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For the Hamlet equivalent, see Viper.

Wilson Portrait
I wonder if it'll sell me some oil?

Wilson, when examining a Snake.

Willow Portrait
Jerks that slither.

Willow, when examining a Snake.

Wolfgang Portrait
I am ready to fight!

Wolfgang, when examining a Snake.

Wendy Portrait
Devoid of arms or legs. I'd be angry too.

Wendy, when examining a Snake.

WX-78 Portrait
HISSING MENACE

WX-78, when examining a Snake.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Stay back, serpent!

Wickerbottom, when examining a Snake.

Woodie Portrait
It's an alright sort, as far as snakes go.

Woodie, when examining a Snake.

Waxwell Portrait
A cruel yet elegant beastie.

Maxwell, when examining a Snake.

Wagstaff Portrait
A fantastically vile reptile.

Wagstaff, when examining a Snake.

Wigfrid Portrait
Never trust thöse whö slither.

Wigfrid, when examining a Snake.

Webber Portrait
We should keep our distance from those ones.

Webber, when examining a Snake.

Walani Portrait
I hope you can't swim.

Walani, when examining a Snake.

Warly Portrait
Stay back or I'll turn you into something savory!

Warly, when examining a Snake.

Woodlegs Portrait
Ya split-tongued devil!

Woodlegs, when examining a Snake.

Wilba Portrait
'TIS FENNY SNAKE?

Wilba, when examining a Snake.

Wormwood Portrait
Squirmy.

Wormwood, when examining a Snake.

Wheeler Portrait
I admire your capacity to fit so much annoying into such a small body.

Wheeler, when examining a Snake.

Snakes are hostile Mobs found in the Shipwrecked DLC. They may drop Monster Meat, Snakeskin, or Snake Oil. There are two different types of Snakes, distinguished by the color of their skin.

Regular Snakes spawn from chopping down a Jungle Tree, or from Hacking or being in the proximity of Snake Den Viney Bushes. Snake-infested Viney Bushes will make hissing sounds and periodically shake, allowing them to be distinguished from normal Viney Bushes. Snakes may hide in Berry Bushes as well. Spending Dubloons at the Slot Machine or digging up a X Marks the Spot treasure chest with a Shovel has a chance to spawn three Snakes. Additionally, digging up a Sandy Pile has a chance to spawn a Snake.

Poison Snake Edit

Wilson Portrait
Even worse than a regular snake!

Wilson, when examining a Poison Snake.

Willow Portrait
Those are some pointy fangs.

Willow, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wolfgang Portrait
Poison is weapon of cowards!

Wolfgang, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wendy Portrait
The only thing worse than a snake is a poison one.

Wendy, when examining a Poison Snake.

WX-78 Portrait
TOXINS DETECTED

WX-78, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Beware its venomous bite.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Poison Snake.

Woodie Portrait
I'd rather not get bitten by that.

Woodie, when examining a Poison Snake.

Waxwell Portrait
Perhaps I'll give that one a wide berth.

Maxwell, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wagstaff Portrait
I highly suspect that it is poisonous.

Wagstaff, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wigfrid Portrait
Keep yöur föul fangs fröm my hide!

Wigfrid, when examining a Poison Snake.

Webber Portrait
These ones have a sick bite!

Webber, when examining a Poison Snake.

Walani Portrait
My buddy has a bodacious bite!

Walani, when examining a Poison Snake.

Warly Portrait
I'll need to butcher you ever so carefully.

Warly, when examining a Poison Snake.

Woodlegs Portrait
Stay away ye forked tongued devil!

Woodlegs, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wilba Portrait
IF YOU POISON WILBA, WILL SHE NOT DIE?

Wilba, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wormwood Portrait
Sick Squirmy.

Wormwood, when examining a Poison Snake.

Wheeler Portrait
You're poison does nothing to endear you to me.

Wheeler, when examining a Poison Snake.

The Poison Snake is a more dangerous type of Snake. If a Poison Snake attacks the player, they will be afflicted with Poison. Once a player is poisoned, they will continue to be so unless cured with Anti Venom or a Venom Gland. The player will lose roughly three hit points every 1.5 seconds. When killed, in addition to dropping Monster Meat, Snakeskin, and Snake Oil, they have a chance to drop a Venom Gland. Spending Dubloons at the Slot Machine has a chance to spawn two Poison Snakes.

Brain Behavior Edit

Snakes are nocturnal creatures, and unless they are provoked by chopping down a Jungle Tree, or walking by or hacking a Viney Bush, they will not be active until Dusk and throughout the Night. When the next day begins, the Snakes that spawned from a Viney Bush will return there. If any Snakes are attacked, all other Snakes in the vicinity will join in the battle to attack their aggressor. If the player runs far enough away, the Snakes will give up, and fall asleep until another creature or the player walks near. Snakes will actively pick fights with most creatures, hostile or not.

Normal Snakes will sometimes try to eat Meat and Eggs that are left on the ground. Poison Snakes can smell Meat left on the ground from a far distance.

Spear Fighting Strategy Edit

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Snake or a Poison Snake 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
Snake Poison Snake
Fishing RodBug Net 18
Lucy the Axe 6
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter Cactus Spike 5
Eyeshot 4
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 3
Obsidian Axe 2-3
Machete Luxury Machete 3
Ham Bat 2-3
PickSlashAxe 3
Spear Poison Spear Peg Leg 3
Obsidian Machete 2-3
Trident 1 or 3
Bat Bat Battle Spear 2
Morning Star 2
Slurtle Slime The 'Sea Legs' Tentacle Spike 2
Obsidian Spear 1-2
Thulecite Club Tooth Trap 2
Dark Sword Cutlass Supreme 2
Blow Dart Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 1
Fire Staff Fire Dart 1
Spear Gun Battle 1
Spear Gun Obsidian 1
Gunpowder Harpoon Coconade Obsidian Coconade Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Snake Poison Snake
Fishing RodBug Net 18
Lucy the Axe 6
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 5
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 3
Ham Bat 2-3
PickSlashAxe 3
Spear 3
Bat Bat 2
Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike 2
Thulecite Club Tooth Trap 2
Dark Sword 2
Blow Dart 1
Fire Staff Fire Dart 1
Gunpowder 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Snake Poison Snake
Battle Spear 2
Morning Star 2
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Snake Poison Snake
Cactus Spike 5
Eyeshot 4
Obsidian Axe 2-3
Machete Luxury Machete 3
Poison Spear Peg Leg 3
Obsidian Machete 2-3
Trident 1 or 3
The 'Sea Legs' 2
Obsidian Spear 1-2
Cutlass Supreme 2
Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 1
Spear Gun Battle 1
Spear Gun Obsidian 1
Harpoon 1
Coconade 1
Obsidian Coconade 1

It takes 2 blasts to freeze a Snake or a Poison Snake with an Ice Staff and it takes 1 Sleep Dart to put them to sleep.

  • Both types of Snakes may be kited by dodging their attack and then attacking them 3 times which kills them before they can hit the player, as long as a weapon at least as strong as a Spear is used.
  • Wearing a Seashell Suit will prevent the player from getting poisoned.
  • Snakes can be hit once before they attack and still miss their target. This is very useful for dealing with groups of Snakes.
  • Snakes are very aggressive and attack most other Mobs, including Spiders. Players can farm Snakeskin and Venom Glands by placing a Spider Den near a Snake-infested Viney Bush.

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Blueprint Gallery Edit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormEwecusFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(Varg Reign of Giants icon) (BirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(Glommer Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (Bernie 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