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Warly Portrait.png
He doesn't look very jolly.


Wortox Portrait.png
Shall we dance?

Wortox, When Klaus enters his second phase.

Klaus is a Boss Monster exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. He resembles a larger version of Krampus. He spawns after a player puts a Deer Antler in a Loot Stash, which will return Bone Shards due to it being an incorrect key. He spawns with one red and one blue Gem Deer. Killing the deer, or separating them from him by 30 units, will enrage him, give him 64% Damage Reduction, increasing his damage and health by x2.744, and increasing his size. He is also able to spawn 2-6 Krampii during the fight. Using the Telelocator Staff on him is not a viable way of isolating him from his Deer, as he will get enraged when separated from them even if they are still alive.

After killing him, he will be revived, losing the chains around his body, revealing a large mouth on his stomach, and gaining a new long-ranged "chomp" attack.

Once he's killed again, he will drop Charcoal, a Monster Meat, and a Stag Antler, which is the proper key to use on the Loot Stash. Opening the Loot Stash will yield 4 Bundled Supplies. If the Gem Deer are still alive when he's killed, they will turn into normal No-Eyed Deer, dropping their corresponding gems. It's worth noting that during Winter's Feast, Klaus is present year round and no longer provides bundled supplies, instead it will provide 6 gift boxes.

Spear.png Hunting

Klaus can be kited, a process by which the player attacks, moves away to avoid an attack, then attacks again. It is possible to strike Klaus three times in-between attacks, four if using a Walking Cane. Any error in the player's movement can lead to heavy damage since he strikes twice.

In his second phase, Klaus gains a lunge attack. However, his attacks remain mostly predictable. He usually attacks with a lunge and a subsequent regular attack. Players can still strike three times without getting hit, but only after his two attacks. His lunge attack can be avoided by staying in close quarters as he's about to attack.

If Klaus uses his Gem Deer, players in the area must immediately flee. Leaving oneself exposed to Gem Deer's attacks will leave heavy damage to the player or be exposed to freezing or burning.

In the rare event that one of his Gem Deer accidentally dies and Klaus turns enraged, fighting him becomes significantly harder. In almost every situation, the player should flee entirely and restart the fight.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Klaus when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Number of Hits
Item Klaus.png Klaus2.png
Old Bell.png Reign of Giants icon.png 10 5 0
Obsidian Coconade.png Shipwrecked icon.png 30 15 0
Coconade.png Shipwrecked icon.png Hamlet icon.png 40 20 0
Spear Gun Obsidian.png Shipwrecked icon.png 50 - 66 Charged.png 25 - 33 Charged.png 0 - 0 Charged.png
Harpoon.png Shipwrecked icon.png
Blunderbuss.png Hamlet icon.png
50 25 0
Bee Mine.png ≥63 ≥32 ≥0
Spear Gun Battle.png Shipwrecked icon.png 63 as Wigfrid Portrait.png 32 as Wigfrid Portrait.png 0 as Wigfrid Portrait.png
Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png Shipwrecked icon.png 99 50 0
Obsidian Spear.png Shipwrecked icon.png 99 - 197 50 - 99 0 - 0
Blow Dart.png 100 50 0
Electric Dart.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 112 (67 Wettargetdamage.png) 56 (34 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png)
Dark Sword.png
Glass Cutter.png Don't Starve Together icon.png
148 74 0
Cutlass Supreme.png Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png 148 74 0
Tooth Trap.png 167 84 0
Pew-matic Horn.png Hamlet icon.png 295, 223 or 167 148, 112 or 84 0, 0 or 0
Thulecite Club.png 169 85 0
Ham Bat.png 169 - 337 85 - 169 0 - 0
Obsidian Axe.png Shipwrecked icon.png 184 - 368 - Charged.png 92 - 184 - Charged.png 0 - 0 - Charged.png
Tentacle Spike.png

Cork Bat.png Hamlet icon.png
Cursed Rounds.png Marbles.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png

197 99 0
Slurtle Slime.png 200 100 0
Halberd.png Hamlet icon.png 227 114 0
Morning Star.png Reign of Giants icon.png 231 (139 Wettargetdamage.png) 116 (70 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png)
Bat Bat.png
Battle Spear.png Reign of Giants icon.png
236 118 0
Bramble Trap.png Hamlet icon.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 250 125 0

Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.pngShipwrecked icon.png
Moon Glass Axe.png Gold Rounds.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

295 148 0
Trident.png Shipwrecked icon.png 295 (99 Toy Boat.png) 148 (50 Toy Boat.png) 0 (0 Toy Boat.png)
PickSlashAxe.png 327 164 0
Machete.png Shipwrecked icon.png Hamlet icon.png 335 168 0
Boomerang.png Axe.png Pickaxe.png Brush.png

Tail o' Three Cats.png Malbatross Bill.png Bull Kelp Stalk.png Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Pan.png Hamlet icon.png

368 184 0
Stalking Stick.png Hamlet icon.png 491 246 0
Eyeshot.png Shipwrecked icon.png 500 250 0
Saddlehorn.png Hammer.png Pitchfork.png Shovel.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Torch.png

Telebrella.png Don't Starve icon.png
Shears.png Executive Hammer.pngHamlet icon.png
Cactus Spike.png Shipwrecked icon.png Whirly Fan.png Driftwood Oar.png Oar.png Slow-Down Rounds.png Pebbles.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

589 295 0
Lucy the Axe.png 736 368 0
Bug Net.png Fishing Rod.png

Magnifying Glass.png Hamlet icon.png

2353 1177 0

Terrorbeak Server Icon.png Assumptions

  • Given the red design of Klaus, it appears to have an identical curse to Wortox. Wortox inherited the curse and it only manifested itself after he went against his nature. It is possible that previously klaus was a Deerclops, since it has the same round fluffy body, a head with strongly expressed cheekbones, identical ears and horns located slightly higher, a place where there was previously one eye, legs that are identical in shape to those of Deerclops, claws on hands, a little hair on the lower part of the head that looks like a small beard.
    • Wortox's quote on Klaus may support the fact that Klaus has a similar curse.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Klaus was introduced in the Winter's Feast update, alongside the eponymous event.
  • During the Winter's Feast event, Klaus has a slightly different appearance. His horns turn white with red stripes, and his chains are golden.
  • The name Klaus is a short form of Nikolaus, referring to Saint Nicholas, the historical origin of Santa Claus. It is also a likely pun on “claws” as evidenced by Klaus’ main attack.
  • Even though he is blind due to his eyes sewn together into a single large "X" shape, it's possible that Klaus has a keen sense of smell to track down the player. This is supported by Klaus occasionally attempting to sniff out a player.
    • This is also confirmed by Wickerbottom's examination quote.
  • Other than his eyes, Klaus's mouth seems to have been sewn together as well.
    • This means that he lacks both sight and taste; although this might not be true, as Klaus owns a pair of jaws on his abdomen.
  • Klaus is the first boss to have two different boss battle themes; the second being the Ancient Fuelweaver, whose second theme plays when Woven Shadows are being summoned.
  • When put to sleep, Klaus covers his eyes for some reason.
  • Klaus seems to be wearing the old version of the Life Giving Amulet, as evidenced by its octagonal shape.
  • Klaus texture files contain unused hand textures.

Blueprint.png Gallery

Gramophone.png Sounds

Klaus's battle theme during the first stage of the fight.
Klaus's battle theme during the second stage of the fight.