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Mandrake Mob
Health 20
Walking Speed 6
Running Speed 6
Special Ability Follows the player when picked late
Loot Mandrake
DebugSpawn "mandrake"

Mandrake / Cooked Mandrake
Raw Cooked
Inventory slot background Mandrake

Fire Pit

Inventory slot background Cooked Mandrake
HealthMeter 60 100
Hunger 75 150
Sanity 0 0
Rot Does Not Spoil Does Not Spoil
Stacks up to 40 40
DebugSpawn "mandrake" "cookedmandrake"
Dropped by Mandrake Mob

Oh shut UP, will you?


A Mandrake is a very rare passive Mob found in Grasslands and Caves. By default, only a few Mandrakes spawn within a world (about 2-5). Mandrakes often all spawn together in the same area, so finding one will usually result in finding all of the Mandrakes available in the world. It is required for making a Pan Flute and can be made into Mandrake Soup in the Crock Pot.

When picked at night or dusk or when underground, it will turn into a living Mandrake, following the player around constantly making noise until morning, after which it will replant itself on the spot. When picked during the day, it will die instantly and can be obtained as an item.

The Mandrake cannot be replanted by the player and is unable to be fed to an imprisoned bird. There are no "Mandrake Seeds" in the game; thus, it cannot be farmed or reproduced.

Although very rare, Mandrakes are some of the best foods in the game. Raw or cooked Mandrakes do not spoil, and when eaten raw, a Mandrake heals 60 Health and 75 Hunger and puts oneself and nearby Mobs to sleep. Eating Mandrake Soup restores the same amount of Health and Hunger as a cooked Mandrake in addition to 5 Sanity, and will not knock the player out upon eating it.

With normal damage modifiers, Mandrakes instantly die from any hit from a Spear or any better weapon. The only tools that will do the same are the Axe, Pickaxe, their golden counterparts, and the Pick/Axe.

Cooked MandrakeEdit

Cooking a Mandrake will knock out the character until the next part of the day (from dusk till night, from night until daytime, or from daytime until dusk). Eating a Cooked Mandrake will also knock out the player until the next day and put all nearby Mobs to sleep.

Pigs, Gobblers, and Pengulls will eat Cooked Mandrakes left on the ground, triggering the Mandrake's knock-out effect until the start of the next day (no matter what time it is) and putting everyone nearby to sleep (raw Mandrakes will not put the player to sleep). Pigs will also leave a pile of Manure, as they would with other Vegetables.

Gobblers will eat Mandrakes which are still planted in the ground if they get close enough; Mandrakes eaten in this manner will put nearby Mobs to sleep, but not the player.


Rooted Mandrakes (once picked) will hop around and follow the player, making a lot of noise. They will follow the player through Wormholes as well. Like most followers, they will try to back up if the player get too close to them. If the Mandrake is attacked, they will run away from the player indefinitely.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeFire PitInventory slot backgroundCooked MandrakeWill knock the player out.
Inventory slot backgroundCooked MandrakePig IconInventory slot backgroundManureWill knock out anyone nearby. Cannot be given directly.
Inventory slot backgroundCut Reeds


Inventory slot background RopeInventory slot backgroundMandrakePrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundPan Flute
Inventory slot backgroundMandrakeInventory slot background FillerInventory slot backgroundFillerInventory slot backgroundFillerCrock PotInventory slot backgroundMandrake Soup


  • The Mandrake's knockout effect can be used to skip difficult times of the game (such as Winter or during Beefalo mating season). For example, three Mandrakes will result in skipping around 5 days (Mandrakes knockout the player for 3/4 of a day when cooked, and can knock the player out an entire day when eaten).

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The mandrake is a real plant that was surrounded in myth in European folklore. Its roots can bear a vaguely human shape and was said to scream when uprooted.
  • Ghosts appear to have a fascination with Mandrakes and will often float above the Mandrake, whether it is animated or planted. This could be due to the supernatural presence of the Mandrake and how it is an animated plant. However, due to there not being any quotes to support this in-game, it could also be a glitch.
  • Live Mandrakes can be eaten by Pengulls and Werepigs, which will still trigger the knock-out effects.
  • The Mandrake (raw and cooked) is one of the few foods in the game that do not spoil, along with raw Tallbird EggGuardian's Horn, and Deerclops Eyeball. However, Mandrake Soup will spoil.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • When the player picks up a Mandrake using the Spacebar, the Mandrake can be planted again, but if the player tries to pick the Mandrake when it has been replanted, the character will start to shake out of control upon attempting and will be unable to interact with the Mandrake again.
  • Mandrakes spawned into the player's inventory can be replanted when 'dropped' on the ground.
  • Even though Mandrakes are flammable otherwise, they will not turn to Ash when killed with a Fire Dart.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

Items dropped by Mobs
Loot AshAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGold NuggetGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
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
Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenFlower (Evil Flower, Fern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTreeTotally Normal Tree
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundPondPig FortressPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HutchRundown HouseSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationAncient StatueBasaltBoulderGramaphoneGraveHarp StatueHeadstoneSuspicious Dirt PileMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell's DoorMaxwell StatueMaxwell's LightMerm HeadNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPig HeadPillarsRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmiteTouch StoneThulecite Wall
Things Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked Morsel) • Meat (Cooked Meat) • Monster Meat (Cooked Monster Meat) • Leafy Meat (Cooked Leafy Meat) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried Drumstick) • Fish (Cooked Fish) • Eel (Cooked Eel) • Frog Legs (Cooked Frog Legs) • Koalefant Trunk (Koalefant Trunk SteakWinter Koalefant Trunk) • Jerky (Small JerkyMonster Jerky) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked Batilisk Wing) • Guardian's Horn
Animal Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked EggRotten Egg) • Tallbird Egg (Fried Tallbird EggHatching Tallbird Egg) • HoneyPhlegm • (Electric MilkIce Reign of Giants icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted Carrot) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised Eggplant) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked Mandrake) • Pumpkin (Hot Pumpkin) • Red Mushroom (Cooked Red Cap) • Green Mushroom (Cooked Green Cap) • Blue Mushroom (Cooked Blue Cap) • Petals (Dark Petals) • (Cactus Flesh (Cooked Cactus Flesh) • Cactus FlowerReign of Giants icon


Fruits Berries (Roasted Berries) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared Dragon Fruit) • Durian (Extra Smelly Durian) • Pomegranate (Sliced Pomegranate) • Cave Banana (Cooked Banana) • (Watermelon (Grilled Watermelon) Reign of Giants icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop • (Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon)
Other RotRotten EggPhlegmSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds) • (Birchnut (Roasted Birchnut) Reign of Giants icon)

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