Wilson Portrait
Ack! That's terrifying!


Willow Portrait
Cute little guy!


Wolfgang Portrait
Flying mousey!


Wendy Portrait
A creature of the night.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
A flying mammal.


Woodie Portrait
Who taught that rat to fly?


Waxwell Portrait
Ugh. Ugly beasts.


Wigfrid Portrait
Dark winged meat.


Webber Portrait
Screechy mean guy!


Walani Portrait
Go flap somewhere else!


Warly Portrait
If I only had a bat...


Woodlegs Portrait
Back ye rat-faced, flyin' devil!


Winona Portrait
Flyin' rodent.


Batilisks are flying mobs that originally live in Caves and are commonly found in Stalagmite Biomes.  They come to the surface through unplugged Sinkholes at Dusk and to Caves from unplugged Ruins Sinkholes when it gets dark. They deal a small amount of damage and with most characters take two hits to kill with a Spear or Bat Bat, and one hit with most other melee weapons. They drop Batilisk Wings, Monster Meat, Guano, or nothing at all when killed. Additionally, Batilisks periodically drop Guano while moving (much like how Beefalo drop Manure).

Like Bunnymen, above-ground Batilisks will sleep if they can't reach their home (the sinkhole which spawned them) by morning. They deal very little damage or none at all to walls, but they can fly over them, so walls are useless as barriers (unless the Batilisk is first distracted by something else). Despite being able to fly, Batilisks cannot cross water or chasms.

A Batilisk that is not attacking anything will eat Meats left on the ground. If it comes across a stack, it will chew through the whole stack before moving on, ignoring other mobs or the player until then.

Spear Hunting Edit

Multiple Batilisks will join together and swarm characters (and other mobs), circling them as the characters move about or stand still. They will let out a cry before breaking their circle to attack and will charge straight at their target, allowing for timed attacks or kiting if multiple choose to attack at one time. 

When facing many Batilisks underground, it is often helpful to bring a Bunnyman along for assistance. Batilisks and Bunnymen are naturally aggressive towards each other. As long as the player keeps running, Batilisks can't get an attack in (much like most mobs). A safe and efficient way to kill them is to lead them to some Bunnymen. Batilisks also engage in battle with SpidersSpitters and Cave Spiders, but they will eat the meat dropped.

Above ground or in Caves, to farm Batilisks, stay next to an open Sinkhole and hit them as soon as they spawn at dusk. Because of their somewhat predictable attack pattern, they can be smacked as they squeak, or the player can even run in the direction a circling Batilisk is about to go.

In Winter, fewer Batilisks emerge from the sinkhole than normal. Players are advised to start hunting in summer for maximum loot.

Batilisks can be tracked by their Guano. The player can determine a distance to camp from an open sinkhole by checking how far away from the Sinkhole the piles of Guano are.

Below is the number of hits it takes to kill a Batilisk with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow's Lighter

Axe Luxury Axe PickSlashAxe

Pickaxe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang Spear

Bat Bat Fire Dart Fire Staff

Ham Bat Morning Star Tentacle Spike Battle Spear Ham Bat

Thulecite Club Dark Sword Blow Dart Tooth Trap

Slurtle Slime Gunpowder Old Bell

No. of hits for
12 4 3 2 1-2 1

Placeholder Trivia Edit

Batilisk Item

Unused inventory icon.

  • The name "Batilisk" is a portmanteau of "bat" and "basilisk."
  • In the first pass ("pre-alpha") of Caves, Batilisk spawn rates were high, leading to swarms of (at one point) 40-50.
  • Batilisks used to die immediately after eating Monster Meat due to their low health. This was changed in All's Well That Maxwell.
  • The fact that fewer Batilisks emerge from the Sinkhole in Winter is based on the fact that bats hibernate during winter.
  • Although they cannot be captured, Batilisks have an inventory image in the game's files.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Clay HoundClay VargEwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorMagma GolemPit PigScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder