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Don't Starve- How to Spawn and Defeating the Quacken

Wilson Portrait
Now's not the time for me to be Quacken wise!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Kill it with fire!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Crummy breadeater!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Kneel to me, foul beast!

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
WHAT'S THE NATURAL PURPOSE OF THIS ABOMINATION?

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Octopodes have numerous defensive strategies.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
For Lucy!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
You will bow to me.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I'll return yöu tö Hel herself!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Run away!

Webber

Walani Portrait
Surf's up!

Walani

Warly Portrait
I can't take the heat! Get me out of this kitchen!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
'Tis th'mightiest beast in th'sea!

Woodlegs

The Quacken is a boss mob found in the Shipwrecked DLC. It is a giant brownish-blue creature with three eyes and many tentacles. It drops an​ Iron Key (only on the first kill), a Booty Bag and a Chest of the Depths when killed.

Quacken will spawn while the player is using a Trawl Net in Deep Ocean or ship graveyard (dark colored ocean tiles near Wrecks). Each item caught in the net has a 5% chance to spawn the Quacken. After one spawns, another one won't spawn for 20 days(if killed). A Quacken will despawn if the player gets too far away.

Brain Behavior Edit

The head lobs 3 balls of ink towards the player when approached. The ink blobs deal 50 damage to any Mob around the impact location. After they land, either on the player or in the water, they leave behind an ink patch that lasts a few seconds. If the player enters the ink patch, it slows the player's movement speed by 70% until the player leaves the ink patch or the patch disappears. If the blobs land on ground tiles, no ink patch will be generated. The head has no damaging melee attacks and can be safely hit while avoiding waves from tentacles.

The head will summon tentacles to aid it. Tentacles will attack most nearby Mobs. Aside from their direct damage, they also create large Waves in 4 directions when they attack. Tentacles do not share their health with the head, and damaging or killing tentacles is not necessary to kill the Quacken.

When the head receives a total damage more than 25% of its maximum health (250), it submerges to reappear some distance away. The same rule applies after it emerges in another location, meaning the Quacken will submerge 3 times, and the player will need to find it 3 times before it can be killed. The Quacken head has a map icon, which allows players to locate the head after it submerges. Damaging the tentacles is not necessary for the head to submerge, and will not speed up the process.

Spear Fighting Strategy Edit

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Quacken when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken
Fishing RodBug Net 236
Lucy the Axe 74
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter Cactus Spike 59
Eyeshot 50
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 37
Obsidian Axe 19-37
Machete Luxury Machete 34
Ham Bat 17-34
PickSlashAxe 33
Spear Poison Spear Peg Leg 30
Obsidian Machete 15-30
Trident 10 or 30
Bat Bat Battle Spear 24
Morning Star 14 or 23
Slurtle Slime The 'Sea Legs' Icon Tentacle Spike 20
Obsidian Spear 10-20
Thulecite Club Tooth Trap 17
Dark Sword Cutlass Supreme 15
Blow Dart Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 10
Fire Staff Fire Dart 7-10
Spear Gun Battle 8
Spear Gun Obsidian 5-7
Gunpowder Harpoon 5
Coconade 4
Obsidian Coconade 3
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken
Fishing RodBug Net 236
Lucy the Axe 74
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 59
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 37
Ham Bat 17-34
PickSlashAxe 33
Spear 30
Bat Bat 24
Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike 20
Thulecite Club Tooth Trap 17
Dark Sword 15
Blow Dart 10
Fire Staff Fire Dart 7-10
Gunpowder 5

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken
Battle Spear 24
Morning Star 14 or 23
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken
Cactus Spike 59
Eyeshot 50
Obsidian Axe 19-37
Machete Luxury Machete 34
Poison Spear Peg Leg 30
Obsidian Machete 15-30
Trident 10 or 30
The 'Sea Legs' Icon 20
Obsidian Spear 10-20
Cutlass Supreme 15
Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 10
Spear Gun Battle 8
Spear Gun Obsidian 5-7
Harpoon 5
Coconade 4
Obsidian Coconade 3

The Quacken is immune to the Ice Staff and it is immune to the Sleep Dart.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • When killed the second time, and every consecutive kill after, it will not drop the Iron Key.
  • Quacken's name is a portmanteau on the name of the Kraken, a legendary sea monster that looks like a giant octopus, and "Quack", an onomatopoeia of a duck's call. Though, curiously, the Quacken seems to create high-pitched whistles and squawks rather than quacks. It also lacks any distinguishing features of a duck. Instead, has a small black beak (a common feature of octopi and squid) rather than a duck-like bill.
  • Its attack in which it lobs a large ball of black ink towards the player is a parallel to a defense mechanism used by real life octupi and squid, where, when threatened, they release a large cloud of dark, black ink around them. This allows them to distract and temporarily disable their attacker's vision while they quickly and swiftly escape the scene.
  • The Quacken was introduced in the Release the Quacken! update. This is a play-on-words of the iconic line from the 1981 film The Clash of the Titans, where Zeus says: "Release the Kraken!"

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • If one is using a Trawl Net or fighting a Quacken near the edge of the map, it is possible that the head will spawn or resurface in the fog surrounding the map. This will cause the head to be unreachable since every time the player approaches it, they will teleport to the other side of the map. However a Boat Cannon can be used to damage the head enough so that it moves outside of the fog.
  • There is also a chance that the Quacken may spawn in with only the tentacles, and not the head, therefore making it impossible to kill the Quacken and get the loot. The tentacles can still be killed, but the head will never spawn in.

Blueprint Gallery Edit

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) (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