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Don’t Starve Together: Best Use For Every Character

Don’t Starve Together features numerous playable characters that players can choose from.

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Don’t Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion for Don’t Starve, the brutal outdoor survival game. It now includes Reign of Giants, which introduces new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and Giant new challenges.

It might become overwhelming to choose a character. Fortunately, you have this guide to help you decide by showing which characters are best for specific situations.

Best Use For Every Character in Don’t Starve Together

Each character has their own set of advantages and disadvantages, as well as their peculiar personalities. However, in Don’t Starve Together, some characters are far simpler to use than others.

But of course, your choice will entirely depend on what suits your playstyle best and your preferred aesthetics. So, which characters are best to use in certain situations?

Characters Pros and Cons

There are currently 18 playable characters that you can choose from. They are the following:

Wilson – considered the “baseline” for everyone and the first character you will unlock.

  • Pros:
    • grows a beard in the winter, which provides up to 135 insulation against Freezing, while shaving the beard will make a Meat Effigy and restore 10 Sanity.
  • Cons: none

Willow – a “pyromaniac” character and can be unlocked when you reach 160 XP.

  • Pros:
    • starts with her lighter, which is basically like a torch
    • immune to fire damage
    • gains sanity around fire
    • resistant to overheating in summer
    • can summon Bernie that turns into big monstrous teddy bear once Willow goes insane
  • Cons:
    • becomes frozen easier as clothing insulation doesn’t work that well on her

Wolfgang – a Strongman who is beyond proud of his might and is unlocked when you reach 320 XP.

  • Pros:
    • his favorite food is cooked potato which is fairly easy to mass-produce.
    • when he reaches 220-300 Hunger, the following buffs are given:
    • 1.0x – 1.25x speed
    • 1.25x – 2.0x damage
    • 1.5x – 3.0x hunger drain
    • 200 – 300 max HP
  • Cons:
    • suffers 10% higher sanity drain
    • high-maintenance food intake
    • damage decreases the bigger team you have
    • when he has 0-105 Hunger, he will be nerfed to having:
      • 0.9 – 1.0x speed
      • 1.0x – 1.5x hunger drain
      • 150 – 200 max HP

Wendy – little girl with a dead twin sister who has a gloomy and morbid personality, often relating everything to death and how depressing life is; she is unlocked when you reach 640 XP

  • Pros:
  • has massive crowd control when utilizing Abigail, her twin sister
  • can’t be stunlocked with her shield activated
  • vexes enemies when attacking
  • deals 1.4x more damage against vexed enemies
  • Cons:
  • significantly less damage without Abigail
  • Abigail dies easily with bosses if not used strategically

WX-78 – a self-sustaining automaton that despises all living matter that is unlocked with 960 XP

  • Pros
    • can eat gears to restore a lot of stats, also increases max stats
    • can be overcharged by lightning; once overcharged, the following buffs are gained:
    • 1.5x movement speed
    • continuously emits a small radius of light
    • immune to Freezing
    • ignores food penalties when eating stale or spoiled food
  • Cons
    • when the character dies, max stats are reset
    • takes damage when wet or hit by rain
    • needs Wickerbottom’s help to be constantly overcharged

Wickerbottom – an old but highly intelligent librarian that you can unlock once you reach 1280 XP

  • Pros:
    • she can craft books with powerful effects
    • one of the only two characters that can read the books
    • can make recipes without their specific machines
    • can continuously overcharge WX-78
  • Cons:
    • takes less nutrition from stale and spoiled food
    • cannot sleep or use the tent

Woodie – a Canadian Lumberjack who loves chopping trees; he is unlocked with 1600 XP

  • Pros:
    • beard provides winter insulation
    • starts with infinite axe durability
    • chops faster and more efficiently than other characters
    • has a higher chance of spawning Treeguards
    • can transform into three other forms:
      • Weregoose
      • Weremoose
      • Werebeaver
  • Cons:
    • full moon transforms him randomly
    • not the best at anything he does

Wes – a fragile French mime that communicates using pantomimes

  • Pros:
    • can craft balloons that have different uses depending on which one you need while in combat
  • Cons:
    • overheats and freezes easier
    • no audible warnings
    • takes longer to mine, chop, hammer, etc.
    • hounds will chase Wes more than other characters

Maxwell – the antagonist of the game whose playstyle revolves around his sanity

  • Pros:
    • regenerates 6.75 sanity per minute
    • has the ability to craft shadow puppets that can do respective tasks
    • shadow puppets last forever unless damaged by NPCs
    • one of the best wood gatherers
  • Cons:
    • Low max HP

Wigfrid – a performance artist acting out a role of a Valkyrie who can be unlocked when reaching 1920 XP

  • Pros:
    • restores Sanity and Health while fighting
    • can craft battle spears
    • Gains inspiration while g
  • Cons:
    • only eats meat
    • teaches bad habits
    • allows you to tank with no repercussions
    • not recommended for beginners

Webber – a child that lives inside a spider who failed to eat him a long time ago

  • Pros:
    • can befriend spiders
    • gives the ability of spider gadgets
    • can eat monster foods without normal negative effects
    • grows a beard that can be shaved for silk
  • Cons:
    • bunnyman, pigs, catcoons are more aggressive towards Webber
    • can’t befriend the mobs mentioned above

Winona – factory worker who doesn’t like laziness and things from higher society

  • Pros:
    • crafts faster when consuming hunger
    • can dodge 1st hit of Charlie
    • can craft the following gadgets:
    • Catapult: AoE ranged turret
    • Spotlight: small light radius
    • Generator: fuels gadgets and uses nitre as fuel
    • G.E.M.erator: fuels gadgets and uses any gem as fuel
  • Cons:
    • crafts slower than normal if less than 50 hunger

Warly – a Culinarian that cooks exclusive recipes and can be obtained when you reach 2560 XP

  • Pros:
    • his crockpots make cooking 20% faster
    • certain foods are unique to Warly
    • can make spices that can be added to food
  • Cons:
    • cannot eat non-crockpot foods
    • gains less nutrition from eating the same food within 2 days
    • 1.2x hunger drain

Wortox – a playful Imp that was once a forest creature without a care in the world until he gained a terrible curse

  • Pros:
    • gains a soul when a mob dies near him
    • can eat souls for 18.75 hunger
    • dropping a soul for AoE healing between 13-20
    • utilize souls to teleport anywhere on the screen
    • can hold mobs in inventory
  • Cons:
    • food is less than half effective with Wortox
    • bunnymen, pigs, and catcoons are aggressive towards him
    • can only hold 20 souls

Wormwood – a friendly animated plant who has a green thumb

  • Pros:
    • has a crafting tab
    • Immune to hostile weeds in farm plots
    • can farm living logs easily
    • can plant seeds outside of farming turf
    • can use fertilizers that will grant the following:
      • 1.2x speed modifier
      • 1.2x hunger drain
      • automatically tend planted crops
  • Cons:
    • cannot heal from food
    • can only heal through items and effects

Wurt – a young Merm girl who vows to bring Mermfolk back to glory

  • Pros:
    • can eat goodies
    • easily befriend Merms
    • walks 30% faster on marsh turf
    • gains 3.3 sanity per min when keeping a fish in her inventory
    • fish held survive 4x longer
    • can read Wickerbottom’s books for sanity gain or loss
    • can build the following Merm structures:
      • Merm Flortifications: spawns a royal Merm guard
      • Merm House: spawns a normal Merm
      • Royal Tapestry: spawns Merm King
  • Cons:
    • Cannot eat meat or meat dishes
    • pigs are aggressive towards Wurt
    • cannot trade with pigking
    • loses 4.4 sanity per minute when holding dead fish

Walter – a cheerful but odd boy who is only afraid of one thing: getting hurt.

  • Pros:
    • has a slingshot weapon
    • has an unkillable pet dog with 9 inventory slots
    • can craft a camper’s tent
    • loses no sanity from any sanity auras
    • gains sanity if there are more than 5 trees nearby
  • Cons
    • takes extra 10 damage from bees
    • loses sanity when taking damage (-1 health = -2 sanity)
    • does not gain sanity from equipment but can lose sanity when using certain equipment
    • slingshot fire rate

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Terraria: Best Weapons to Use in Update 1.4.4

There are a number of Epic Weapons to choose from in Terraria. And the list just got larger with the latest update that came out earlier this week.

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Dig, Fight, explore, build. These are the essential things to do when playing Terraria. And all these tasks are linked to how likely you can survive the world that you have created.

There are different sections in the world with different types of mobs to defeat as well as bosses scattered across the Realm. And the different weapon types in the game can make defeating these mobs and bosses easier or harder depending on your preference or style of fighting.

The latest update has revamped a lot of things in Terraria and this time, it has done considerable tweaking on melee-based combat. But that doesn’t mean that they didn’t release ranged weapons in the latest installment of the game.

In this guide, we will list our top 3 Epic Weapons to try out when defeating mobs and bosses in the latest 1.4.4 update of Terraria’s Labor of Love Content.

Best Weapons to use in Update 1.4.4 in Terraria

Out of Several weapons that were released in the latest update, we have selected 3 of our favourite Epic Weapons to showcase in this guide.

 It’s a given that the weapons players find useful in clearing content can’t be categorized as the best overall since different Terrarians have different playstyles and preferences, our top 3 favourites are based on how easy the weapon is to use and of course how we ranked them according to our tests.

For the latest weapons in update 1.4.4, we recommend the wand of Frosting which is a new wand, the trimerang which is a new boomerang and the latest Yoyo called the Hive Five.

The High-Five (Yoyo weapon)

The Hive-Five is part of the Queen Bee Crafting Rewards. Defeat the Queen Bee in her Lair to obtain the crafting recipe for the Yoyo.

Defeat the Queen Bee for the Hive-Five crafting recipe and items

To Craft it, you will need 14 beeswaxes. The drops when defeating the Queen Bee will give you more than enough beeswax to create it from your workbench.

There are mixed feelings when it comes to Yoyo-type weapons. They provide good range damage but a bit of finesse when used.

The damage you deal depends on you hitting the yo-yo head onto the enemy. Overshooting or mistiming your throw will leave you open to attacks especially when the enemy closes in on you when your yoyo is extended.

How to use the Hive-Five

The Hive-Five is great to use if you manage to time your attacks to hit the enemy. In addition, it spawns killer bees to deal damage to the enemy every time you strike them with the yoyo head.

Although it has a weak knockback, it compensates for its fast attack speed so be sure to time your shots and position yourself a bit far from the enemy and go further back when they get too close.

The Wand of Frosting

If you are planning to be a mage then you will feel right at home with the Wand of Frosting. Similar to the wand of Sparking, this new wand has almost identical damage to the old wand. The only difference is it grants frost damage instead of spark and is easy to acquire early in the game.

Combine blocks of ice with torches to create ice torches

To Craft the wand of Frosting, you will need x99 ice torches and x1 Wand of Sparking. The wand can be found in random wooden boxes close to the surface of caves while the ice torches require you to combine ice blocks that you can mine on the ice Realm and combine them with regular torches.

When you have the required number of items to create the wand, head over to your workbench and craft the Wand of Frosting.

How to Use Wand of Frosting

The wand is easy to use. You only have to point your wand in the direction of the enemy to launch your frost magic towards the enemy.

Hitting an enemy will cause it to have splash damage that can hit enemies behind the first one. This will grant frozen effects for a short duration which is valuable when trying to clear mob clusters in the game.

Just be careful not to focus the wand on clearing enemy bosses since the damage the wand creates is very low and not ideal for use in a fight with bosses.

The Trimarang, an upgraded version of the Boomerang

The Boomerang holds a special place in our hearts since this is the first weapon we managed to unlock the first time we played Terraria a few years ago.

The Trimarang is the answer to what if you combine the 3 boomerangs you can craft or collect in the game.

It suffers from a lowered DPS but makes up for it by launching 3 different boomerangs in quick succession making this weapon one of our top favourites.

How to Craft the Trimarang

To get the Trimarang, you will need to collect the 3 enchanted boomerang variants in the game.

These are the enchanted wooden boomerang, which can be crafted with a wooden boomerang and a fallen star, the ice boomerang which can be obtained on ice Chests and the shroomerang which has a small chance of dropping from spore bats or mushroom Biome Chests.

Once you have all three, craft the Trimarang from your workbench and equip it into your active inventory slot.

Trimarang performance

If one boomerang is good enough, imagine if you can launch three boomerangs in sequence. With a fast attack speed, you can be unstoppable against enemies coming at you from one direction.

The constant hits of the Trimarang deals will greatly slow down enemies rushing towards you and can wipe them all out in a matter of seconds.  They also perform decently against bosses in the game and are a must-have if you plan on clearing the game with rapid-range attacks that have the potential to stop enemies dead on their tracks.

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