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Wilson Portrait
Walruses are natural predators.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Stop following me!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Ha ha. Is blubbery flubbery man.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
An old man of the sea.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
I DON'T LIKE THE LOOK OF HIM

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Odobenus rosmarus; Gaelic variety.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Oh no. Walruses again!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Don't you recognize me?

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Thöse tusks cöuld pierce even the finest armör.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
I don't think he wants to be friends with us.

Webber

Walani Portrait
Hey grey belly! How's life treatin' ya?

Walani

Warly Portrait
They move faster than you'd think.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Whut's yer story, mate?

Woodlegs


MacTusk is an aggressive Mob that spawns at Walrus Camps during Winter. He is the leader of Mactusk N' Son and will always be found traveling with his son, Wee MacTusk, and two Blue Hounds. They respawn every 2.5 days after being killed. He always drops 1 Meat and 1 Blow Dart, and possibly 1 Walrus Tusk and 1 Tam o' Shanter, when killed.

MacTusk takes 2 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 1 Sleep Dart to be put to sleep.

Brain Behavior Edit

MacTusk is only active during day. He will pursue the player, if they are in sight, often sending in the Hounds with his battle-cry. He attacks using a Blow Dart, while also trying to keep his distance. The Blow Dart he uses has a longer range than the player's version, but it also deals less damage. The player can dodge his darts when timed correctly; using a Walking Cane or Roads will raise your chances. 

Spear Hunting Edit

  • Take out the Hounds first. They're faster than the other hunting party members and can be led away from the group to be dealt with safely.
  • It is recommended to use ranged weapons against MacTusk, since he will run away from the player if pursued. Using a Boomerang and wearing some kind of armor is the easiest and the least expensive way to kill him. An Ice Staff or Sleep Dart can be more effective if one has a strong melee weapon.
    • Alternatively, MacTusk can be killed with 2 Blow Darts. As he always drops a Blow Dart, it will only cost a net of 1 Dart.
  • If the player comes across the Walrus Camp while it is inactive, it will be prudent to set up defenses or traps. One of the easiest ways to do this would be with Tooth Traps, by placing at least three near the Camp.
  • If lured to a pack of Pengulls, MacTusk will attack them, causing the Pengulls to retaliate and kill MacTusk (and his Hounds).
  • One can use Chester as a decoy. Chester will take aggro if placed between the player and MacTusk. The Hounds can easily be dispatched in this manner. Once MacTusk is attacked though, he will not be distracted by Chester again.
  • Chasing MacTusk far from his camp is another option to kill him, as he becomes unaggressive at a certain distance and starts walking back, ignoring the player's presence. Players can simply attack and stun-lock him before he has a chance to retreat.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill MacTusk 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

PickSlashAxeSpear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Thulecite Club Dark Sword Tooth Trap

Slurtle Slime Fire Dart Fire Staff

Blow Dart GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
MacTusk
36 12 9 6 5 4 3-6 3 or 4 3 2 1

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • MacTusk's Hunting Party was added in the A Winter's Tale update.
  • There is a rare chance that when the season changes, MacTusk will be locked out of the Walrus Camp; therefore, he will be active outside of Winter, alone or with the other members that got locked out as well.
  • MacTusk deals 33 damage when he attacks with his Blow Dart, whereas the player deals 100 damage when using the same weapon. This is because MacTusk uses an identical weapon in code which does 0 damage, but takes his damage amount. Without it, Mactusk wouldn't fire darts, instead he would instantly hurt the player.
  • Wolfgang refers to Mactusk as a "Sea Cow man" in his quotes, a Sea Cow is a herbivorous marine mammal unrelated to the Walrus.
  • As seen by his quote, Maxwell once knew Mactusk and was perhaps friends with him.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • If the Walrus Camp is near from the shore, MacTusk will (re)spawn and sometimes walk on the ocean, preventing him from getting back on land. This bug also occur on the Pigs if their house are close to the ocean.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork BishopClockwork RookClockwork KnightDangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(Poison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (EwecusGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon) (DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSpider Warrior (Venomous)Sea HoundStink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Bee QueenToadstool 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) (No-Eyed Deer Don't Starve Together icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutch Don't Starve Together icon) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)

Start a Discussion Discussions about MacTusk

  • Killing Mac Tusk

    15 messages
    • The most effective method to killing him is spider eggs. Plant them early summer and return late winter for a ton of tooth's and ta...
    • Hah, I just killed him by running towards him until he gave up and ran into my Tentacle Spike. Killed 2 in one day like this.

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