To survive in Stranded Deep, you need to keep a close eye on your vitals. Health is one of these major vital statistics, and as expected, allowing your health to drop too far will result in death. However, Stranded Deep doesn’t feature any kind of health potions or quick cure-alls. To stay alive, you’ll need to know how to heal yourself.
Gaining Health in Stranded Deep | How to Heal
The only way to heal in Stranded Deep is by refilling your health meter. Health can be regained once your vitals in hunger and thirst are filled by eating and drinking. After you’ve been adequately fed, and assuming you aren’t being hindered by negative status effects, you’ll begin to heal over time.
The health system in Stranded Deep is based around realism, so this process follows simple logic. By checking your vitals through the Survival Watch, you’ll be able to monitor your current condition. Health, hunger, thirst, and sleep are all represented by individual meters. If hunger or thirst drop too low, you’ll be unable to regain health.
How to Get Your Health Up
Fortunately, getting your health up is as easy as fulfilling your basic needs. Eating food raises the hunger meter, which represents overall satiety. Similarly, drinking water raises the thirst meter, which corresponds to hydration levels. You need both of these to be at or above four bars in order to start regaining health and raise your heart meter.
However, it is not possible to heal if you’re stricken by any negative status effects. These include statuses such as poison, sunstroke, and illness in addition to starvation and dehydration. Poison and sunstroke are particularly dangerous conditions, and must be cured as quickly as possible in order to become healthy again.
Health in Stranded Deep can only be refilled once your basic needs are met. You’ll begin to heal as soon as you’ve consumed enough food and water to refill your vitals. Otherwise, starvation and dehydration can kill you in only a matter of days.
Kevin Tucker is the managing editor of Guide Fall and From Gamers Magazine. When he's not busy exploring or explaining the latest video games, he spends his time riding his motorcycle, reading science fiction, and playing electric bass.