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Wilson Portrait
It's so hairy!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Do they have little fires in their bellies?

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
No! No! Stay off head!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Ah, to be so simple.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
IT VIOLATED MY SMELLING MODULE.

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A classic example of symbiosis.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I think it's living hair.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Simple creatures. They exist only to sleep and feed.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
The fur föe thinks she's a hat!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Hairy tongue thing!

Webber

Walani Portrait
It's a little gross, but who am I to judge?

Walani

Warly Portrait
It is not polite to slurp.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Yer an ugly, scallywag.

Woodlegs

The Slurper is a creature found only in the Ruins, in Wilds and Village biomes. It attacks by rolling to and biting the target and then jumping up and engulfing the player's head with its mouth.

Slurpers do not respawn.

A Slurper equips itself as an item in the head slot, draining Hunger at a rate of 1.7 per second or 5 every 3 seconds. It makes a constant "slurping" noise as long as it's attached, hence its name, and converts the hunger it feeds off the victim into positive hunger for itself. While attached on a head, the Slurper gives off about the same radius of light as a Miner Hat. A Slurper that is not attached to a character will give off about as much light as a dropped Light Bulb. The source of the light is its eyes, which are made of Light Bulbs.

A Slurper may also attach itself to the head of a Bunnyman or Pig. Since neither Bunnymen nor Pigs have "hunger" implemented in the same way as the player, a Slurper attached to one of these creatures will drain approximately 5 health per 2 seconds instead (which will fill up the Slurper's own hunger meter as per usual). A Bunnyman who loses too much health from a Slurper will flee until it regains health, the Slurper detaches itself, or the Bunnyman dies. Despite the fact that Splumonkeys may also wear hats, Slurpers do not target them.

Slurpers can easily be removed by attempting to unequip them from the head slot with the mouse. They always drop two Light Bulbs when killed and sometimes also a Slurper Pelt.


Brain Behavior Edit

A Slurper will initially sleep once spawned, but, once it becomes hungry, it wakes up and wanders, rolling around. At 50% hunger level, it will begin to signal that it is becoming hungrier by raising its "head" and puffing itself up while rumbling. As it begins to starve, it will actively hunt down the player, attempting to latch onto the player's head. If successful, it will begin to drain hunger until it has reached 90% of its capacity. Then, it will drop off and sleep. The player can force the Slurper on by attacking it while it's asleep. The Slurper will then attack and try to latch onto the character's head. A Slurper with an empty stomach can stay attached for 140 seconds before it detaches itself to sleep.

Although a Slurper may attach itself to a Bunnyman or Pig, it will always try to attach itself to the player first, and it will only go for other targets if the player cannot be targeted (e.g. if the player is out of its attack range). Slurpers will attack followers even if they are not able to latch onto them.

It is possible for a Slurper to attempt to attach itself even if one is already feeding on a target's head. This will "drop" the already-attached Slurper and replace it with the new Slurper.

A Slurper who is at 0% hunger will not take damage like players, nor will it change its behaviour in any way. It will continue to hunt down potential targets.

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

PickSlashAxe Spear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Tentacle Spike Battle Spear Fire Dart

Ham Bat Thulecite Club Fire Staff

Tooth Trap Slurtle Slime

Dark Sword Blow Dart GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
Slurper
48 15 12 8 7 6 5 4-7 5 or 3 4 3 2 1

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

  • In Don't Starve Together, Slurpers will respawn when the Ruins regenerate, which will occur after killing the Ancient Fuelweaver, causing the Ancient Gateway to destabilize and cause an explosion that will trigger after 3 minutes. This makes Slurper Pelts renewable as the newly spawned Slurpers can be killed again.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • Slurpers can also be brought to the surface while "attached" to a player's head. They cannot break walls, and therefore can easily be kept as pets that provide an almost infinite light source.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Slurpers were added in the Hungry For Your Hunger update and are the reason the update was dubbed so.
  • Maxwell says that slurpers are "simple creatures. They only exist to feed and sleep", this may explain why they do not respawn as they only feed and sleep, they do not mate.
  • Before the The Stuff Of Nightmares update, Slurpers dropped Beard Hair instead of Slurper Pelts, and they spawned in Caves instead of Ruins.
  • Using the Teleportato while a Slurper is on the player's head will bring it into the next world.
  • Slurpers do not appear to suck the food out of their target's mouth. It is possible to see the player character's mouth when one is latched on, and the player character is able to eat and talk while the Slurper is attached. This may imply that the Slurper is sucking the food out of a player's stomach via their nose/esophagus, which is further supported by WX-78's quote.
  • Slurpers may be a reference to Facehuggers from the Alien franchise, which attach to their victim's face and eventually lead to their death. In one movie, Facehuggers were found underground in ancient ruins, similar to the in-game Slurpers.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • Slurpers can latch onto Woodie's Werebeaver form despite the Werebeaver having no item or equipment slots. With an attached Slurper, the Werebeaver will appear to be missing limbs, usually his head and tail but sometimes his arms.
  • Slurpers sometimes do not display their sprite if they are in a world when it loads or when frozen by an Ice Staff. They can still be tracked by the light they emit when they are awake, however.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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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
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