- You can heal when you are exposed to a sandstorm. Because of this, there is no icon that says you are exposed to a sandstorm.
- You do not necessarily take damage every five seconds. Instead, you take damage more often if you have less protection.
- The damage timer does not reset when you go under a roof. If you rapidly walk between 2 roofs so that you are not in the storm for more than 2 seconds at a time, you still take some damage.
|Types of protection||Damage receive|
|No protection||16 (every 2 seconds)|
|With Turban||7 (every 4 seconds)|
|With Ninja Outfit or Pilot Hat||2 (every 8 seconds)|
|Hide under Roof(s)||No damage|
If you have no protection, you take a total of 80 damage every 10 seconds, so even the Crown of Life does not heal you fast enough. Ignoring healing, you die in about 25 seconds.
Sandstorms usually happen once per day, but they sometimes happen earlier or later. They are not synced with blizzards.
If you do not have a turban, hide under a roof, or just leave the desert. Even with a Crown of Life, you take damage faster than you heal. If you have a normal turban, you will slowly take damage, but you can survive by occasionally taking Aloe Vera. With a Ninja Outfit or Pilot Hat, the damage is almost negligible, as you heal faster than you take damage. However, you will go through any Bandages that you have already equipped.