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Water is widely used for cooking, making potions, and mortar for construction. To collect water, you need to have buckets in your stockpile.

Types Block • Raw material
Placeable Tango Tick1
Price Water x 5 → 1 Coin
Tech needed Bucket

Water is a resource used in crafting many items.

Sources[ | ]

Gathering[ | ]

For the details on:

Placing[ | ]

Dwarfs can be ordered to place water on the world, just as they place any other object. To do so, they do not need to use buckets: they take a water bag from the stock and pour the water at the specified place.

Puddle of water[ | ]

The water will then fall until it finds a "stable" surface, where it will spread horizontally to form a puddle of water. A "stable" surface can be understood as any top surface of a solid foreground block that is sided by two other solid foreground blocks. Some solid blocks however, like bridges and ladders, cannot retain water.

One bag of water can form a 1-block-wide puddle of water; two bags spreading through 2 blocks, and so on. If the water is placed (or falls) over a solid block that isn't sided by other blocks, it will keep falling towards (one of) the empty side(s). This mechanic can be used, for example, to divert water from the rain towards a desired direction—to form an artificial water pond, or simply to avoid it falling over the entrance of an underground shelter.

If the entire surface is already filled with a puddle, and the puddle itself is sided by solid blocks, any water falling over it will start filling that space vertically, to then form blocks of water.

Puddles of water (on any type of surface) tend to evaporate and completely disappear after a while.

Water block[ | ]

WaterBags block

A water block contains up to 5 water bags.

To fill a one-block space with water, the left and right sides of this block should be sealed to avoid water leaking, either by a solid surface or by water itself.

If water is being placed in a block space with several empty blocks beside it, the water will leak to fill all the adjacent blocks evenly.

Thereby, a N-blocks space will require (N x 5) water bags to be completely filled with water.

Water blocks (fully or partially filled) on any type surface, except stone, tend to infiltrate and completely disappear over time. Infiltration only happens through the blocks on the bottom, and never through the sides. Regular stone seems to be the only material that's 100% impermeable.

Water pond[ | ]

Natural water pond

A natural pond in the desert.

If the enclosed space has 4 or more water blocks, except in one line, it becomes a water pond, which has the following characteristics:

  • It will spawn Blue Fish fish(es) regularly, 1 fish each 4 blocks.
  • If the foreground blocks of the base have been built with regular stones, the water inside the pond will never evaporate or infiltrate.

Natural water ponds[ | ]

Natural ponds of fresh water usually appear on the worlds' surface but also underground, with 5 to 10 blocks wide and 2 to 4 blocks deep. The amount of water these ponds provide can be extremely useful in the early game in all worlds, and at any time in the Snow World, whose surface is absolutely deprived from liquid water. Natural underground ponds can be massive—usually larger than those on the surface—but they're rare (if not inexistent) before (above) the third earth layer.

Artificial water ponds[ | ]

Double 12-blocks Pond

A double artificial underground pond with log bridges.

Surface or underground fishes both produce the same fish meat. Natural water ponds may be easier to find, but harder to exploit, as many enemies spawn over the worlds surface. To overcome this problem, dwarfs can build artificial water ponds underground, near or even inside their shelter.

One pond only allows one dwarf fishing on it at a time, even if it is a huge pond with numerous fishes. Constructed ponds with a dividing wall allow more dwarfs to fish at a time.

Bridges can be used to facilitate fishing.

Underwater[ | ]

All creatures move slower underwater. Dwarfs lose half of their speed when moving underwater.

Many creatures lose health while under water. Dwarfs can hold their breath for 3 minutes before drowning.

Dwarfs with the swimmer skill can stay underwater longer before drowning and suffer less slowness.

A Diving Helmet Diving Helmet grants the ability to stay underwater infinitely.

Use[ | ]

Water can be used in the following recipes:

History[ | ]

Version Release Changes
1.4.001 22 Mar 2017 Fixed: incorrect displaying of water in Desert world.
0.9.033 31 July 2014 Fixed bug with water drops after building the blocks atop stalactites.
0.9.029 5 June 2014 (Dwarfs AI) Improved underwater digging, pathfinding, gaining skills.
0.9.024 24 Apr 2014 Fixed bug with different water levels inside a pool with thin walls.
0.9.022 3 Apr 2014 Fixed bug with water appearance inside solid blocks.
0.9.017 25 Feb 2014 Fixed bug with water flowing from several blocks simultaneously.
0.9.016 24 Feb 2014 Fixed bug with water gathered from deep ponds.
0.9.015 29 Jan 2014 The deeply fallen water blocks now fill up the pond.
Fixed bug with the unlimited water gathering.
(Dwarfs AI) Improved pathfinding underwater.
0.9.010 19 Dec 2013 Fixed an issue with dwarves in water outside the screen.
0.9.005 25 Nov 2013 Fixed: dwarfs stuck when tried to swim through ivy or carnivorous plants in the water.
0.9.003 22 Nov 2013 Fixed bug: dwarves could not swim out of the deep water

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