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Reminds me of momma!


The Ewecus is an aggressive Mob that has a chance to spawn at the end of a series of Suspicious Dirt Piles. It utilizes the same increased chance of spawning as a Varg does, starting off at 5% on Day 1 and gradually increasing to 33% by Day 100 (these values will be halved for finding the Ewecus specifically). This makes hunting for Koalefants increasingly risky.

Upon death, the Ewecus drops 4 Meat, 2-3 Steel Wool and 1-2 Phlegm. It takes 3 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 3 Sleep Darts to be put to sleep.

Brain.png Behavior[]

The Ewecus has a short-ranged melee attack and a long-ranged projectile. When it uses its short-ranged attack, it will attempt to kite the player. The projectile attack, in which it spits mucus at the player, will halt the player's movement on impact, similar to being frozen solid in the Reign of Giants DLC. The player will escape over time, but the player can escape faster with the help of befriended Pigs, Bunnymen, MantsHamlet icon.pngor Royal GuardsHamlet icon.png, which will free the stuck player immediately. In Don't Starve Together, this can also be done by other players.

The strategy for fighting this is to either use darts or a group of pig or player allies. It cannot be effectively kited solo.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Ewecus 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 Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png PickSlashAxe.png Spear.png Battle Spear.png Bat Bat.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Slurtle Slime.png Tentacle Spike.png Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png Dark Sword.png Blow Dart.png Gunpowder.png Old Bell.png
No. of hits for Ewecus.png 118 37 30 19 17 15 12 9 - 17 7 or 12 10 9 8 5 3 Reign of Giants icon.png1
No. of hits for Ewecus.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 188 59 47 29 26 24 19 13 - 27 11 or 18 16 13 12 8 4 N/A

Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • The Ewecus was introduced to Don't Starve Together in the Stuck in the Middle with Ewe update. It was later added to Don't Starve in the Quality of Life update.
  • The Ewecus is considered to be 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 the player manages to herd an Ewecus in a pen consisting of second tier Walls, the player 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", a reference to the steel wool it drops upon death.
  • From the game's files, there are few unused files for the Ewecus' body with most of its wool shaved off, originally meant to be shaved with a Razor for Steel Wool, similar to the Beefalo.

Mosquito.png Bugs[]

  • In single-player Don't Starve, befriended Bunnymen cannot help stuck player.

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