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Wilson Portrait
"Baaaah" yourself!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Bouncy goat.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Hello, goat.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Look at those hooves.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
DOES IT HAVE MECHANICAL INSIDES?

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A variant of Capra aegagrus, keen on electricity.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
That's a nice pair of horns you've got there.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
What's it always chewing on?

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
May I call yöu Unicörn?

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
My father kept goats.

Webber

Walani Portrait
Do you think it would let me snuggle it?

Walani

Warly Portrait
I had a goat once.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Them arr some mean lookin'orns.

Woodlegs

The Volt Goat is an animal found in the Reign of Giants DLC and is indigenous to the Desert biome. It is essentially a living Lightning Rod; any Lightning that strikes in the vicinity will seek out and charge the Volt Goat, causing it to radiate electricity and glow for 3 days. Unlike most other creatures found in groups, attacking one Volt Goat will not cause the rest of the herd to become hostile to the attacker.

Normally a neutral creature, a charged Volt Goat becomes highly aggressive. While charged, any melee attacks made on a Volt Goat will cause an electric shock to its attacker. This shock deals 25 damage and stuns the victim. Any attacks made by a charged Volt Goat to a Player will also cause an electric shock but without extra damage. The effects of the electric shock cannot be reduced by use of Armor (but can be reduced by Wigfrid's natural damage absorption), however it can be prevented by wearing insulated clothing. Therefore to fight the charged goat, it is advisable to wear any piece of insulated clothing. An EyebrellaRain Coat and Rain Hat are examples of insulated items available. A charged Volt Goat deals electrical damage to Mobs. That means it gains a 1.5x multiplier to a dry target and 2.5x multiplier to wet target. A charged Volt Goat also emits light.

Upon death, a Volt Goat will drop 3 Meat and has a 25% chance to also drop a Volt Goat Horn. If killed while it is charged, it will also drop Electric Milk.

Similar to Beefalo and Rock Lobsters, Volt Goats roam in herds and reproduce periodically as long as at least one remains. Due to this, a player can relocate a herd by killing off all but one, and then pushing (having it chase oneself while aggressive will not work) the last goat to the desired location. It is recommended to have them a fair distance away from any other mobs, walls, or general locations frequently visited during Spring.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, Volt Goats have 700 health and will flee from the player similar to a Koalefant. This makes it difficult to engage in battle without cornering it or using ranged weapons.

Spear Fighting Strategy Edit

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Volt Goats when playing with characters with a default damage modifier in single-player. 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 Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike

Battle Spear Fire Dart

Fire Staff

Thulecite Club Tooth Trap Dark Sword Blow Dart Gunpowder Old Bell
No. of hits for
Volt Goat
83 26 21 13 12 11 9 6-11 5 or 9 7 6 4 2 1

A Volt Goat takes 2 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 4 Sleep Darts to be put to sleep.

PrototypeTips Edit

  • Wearing a Rain Hat, Rain Coat or Eyebrella will insulate the player against the electricity of a charged Volt Goat.
  • Using a Morning Star or an Electric Dart on an uncharged Volt Goat will charge it, so using it is ill-advised unless the player is after Electric Milk.
  • Setting up Honey production close to Volt Goats will allow for more efficient production of Ice Cream.
  • Attacking a charged Volt Goat or being attacked by a charged Volt Goat won't overcharge WX-78.

PlaceholderTriviaEdit

  • Volt Goats were planned to be exclusive to their own biome filled with Tesla Trees, but the idea was later scrapped.
  • Wickerbottom refers to it as a subspecies of Capra aegagrus. In real life Capra aegagrus is the scientific name of the Wild Goat.
    • The Domestic Goat is also a subspecies of Capra aegagrus.
  • When examinating a Volt Goat, Warly says that he once had a goat, which hints that he possibly had a farm, where he produced his own ingredients, or he had a pet goat.
  • The death animation of the Volt Goat is reminiscent to how fainting goats pass out when startled.
  • The moment they're struck by lightning, it can be seen that Volt Goats have bones in their ears and beards. Even their horns seem to have smaller bones inside them.
  • When Webber examines Volt Goats, he says, "My father kept goats.". This may mean his father was a farmer or goatherder.
  • If the player is killed by an electric shock from attacking a charged Volt Goat, the Morgue will show the cause of death as "Shenanigans".

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • While trying to unfreeze itself after being frozen, a Volt Goat will sometimes move around in an odd manner while maintaining its frozen position.

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 DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)