Death WILL home right in on pawns with lanterns and ignore them if they don't have one, and the arisen does, unless they attack.
Mine has fought quite happily in the dark before when I forgot to give her one :)
Oh how I wish this was true 100% of the time.
Unfortunitely I have had Death decide "I dont care if NONE of you are carrying lanterns or not Im killing you all anyway".
EDIT I have to weigh in on this Pawns lantern use oil. I have given pawns lanterns but no flasks of oilI and I have seen their lanterns dim then go out. I have a few empty lanterns in storage because of it lol.
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Very odd, I give pawns lanterns all the time and they have never ran out of oil and always go back in the full inventory slot. When I return them. Amber and Elvira have carried a elite lantern since I gave it to them. Never gets put back in inventory.
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I don't give them oil, I learned that very early on that they toss them.
By no means I'm saying they don't. But they never have with me.
No disrespect, to DrNick and LonerWolf, I very much value your opinions and knowledge.
Just wanted to mention my experience.
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