The Lavae is a Mob added into the Reign of Giants release of Don't Starve Together. It has 500 health and spawns from the Dragonfly. Anything that comes into direct contact with or is next to a Lavae will burst into flames, including the player. The Lavae is immune to fire.
Killing the Lavae will leave Ashes from its burnt drop, making it easier to get the Dragonfly back to sleep.
The Lavae dies when it is frozen, dropping 1-5 Rocks upon death. Freezing is the easiest way to kill Lavae due to their high health, attack damage, and the fact that many can be spawned in a relatively short time. It takes three hits with the Ice Staff to be frozen. The Lavae will also die 30 seconds after being spawned by the Dragonfly.
- Lavae will lose interest in a player who travels through a worm hole, and will not reacquire a new target until attacked by a player again.
- Lavae will not target AI even if attacked.
- Lavae bug out Campfires that they light, resulting in permanent fires until server restart.
- A Debug-spawned Lavae will not attack the player and despawn after doing a backflip.