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Abigail

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Abigail
Abigail
600
10 (Day), 20 (Dusk), 40 (Night)
1.0
Attack Range
1.5
5
Special Ability
AoE attack. Cannot damage player or current allies.
Abigail Flower Closed.png
Spawns from
Abigail's Flower.png
"abigail"


Wilson Portrait.png
Awww, she has a cute little bow.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
So, what happened to you?

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Are you friendly ghost?

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
That's my twin sister, Abigail.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
UNDEAD ALERT

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Fascinating. Can you speak, specter?

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
That ain't right.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
Why won't these mortals just stay dead?

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
A lady ghöst.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
That's no party poltergeist!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
Hang ten, ectobuddy.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Apparition!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
A lady spectre!

Woodlegs

Winona Portrait.png
How are you, boo?

Winona

Abigail is the Ghost of Wendy's dead twin sister. She can be summoned with Abigail's Flower, Wendy's exclusive starting item. Abigail will defend herself and Wendy against attacking Mobs, and will attack anything that Wendy attacks (even if Wendy cancels the attack).

Abigail will despawn into her flower if she loses all of her health. Abigail does more damage during dusk, and significantly more damage during night. She has 600 Health, and when damaged she slowly regenerates at a rate of 1 HealthMeter.png per second. When her hit points are low, she will have a sad look. She can be healed using healing items, such as Healing Salves, Spider Glands or Honey Poultices.

Summoning Abigail costs 50 Sanity.png.

Abigail cannot be frozen by the Ice Staff, and she cannot help the player fight Shadow Creatures or Ghosts. Abigail's kills do not count as the player's kills, as such, they do not increase the player's Naughtiness level.

Brain.png Behavior

Abigail has a fast, periodic, area-of-effect attack that damages all hostiles within a small radius. If she attacks mobs that spawn in groups such as Spiders or Beefalo, she will incite the whole group. Abigail can also damage Spider Dens, Beehives, and Killer Bee Hives. She will not automatically attack any mobs (except for neutral Treeguards and Fishermerms) without them attacking her first or becoming a threat to Wendy. Abigail will stop attacking after a few seconds if mobs are not targeting her or Wendy, or if Wendy moves a large distance away (about two screens).

When traveling, Abigail follows Wendy, always maintaining a small distance. Abigail can keep up with Wendy as long as she stays off Roads and Cobblestones and doesn't use a Walking Cane. Abigail will teleport off screen near Wendy if the player goes too far away from her.

If Wendy intentionally attacks Abigail using the CTRL+Click option, Abigail will "die" in one hit and leave her flower on the ground. This can be used as a method to dismiss her at will.

If Wendy enters a Cave while Abigail is following, she will follow the player in the cave as is the case with any other followers.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together

In The Forge event in Don't Starve Together, Abigail is available to Wendy as support. She now only has 300 health, and deals 6 damage. When Abigail dies, she no longer needs to be resummoned by killing something near her Flower, she respawns after a period of time. Additionally, Abigail draws aggro from mobs, making her valuable for buying time to heal.

Prototype.pngTips

  • Abigail can effectively stun-lock groups of Spiders while taking very little damage herself. This can be used to one's advantage when attacking Spider Dens; though be aware that Spider Warriors will not be affected by this.
  • Using Abigail is a fast and efficient way of farming Butterflies. Since Abigail kills do not increase Naughtiness, this method also won't spawn Krampus. In the Shipwrecked DLC, same applies to Jellyfish, which also won't summon Floaty Boaty Knights.
  • It takes almost 10 minutes for Abigail to regenerate from 1 HP to her full 600 HP.
  • Crows and other flying birds will flee before Abigail can attack. Rabbits on the other hand can be outrun by Abigail and get hit by her attack. It will take multiple hits to kill a rabbit in daylight though as Abigail does only 10 damage.
  • When hunting a Koalefant or its Winter counterpart, Abigail can help draw its attention. By clicking on the Koalefant while the Attack command shows, Abigail will head to its position and engage it in combat, causing it to aggro on Abigail. One can then attack the Koalefant, allowing the player to avoid crafting a ranged weapon or chasing the Koalefant into a corner.
  • Abigail's AoE attack can easily take out Beehives. Abigail will attack any Bees that come out after attacking a Beehive or gathering Honey from a Bee Box. During the day, it takes a while to kill them all. Use this opportunity to catch more Bees with a Bug Net while they are stun-locked and use them for Bee Mines or more Bee Boxes. If one does not want Abigail to attack the Bees, place the Bee Boxes a good distance away from camp.
  • Take advantage of Abigail's increased damage during dusk and night. She is twice as strong at dusk, and four times as strong during night.
  • Abigail is no match against herds of Beefalo in heat. If one makes a Beefalo pen, seal it well or keep it far from camp to prevent any mishaps with Abigail.
  • A useful way to summon Abigail is to stand next to a nearby flower and hit a Butterfly when it spawns. These creatures can be killed in one hit while unarmed and doing so will be enough for the blood pact.
  • One can also spawn Abigail easily by using a Fleshy Bulb in the Winter. The Lureplant it spawns can be killed and placed over and over again to spawn Abigail; and while its Eyeplants won't bother the player during the cold season, they can also be used to summon Abigail in warmer seasons. 
  • During dusk, Pigs who do not have a home to hide in will see Abigail as a source of light and follow her. 
  • In Shipwrecked DLC, Abigail can outrun a Dogfish, and given enough time can kill it. 

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • When Abigail gets close to Wendy she can be heard whispering.
  • Kevin has revealed that Abigail is jealous of Chester, and she used to kill Chester. This feature was removed in the Doorway to Adventure Update.
  • Before the Strange New Powers update, Abigail used to appear during the night (disappearing at day) at least once every 3 nights, but this was changed to her current method of spawning. Since Abigail no longer despawns at day, she can be around the player for extended periods of time. As a result, her ghostly voice was made much more quiet.
  • Abigail's default damage is actually 20 in the lua files; it is halved during daytime due to the light, rather than growing stronger at dusk.
  • It was said by Kevin during a live stream that Abigail died under mysterious circumstances.[1]
  • Summoning Abigail used to cost 25 sanity, but as of the Moderately Friendly Update, the cost had doubled to 50.
  • In previous versions of Don't Starve, Abigail would harm Wendy and other mobs when she got too close.
  • Although it is no longer possible to change characters without destroying the current world, Klei still added examination quotes for Abigail for new Characters after said update.
  • Wendy's ghost in Don't Starve Together is an almost exact horizontally flipped copy of Abigail. The only difference is the color of the flower, which is yellow, despite Wendy's flower being red in life.
  • Like all other ghosts, the option to give Abigail a Telltale Heart is available, but it will not be able to revive her, as Abigail is spiritually bound to her flower, according to Wickerbottom.
Wilson Portrait.png
It was worth a shot.

Wilson, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Willow Portrait.png
Ugh, just come back already! Geez!

Willow, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

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Wolfgang smush heart into ghost girl but nothing happen!

Wolfgang, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

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Why isn't it working, Abigail?

Wendy, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

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FAILURE

WX-78, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Her spirit is already bound to something in this world.

Wickerbottom, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Woodie Portrait.png
I'd never hear the end of it from Luce if I didn't try.

Woodie, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Waxwell Portrait.png
I had to try.

Maxwell, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Wigfrid Portrait.png
The girl's spirit cannöt be returned.

Wigfrid, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Webber Portrait.png
Wendy would've been so happy if it worked.

Webber, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Winona Portrait.png
No one should ever lose a sister.

Winona, after failing to revive Abigail with a Telltale Heart

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • Abigail can fly out over water and get stuck. This causes her to sit in the same spot. If however the character walks close to her she will go further out over the water, but not come back to land. One way to get her back is to travel in a Worm Hole. She will then spawn next to the player at the end of the Worm Hole's animation.
    • However, if that world is compatible with the Shipwrecked DLC, Abigail can fly freely between water and land just like she does in the Shipwrecked world.
  • Abigail can be duplicated if Wendy dies in a Cave. When the player respawns with a Touch Stone, they will have Abigail's Flower in their inventory. The player must wait two days and summon Abigail before re-entering the Cave. Once Abigail has been summoned, the player must return to the cave, where they will find another Abigail waiting for them. Warning: If Wendy enters the cave with Abigail's Flower in her inventory, all instances of Abigail will be erased.

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Map Scroll.png References

  1. "What the Devs said during the live stream". Klei Forums. Created by ShatteredSanity on Mar 11 2013 05:55 PM. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/11701-what-the-devs-said-during-the-live-stream/