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The Malbatross is a Boss Mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them.

Deep Bass Shoal Map Icon

Deep Bass Shoal map icon.

Only 25% of the Deep Bass shoals with a map icon can spawn the Malbatross when visited. After 3 days, the Malbatross despawns and again, 25% of the Deep Bass shoals are randomly selected to spawn the Malbatross. The Malbatross also has a 10% to spawn when a player hooks a Deep Bass. The Malbatross respawns 5 to 15 days after dying.

Upon death, the Malbatross drops 7 Meats, 2 Blue Gems plus 30% to get one extra, 5% of a Yellow Gem, one Malbatross Bill, 3 Malbatross Feathers plus two times 30% to get one extra plus 24 minus the amount spawned by hitting the Malbatross, one Blueprint for a Feathery Canvas and the Blueprint for the Winged Sail.

Brain Behavior Edit

The Malbatross is neutral towards players. It does attack hostile mobs that come near it. Fishing deep bass in the shoal the Malbatross spawns in will cause it to become aggressive.

When not fighting, it moves around and dives to catch Ocean Fishes, creating a circle of waves. Waves will push away a Boat and apply 9 Wetness Meter to player.

The normal attack of the Malbatross deals 75 damage to players and 150 to Mobs. If the Malbatross is over a boat, the attack also does 5 damage to the boat and pushes it away. If the Malbatross is over the Ocean the attack also creates 3 waves. Each hit on the Malbatross can drop up to 4 Malbatross Feathers, each feather having a 5% chance of dropping.

When the Malbatross' health goes below 66%, it will dive and run away from the player, creating a circle of waves. When the Malbatross' health goes below 33%, it can swoop over the player, destroying every Mast in its wake. Each Mast destroyed spawns 3 Malbatross Feathers plus two times 30% to get one extra.

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

Weapon No. of hits for
Tooth Trap Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 1177
Lucy the Axe 368
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 295
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang Tail o' Three Cats 184
Ham Bat 85-167
PickSlashAxe 164
Spear 148
Bat Bat Battle Spear 118
Electric Dart 34 or 56
Morning Star 70 or 115
Slurtle Slime 100
Tentacle Spike 99
Thulecite Club 85
Dark Sword 74
Blow Dart 50
Fire Staff Fire Dart 34-50
Gunpowder 25

It takes 4 blasts to freeze a Malbatross with an Ice Staff and it takes 5 Sleep Darts to put it to sleep.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Malbatross was introduced in the Salty Dog beta update.
  • The name Malbatross may be a portmanteau of "mallard" and "albatross". Also, the prefix "mal-" means "evil".

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