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Pixil    701

A lot of the activities you can do in Don't Starve Together with characters are mostly obvious, but some of the perks the characters have can be used in different ways, such as Wormwood hitting Abigail while wearing bramble husk for a small and nearly useless amount of extra damage (I did this before rework, might now work much less effectively, since wormwood would take much more damage,) or using Maxwell's shadow miners to clear out sea stacks (works in current update, tested.) I know my Wormwood strategy is weak and unnecessary but the Maxwell tactic is purely QoL as it clears out the ocean and also mines salt easily. Anyone else see anything significant yet less known across the DST community?

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Mike23Ua    4384

Pretty sure everyone already knew this but- Maxwell can read Wickerbottoms books for her without Wicker or Himself suffering the Sanity penalty

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Here's what I know...

Maxwell and Woodie are both pretty good at opening large quantities of stone fruits.

Moose and Abagail are both very good at killing shadow spluemonkeys and can obtain absurd amounts of beard hair and nightmare fuel this way depending on world generation.

Warly benefits from the same fast cooking that Willow does (raw to cooked foods).

Webber can often use the dangling depth dwellers in the ruins to kill off many of the clockworks, the trick is to get them down! Try and lure enemies, your nightmares, or friends into their webs to summon them.

Wormwood gains the most benefit from a bat bat due to his limited healing options. Try farming the bats in a guano biome.

I prefer using moose to kill goats because he can charge and hit a goat quick enough to gain aggro before it runs away. This tactic is especially useful if paired with a Warly who wants some goat horns for the damage bonus.

Moose is very good at killing frogs during frog rain if no Moose/Goose or any other giant boss is available.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike23Ua    4384
Spoiler

Mourning Glory never spoils and can be dropped on the ground and used as a light source similar to Lightbulb (these will probably be patched to spoil in a future update though... so enjoy it while it lasts)

Just kidding.. don’t try that I’m only trying to get you killed.

But you CAN Apply a Vigor Mortis potion to Abigail and run around the map in the night without a light source, Abigail will always catch back up to you before Charlie’s Darkness can kill you.

 

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gghhrr    266

this might be already well known, but I found roaming Abigail may stop cookie cutter approaching your boat

make collecting salt crystal quite easy and safety

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Sweaper    463

With Wilson beard at full you don't even need winter gear, leaving a slot free from thermal or hat.

Willow's lighter has better use for cooking (monster) meat or setting a tree on fire, don't use it for light if you can, make a torch or lantern for that. Now you have around 80 cooked meat worth of a single item considering you might lose some of it setting trees on fire.

Woodie can be OP early game (if in public server you join later), he doesn't need flint to get more flint, just whack some spiders with Lucy and transform to beaver to get flints. But you could get flints from birds with others. Woodie is the best for sea exploring with goose, but also to make a boat and live there safely, if you need to go to land without exposing your boat to other players you can transform to goose.

The best characters to join in Winter are Wicker, Woodie and Willow. The first doesn't need 5 gold to make a thermal. The second has the above, some free insulation and even more insulation when transformed, the third has a way to warm herself up if you can't find grass and twigs.

If you don't mind the sanity drop from wetness you can be wet as Wurt as long as you have a thermal stone, winter gear or is near summer. Also, you can make merms to guard your berries for winter, can't have a king for this.

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Dunk Mujunk    1357

I'm sure this is well known, but WX can use a Telelocator Staff/Focus to overcharge himself. Just make sure there are no lightning rods near the entity you are telelocating, and don't have the Eyebrella equipped.

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Terra_Zina    5547

Willow can stunlock things with fire. Hit a mob with the lighter, and once they're on fire, you can keep hitting them for a while. Do be careful, as they'll start hitting you just before the fire is out. There's no real sign when this'll happen, it just comes down to general feeling. (I like to hit around 10-12 times before backing) Also your loot will be burned to a crisp, so I usually only do this to beefalo.

Once Bernie has distracted spiders and bees, you can pretty much just stand there and hold F, they will never target you. Hounds work similar, but they're a little smarter.

WX can easily deal with moosegoose and the meese, because he'll get charged by the lightning they'll produce.

I think all the cool stuff you could do with Abigail has been patched out in favour of this 'new and improved' Abigail (lol)

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Maxil20    493

If a player inquires the winters feast buff, their hunger drain gets set to zero and they slowly regen hunger.  If this player is Wolfgang, they also incur no hunger drain and slowly gain hunger. This results in Wolfgang being permanently at 2X hunger with 25% extra speed from anything for the duration of the buff without anything equipped, which can lead to some ridiculous combos (especially if volt goat chaud froid is thrown into the mix).

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Abigail: Crafting or getting any dart is useful for its long cast animation , easy to cancel and use as command attack ( while we still have this targeting ).
Combine with vigor elixir for koelephants, useful to make abigail the focus completely at dusk or night for mactusk too, since the range is enough for the hounds to still ignore you, no armor needed. To attack command the big tentacles in caves without getting in range.

Mounting a beefalo and hitting ewecus don't get you the sticky animation, just take normal damage , only ranged damage can bypass the beefalo hp and directly hit you.

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Booklover    377

Maxwell and 2 Shadow Duelists can easily take on Beefalos, Spiders, Koalephants and a few more mobs really fast. Just make sure they're aggroed onto you. Shadow Duelists can do enough damage to take away your aggro.

Not a Character Tactic but a Tool Tactic. It takes 2 Pickaxes to mine 11 boulders with no leftover extra durability Pickaxes. So always make 2 in mosaic/rocky biome and only make 1 when you need Thermal Stone. 1 Axe can get you a stack of logs.

Webber can grab a spider den by upgrading it to Tier 3 and using spiders to kill it.

Winona loses less hunger when quick-crafting alot of things in a session. Plan your items before you make them!

Willow is the best at starting Winter in Public Servers where everything is picked clean because she starts with instant warmth and Bernie insulates her for 60. Plus, Magma Pools.

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Mike23Ua    4384

You can “Abandon” a Pipspook and give it to Another Wendy Player If said Wendy Player is too lazy or too unlucky to go find their own.

Wurt can stand around doing nothing while Merms Mine Trees and Rocks for her as long as she hits them once then let’s her hired workers do all the work for her, it’s also super easy to get Hired Merms by feeding them veggies or giving them a pet fish. 

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