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Ewecus is an aggressive Mob that may spawn at the end of a series of Suspicious Dirt Piles. Upon death, it drops 4 Meat, 2-3 Steel Wool, & 1-2 Phlegm. If left alive, it drops Manure periodically, similar to Beefalo and Koalefants.

It utilizes the same increased spawning chance as a Varg, starting at 5% on Day 1 and gradually increasing to 33% by Day 100 (these values will be halved for finding Ewecus specifically). This makes hunting for Koalefants increasingly risky.

Icon Fight Combat[]

Ewecus has a short-ranged melee attack, when it will attempt to kite the player, and a long-ranged projectile attack, during which it spits mucus at the player; it will halt the player's movement on impact, similar to being frozen in the Reign of Giants DLC. The effect will fade over time; but befriended Bunnymen Don't Starve Together icon, Mants Hamlet icon, Pigs, Royal Guards Hamlet icon, or other players Don't Starve Together icon can free the stuck player immediately. Ewecus won't use ranged mucus attack if player is sitting on Beefalo or Woby.

Ewecus will typically only use their melee attack on a player who is stuck from it’s mucus attack.

Spear Hunting[]

It is possible to dodge the projectile attack by running into the Ewecus when it is about to spit. When the spit animation starts stop your attack and run into the Ewecus thereby pushing it. This will dodge the attack and avoids getting immobilized.[1][2]

Another strategy is to either use darts or a group of allies; it cannot be effectively kited solo without using a mount. Alternatively, it can be kited while sitting on beefalo; however, precise timing might be necessary since attack window is very small (smaller than for Pig).

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Ewecus for characters with no damage modifiers. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing RodBug Net Lucy the Axe ShovelPitchfork HammerTorch Walking CaneWillow's Lighter Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang PickSlashAxe Spear Battle Spear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Slurtle SlimeTentacle Spike Thulecite ClubTooth Trap Dark Sword Blow Dart Gunpowder Old Bell
No. of hits 118 37 30 19 17 15 12 9 - 17 7 or 12 10 9 8 5 3 1
No. of hits Don't Starve Together icon 188 59 47 29 26 24 19 13 - 27 11 or 18 16 13 12 8 4 N/A

It takes 3 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 3 Sleep Darts to be put to sleep.

Placeholder Trivia[]

  • Ewecus was introduced to Don't Starve Together in the Stuck in the Middle with Ewe update, and to Don't Starve (DS) in the Quality of Life update.
  • Ewecus is considered part of A New Reign, even though it was introduced before the official start of the beta branch.
  • The name "Ewecus" is a portmanteau of the words "Ewe" (a female sheep) and "Mucus".
  • If one manages to herd a Ewecus in a pen with second tier Walls, they can keep it as a pet without danger, since the Walls intercept its projectile attacks.
  • Wickerbottom's description of the Ewecus (Ovis chalybs) is Latin for "steel sheep".
  • In the game's files, there are a few unused files of Ewecus' body with most of its wool shaved off, originally meant for shaving it with a Razor for Steel Wool.

Mosquito Bugs[]

  • In DS, befriended Bunnymen cannot help a stuck player.
  • In DST, occasionally Ewecus will randomly become neutral and run from the player, similar to a Koalefant, though they will revert to normal upon being attacked

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