The Malbatross is a boss Mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them. Each Deep Ocean Fish shoal has a 25% chance to spawn the Malbatross when visited for the first time. After 3 days without combat the Malbatross disappears and the chances for all shoals are reset. Chances to spawn the Malbatross on each Deep Ocean Fish shoals are also reset 5 to 15 days after the Malbatross dies.
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 Feathery Canvas and one blueprint for Winged Sail.
The normal attack of the Malbatross deals 75 damages to player and 150 to Mob. If the Malbatross is over a boat the attack also does 5 damages to boat and pushes the boat away. If the Malbatross is over the Ocean the attack also creates 3 waves. Each hit on the Malbatross has four times a 5% chance to spawn one Malbatross Feather.
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.
- Malbatross was introduced in the Salty Dog beta update.
- The name Malbatross is a portmanteau of "Marlin" and "Albatross". The prefix of "Mal" also means "evil."