Wilson Portrait
I've heard strange things about those plants.

Wilson, examining a planted Mandrake

Willow Portrait
That's not a normal plant

Willow, examining a planted Mandrake

Wolfgang Portrait
Is strange plant.

Wolfgang, examining a planted Mandrake

Wendy Portrait
The mighty mandrake. I should pick it at night.

Wendy, examining a planted Mandrake

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, examining a planted Mandrake

Wickerbottom Portrait
Mandragora officinarum.

Wickerbottom, examining a planted Mandrake

Woodie Portrait
It's looking at me.

Woodie, examining a planted Mandrake

Waxwell Portrait
What a disturbing root.

Maxwell, examining a planted Mandrake

Wigfrid Portrait
A rutabaga!

Wigfrid, examining a planted Mandrake

Webber Portrait
That's a funny looking plant.

Webber, examining a planted Mandrake

Winona Portrait
That's a weird shrub.

Winona, examining a planted Mandrake

Walani Portrait
A mystical plant.

Walani, examining a planted Mandrake

Warly Portrait
Have I discovered a new root vegetable?!

Warly, examining a planted Mandrake

Woodlegs Portrait
A plant o'legend.

Woodlegs, examining a planted Mandrake

A Mandrake is a very rare, passive Mob found in Grasslands and Caves. They are very useful, and on average only 2-5 Mandrake will spawn per world. They often spawn together in the same area, so finding one will usually result in finding them all. Mandrakes can be used to make the Pan Flute. They can also be used to make Mandrake Soup in a Crock Pot.

Wilson Portrait
Cut it out!

Wilson, examining a picked Mandrake

Willow Portrait
Now that's just creepy!

Willow, examining a picked Mandrake

Wolfgang Portrait
Little plant man friend!

Wolfgang, examining a picked Mandrake

Wendy Portrait
Onward, my vegetable minion!

Wendy, examining a picked Mandrake

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, examining a picked Mandrake

Wickerbottom Portrait
Mandragora officinarum. But with a face.

Wickerbottom, examining a picked Mandrake

Woodie Portrait
What have I done?

Woodie, examining a picked Mandrake

Waxwell Portrait
Oh shut UP, will you?

Maxwell, examining a picked Mandrake

Wigfrid Portrait
She just wants tö gö ön a rutabaga saga.

Wigfrid, examining a picked Mandrake

Webber Portrait
You're a bad friend!

Webber, examining a picked Mandrake

Winona Portrait
This is exactly what having a little sister's like.

Winona, examining a picked Mandrake

Walani Portrait
You're messing up my chill vibes, dude.

Walani, examining a picked Mandrake

Warly Portrait
Do not pick! Do not pick!

Warly, examining a picked Mandrake

Woodlegs Portrait
Quit yer squawkin'!

Woodlegs, examining a picked Mandrake

When picked at dusk or night (or when underground), it will turn into a living Mandrake, following the player around and constantly making noise until morning, after which it will replant itself on the spot. When picked during the day, it will die instantly and can be obtained as an item. Mandrakes cannot be grown and therefore there is a limited number of them in the world.

With normal damage modifiers, it takes one hit from a Spear to kill a Mandrake (any version of an Axe or Pickaxe will do the same).

Food Edit

Wilson Portrait
Mandrake roots have strange properties.

Wilson, examining a dead mandrake

Willow Portrait
Why did this plant have a face?

Willow, examining a dead mandrake

Wolfgang Portrait
Little plant man is died!

Wolfgang, examining a dead mandrake

Wendy Portrait
Alas, poor mandrake!

Wendy, examining a dead mandrake

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, examining a dead mandrake

Wickerbottom Portrait
Mandragora officinarum. Deceased.

Wickerbottom, examining a dead mandrake

Woodie Portrait
Sorry, little guy.

Woodie, examining a dead mandrake

Waxwell Portrait
My ears are still ringing.

Maxwell, examining a dead mandrake

Wigfrid Portrait
The cörpse öf the rutabaga still retains its magic.

Wigfrid, examining a dead mandrake

Webber Portrait
The skin is all seared.

Webber, examining a dead mandrake

Winona Portrait
Dead as a doornail.

Winona, examining a dead mandrake

Walani Portrait
I was rooting for it.

Walani, examining a dead mandrake

Warly Portrait
I should like to get to the root of this mystery...

Warly, examining a dead mandrake

Woodlegs Portrait
Twas a noisy little beast.

Woodlegs, examining a dead mandrake

Raw or Cooked Mandrakes do not spoil. Raw Mandrake heals 60 Health and 75 Hunger when eaten, and puts all nearby Mobs to sleep (until the next cycle of the day; from dusk until night, from night until daytime, from daytime until dusk).

Cooking a Mandrake will also put the player to sleep (until the next cycle of the day), as well as putting all nearby Mobs to sleep. Eating a Cooked Mandrake restores 100 Health and 150 Hunger, as well as putting the player and all nearby Mobs to sleep (for exactly one day). Eating Mandrake Soup restores 100 Health, 150 Hunger, and 5 Sanity, but does not put the player to sleep.

Pigs, Gobblers, and Pengulls will eat Cooked Mandrakes left on the ground, putting themselves and all nearby Mobs to sleep until the start of the next day (no matter what time it is). Raw Mandrakes will not put the player to sleep. Pigs will also produce Manure (as they would with other Vegetable) if a Mandrake is eaten. Gobblers and Pengulls will eat Mandrakes that are still planted in the ground, putting all nearby Mobs to sleep (except the player).

Brain BehaviorEdit

When picked during dusk or night, rooted Mandrakes will follow the player (through Wormholes as well), hopping around and making a lot of noise. Like most followers, they will back away when the player gets too close. If the Mandrake is attacked, they will run away from the player indefinitely. Once it becomes day time, the mandrake will root itself back into the ground where the player can then pick the mandrake and add it into their inventory.

Icon Tools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MandrakeWill put the player to sleep.
Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeInventory slot background FillerInventory slot backgroundFillerInventory slot backgroundFillerCrock PotInventory slot backgroundMandrake Soup
Inventory slot backgroundCut Reeds


Inventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundMandrakePrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundPan Flute
Inventory slot backgroundCooked MandrakePig IconInventory slot backgroundManureWill put all nearby Mobs to sleep. Cannot be given directly.

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Mandrakes can also be found in the Meadow biome.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

If eaten in Don't Starve Together, Mandrakes will put all players in the nearby area to sleep. The Loot Stash has a chance to yield a dead Mandrake, thus making them renewable, since the Loot Stash respawns every Winter. Examining a Mandrake might also make the player fall asleep.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Since Mandrakes are extremely fast creatures, and will keep their distance from the player even if they follow them, it is recommended to only pick these during the day if it is the item the player wants. If you pick one at dusk with no weapons such as when you started the game recently, don't be tempted to hit it with your fist, as it will run away and decrease the chances of you catching it.
  • Live Mandrakes can be eaten by Pengulls and Werepigs, which will still trigger the sleep effects.
  • Changing settings so that mandrakes are set to lots allows you to obtain many mandrakes. Because cooking and eating them each set you forward one day, you can use this to unlock all the characters early on.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Mandrake (raw and cooked) is one of the few foods in the game that do not Spoil, along with raw and hatching Tallbird Eggs, the Guardian's Horn, and Deerclops Eyeball. However, Mandrake Soup will spoil.
  • Ghosts will often float above Mandrakes.
  • There is a page on the Klei website that is dedicated to jumping Mandrakes (mob), for some reason.
  • The Mandrake is a real plant that was surrounded in myth in European folklore. Its roots can bear a vaguely human shape and was said to scream when uprooted. The sleep effect caused by cooking and eating Mandrakes is based on the fact that the real plant can cause unconsciousness when eaten in sufficient quantities.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • Even though Mandrakes are flammable, they will not turn to Ashes when killed with a Fire Dart.
  • (PC) When the player picks up a Mandrake using the Spacebar, the Mandrake can be planted again, but if the player tries to pick the Mandrake when it has been replanted, the character will start to shake out of control upon attempting and will be unable to interact with the Mandrake again.
  • (PC) Mandrakes spawned into the player's inventory can be replanted when 'dropped' on the ground. Stacks of Mandrakes will be replanted as if there is only one, and when picked at dusk or night, only one Mandrake will actually follow the player. If killed, a stack of however many Mandrakes there were originally will be how many the player can retrieve.
  • In Shipwrecked DLC, sometimes a Mandrake can follow the player into the Ocean, essentially walking on water. At day break, it will plant itself on the water.
  • Mandrakes in the player's inventory can sometimes be lost when using Seaworthy to cross over to Shipwrecked DLC.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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
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)
Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(Dragoon HeartEye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDead DogfishDead SwordfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussels (Cooked) • Neon Quattro (Cooked) • Pierrot Fish (Cooked) • Purple Grouper (Cooked) • Dead Rainbow Jellyfish (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Roe (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Animal Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • Tallbird Egg (FriedHatching) • Honey
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (PhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried)Shipwrecked icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Mushroom (Cooked Red Cap) • Green Mushroom (Cooked Green Cap) • Blue Mushroom (Cooked Blue Cap) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Lesser Glow Berry Don't Starve Together icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon)
Dairy Butter • (Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffeeJelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot Shipwrecked icon) (Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon)