FANDOM


Hello, foul creature of the underworld.

Wendy

Krampus (pl. Krampi) is a neutral Monster that steals the player's stored items and items left on the ground. He will spawn if the player exceeds the naughtiness level, or "karma" rating, by killing "innocent" Animals with weapons or by murdering them in the inventory (see the Naughtiness section below). As the player gets closer to spawning Krampus, a hissing noise will be heard, warning the player every time innocent creatures are killed. The player will hear a unique piercing noise upon Krampus' spawn. Not acting "Naughty" for a while gradually decreases the naughtiness level. It takes 3 blasts from the Ice Staff to freeze Krampus and 1 shot from a Sleep Dart to put him to sleep. When killed, Krampus will drop any stolen items, two pieces of Charcoal, one Monster Meat, and, very rarely, his Krampus Sack (1% chance).

Brain Behavior

Krampus moves fairly fast and deals 50 damage per hit. He behaves similar to a Gobbler or MacTusk when approached. He will break Chests to steal items and will pick up most items lying on the ground in the player's vicinity, including Backpacks. He will keep running around the player until no more items exist on-screen, then disappear into his sack.

Krampus will not steal the Eye Bone, Lucy the Axe, Willow's Lighter, Abigail's Flower, Pile o' Balloons, Divining Rod, or Wooden Thing components, unless these items are inside a Backpack.

Naughtiness

Krampus Steal

Two Krampi spawned at once. One is stealing an item with his sack.

Once the player reaches a threshold of naughtiness (a random number between 31 to 50), Krampus will spawn. One Krampus can spawn before day 50, two or three after day 50. After Krampus appears, the naughtiness level is reset to 0.

Each minute of restraint (⅛ of a day) reduces naughtiness by 1, meaning the player can reduce their naughtiness by 8 points by not attacking an innocent creature for one day.

It is worth noting that setting creatures ablaze will not raise the player's naughtiness level. This is because the fire is considered to be the killing factor. The same goes for Tooth Traps, Bee Mines, Gunpowder, and Slurtle Slime, as they are all considered to be environmental damage.

Creature

Naughtiness
GlommerReign of Giants icon
SealShipwrecked icon
50
Doydoy Shipwrecked icon 1-50
Blue WhaleShipwrecked icon 7
Baby BeefaloSmallbird

Parrot PirateWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon

6
Catcoon Reign of Giants icon 5
Beefalo

Water Beefalo Swordfish Shipwrecked icon

4
PigBunnymanBeardlord 3
RedbirdSnowbirdPengullTallbirdTeenbird

ParrotDogfishBottlenose BallphinPrimeApeWobster Shipwrecked icon

2
RabbitBeardlingCrowBeeButterfly

Moleworm Reign of Giants icon
CrabbitJellyfishSeagullToucan Shipwrecked icon

1

Spear Killing Strategies

  • One way to keep track of the naughtiness level is by "murdering" Rabbits. Each rabbit increases naughtiness by 1 point and they can be carried to remote locations or Krampus traps.
  • Certain neutral mobs, like Pigs and Bunnymen, are aggressive towards Krampus by default, so a Pig Village or Bunnyman Village would be an ideal location to trigger Krampus's arrival or to lure him to.
  • Tooth Traps can kill a Krampus, but there is a chance that it will steal the trap instead of activating it.
  • In Reign of Giants, the quickest way to spawn Krampus is by killing a Glommer, so players should take advantage of every full moon cycle to retrieve the Glommer's Flower and kill the Glommer in an area where any spawned Krampus will quickly die.
  • Direct combat using a ranged weapon (e.g. Boomerang or Blow Dart).
  • Set up a "Krampus trap":
    • Place a Chest with dummy items surrounded by Bee Mines.
    • Place a Chest full of Killer Bees.
    • Place a Chest and attack him while he is busy stealing the dummy items.
  • A Frog's tongue attack will make Krampus drop stolen items (if they do not kill him outright).
  • The Krampus Sack does not burn, but all other drops will be turned to ash if Krampus dies from fire damage.
  • In Shipwrecked DLC, Krampi can be lured to their death by placing a Coconade on the ground and lighting its fuse. Krampi will attempt to steal the Coconade, which can explode near them or in their inventory after they steal it, instantly killing them.


Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Krampus 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 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 Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Ham Bat Thulecite Club

Tooth Trap Slurtle Slime

Dark Sword Blow DartFire Dart

Fire Staff

GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
Krampus
48 15 12 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Placeholder Trivia

  • Krampus was added in the Naughty and Nice update.
  • After the Six Feet Under update, Krampus was given a new look. He was retextured with white eyes and a purple "mouth".
  • Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries, thought to punish bad children during the Yule season by whipping them into submission. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them to his lair. Krampus' contrast to Saint Nicholas is reinforced by the Charcoal he carries; traditionally, naughty children are punished with coal in their stockings.
  • Krampus might also have some references to the Scandinavian Yule goat, an old pagan tradition originating from Norse mythology. Note that Krampus' horns resemble ones of an ornamental straw goat and in Finnish tradition, young men used to wear goat heads made out of straw (notice the Krampus' figure) in the Yule season, while going house to house demanding food and alcohol. The Finnish version of Santa Claus still has the name of the Yule goat.
  • Krampus also appears similar to reports of the Jersey Devil, a winged red horse with horns. However, Krampus has no wings and has a much thicker tail than a horse, more like a kangaroo or lizard. He also fights similar to a kangaroo's "kickboxing", standing on its tail and kicking with both feet.
  • Glommer is the only mob to increase naughtiness by 50 points when killed by the player, the exact amount needed to spawn Krampus.
    • The Shipwrecked DLC added the Doydoy which, when killed by the player, can also increase naughtiness by 50 if there are very few Doydoys left in the world. A Seal can also be killed for the same effect.
  • In the Shipwrecked DLC, Krampus is seen wearing a Hawaiian shirt, keeping with the tropical theme of the DLC.

Mosquito Bugs

  • Hitting Krampus as he jumps into his sack will cause him to reappear and become invincible. Krampus will not be able to move and cannot be killed (he can still be frozen and put to sleep like normal).
  • Some times two Krampus can spawn before day 50, this only occurs before day 5.

Blueprint Gallery

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
(Varg Reign of Giants icon) (BirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants iconHamlet 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 VargCookie CutterGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered Spider Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausMalbatrossReanimated 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) (GnarwailSaladmanderSkittersquid Don't Starve Together icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(Glommer Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven 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) (BernieCrittersGestaltWoby 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

Start a Discussion Discussions about Krampus

  • can i not fight krampus ?

    2 messages
    • i'm in winter and this krampus spawned a bit far from my base. will he dissapear after sometime or will he eventually get to my base? i...
    • He will, but only after stealing a few items. - Deiaa ...
  • Plural of Krampus

    9 messages
    • {{Comment}} I've added the source of the information in there as well. Funny enough, only article in the wiki that was incorrect was ...
    • BatteringRambutan wrote:{{Neutral}}The plural could also be Krampus, kinda like deer. I found instances of both krampi and krampus in my Br...
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.