MacTusk N' Son

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MacTusk N' Son, Walrus Hunting Party
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MacTusk n' Son is a Walrus Hunting Party. It consists of MacTusk, Wee MacTusk, and two Blue Hounds. They spawn from Walrus Camps in Winter.

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Brain.png Behavior

They're only active during daytime and, if not engaged, will return to their igloo at dusk. However, they can be forced out by attacking the sleeping Hounds. Although the Walrus Camp emits light at dark, the Hounds will attack anyone close by.

The group, being hostile towards almost any Mob, follows a nearby target; if one keeps walking away, they will not attack. When the leader, MacTusk, becomes hostile, he makes a slashing gesture, he then shoots and pursues the target, while Wee MacTusk commands the Hounds to attack. Both walruses will flee when approached.

Should MacTusk and Wee MacTusk die, the Hounds will attack freely until they respawn. If the Hounds are killed but MacTusk survives, he will come out the next day. Dead members respawn in 2.5 days.

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  • MacTusk can be chased towards his igloo to block his path; he can then be stun-locked and taken out with a melee weapon.
  • In the Reign of Giants (RoG) DLC, dispatching two Blue Hounds in quick succession (like with the Chester method above) will freeze the attacker, this can be avoided by waiting out the pale hue before killing the second one.
  • MacTusk can be stun-locked while doing the battle cry animation.
  • One can use a combo of Ice Staff and a weapon on MacTusk.
  • Should one come across a dormant Walrus Camp, it would be prudent to set up defenses, such as Tooth Traps.
  • It is possible to construct a MacTusk drop farm using at least 4 Pig Houses. Stone Walls can be used to keep them closer to each other, allowing easy access to the non-food drops. It also makes basing near the Walrus Camp more beneficial.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • MacTusk N' Son was introduced in the A Winter's Tale update.
  • MacTusk deals 33 damage with his Blow Dart, whereas the player deals 100 damage with the same weapon. This is because MacTusk uses an identical weapon in the code with 0 damage, which takes his damage output. Without it, he would hurt the player instantly.
  • Wolfgang refers to MacTusk as "Sea Cow man!".Sea Cow is a marine mammal unrelated to the Walrus.
  • As seen by his quotes, Maxwell knows MacTusk and perhaps created him.
  • Both walruses share the same hunchback model as Pigs, Merms, and Bunnymen.
  • In the trailer for A Winter's Tale, Wee MacTusk also attacks the player.

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  • MacTusk will become passive and return to his camp if chased outside of his wandering range, ignoring enemies.
  • In Don't Starve, WeeTusk won't drop Meat when killed because the wrong set of brackets is used in his loot table.
  • If the Walrus Camp is close to the shore, MacTusk may respawn and walk on the ocean, unable to get back on land. This bug also occurs to other mobs (such as Pigs and Wildbores) if their housing structure is too close to the ocean.
  • When the season changes, the group may be locked out of their camp, and therefore, be active outside of Winter.

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