Bernie is a Survival item/mob in Don't Starve Together, which can only be crafted by Willow, but can be used by any character. If a character is insane while Bernie is on the ground, he will begin walking around. While active, Bernie will "taunt" nearby Shadow Creatures, causing them to target him. Bernie can always be picked up, even when active.
Bernie has 1000 Health and will lose 1 durability for each 10 damage dealt to him. When Bernie's durability drops to 0%, he will stop attracting Shadow Creatures. His appearance and icon change to reflect that he is "dead", and examining him will provide a different quote. Using a Sewing Kit on Bernie will restore him to 100% durability.
The Forge Edit
–Wilson, in their unimplemented quote for Bernie in The Forge.
–Willow, in their unimplemented quote for Bernie in The Forge.
–Wickerbottom, in their unimplemented quote for Bernie in The Forge.
–Maxwell, in their unimplemented quote for Bernie in The Forge.
–Wigfrid, in their unimplemented quote for Bernie in The Forge.
In The Forge event, Bernie plays the same role as he does in the main game, drawing aggro from mobs while not returning fire. When Bernie loses all his health, all monsters will stop attacking and wander to the nearest player. Willow is able to revive Bernie in three seconds for him to start drawing aggro again.
- Bernie's name is also a double-entendre, as it can be interpreted as "burny".
- Bernie's crafting description, "A familiar face in this mad world," may be a reference to the song Mad World by Tears for Fears (covered by Gary Jules), in which one of the lyrics quote, "All around me are familiar faces".
- Characters have a different quote for Bernie in the Forge, but possibly due to the fact that Bernie has multiple states and corresponding quotes attached to him, the normal quotes were triggered instead when examining Bernie.