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Wilson Portrait
Aerodynamical!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
It's not the most exciting weapon.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Boom! A rang! Ha!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Death returns to the sender.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
REUSABLE PROJECTILE.

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
It is a flat aerofoil.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
That looks hard to throw.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Beats getting your hands dirty.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
För flinging at föes!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Boomerangarangarang!

Webber

Walani Portrait
They say if you love something, you should let it go.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Oh good. I have separation anxiety.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
I prefer somethin' thet don't come back at me head.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
The artifact of a hunting civilization, no doubt.

Warbucks

Winona Portrait
It's great at comebacks. Ha!

Winona

The Boomerang is a craftable Weapon and one of the six Ranged Weapons in the game. It requires 1 Boards, 1 Silk, and 1 Charcoal to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype.

The Boomerang returns to the player after being thrown. The player must catch it by holding down the action key (default Space key) while it is on its way back. If it isn't caught after being thrown, it will hit the player, causing damage and losing twice the durability on return, and the player will have to pick it up from the ground in order to use it again.

The Boomerang will return to the player even if the player moves from the original throwing spot. It will not hit a target if the target moves out of range before the Boomerang reaches it, but it will always return to the player no matter how far they are.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • The player can have more than one Boomerang out at a time. The action key must be held for each returning Boomerang, however.
  • The Boomerang kills Rabbits and Birds in one throw (except for characters who don't hit as hard, such as Wendy and Wes), making it a great tool for gathering Morsels and Feathers. However, nearby Rabbits and Birds will run away after a death, and killing them raises the player's naughtiness.
    • Birds are perhaps more preferable to kill with a Boomerang since Rabbits can still be caught easily with other means such as Traps, and the objects needed to craft items to kill birds are more demanding than Rabbit Traps.
  • When playing as Wolfgang, he may do more or less damage depending on his hunger level. He also receives the same damage multiplier from uncaught Boomerangs.
  • The Boomerang serves much the same purpose on the PS4 and PSVita versions of the game, though because of the auto targeting system, it is not a recommended weapon. One must not stand near anything interactive (Grass, Flowers, Flint, etc.) and wait for the Boomerang to be selected on its way back before quickly pressing "X" to catch it. This can be hard to do, and if the player's health is too low, it can easily cause death.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • If the player dies from being struck by a Boomerang, the Morgue will show the Character's name under "Cause of Death".
  • The description of Boomerang is: "It comes from a land down under", which is a reference to the Australia's nickname, the "Down Under", and also to a famous song from the Australian band "Men at Work".
  • Being struck by a Boomerang while on a Boat in the Shipwrecked DLC will cause damage to the Boat rather than to the players.
  • When playing PVP in Don't Starve Together, players are able to catch Boomerangs thrown at them.
  • In Don't Starve Together, failing to catch a boomerang will mark you as an attacker, causing other players to use their examine text for an attacking player when examining you.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • If a Bird targeted by a Boomerang flies away before it hits it, the Boomerang will go to the spot where the Bird was and spin perpetually. If picked up and placed back down without being thrown again, it will continue to move to the same spot.
  • If an Eyeplant eats a Boomerang mid-throw, the player will be harmed upon killing the Lureplant if the Boomerang is undigested.
  • Boomerangs may fly away instead of returning to the player after hitting its target. It will return to the player later (even after several days) and will still damage the player if not caught.
  • If the player is currently equipping a Lazy Forager, the boomerang will be added back to the inventory as soon as it is thrown.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


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(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Mussel StickFish FarmMussel Bed Shipwrecked icon) (Sprinkler Hamlet icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon)
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(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon) (Cork BarrelBeard Hair RugLawn TurfCultivated Turf Hamlet icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler ShrineVarg Shrine Don't Starve Together icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon) (Claw Palm SaplingVenom Gland Hamlet icon) (Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon) (Hogus PorkusatorSkyworthy Hamlet icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoon DialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownDumbrellaBlubber SuitTar SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon) (Snakeskin HatSnakeskin Jacket Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gas MaskPith HatThunderhatShamlet Mask Hamlet icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed FuncapTrusty Tape Don't Starve Together icon)
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(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical
Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon
Log RaftRow BoatCargo BoatSnakeskin Sail
(Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardRaftArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Bowl Canoe Hamlet icon)
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Treasure Hunting Hamlet icon Disarming ToolsBall Pein HammerGold PanMagnifying Glass
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll
Celestial Don't Starve Together icon Moon Rock IdolPortal Paraphernalia
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist