Wendy Portrait.png
He has risen from the grave!

Wendy

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. Ghosts don't drop anything upon "death".

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[edit | edit source]

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

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Paranormal pirate activity.

Wickerbottom, 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.

Wendy Portrait.png
Do you know my sister Abigail?

Wendy, when examining an Ancient Spirit.

In the Hamlet DLC, Ancient Spirits replace Ghosts. Aside from looking like a Pig, Ancient Spirits are identical to Ghosts. An Ancient Spirit will spawn when the player mines certain statues or when looting inside of the Ancient Pig Ruins, particularly when stealing items from pedestals in a hidden room. During the Aporkalypse, every room in the Ruins will contain multiple hostile Ancient Spirits.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together[edit | edit source]

Winona Portrait.png
Some things even I can't fix.

Winona, when attempting to revive a Ghost.

In Don't Starve Together, Ghosts cannot be revived with a Telltale Heart, and attempting to do so will result in a unique quote from the player character.

Brain.png Behavior[edit | edit source]

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.

In Don't Starve Together, Ghosts are neutral towards Wendy.

Spear.png Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 Dart.pngFire Staff.png Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png

Boomerang.png

PickSlashAxe.png Spear.png Bat Bat.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Tentacle Spike.png Battle Spear.png

Thulecite Club.png

Tooth Trap.png Slurtle Slime.png

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

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Mosquito.pngBugs[edit | edit source]

  • Ghosts try to kill planted Mandrakes, despite them being invulnerable while planted; this causes them to simply hover above it.
  • In Don't Starve, it's possible for a Ghost to damage the player even after being killed.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mobs
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
(VargBirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants icon.png) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon.png) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon.png) (Clay HoundClay VargCookie CutterGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered SpiderRockjawNaked Mole BatAncient Sentrypede Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon.png) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon.png) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon.png) (Bee QueenKlausMalbatrossReanimated SkeletonToadstoolLord of the Fruit Flies Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon.png) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon.png) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon.png) (GnarwailSaladmanderSkittersquidSea WeedMush Gnome Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon.png) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon.png) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon.png) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon.png) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon.png) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon.png) (BernieCrittersGestaltWoby Don't Starve Together icon.png)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon.png Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon.png BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder
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