense (+3)Crit. Power.png Crit. Power (+25)
Yeti Tooth.png Yeti Tooth Defense.png Defense (+4)Crit. Power.png Crit. Power (+10)


Image Name Effect
Crabshell Ring.png Crabshell Ring Defense.png Defense (+5)


Image Name Effect
Sneakers.png Sneakers Defense.png Defense (+1)
Leather Boots.png Leather Boots Defense.png Defense (+1)Immunity.png Immunity (+1)
Thermal Boots.png Thermal Boots Defense.png Defense (+1)Immunity.png Immunity (+2)
Genie Shoes.png Genie Shoes Defense.png Defense (+1)Immunity.png Immunity (+6)
Work Boots.png Work Boots Defense.png Defense (+2)
Leprechaun Shoes.png Leprechaun Shoes Defense.png Defense (+2)Immunity.png Immunity (+1)
Tundra Boots.png Tundra Boots Defense.png Defense (+2)Immunity.png Immunity (+1)
Cowboy Boots.png Cowboy Boots Defense.png Defense (+2)Immunity.png Immunity (+2)
Combat Boots.png Combat Boots Defense.png Defense (+3)
Firewalker Boots.png Firewalker Boots Defense.png Defense (+3)Immunity.png Immunity (+3)
Dark Boots.png Dark Boots Defense.png Defense (+4)Immunity.png Immunity (+2)
Emily's Magic Boots.png Emily's Magic Boots Defense.png Defense (+4)Immunity.png Immunity (+4)
Space Boots.png Space Boots Defense.png Defense (+4)Immunity.png Immunity (+4)