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Wilson Portrait
Ack! That's terrifying!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Cute little guy!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Flying mousey!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A creature of the night.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
FLYING RAT

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A flying mammal.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Who taught that rat to fly?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Ugh. Ugly beasts.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Dark winged meat.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Screechy mean guy!

Webber

Walani Portrait
Go flap somewhere else!

Walani

Warly Portrait
If I only had a bat...

Warly

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

Woodlegs


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 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. Despite being able to fly, Batilisks cannot cross water or chasms.

A Batilisk that isn't 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 Batilisk's meat.

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
Batilisk
12 4 3 2 1-2 1

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • 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.
    Batilisk Item

    Inventory image

  • Although they cannot be captured, Batilisks have an inventory image.

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 QueenKlausToadstool 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 Deer Don't Starve Together icon) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(Antlion Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)