Wilson Portrait
You might be something to reckon with, big dog.


Willow Portrait
You're a big mean jerk!


Wolfgang Portrait
Big puppy!


Wendy Portrait
A true bastion of evil.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
That Canis will never be domesticated.


Woodie Portrait
That thing could pull a sled by its lonesome.


Waxwell Portrait
The alpha!


Wigfrid Portrait
Be that yöu, Fenrir?


Webber Portrait
I don't think that puppy is very happy.


Winona Portrait
Quite the set of chompers on that one.


Walani Portrait
What's your deal, man?


Warly Portrait
Leader of the pack.


Woodlegs Portrait
Yer a big dawg on th'land, but ye'd be fish food at sea.


The Varg, also known as the Warg, is an aggressive Mob in the Reign of Giants DLC. When tracking Suspicious Dirt Piles, there is a chance for the Varg to be found instead of a Koalefant. This chance starts at 5% on Day one, and gradually increases to 33% chance on day 100 (In Don't Starve Together, this chance is halved by the Ewecus). When killed, the Varg drops around 4-6 Monster Meat and 1-3 Hound's Tooth.

The Varg takes 3 hits with the Ice Staff to be frozen, and 1 Sleep Dart to be put to sleep.

Attack PatternEdit

The Varg will howl, calling forth two Hounds to the battle. Vargs are able to summon both normal and special Hounds (based on the season), which is decided at random. It should be noted that Blue Hounds can appear in Winter and Spring while Red Hounds can appear in Summer and Autumn.

A Varg's Hounds are bound to it, and will immediately aggro on whatever the Varg itself was targeting when it summoned them. Summoned Hounds will also return to their Varg if they lose interest in their current target. If engaged for long enough, the Varg will howl again to summon more Hounds.

At close range it attacks by biting, with a two-hit delay. It moves slowly, but attacks quickly and has a large range for its jaws.

TabTools UsesEdit

The Varg can effectively be used as a way to spawn Hounds if there are no nearby Hound Mounds (or all the Hound Mounds in the current world are destroyed).

One way to do this is by leading the Varg into a pen with a large gap in the side. The player should run into the pen and put the Varg to sleep once it follows inside. The player must then exit the pen and close the gap. The Varg will still summon Hounds if the player wanders too close, but it will not attack any of the walls that confine it.

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


PickSlashAxe Spear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Slurtle SlimeTentacle Spike

Battle Spear

Thulecite Club Tooth Trap Dark Sword Blow DartFire Dart

Fire Staff

Gunpowder Old Bell
No. of hits for
142 45 36 23 20 18 15 11-21 9 or 14 12 11 10 9 6 3 1

Prototype TipsEdit

  • A Varg has a limit of 6-8 Hound followers, after which it will stop summoning them. If any of its spawn dies, or moves too far away from the Varg, it will attempt to summon more.
  • Sleeping Vargs may be woken up by the barking of any nearby Hounds. They may also awaken if the player stands too close to them for too long, similar to Beefalo in heat.
  • The Varg will always howl to summon Hounds when it can do so. It is even able to do so for a brief moment after it has died after its death animation.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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) (Clay HoundClay VargEwecusGem 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

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