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Wilson Portrait
Something's under there, searching for minerals.

Wilson, when examining an underground mole

Willow Portrait
Hiding from the light, huh?

Willow, when examining an underground mole

Wolfgang Portrait
Stay underground where you are safe from Wolfgang.

Wolfgang, when examining an underground mole

Wendy Portrait
Stay down there, away from this horrible place.

Wendy, when examining an underground mole

WX-78 Portrait
MINOR SEISMIC ACTIVITY DETECTED

WX-78, when examining an underground mole

Wickerbottom Portrait
Something is tunneling down there.

Wickerbottom, when examining an underground mole

Woodie Portrait
Dig, dig, dig.

Woodie, when examining an underground mole

Waxwell Portrait
Are you picking up what I'm putting down? Do you dig it?

Maxwell, when examining an underground mole

Wigfrid Portrait
Whö's under there?

Wigfrid, when examining an underground mole

Webber Portrait
Come out and play!

Webber, when examining an underground mole

Walani Portrait
Who's down there?

Walani, when examining an underground mole

Warly Portrait
Something dwells beneath.

Warly, when examining an underground mole

Woodlegs Portrait
'Tis swimmin' under th'dirt!

Woodlegs, when examining an underground mole

The Moleworm is a passive Mob in the Reign of Giants DLC. They are indigenous to the Grasslands and Deciduous Forest Biomes. Moleworms live in a Burrow, underground, but can occasionally spawn from Tumbleweeds and/or Earthquakes.

Moleworms travel underground similar to a Depths Worm. They will seek out and collect items that are lying on the ground, including Minerals, Thermal Stones, Charcoal, Ashes, Gunpowder, IceOld Bells, most Turfs, Gears and most Gravedigger Items. After collecting 2 stacks of items, they will return to their Burrow to drop them off.

Wilson Portrait
I'd sure like to whack that mole... thing.

Wilson, when examining a peeking mole

Willow Portrait
Coming up for a peek!

Willow, when examining a peeking mole

Wolfgang Portrait
Now you will know Wolfgang's strength!

Wolfgang, when examining a peeking mole

Wendy Portrait
You should go back to where it's dark.

Wendy, when examining a peeking mole

WX-78 Portrait
SOURCE OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY DISCOVERED

WX-78, when examining a peeking mole

Wickerbottom Portrait
Ah, it's a Talpidae!

Wickerbottom, when examining a peeking mole

Woodie Portrait
It feels aboot rocks the way I feel aboot trees.

Woodie, when examining a peeking mole

Waxwell Portrait
I'll take that as a "yes".

Maxwell, when examining a peeking mole

Wigfrid Portrait
He burröws with reckless abandön.

Wigfrid, when examining a peeking mole

Webber Portrait
Hello little guy!

Webber, when examining a peeking mole

Walani Portrait
Welcome to the surface!

Walani, when examining a peeking mole

Warly Portrait
Are you spying on me?

Warly, when examining a peeking mole

Woodlegs Portrait
Whut's'e sniffin'?

Woodlegs, when examining a peeking mole


A live Moleworm can be obtained by attacking it (one time) with a Hammer, after it surfaces. Moleworms will slowly starve in the inventory, if not fed minerals. They respawn from Burrows (similar to Rabbits). A Burrow can be permanently destroyed using a Shovel. When a burrow is destroyed while a Moleworm returns to it for rest, the game will recognize as Moleworm not being present; hence permanently destroying the Burrow. Burrows drop minerals and any items that a Moleworm has stashed inside it. If a Burrow is destroyed before killing the Moleworm, it will wander off and eventually dig a new one.

Wilson Portrait
Nowhere left to dig, my friend.

Wilson, when examining a mole in the inventory

Willow Portrait
Out of the ground, into the fire.

Willow, when examining a mole in the inventory

Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang have mercy for soft tiny animal.

Wolfgang, when examining a mole in the inventory

Wendy Portrait
How do you like being torn away from your family?

Wendy, when examining a mole in the inventory

WX-78 Portrait
VIBRATIONS IN POCKET DETECTED

WX-78, when examining a mole in the inventory

Wickerbottom Portrait
I don't think my pocket is its natural habitat.

Wickerbottom, when examining a mole in the inventory

Woodie Portrait
Want some rocks?

Woodie, when examining a mole in the inventory

Waxwell Portrait
End of the line.

Maxwell, when examining a mole in the inventory

Wigfrid Portrait
A friend för my pöcket.

Wigfrid, when examining a mole in the inventory

Webber Portrait
Are you comfy?

Webber, when examining a mole in the inventory

Walani Portrait
Are you comfy in there, buddy?

Walani, when examining a mole in the inventory

Warly Portrait
Do you "dig" your new surroundings?

Warly, when examining a mole in the inventory

Woodlegs Portrait
Quiet me pet.

Woodlegs, when examining a mole in the inventory


Hitting the Moleworm with a Hammer is a regular attack, despite the special stun effect. This means the Moleworm can be killed with the Hammer instead of being stunned if hit by a character with a high damage modifier (e.g. Wolfgang in mighty form). It also means that if the same Moleworm is hit twice with a Hammer, it will be killed, including after releasing them from inventory.

Moleworms have the same health as Rabbits and can be killed with a single hit from an Axe or Pickaxe when wielded by characters with normal damage multipliers. Wendy and Wes must wield a Spear or better to kill it in one hit.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • If you capture a mole, wrap it into bundling wrap and open the package the mole will dig a new nest without the destruction of his previous one.
  • Minerals and other items can be used as bait to catch Moleworms. Without the bait, Moleworms emerge from the ground only occasionally and for very brief moments.
  • Moleworms cannot be trapped. In addition, they activate Traps that have been laid down. They also trigger Spider webbing, although spawned Spiders will ignore them.
  • When a Moleworm takes Gunpowder, it triggers an explosion; killing the Moleworm and leaving a small fire where it died. It will drop a Cooked Morsel.
  • When a Moleworm takes an Old Bell, it will trigger one use and summon Bigfoot.
  • Moleworms vomited up by a Catcoon (wild or tamed) cannot create a Burrow. It is unknown if this was implemented to prevent infinite Moleworms from spawning or is simply a bug. However, picking it up and dropping it allows it to create a burrow.
  • Like Depths Worms, Moleworms are not able to pass Walls, despite moving underground.
  • Abigail can attack and kill Moleworms that are traveling underground.
  • Moleworms can be farmed to provide a renewable source of stone and other minerals, especially if most Boulders have already been mined. This is done by destroying the Burrow with a Shovel, while leaving the animal alive. The Moleworm will then appear from underground, along with all scavenged resources. An efficient farm can be created by collecting a number of Moleworms by stunning them with a Hammer, then releasing them around a mineral on the ground which is made inaccessible by use of Walls around it. They'll try to grab the Mineral but since it's locked in they'll be unable to do so, instead staying nearby creating Burrows for the player to dig up.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundMolewormInventory slot backgroundMolewormInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot background Electrical DoodadInventory slot backgroundGlow BerryAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundMoggles
Inventory slot backgroundMolewormInventory slot backgroundMolewormInventory slot background Straw HatInventory slot backgroundBone ShardsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundRain Hat
Inventory slot backgroundMolewormInventory slot background Cactus FleshInventory slot backgroundFillerInventory slot backgroundFillerCrock PotInventory slot backgroundGuacamoleFillers cannot be Fruit.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Moleworms lack hind legs. Instead, they have a segmented, fleshy tail like a worm, explaining their name. This can be more easily seen when the Moleworms are in the inventory.
  • The ability to knock a Moleworm out with a Hammer is a reference to the popular game, Whac-A-Mole.
  • The Moleworm's appearance is based on the Star-Nosed Mole.
  • Creatures like the Moleworm began to starve in the inventory after the A Feet of Strength update.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • When playing as Wendy, Abigail will attack a Moleworm when "whacked" with a Hammer. If the Moleworm is picked up at the same time that Abigail attacks, it will drop its items and appear in the inventory, but disappear shortly afterwards.
  • Relogging next to an empty burrow will cause a Moleworm to immediately spawn. This occurs even when the previous Moleworm has just been killed or transferred to the player's inventory.

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) (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 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) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)