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, a blueprint for the Winged Sail and a blueprint for Waterfowl Can.
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.
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.
|56 (34 )|
|85 - 169|
|116 (70 )|
- Malbatross was introduced in the Salty Dog beta update.
- The name Malbatross may be a portmanteau of "marlin" and "albatross".
- It may also be the prefix "mal", meaning "bad" or "evil", attached to the word albatross.