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Wilson Portrait
I've got no bones to pick with the owner. Really.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Uh oh, I don't like the look of that.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is house of bones.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Home to the foulest creatures.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
SOMETHING DANGEROUS RESIDES HERE

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Those bones are foreboding.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I know better than to mess with that.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It's a tunnel down to the hounds' nest.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
These höunds are truly warriörs.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
This place scares us.

Webber

Winona Portrait
So that's where they're comin' from.

Winona

Walani Portrait
I think there are some angry pups lurking nearby.

Walani

Warly Portrait
It smells wet.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Th'ounds be livin' thar.

Woodlegs

Hound Mounds are naturally spawning objects formed in both Sandbox Mode and Adventure Mode, though it's more likely to be found in the latter. They house up to 3 Hounds which spawn in 5 second intervals until the mound is empty. they're usually found in either the Rockyland or Forest biomes. Hounds that are killed will gradually regenerate at a rate of 1 every 30 seconds.

As stated by Maxwell, the mound itself acts as an entrance to a tunnel leading to the subterranean Hound nest. Conceivably, destroying this entrance blocks the tunnel and traps the Hounds underground. 

Usually a Hound Mound is surrounded by lots of Bones and other mounds; this makes the place dangerous as players may be killed easily by numerous Hounds in a short time.

They have 300 health and drop 3 Hound's Teeth with a 1% chance each of dropping a Blue or Red Gem when destroyed.

When hit, all hounds that are housed in the mound, but have not yet spawned will spawn, with a chance for each of these to be a red hound (summer) or blue hound (winter). This chance begins at 0% on day 1, and gradually increases to a maximum of 50% on day 75.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Hound Mounds can be found commonly in the Desert Biome, often in a cluster. An additional 2 Bone Shards will be dropped when destroyed.

The mounds now house between 2-3 hounds, and have a 20% chance to spawn a red hound instead of a regular hound in summer. When hit, the mound has the same behaviour as the base game, but will also spawn blue hounds in spring, and red hounds in autumn.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Hounds spawned from Hound Mound will not continue to chase players if they are far away from the mound. Instead, they will bark for a moment and then return to the nest.
  • Players should be careful when trying to lure a Deerclops or a Spider Queen to a Hound Mound, as the Hounds will likely kill the player before attacking the giants.
  • In the Reign of Giants DLC, players can use Hound Mounds to farm Red or Blue variants of Hounds for their gems.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Hound Mounds were added in the update, A Little Rain Must Fall.
  • Hound Mounds will continue to spawn Hounds even if the player is playing on a world with Hounds set to the 'none' amount, as that only controls Hound waves. To avoid encountering Hounds from mounds, the mounds themselves have to be set to 'none'.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berry BushSporecapSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchBrainy SproutCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagma Don't Starve Together icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBonesBoulderFlotsamGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's StatueMini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskCave HoleFlorid PosternLakeLoot StashMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon StonePetrified TreeRock DenStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon) (Charcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisElectric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLava PoolLimestone WallLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderObsidian WorkbenchPoisonous HoleRawlingSteamer TrunkSandy PileSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesTar SlickVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWatery GraveWildbore HeadWoodlegs' CageWreckX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon)
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(Star-Sky Don't Starve Together icon) (FishboneGrassy ThingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon)