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Geez, look at the nose on that thing!


The Gnarwail is a neutral Mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them.

Every time a fish school emerges in the Ocean (only Rough or Swell) near player, there is a 7.5% chance that Gnarwail will spawn. When killed, the Gnarwail drops four Raw Fish and one Gnarwail Horn if its horn is not destroyed.

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Gnarwails are neutral toward players. They are sometimes seen noding.

They regularly chase other Ocean Fishes and eat their meat.

When attacked, they will drill Boats with their Horn, damaging them and creating a leak. When drilling, the Horn can be attacked and destroyed without killing the Gnarwail, dropping one Gnarwail Horn. If a Gnarwail doesn't have a horn, it will attack by jumping into their targets, creating Waves in the ocean. They attack anything that isn't located on a boat with their jump attack only.

Gnarwails can be befriended by giving them Meats. They follow for 25 Hunger Meter.png per day for up to 2.5 days. Follower Gnarwails will regularly toss Items floating in the Ocean towards the player.

When not hunting ocean fish, Gnarwails attack Monsters that come too close, including Cookie Cutters, Malbatrosses, Skittersquids, and Rockjaws with their jump attack.

During night, they sleep unless provoked or already in combat.

Gnarwails will despawn if the player travels far away enough such that they are unloaded from the player's vicinity.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Gnarwails were introduced in the Hook, Line, and Inker update.
  • When a Gnarwail does its jump attack, an E-Guitar can be heard.
  • Even though they are neutral animals, they are considered hostile mobs in the game files and attacked by Malbatrosses.
  • Its name may be a pun on Narwal and Gnarly, given it's rock guitar aesthetic, in addition to wail, as in the wail of a guitar.
  • As stated by Wickerbottom, the Gnarwail is a variation of Monodon monoceros, which is the common narwhal in real life.
  • Like the Whales in Shipwrecked, Gnarwails drop Raw Fish, despite themselves being marine mammals.

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