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Wilson Portrait
I think this fish evolved to run me through.

Wilson, when examining Swordfish

Willow Portrait
En garde!

Willow, when examining Swordfish

Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang challenges you to duel!

Wolfgang, when examining Swordfish

Wendy Portrait
This fish cuts death with its face!

Wendy, when examining Swordfish

WX-78 Portrait
FIGHTING FISH

WX-78, when examining Swordfish

Wickerbottom Portrait
Don't upset the broadbill!

Wickerbottom, when examining Swordfish

Woodie Portrait
That there's one pointy fish.

Woodie, when examining Swordfish

Waxwell Portrait
Ah, a sparring partner!

Maxwell, when examining Swordfish

Wigfrid Portrait
Nöw yöu are a fish after my heart!

Wigfrid, when examining Swordfish

Webber Portrait
We like your sword face, fish!

Webber, when examining Swordfish

Walani Portrait
I've resolved to be more of a lover than a fighter.

Walani, when examining Swordfish

Warly Portrait
A deluxe, but dangerous ingredient!

Warly, when examining Swordfish

Woodlegs Portrait
Arrr ye'd like ta bury thet nose in ol'Woodlegs eh?

Woodlegs, when examining Swordfish

Swordfish are hostile Mobs found in the Shipwrecked DLC. They spawn in the deep Ocean from an invisible spawner. Once the location of the spawner is found, it can be marked by Items that have map markers, like any one of the Backpacks or Boats as well as a Buoy. It spawns in the same spot every 60–120 seconds, as long as the spawner is nearby. Swordfish can be used to craft Cutlass Supreme or can be cooked on a campfire to have Fish Steak.

When a killed Swordfish is left to spoil, it will turn in to a Spoiled Fish.

Despite being hostile, they are considered innocent creatures and killing one adds 4 points to the Player's naughtiness level, which can cause Krampus to appear.

Dead SwordfishEdit

Wilson Portrait
I better not run with this.

Wilson, when examining Dead Swordfish

Willow Portrait
Ugh, fire would get rid of that smell.

Willow, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wolfgang Portrait
It was a good fight.

Wolfgang, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wendy Portrait
Its sword face couldn't save it...

Wendy, when examining Dead Swordfish

WX-78 Portrait
LIFE IS NOT WORTH IT

WX-78, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wickerbottom Portrait
Looks a tad less ferocious this way.

Wickerbottom, when examining Dead Swordfish

Woodie Portrait
Sorry, guy.

Woodie, when examining Dead Swordfish

Waxwell Portrait
Perhaps it should have taken more fencing lessons.

Maxwell, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wigfrid Portrait
Önward tö Valhalla, brave fish.

Wigfrid, when examining Dead Swordfish

Webber Portrait
Should we eat it or use it?

Webber, when examining Dead Swordfish

Walani Portrait
Woah, that fish is HUGE!

Walani, when examining Dead Swordfish

Warly Portrait
The grand poisson!

Warly, when examining Dead Swordfish

Woodlegs Portrait
Ye put up a good fight.

Woodlegs, when examining Dead Swordfish

When a Swordfish is killed it becomes a Dead Swordfish. It can be eaten to restore 1 Health and 25 Hunger. If cooked at a Campfire, Fire Pit, Chiminea, or Dwarf Star it will produce Fish Steak . Dead Swordfish can also be used to craft the Cutlass Supreme.


Spear Fighting Strategy Edit

Swordfish cannot be stun locked, however it is possible to kite Swordfish using a fast boat. A Cargo Boat with a Snakeskin Sail is fast enough, a Row Boat or an Armoured Boat with any Sail is faster. Sailing close to the Swordfish will cause it to attack, which can be dodged by sailing in the opposite direction after the Swordfish pauses before the attack. Then players will be able to land 1 or 2 hits with a melee weapon depending on their overall boat speed. After which the player still has enough time to dodge the next attack.

The player can also dock near a herd of Water Beefalo and let the Swordfish attack the Beefalo. The Beefalo, fighting in groups, will usually win, resulting in the Swordfish's death. However, the player needs to actually get on land for this strategy to work, as the Swordfish will not attack other mobs while chasing the player.


Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Swordfish 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
Swordfish
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 48
Fire Dart 40
Lucy the Axe 15
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter Cactus Spike 12
Eyeshot 10
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 8
Obsidian Axe 4-8
Machete Luxury Machete 7
Ham Bat 4-7
PickSlashAxe 7
Spear Poison Spear Peg Leg 6
Obsidian Machete 3-6
Trident 2 or 6
Bat Bat Battle Spear 5
Morning Star 3 or 5
Slurtle Slime The 'Sea Legs' Icon Tentacle Spike 4
Obsidian Spear 2-4
Thulecite Club 4
Dark Sword Cutlass Supreme 3
Blow Dart Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 2
Spear Gun Battle 2
Spear Gun Obsidian 1-2
Gunpowder Harpoon Coconade Obsidian Coconade Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 48
Fire Dart 40
Lucy the Axe 15
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 12
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 8
Ham Bat 4-7
PickSlashAxe 7
Spear 6
Bat Bat 5
Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike 4
Thulecite Club 4
Dark Sword 3
Blow Dart 2
Gunpowder 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish
Battle Spear 5
Morning Star 3 or 5
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish
Cactus Spike 12
Eyeshot 10
Obsidian Axe 4-8
Machete Luxury Machete 7
Poison Spear Peg Leg 6
Obsidian Machete 3-6
Trident 2 or 6
The 'Sea Legs' Icon 4
Obsidian Spear 2-4
Cutlass Supreme 3
Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 2
Spear Gun Battle 2
Spear Gun Obsidian 1-2
Harpoon 1
Coconade 1
Obsidian Coconade 1

It takes 2 blasts to freeze a Swordfish with an Ice Staff and it takes 1 Sleep Dart to put it to sleep.

TabTools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundSpoiled Fish
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishFire PitInventory slot backgroundFish Steak
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishDrying RackInventory slot backgroundJerky
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishBirdcageInventory slot backgroundEgg
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundTwigsAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundCutlass Supreme
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishYaarctopus IconInventory slot backgroundOctopus Chest

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Warly refers to the item Swordfish as "Grand Poisson" which means "great fish" in French.

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