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Wilson Portrait
It wants something from me.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
What do you want?!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Scary monster is friend?

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Do you know any riddles?

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
IT'S BIG FOR AN ORGANIC

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Ah. You must be behind all the seismic activity.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
They grow'em big out here, eh?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Have you no pride?

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Tis the mighty liön!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
You're fuzzy. We like that.

Webber


The Antlion is a Mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. It appears in the Desert biome during Summer Season. The players must appease it from time to time, otherwise, it becomes violent, creating sinkholes on the surface and causing cave-ins inside caves. If the player feeds the antlion a stage 1, 4 or 5 Thermal Stone, the Antlion will become enraged, and become a semi-boss battle.

Brain Behavior Edit

The Antlion acts similar to the Pig King in the sense that it gives presents to players in return for Trinkets. It will give Desert Stones when given most Trinkets. If provided a Beach Toy Trinket, the Antlion will give the players the Blueprint required to craft The Lazy Deserter. As long as it is given Trinkets from time to time, it will not get enraged and not cause Sinkholes and Cave-ins.

When given a stage 1, 4 or 5 Thermal Stone, the Antlion will either freeze or smolder, and then become enraged at the player. The Antlion will then attempt to trap the player within Sand Castles (do not confuse with Sand Castles in the Shipwrecked DLC), and then repeatedly slam into the ground, causing Sand Spikes to jut out of the ground, dealing 25 damage on hit. Any structures placed/built that are hit by Sand Castles or Sand Spikes will be destroyed. The Sand Castles and Sand Spikes can turn into Glass Castles and Glass Spikes by fire.

During rain, the Antlion will temporarily burrow itself underground, disabling players from interaction.

If killed, the Antlion drops 4 Meat, 6-8 Desert Stones, a Lazy Deserter Blueprint, 2-4 Rocks and varying amounts of Trinkets.

Gears Mechanics Edit

Sinkholes Edit

Wilson Portrait
The ground is destabilizing!

Wilson, when announcing a sinkhole.

Willow Portrait
The ground's cracking!

Willow, when announcing a sinkhole.

Wolfgang Portrait
Ground is crumble beneath might of Wolfgang!

Wolfgang, when announcing a sinkhole.

Wendy Portrait
The ground crumbles beneath me.

Wendy, when announcing a sinkhole.

WX-78 Portrait
STRUCTUAL INTEGRITY COMPROMISED

WX-78, when announcing a sinkhole.

Wickerbottom Portrait
The ground will soon give way.

Wickerbottom, when announcing a sinkhole.

Woodie Portrait
Pothole incoming.

Woodie, when announcing a sinkhole.

Waxwell Portrait
My world is crumbling!

Maxwell, when announcing a sinkhole.

Wigfrid Portrait
The earth rebels against us!

Wigfrid, when announcing a sinkhole.

Webber Portrait
The ground's giving way!

Webber, when announcing a sinkhole.


For Sinkholes leading to the Caves world, see Sinkhole.

Sinkholes are craters that are created by the Antlion during summer when displeased. When they are created, they damage players and destroy Structures where they form. Once formed, new structures cannot be built on them and they'll slow down all players walking on them. Sinkholes cannot be removed by the player and will only begin to self-repair after about 20 days since they were formed, taking about 10 days to fully repair. Players can prevent them from appearing by contributing items to the Antlion (listed below).

Cave-ins Edit

Wilson Portrait
The ceiling is destabilizing!

Wilson, when announcing a cave-in.

Willow Portrait
I better protect my head!

Willow, when announcing a cave-in.

Wolfgang Portrait
Sky is fall soon.

Wolfgang, when announcing a cave-in.

Wendy Portrait
We're going to be crushed...

Wendy, when announcing a cave-in.

WX-78 Portrait
STRUCTUAL INTEGRITY COMPROMISED

WX-78, when announcing a cave-in.

Wickerbottom Portrait
The rocks above will soon give way.

Wickerbottom, when announcing a cave-in.

Woodie Portrait
Sounds like some trouble up above.

Woodie, when announcing a cave-in.

Waxwell Portrait
The ceiling is going to collapse!

Maxwell, when announcing a cave-in.

Wigfrid Portrait
Röcks shall rain fröm ön high!

Wigfrid, when announcing a cave-in.

Webber Portrait
I think the sky is falling!

Webber, when announcing a cave-in.


Cave-ins, much similar to Sinkholes, happen in the Caves when the Antlion is displeased. Big boulders will drop on locations close to the players inside caves, damaging them if hit, destroying any Structures nearby and potentially blocking the way. Like Sinkholes, they can be prevented if the players occasionally give items to the Antlion. The boulders that drop on Cave-ins can be carried much similar to Suspicious Marble and can even be brought outside the caves. They can be mined for rocks using a Pickaxe.

Tributes and Rage Edit

When the Antlion first spawns in Summer, players have about 4 days to pay tribute before it becomes enraged. When the timer is up, there will be 3 warnings to let the players know that Sinkholes or Cave-ins will start to spawn soon. Up to 2 players can be targeted by the Antlion in a single attack with between 2-5 sinkholes if on the surface or 6-10 boulders if in the Caves spawning around each of them. When the attack is complete, the Antlion's rage timer is reset to its max value, which is 6 days.

Players can either contribute Rocks, Trinkets, or non-monster meat to the Antlion and it will take away a bit of its rage. Each item delays the Antlion's rage as shown below.

Days
Items
0.33
RocksEggSecond-hand DenturesBent SporkAir UnfreshenerLeaky TeacupShoe Horn
0.66
Melty MarblesGord's KnotTiny RocketshipBall and CupFrayed YarnWire HangerWhite BishopBlack BishopWhite RookBlack RookWhite KnightBlack KnightGnomeGnometteFrazzled WiresLying RobotBeaten BeaterFake KazooToy Trojan HorseUnbalanced Top
0.99
Cut StoneMismatched ButtonsBack ScratcherHardened Rubber BungDessicated TentacleLucky Cat JarPotato Cup
1.32
Beach Toy
2.98
Thermal Stone Thermal Stone Stage 3

For example, if one gives the Antlion a Hardened Rubber Bung, it would delay its attacks for a whole day. One should keep in mind that its rage timer cannot exceed 6 days, so players may need to contribute a hefty amount of items to it at least twice throughout Summer in order to never be attacked.

Rewards Edit

When the Antlion is given anything other than Rocks, it will give a Desert Stone. If it is given a Beach Toy, it will give a blueprint for The Lazy Deserter but no Desert Stone.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • When fighting the Antlion, one should move in a circle within the castles, avoiding pillars. It can be kited.
  • Always look at the players feet. Sand pillars show a sand circle before shooting up.
  • Try to get a good amount of Desert Stones before killing the antlion, as they will not be obtainable until the following summer.
  • It is actually more efficient to give the Antlion 10 rocks instead of using them to craft a Thermal Stone. 10 rocks delay the rage timer by 3.3 days, while a Thermal Stone (stages 2 and 3) only delays the rage timer by 2.98 days, plus costing 2 Twigs and 5 Flint to craft.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

Don't Starve Together - Antlion's Boss Theme01:33

Don't Starve Together - Antlion's Boss Theme

  • The Antlion was introduced in the Against the Grain update as a trader, while the ability to fight it was added in the Heart of the Ruins update.
  • The Antlion's name is a pun on its appearance (Ant + Lion) and the fly-like large insect, the Antlion.
  • Maxwell's quote implies that Antlions are usually found in groups, or prides.
  • Wickerbottom and Maxwell's quote for the Desert Stone suggest that the Antlion might have come into contact with Gems before, since its bezoars are impure Orange Gems.
  • There's a value in the code that shows that the sinkholes could be repairable, but currently do not have any tool assigned to be able to fix them.
  • The Antlion never spawns in the same Desert as the Dragonfly Set Piece.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged Bishop) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged Rook) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged Knight) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (EwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon) (DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSpider Warrior (Venomous)Sea HoundStink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchBrainy SproutCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreePlanted SeaweedRegular Jungle TreeSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon) (Crabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBonesBoulderFlotsamGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskCave HoleFlorid PosternLakeLoot StashMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon StonePetrified TreeRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon) (Charcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisElectric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLava PoolLimestone WallLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderObsidian WorkbenchPoisonous HoleRawlingSteamer TrunkSandy PileSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWatery GraveWildbore HeadWoodlegs' CageWreckX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon) (FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon)