Wilson Portrait
Well that's terrifying.


Willow Portrait
My nightmares have come true!


Wolfgang Portrait
I will take you to POUND!


Wendy Portrait
Orange striped death on water!


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
Selachii Felidae. A very large one!


Woodie Portrait
Might be cute if it didn't want to eat me.


Waxwell Portrait
Aptly named.


Wigfrid Portrait
Take me tö Valhalla, devil öf the sea!


Webber Portrait
Out of the water!


Walani Portrait
I'll never complain about regular sharks again!


Warly Portrait
I wish you were a tiger shrimp instead!


Woodlegs Portrait
Come at me ye striped devil!


The Tiger Shark is a pseudoneutral boss mob found in the Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC. It is a giant orange and black shark with stripes, as the name would suggest. It drops Raw Fish, Eye of the Tiger Shark, and Shark Gills when killed. It is only hostile to the player if one of its Sharkittens is attacked or if the player is near the Sharkitten Den. In Monsoon Season, it appears near the den. It cannot be frozen with an Ice Staff and takes 4 Sleep Darts to be put to sleep.

Despite being a towering mass of teeth, claws, and cat fur, the Tiger Shark will not drain Sanity, unlike most other boss mobs.


The Tiger Shark can spawn in any season, triggered by certain player actions while on the ocean (in a boat). These actions and their Season dependent chance to spawn Tiger Shark is summarized in the table below. When it spawns, unless it is near the den, it will be passive towards the player; this frequently results in it not being seen at all. Once reduced to 10% health, it will retreat towards the den. If it gets too far away, it despawns. After despawning, it cannot spawn again (either by actions or by approaching the Sharkitten Den during Monsoon season) for a certain cooldown. If it dies (not despawns), it cannot spawn again for 10 days (same for all the seasons).

Action Spawn chance
Mild Hurricane Monsoon Dry
Respawn Time 7 days 5 days 3 days 10 days
Fishing Rod Fishing 1% 1% 2% 1%
Fishing Rod Reeling 1% 1% 2% 1%
Fishing Rod Catching 1% 1% 2% 1%
Spear Attacking 0% 1% 2% 0%
Sea Trap Baiting 1% 3% 6% 1%
Bug Net Netting 1% 3% 6% 1%
Meatballs Eating 0% 3% 6% 0%
Wave Riding a wave 0% 1% 5% 0%

Brain Behavior Edit

Every now and then, the Tiger Shark will give some Bile-Covered Slop to its Sharkittens.

The Tiger Shark will not attack small creatures, the player or Packim Baggims if they stay away from its den. However, it will attack everything else like Wildbores, Spiders, Snakes, Sea hounds, etc. on sight. It might be a good idea to bait these to the Tiger Shark if the player is having troubles with them. The Tiger Shark will also attack Abigail, if playing as Wendy.

When fighting on land, the Tiger Shark will run directly towards its targets and will try to bite them, which will deal area damage. It will also use a ground pound attack if its target is too far, that will also destroy structures. The impact place is easy to spot as it makes a huge shadow on the ground. This attack is also used when the Tiger Shark goes from water to land.

When fighting in the sea, it will keep the bite attack but will now have a dive attack similar to its ground pound, where it will jump into the sky and dive directly on its target. This attack makes a huge shadow when both jumping and landing it, making it very easy to spot. Tiger Shark's attacks will create lots of big waves which may make the fight for the player difficult due to the waves damaging the boat and getting the character wet.

The Tiger Shark can't hurt Sharkittens when attacking and is immune to Tooth Traps as the traps do not activate.

If the Tiger Shark is away from it's den, or any mob it naturally targets, the Tiger Shark will remain idle. In the Ocean, the Tiger Shark will be completely motionless, and on land, it will walk around aimlessly. It will also eat any sort of Meat item on the ground or ocean, including Crock Pot dishes.

Spear Fighting Strategy Edit

Characters with default damage multipliers could tank the Tiger Shark on land by using a high damage weapon, such as Cutlass Supreme, with a full durability Football Helmet and Log Suit or better armors. It can also be easily kited on land. The attacks can be dodged by moving away at the moment of Tiger Shark opening its mouth for an attack. After the bite animation is complete, the players can get 2-3 hits in before its next attack. If it happens to roar after biting, this is a good opportunity to hit it an additional 2-3 times, as it will not flinch when roaring. The belly flop attacks deal a lot of damage, and should be dodged to increase the chance of survival.

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

The Tiger Shark is immune to the Ice Staff and it takes 4 Sleep Darts to put it to sleep.

PrototypeTips Edit

  • It is advised to kill the Tiger Shark at least once to get a Dumbrella, to keep the player dry and protect the player from Overheating in the Dry Season.
  • If the player haven't already found the Sharkitten Den, it is advised to follow the Tigershark if it starts traveling to its den in retreat during a fight away from its den. The player can follow it until the Sharkitten Den is found, and then kill it to obtain its loot.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The creature's design is a pun originated on the actual Tiger Shark, as it appears as a shark that can walk on land and has the patterns of a tiger on it.
  • According to Wickerbottom its scientific name is Selachii Felidae. In biological taxonomy, "Selachii" is the order of Sharks, and "Felidae" is the family of cats.
  • This mob seems to share characteristics with the Moose/Goose, such as the Sharkittens, that are equivalent to the Moslings. It also has some of Bearger's qualities, such as collecting and eating food.

Blueprint Gallery Edit

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)