Wilson Portrait
This offends me as a scientist.


Willow Portrait
I can't kill what's already dead.


Wolfgang Portrait


Wendy Portrait
He has risen from the grave!


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
It must be fake. I don't believe it.


Woodie Portrait
Boo! Ha ha!


Waxwell Portrait
It remembers me!


Wigfrid Portrait
A spirit trapped between wörlds.


Webber Portrait
That's not a fun ghost!


Walani Portrait
You deserve a rest.


Warly Portrait
Could I offer you a ghost pepper?


Woodlegs Portrait
Ye 'ave ney business wit' me, spirit!


Winona Portrait
I don't want nothing to do with that.


Ghosts are aggressive mobs that can appear with a 10% chance when digging up a Grave with the Shovel or Regal Shovel, or when all the graves are dug in Maxwell's Graveyard. They make unique whispering noises when attacked or defeated. They do not attack like regular mobs, instead inflicting damage whenever next to the player or mob. This damage comes in the form of small attacks that are dealt very quickly over time while being the only attack that bypasses the player's armor, making the Ghost a dangerous foe. Ghosts don't drop anything upon "death".

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, every Grave in the world will spawn a ghost during a Full Moon.

Wilson Portrait
He met a terrible end. I will too if I don't get out of here.

Wilson, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Willow Portrait
What "arrrr" you?

Willow, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Wolfgang Portrait

Wolfgang, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Wendy Portrait
A future friend of Abigail's?

Wendy, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Paranormal pirate activity.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Woodie Portrait
Maybe he's friendly?

Woodie, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Waxwell Portrait
I'll not be meeting the same fate!

Maxwell, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Wigfrid Portrait
Tö Hel, spirit!

Wigfrid, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Webber Portrait
As if normal pirates weren't scary enough!

Webber, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Walani Portrait
Aw. He could've had an eternal nap, but he came back.

Walani, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Warly Portrait
He may be a nice fellow, but I don't intend to find out.

Warly, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

Woodlegs Portrait
'Tis a pirate's life, even in death.

Woodlegs, when examining a Pirate Ghost.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Pirate Ghosts replace Ghosts. Aside from looking like a Pirate, Pirate Ghosts are identical to Ghosts. Pirate Ghosts can spawn when a Wreck is hammered or a Watery Grave is fished. Additionally they will spawn from unfished Watery Graves during a Full Moon.

Their attack no longer ignores armor in any DLC.

Brain Behavior Edit

Ghosts are fairly slow, and the player can easily outrun them. They have a very large insanity aura, so they can be noticed pursuing the player via the aura while they're not visible on screen. Ghosts will attack anything in their path, often killing small animals in a single blow, so they can be led to mobs if the player wants to lose them.

A Ghost will have a sad appearance, similar to Abigail, when at low health.

Spear Strategy Edit

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

Weapon Fire DartFire Staff 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 Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Thulecite Club

Tooth Trap Slurtle Slime

Dark Sword Blow Dart GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
Ghost Build
Immune 48 15 12 8 7 6 5 4-7 3 or 5 4 3 2 1

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Because Ghosts will disappear after a while and do not drop anything, it is best to just let them be. The easiest way to kill a Ghost is by luring it to a few Pigs or a Beefalo; this way the Pigs or Beefalo will kill the Ghost.
  • A Ghost can also be used as a grinder; let it kill whatever enemy it comes across, then take the drops.
  • Ghosts are very slow and can be easily outrun. After the player has run a distance, the pursuing Ghost will likely have found another mob to be aggressive against.
  • Despite levitating above the ground, Ghosts are not immune to Tooth Traps.

MosquitoBugs Edit

  • Ghosts try to kill planted Mandrakes, despite them being invulnerable while planted; this causes them to simply hover above it.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormEwecusFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient HeraldQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(MolewormGlommer Reign of Giants icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (Bernie Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder

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