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Health 150
DST Health 300
Damage 33
Attack Period 3
Walking Speed 2
Running Speed 4
Loot Meat, Blow Dart,Walrus Tusk50%, Tam o' Shanter25%
DebugSpawn "walrus"
Walruses are natural predators.


MacTusk is an aggressive Mob. He's the leader of the Father and Son Walrus Hunting Party, which will respawn every 2–5 days after being killed, on a Walrus Camp. He always drops 1 Meat and 1 Blow Dart, and possibly 1 Walrus Tusk and 1 Tam o' Shanter, when killed.

MacTusk takes 2 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 1 Sleep Dart to be put to sleep.


MacTusk is usually accompanied by Wee MacTusk and 2 Blue Hounds. He is only active during daytime and will follow the player if they are in sight.  

MacTusk will actively attack players if they get too close, often sending in the Hounds with his battlecry first. MacTusk will use a Blow Dart to attack the player while also trying to keep his distance. The Blow Dart he uses has a longer range than the player's version, but it also deals less damage.The player can dodge his darts when timed correctly; using a Walking Cane or Roads will raise your chances. 


  • Take out the Hounds first. They're faster than the other hunting party members and can be led away from the group to be dealt with safely.
  • It is recommended to use ranged weapons against MacTusk, since he will run away from the player if pursued. Using a Boomerang and wearing some kind of armor is the easiest and the least expensive way to kill him. An Ice Staff or Sleep Dart can be more effective if one has a strong melee weapon.
    • Alternatively, MacTusk can be killed with 2 Blow Darts. As he always drops a Blow Dart, it will only cost a net of 1 Dart.
  • If the player comes across the Walrus Camp while it is inactive, it will be prudent to set up defenses or traps.
  • If lured to a pack of Pengulls, MacTusk will attack them, causing the Pengulls to retaliate and kill MacTusk (and his Hounds).
  • One can use Chester as a decoy. If Chester is placed between oneself and a stalking MacTusk, MacTusk and his Hounds will aggro on Chester. The Hounds can easily be dispatched in this manner. Once MacTusk is attacked though, he will not be distracted by Chester again.

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

Weapon Fishing RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow's Lighter

Axe Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe


PickSlashAxeSpear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Thulecite Club Dark Sword Tooth Trap

Slurtle Slime Fire Dart Fire Staff

Blow Dart GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
36 12 9 6 5 4 3-6 4 or 3 3 2 1

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • MacTusk's Hunting Party was added in the A Winter's Tale update.
  • There is a rare chance that when the season changes, MacTusk will be locked out of the Walrus Camp; therefore, he will be active outside of Winter, alone or with the other members that got locked out as well.
  • MacTusk deals 33 damage when he attacks with his Blow Dart, whereas the player deals 100 damage when using the same weapon.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork BishopClockwork RookClockwork KnightDangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk • (Poison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard • (BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey • (BuzzardCatcoonVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird • (GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King

Start a Discussion Discussions about MacTusk

  • Killing Mac Tusk

    15 messages
    • The most effective method to killing him is spider eggs. Plant them early summer and return late winter for a ton of tooth's and ta...
    • Hah, I just killed him by running towards him until he gave up and ran into my Tentacle Spike. Killed 2 in one day like this.

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