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Wilson Portrait
I've heard strange things about those plants.

Wilson, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Willow Portrait
That's not a normal plant.

Willow, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is strange plant.

Wolfgang, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wendy Portrait
The mighty mandrake. I should pick it at night.

Wendy, when examining a planted Mandrake.

WX-78 Portrait
IT IS A PLANT

WX-78, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Mandragora officinarum.

Wickerbottom, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Woodie Portrait
It's looking at me.

Woodie, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Waxwell Portrait
What a disturbing root.

Maxwell, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wagstaff Portrait
The appearance of that root raises my curiosity.

Wagstaff, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wigfrid Portrait
A rutabaga!

Wigfrid, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Webber Portrait
That's a funny looking plant.

Webber, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Walani Portrait
A mystical plant.

Walani, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Warly Portrait
Have I discovered a new root vegetable?!

Warly, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Woodlegs Portrait
A plant o'legend.

Woodlegs, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wilba Portrait
'TIS CARROT?

Wilba, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wormwood Portrait
Hiding

Wormwood, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wheeler Portrait
Swell. I picked up an annoying sidekick.

Wheeler, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Winona Portrait
That's a weird shrub.

Winona, when examining a planted Mandrake.

Wortox Portrait
It's a prank plant.

Wortox, when examining a planted Mandrake.

A Mandrake is a very rare, passive Mob found in Grasslands and Caves. They are very useful, and on average only 2-5 Mandrakes will spawn per World. They often spawn together in the same area, so finding one will usually result in finding them all. Mandrakes can be used to make the Pan Flute. They can also be used to make Mandrake Soup in a Crock Pot.

Wilson Portrait
Cut it out!

Wilson, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Willow Portrait
Now that's just creepy!

Willow, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wolfgang Portrait
Little plant man friend!

Wolfgang, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wendy Portrait
Onward, my vegetable minion!

Wendy, when examining a picked Mandrake.

WX-78 Portrait
WHAT DO YOU WANT?

WX-78, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Mandragora officinarum. But with a face.

Wickerbottom, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Woodie Portrait
What have I done?

Woodie, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Waxwell Portrait
Oh shut UP, will you?

Maxwell, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wagstaff Portrait
Its screech is of a remarkably annoying register.

Wagstaff, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wigfrid Portrait
She just wants tö gö ön a rutabaga saga.

Wigfrid, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Webber Portrait
You're a bad friend!

Webber, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Walani Portrait
You're messing up my chill vibes, dude.

Walani, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Warly Portrait
Do not pick! Do not pick!

Warly, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Woodlegs Portrait
Quit yer squawkin'!

Woodlegs, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wilba Portrait
IT DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH, METHINKS

Wilba, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wormwood Portrait
Merp! Merp! Meep! Merp!

Wormwood, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wheeler Portrait
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't just launch you out of the Pew-matic.

Wheeler, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Winona Portrait
This is exactly what having a little sister's like.

Winona, when examining a picked Mandrake.

Wortox Portrait
Stop that or I'll steal your voice.

Wortox, when examining a picked Mandrake.

When picked at Dusk or Night (or when underground), it will turn into a living Mandrake, following the player around and constantly making noise until morning, after which it will replant itself on the spot. When picked during the Day, it will die instantly and can be obtained as an item. Mandrakes cannot be grown and therefore there is a limited number of them in the world.

With normal damage modifiers, it takes one hit from a Spear to kill a Mandrake (any version of an Axe or Pickaxe will do the same).

Food Edit

Wilson Portrait
Mandrake roots have strange properties.

Wilson, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Willow Portrait
Why did this plant have a face?

Willow, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wolfgang Portrait
Little plant man is died!

Wolfgang, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wendy Portrait
Alas, poor mandrake!

Wendy, when examining a dead Mandrake.

WX-78 Portrait
I HAVE KILLED IT. GOOD.

WX-78, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Mandragora officinarum. Deceased.

Wickerbottom, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Woodie Portrait
Sorry, little guy.

Woodie, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Waxwell Portrait
My ears are still ringing.

Maxwell, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wagstaff Portrait
It appears to be adverse to light rays.

Wagstaff, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wigfrid Portrait
The cörpse öf the rutabaga still retains its magic.

Wigfrid, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Webber Portrait
The skin is all seared.

Webber, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Walani Portrait
I was rooting for it.

Walani, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Warly Portrait
I should like to get to the root of this mystery...

Warly, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Woodlegs Portrait
Twas a noisy little beast.

Woodlegs, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wilba Portrait
'TIS DEAD

Wilba, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wormwood Portrait
Yum

Wormwood, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wheeler Portrait
Forgive me if I don't mourn your death.

Wheeler, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Winona Portrait
Dead as a doornail.

Winona, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Wortox Portrait
It's out of prank juice.

Wortox, when examining a dead Mandrake.

Raw or Cooked Mandrakes do not spoil. Raw Mandrake heals 60 Health and 75 Hunger when eaten, and puts all nearby Mobs to sleep (until the next cycle of the day; from dusk until night, from night until daytime, from daytime until dusk).

Cooking a Mandrake will also put the player to sleep (until the next cycle of the day), as well as putting all nearby Mobs to sleep. Eating a Cooked Mandrake restores 100 Health and 150 Hunger, as well as putting the player and all nearby Mobs to sleep (for exactly one day). Eating Mandrake Soup restores 100 Health, 150 Hunger, and 5 Sanity, but does not put the player to sleep.

Pigs, Gobblers, and Pengulls will eat Cooked Mandrakes left on the ground, putting themselves and all nearby Mobs to sleep until the start of the next day (no matter what time it is). Raw Mandrakes will not put the player to sleep. Pigs will also produce Manure (as they would with other Vegetable) if a Mandrake is eaten. Gobblers and Pengulls will eat Mandrakes that are still planted in the ground, putting all nearby Mobs to sleep (except the player).

Brain BehaviorEdit

When picked during dusk or night, rooted Mandrakes will follow the player (through Wormholes as well), hopping around and making a lot of noise. Like most followers, they will back away when the player gets too close. If the Mandrake is attacked, they will run away from the player indefinitely. Once it becomes daytime, the mandrake will root itself back into the ground where the player can then pick the mandrake and add it to their inventory.

Icon Tools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MandrakeWill put the player to sleep.
Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeInventory slot background FillerInventory slot backgroundFillerInventory slot backgroundFillerCrock PotInventory slot backgroundMandrake Soup
Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeInventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundCut Reeds

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PrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundPan Flute
Inventory slot backgroundCooked MandrakePig IconInventory slot backgroundManureWill put all nearby Mobs to sleep. Cannot be given directly.

Gift Icon Downloadable ContentEdit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Mandrakes can be found in the Meadow Biome.

In the Hamlet DLC, they are found in the Rainforest Biome near Mandrake Hills. Mandrakes also can be bought in The Sty' Oddities Emporium for 50 Oincs, which makes them renewable.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

If eaten in Don't Starve Together (DST), Mandrakes will put all players in the nearby area to sleep. The Loot Stash has a chance to yield a dead Mandrake, thus making them renewable since the Loot Stash respawns every Winter.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Since Mandrakes are extremely fast creatures and will keep their distance from the player even if they follow them, it is recommended to only pick them during the day if it is the item the player wants. If one is picked at dusk with no weapons, don't be tempted to hit it with your fist, as it will run away and decrease the chances of catching it.
  • Live Mandrakes can be eaten by Pengulls and Werepigs, which will still trigger the sleep effects.
  • Changing settings so that mandrakes are set to lots allows the player to obtain many mandrakes. Because cooking and eating them each set the time forward one day, they can be used to unlock all the characters quickly.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The Mandrake (raw and cooked) is one of the few foods in the game that do not Spoil, along with raw and hatching Tallbird Eggs, the Guardian's Horn, and Deerclops Eyeball. However, Mandrake Soup will spoil.
  • Ghosts will often float above Mandrakes.
  • There is a page on the Klei website that is nothing more than multiple looping gifs of hopping Mandrakes along with looping audio of the "meep" sound they make.
  • The Mandrake, Mandragora officinarum as per Wickerbottom's identification, is a real-life plant that has roots in European folklore. Its roots can bear a vaguely human shape and were said to scream when uprooted. The sleep effect caused by cooking and eating Mandrakes is based on the myth that those who hear the scream of a mandrake dies, which itself is based around the fact that the real plant can cause unconsciousness when eaten in sufficient quantities.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • Even though Mandrakes are flammable, they will not turn into Ashes when killed with a Fire Dart.
  • (PC) When the player picks up a Mandrake using the Spacebar, the Mandrake can be planted again, but if the player tries to pick the Mandrake when it has been replanted, the character will start to shake out of control upon attempting and will be unable to interact with the Mandrake again.
  • (PC) Mandrakes spawned into the player's inventory can be replanted when 'dropped' on the ground. Stacks of Mandrakes will be replanted as if there is only one, and when picked at dusk or night, only one Mandrake will actually follow the player. If killed, a stack of however many Mandrakes was originally spawned will be the number the player receives.
  • In SW, sometimes a Mandrake can follow the player into the Ocean, essentially walking on water. At daybreak, it will plant itself in the water.
  • Mandrakes in the player's inventory can sometimes be lost when using the Seaworthy to cross over to SW.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon) (Saladmander Don't Starve Together icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
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Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (BernieCrittersGestalt 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
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Items Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRawlingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Iron ThingLever ThingRegal ScepterRelic ThingRock ThingStone EggStone Thing Hamlet icon) (Celestial Altar PiecesStar-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw
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Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Mob Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • HoneyPhlegmTallbird Egg (FriedHatching)
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried) Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectar Hamlet icon) (Moon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
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(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon) (Aloe (Cooked) • Asparagus (Cooked) • NettleRadish (Cooked) • Tuber (FriedBloomingFried Blooming) Hamlet icon) (Kelp Fronds (CookedDried) • Lesser Glow BerryRipe Stone Fruit (Cooked) • Succulent Don't Starve Together icon)
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Dairy Butter
(Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Bug Hamlet icon (Bean Bugs (Cooked) • Gummy Slug (Cooked) Hamlet icon)
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(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffee • (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot) • Jelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Asparagus SoupFeijoadaGummy CakeHard Shell TacosIced TeaNettle RollsSnake Bone SoupSpicy Vegetable StingerSteamed Ham SandwichTea Hamlet icon) (Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
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