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FIGHTING FISH

WX-78, when examining a Swordfish.

Swordfish are hostile Mobs found in the Shipwrecked DLC. They spawn in the Deep Ocean from an invisible spawner. One will spawn in the same spot every 60–120 seconds, as long as the player is nearby.

Despite being hostile, they are considered innocent creatures and killing one adds 4 points to the Player's naughtiness level, which can cause Krampus to appear.

Dead Swordfish[edit | edit source]

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Your adventure is at an end. My adventure is just beginning."

Wheeler, when examining a Dead Swordfish.

When a Swordfish is killed it becomes a Dead Swordfish. It can be eaten to restore 1 Health Meter.png and 25 Hunger Meter.png. If cooked at a Campfire, Fire Pit, Chiminea, or Dwarf Star, it will produce Fish Steak. Dead Swordfish can be used to craft the Cutlass Supreme. It can also be dried to get Jerky, or be traded to Yaarctopus for Dubloons. A Dead Swordfish cannot be used to cook in the Crock Pot.

When a Dead Swordfish is left to spoil, it will turn into a Spoiled Fish.

Spear.png Fighting Strategy[edit | edit source]

To fight Swordfish, boat speed of 7 or above is recommended, adding both Boat and the Sail speed. Sailing close to the Swordfish will cause it to attack, which can be dodged by sailing in the opposite direction after the Swordfish pauses before the attack. Then players will be able to land 1 to 2 hits with a melee weapon depending on boat speed. Swordfish cannot be stunlocked.

The player can also dock near a herd of Water Beefalo and let the Swordfish attack the Beefalo. The Beefalo, fighting in groups, will usually win, resulting in the Swordfish's death. However, the player needs to actually get on land for this strategy to work, as the Swordfish will not attack other mobs while chasing the player.

If playing as Wendy, one can let Abigail attack the Swordfish and even persist until it dies, if given enough time. Note that the Swordfish doesn't change target when fighting, so the player must be wary and ensure to continuously fleeing while Abigail finishes the job. This, on the other hand, can make the process of killing a Swordfish completely safe.

Icon Tools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

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Spoiled Fish.png
Dead Swordfish.png
Fire Pit.png
Fish Steak.png
Dead Swordfish.png
Drying Rack.png
Jerky.png
Dead Swordfish.png
Birdcage.png
Egg.png
Dead Swordfish.png
Gold Nugget.png
Gold Nugget.png
Twigs.png
Alchemy Engine.png
Cutlass Supreme.png
Dead Swordfish.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Octopus Chest.png

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Once the location of the spawner is found, it can be marked by Items that have Map markers, like any one of the Backpacks or Boats as well as a Buoy.
  • It'd be wise to save the Swordfish for crafting the Cutlass Supreme as the weapon can serve as a sturdier and saner alternative to the Dark Sword.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is code in the game files that would allow using alive Swordfish in the Crock Pot, counting as 1 unit of Fish and 0.5 units of Meat. However, there is no method implemented that would make capturing Swordfish alive possible.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

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
(VargBirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants icon.png) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon.png) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon.png) (Clay HoundClay VargCookie CutterGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered SpiderRockjawNaked Mole BatAncient Sentrypede Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon.png) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon.png) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon.png) (Bee QueenKlausMalbatrossReanimated SkeletonToadstoolLord of the Fruit FliesCelestial Champion Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon.png) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon.png) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon.png) (GnarwailSaladmanderSkittersquidSea WeedMush Gnome Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon.png) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon.png) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon.png) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon.png) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon.png) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon.png) (BernieCrittersGestaltWoby Don't Starve Together icon.png)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon.png Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon.png BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder
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