The Desert biome is found in the Reign of Giants DLC. Commonly found in this biome are Hound Mounds, Tumbleweeds, Cacti, Buzzards, and Boulders. Occasionally there are Spiky Trees, Spiky Bushes, and Grass Tufts. In each world there is also one herd of Volt Goats. The Desert is mostly covered with Sandy Turf, though it does have large patches of bare ground as well.
Deserts are commonly found as a standalone biome at the edge of the world, rarely manifesting itself in the mainland between other biomes. This is the only location where the player can find Hound Mounds and Tumbleweeds.
Hound Mounds are most often found in a single cluster in this Biome, surrounded and interspersed with regular and Gold Vein Boulders. Given its large area, it is a common place to find at least one of the Things or a major world feature like Maxwell's Door.
Deserts can be an abundant source of many useful items, including: Hounds, from Hound Mounds, which can be a good source of Hound's Teeth; Tumbleweeds, which are a good source of Twigs and Grass, even during Winter, and also can contain many other valuable treasures; Boulders, good for a source of Rocks, Nitre, and Gold; Bones, which can be broken for Bone Shards and Hounds Teeth; Cacti, which are a source of Cactus Flesh and Cactus Flowers; and Volt Goats, a source of Meat, Volt Goat Horns, and Electric Milk.
Don't Starve TogetherEdit
In Don't Starve Together, there is a Set Piece only found in this biome which contains multiple Magma pools and is the only place where the Dragonfly spawns, regardless of the season. In A New Reign's beta, The Antlion spawns in the desert, during Summer, and there's a Lake in an oasis Set Piece. Sandstorms happen during Summer when in a desert.
|Surface||Chess • Grasslands • Graveyard • Forest • Marsh • Mosaic • Rockyland • Savanna
(Desert • Deciduous Forest ) (Beach • Coral Reef • Jungle • Magma Field • Mangrove • Meadow • Ocean • Tidal Marsh )
|Caves||Mushtree Forest • Rocky Plains • Stalagmite Biomes • Sunken Forest • Cave Swamps|
|Ruins||Labyrinth • Military • Sacred • Village • Wilds (Atrium )|
|Related||Bridges • Map • Road (Trail) • Turfs • Abyss|