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Wilson Portrait
Terrifying!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
It has a nasty smile.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is no match for my mighty chest!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Time erodes everything.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
LOOSE WIRING DETECTED

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
It looks like it could break apart at any moment.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
The gears are spilling out.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
The builders have left it in a state of abandonment.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Yöu dön't frighten me!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
You can't rook us.

Webber

Winona Portrait
Get a load of this spalder.

Winona

Walani Portrait
Is that thing real?!

Walani

Warly Portrait
What a monstrosity!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Thet beast's been cursed.

Woodlegs

The Damaged Rook is a pale, battered rook covered in Nightmare Fuel. It has same base stats as Clockwork Rook and drops always 1 Gears in addition to a 60% chance to drop Nightmare Fuel or 50% chance of droping Thulecite. It occurs naturally in the Ruins, but also has a chance to spawn from Broken Clockworks when they are destroyed.

The player can spawn an allied Damaged Rook(or any other chess piece) by using 3 gears to repair a pile of Broken Clockworks. Even as allies, Damaged Rooks are very destructive and caution should be exercised when fighting enemies.


Brain Behavior Edit

The Rook will raise its front leg and slam on the ground several times before charging at and ramming the player. It will also destroy anything that stands in between it and the player, including other clockwork pieces. This is useful, as Clockwork Rooks will often kill other chess pieces in a couple of hits. Their attacks can be used to destroy structures as well, similar to Deerclops and Krampus. When the Rook hits a Tree, Boulder or Beehive, for example, it will quickly demolish it and leave the resources behind. This can be useful for helping to get Marble from Marble Trees without a Pickaxe.

It is advisable to kill all Damaged Rooks in the vicinity of an Ancient Pseudoscience Station. The rooks can destroy even a perfect-condition Station in a single charge, resulting in the loss of a very rare resource. This will also summon the lightning strikes from the Station's destruction.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Clockwork Rooks when playing with characters 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 Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe

Boomerang

PickSlashAxe Spear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Thulecite Club

Slurtle Slime

Tooth TrapDark Sword Fire StaffFire DartBlow Dart Gunpowder Old Bell
No. of hits for
Clockwork Rook Damaged Clockwork
71 23 18 12 10 9 8 6-11 5 or 7 6 5 3 2 1

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Clockwork Rook was implemented in the "Hungry For Your Hunger" update.
  • The mob's design draws inspiration from the castle (or rook) in chess, which also can only charge ahead in straight lines.
  • The Clockwork Rook was originally called Clockwork Castle.
  • The Clockwork Rook looks very similar to the Ancient Guardian, even possessing identical feet, possibly implying that it was made to imitate the guardian.
  • It is best to have a rook destroy all nearby monsters and marble trees before killing it.

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) (Crocodog (Blue CrocodogYellow Crocodog) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink 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) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorMagma GolemPit PigScorpeonSnortoise