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Iron Hulk
[[File:|64px|Iron Hulk]]
Cannot be attacked or killed
34 (arm)

60 (leg)
60 (ribs)
68 (head)

Attack Range
Special Ability
Laser or Jump
AoE attack
Iron Ore.png (Pickaxe.png)

The Iron Hulk is a Mob exclusive to the Hamlet DLC. It comes in the form of a head, ribs, arm, and foot.

Brain.png Behavior

When first found in the world, the Iron Hulks will be covered with moss and foliage, presumably because they have been dormant for quite some time. They will come to life and attack the player or anything nearby when mined with a Pickaxe. They can also be stirred to life with lightning, which keeps them activated for a longer period of time than if they were mined. During the Aporkalypse, the Iron Hulks will remain activated constantly.

There are six different parts to be found: a head, a torso, two legs, and two arms. The arm and torso are by far the most devastating ones, as they will shoot a giant laser beam that procs small explosions in a straight line, which can cause immense damage, and if unarmored, can instantly kill the player. These lasers will also light structures, plants, and mobs on fire. The head and the leg will perform a smash attack, where they will leap at their target and smash down, doing a small AOE attack that also starts fires, and can proc multiple times if an entity is closer to the center of the attack.

The player can, however, farm Iron Ore by mining them repeatedly. Since their attack AI targets the players location only when they start their attack animation, the player can occasionally hit them when they're still active.

Gramophone.png Examination Quotes

Wilson Portrait.png
I'm heading out of here!

Wilson, when examining the Head

Willow Portrait.png

Willow, when examining the Head

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is big head. Wolfgang head is bigger!

Wolfgang, when examining the Head

Wendy Portrait.png
Headed to death, like all of us.

Wendy, when examining the Head

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, when examining the Head

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
The skull of an iron automata.

Wickerbottom, when examining the Head

Woodie Portrait.png
I wonder how long it's slept.

Woodie, when examining the Head

Waxwell Portrait.png
There's no head on his shoulders.

Maxwell, when examining the Head

Wagstaff Portrait.png
Who built this beautiful cranium? I have many questions!

Wagstaff, when examining the Head

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Öpen yöur eyes tö löök upön yöur dööm!

Wigfrid, when examining the Head

Webber Portrait.png
Shhh... it's sleeping.

Webber, when examining the Head

Walani Portrait.png
There's no shoulders for this head.

Walani, when examining the Head

Warly Portrait.png
I hope he stays asleep.

Warly, when examining the Head

Woodlegs Portrait.png
I'll hang tha' head from me bowsprit.

Woodlegs, when examining the Head

Wilba Portrait.png

Wilba, when examining the Head

Wormwood Portrait.png
Full of Clinky Rock

Wormwood, when examining the Head

Wheeler Portrait.png
Are you aware you're missing the rest of your body?

Wheeler, when examining the Head

Wilson Portrait.png
All that iron should be mine.

Wilson, when examining the Ribs

Willow Portrait.png
Aww... It won't burn.

Willow, when examining the Ribs

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Wolfgang can eat ribs?

Wolfgang, when examining the Ribs

Wendy Portrait.png
An undead instrument of death.

Wendy, when examining the Ribs

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, when examining the Ribs

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
An iron contraption.

Wickerbottom, when examining the Ribs

Woodie Portrait.png
It's only full of iron, not wood.

Woodie, when examining the Ribs

Waxwell Portrait.png
Well that looks interesting.

Maxwell, when examining the Ribs

Wagstaff Portrait.png
The carapace of a beautiful automaton!

Wagstaff, when examining the Ribs

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Wake ye, metal beast!

Wigfrid, when examining the Ribs

Webber Portrait.png
Yikes. Looks scary.

Webber, when examining the Ribs

Walani Portrait.png
Just stay asleep little guy.

Walani, when examining the Ribs

Warly Portrait.png
Not sure those ribs are good for BBQing.

Warly, when examining the Ribs

Woodlegs Portrait.png
'Tis an iron leviathan.

Woodlegs, when examining the Ribs

Wilba Portrait.png

Wilba, when examining the Ribs

Wormwood Portrait.png
Piece of Clinky Rock Man

Wormwood, when examining the Ribs

Wheeler Portrait.png
I like it better when it's not awake.

Wheeler, when examining the Ribs

Wilson Portrait.png
Careful, it's armed!

Wilson, when examining the Arm

Willow Portrait.png
Dang! Can't burn it!

Willow, when examining the Arm

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is sleepy little robot.

Wolfgang, when examining the Arm

Wendy Portrait.png
It clutches at my heart.

Wendy, when examining the Arm

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, when examining the Arm

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
The paw of some metal goliath.

Wickerbottom, when examining the Arm

Woodie Portrait.png
No axe in that hand.

Woodie, when examining the Arm

Waxwell Portrait.png
Seems part of a whole.

Maxwell, when examining the Arm

Wagstaff Portrait.png
The metacarpus of an automaton. I must find the rest!

Wagstaff, when examining the Arm

Wigfrid Portrait.png
The wörk öf Brökkr nö döubt.

Wigfrid, when examining the Arm

Webber Portrait.png
It's a sleepy robot hand.

Webber, when examining the Arm

Walani Portrait.png
Yeesh. Don't wanna high five that.

Walani, when examining the Arm

Warly Portrait.png
I'm staying away from that guy.

Warly, when examining the Arm

Woodlegs Portrait.png
I've no need fer a'extra hand.

Woodlegs, when examining the Arm

Wilba Portrait.png

Wilba, when examining the Arm

Wormwood Portrait.png

Wormwood, when examining the Arm

Wheeler Portrait.png
Where's the rest of you?

Wheeler, when examining the Arm

Wilson Portrait.png
Not a leg to stand on.

Wilson, when examining the Leg

Willow Portrait.png
I should kick it.

Willow, when examining the Leg

Wolfgang Portrait.png
It have to work on legs.

Wolfgang, when examining the Leg

Wendy Portrait.png
A death stomper.

Wendy, when examining the Leg

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, when examining the Leg

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Appears to be an automaton appendage.

Wickerbottom, when examining the Leg

Woodie Portrait.png
Somebody lost their leg, eh?

Woodie, when examining the Leg

Waxwell Portrait.png
I'd hate to see the rest of it.

Maxwell, when examining the Leg

Wagstaff Portrait.png
A leg! A beautiful mechanical leg!

Wagstaff, when examining the Leg

Wigfrid Portrait.png
The severed leg öf a metal beast!

Wigfrid, when examining the Leg

Webber Portrait.png
That looks like it could stomp us!

Webber, when examining the Leg

Walani Portrait.png
I think I had a pair of boots like that.

Walani, when examining the Leg

Warly Portrait.png
Could I serve it up with roast potatoes?

Warly, when examining the Leg

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Arrg! I could use tha' leg!

Woodlegs, when examining the Leg

Wilba Portrait.png

Wilba, when examining the Leg

Wormwood Portrait.png
Clinky Rock Walker

Wormwood, when examining the Leg

Wheeler Portrait.png
Well, it's better facing two left feet.

Wheeler, when examining the Leg

Large Iron Hulk

Large Iron Hulk
Large Iron Hulk
200 (melee)

100 (mine)
100 (remote)
200x3 (when teleporting)
200 (laser)
160 (when spawning Basalt Eruptions)
360 (when die and explode)

Attack Range
- 400/min
Special Ability
Spawn mines and Basalt Eruptions

Teleports itself
Cannot be put to sleep
Cannot be ignited
Cannot be frozen
Immune to fire damage


Iron Ore.pngx2~6
Infused Iron.pngx6~7
Blueprint.png for Living Artifact.png

Wilson Portrait.png
I regret causing that.


Willow Portrait.png
Hey! Burning is my thing!


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Big robot not too big for Wolfgang to smash!


Wendy Portrait.png
Like Abigail, it has been resurrected from a deep sleep.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It must be using some sort of ancient technology.


Woodie Portrait.png
Yep. That's a big one.


Waxwell Portrait.png
So the technology CAN be brought back to life!


Wagstaff Portrait.png
A wonderful automaton of ancient technology brought back to life!


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Metal beast, yöu have met yöur match!


Webber Portrait.png
Whoa! It's a big robot!


Walani Portrait.png
I'm the same way when I wake up from a long nap.


Warly Portrait.png
Must be hungry after that long sleep.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Ye be lookin' fer a fight?


Wilba Portrait.png


Wormwood Portrait.png
Clinky Rock Man is awake!


Wheeler Portrait.png
I probably should have let you sleep.


The Large Iron Hulk is a Boss Monster. It is the result of the player activating every piece and leading them all to the same place. As soon as the last piece reaches the pile, the Large Iron Hulk will wake up and the fight will begin. The boss has a variety of attacks, including launching 3-5 proximity mines around the boss, throwing a ball of fire at the player, spinning around firing a laser, and forming a ring of Basalt Eruptions around the boss. The Large Iron Hulk also has a melee attack in which it jams its mouth into the ground, as well as a short range teleport.

Upon death, the Large Iron Hulk will explode and spawn all of the pieces in random locations around the island it died on, excluding the head which will land directly where the boss died. All landmines and basalt eruptions will remain where they are until something destroys them. The Large Iron Hulk will drop 2~4 Gears, 2~6 Iron Ore, 6~7 Infused Iron, as well as the Blueprint for the Living Artifact.

Prototype.png Tips

  • It is recommended to mine the ribs. Although they do the most damage, their attacks are the easiest to dodge. The ribs also have a longer pause between attacks, allowing the player to mine it for longer without dodging attacks.
  • The biome Iron Hulks are found in are often next to Thunderbirds. This can cause the Iron Hulks to be struck by lightning, awakening them and often wreaking havoc to nearby mobs.
    • Thunderbirds also don't run away from hulks, thus when killed by one are set on fire and won't drop Thunder Feathers.
  • The ribs and arm pieces can attack with their lasers in melee range, even if they just attacked at range. Be wary when mining these pieces while they're activated.
  • a Telelocator staff and Telelocator focus can be used as a quick way to gather the Hulk's parts in a desired location, at the cost of gems and living logs.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Iron Hulk's Torso and Arm attack is similar to that of the Deerclops in the Don't Starve Together Event Winter's Feast.
  • The Iron Hulk's lua file gives it a drop table and has unimplemented code that gives the Iron Hulk health. It's health is set at 1000, and the loot includes Iron Ore and Gears.
  • According to Rhymes with Play #213, the identity of the Iron Hulks' creator is a secret.
  • The Iron Hulk's attack cannot harm the Ancient Herald, but can harm almost anything else, even Shadow Creatures.
  • In the World Customization menu, they are called Rusted Hulks.
  • Currently, getting killed by an Iron Hulk will be listed as "Shenanigans", in the morgue.
  • The torso was used as the Map icon for all types of Iron Hulks.
  • The Large Iron Hulk was first teased in the Don't Starve: Hamlet Roadmap forum post. [1] It was officially added to the Early Access beta branch on April 18, 2019.
  • The Large Iron Hulk is described by Klei as a "lonely sentinel still stuck in a long forgotten war".[2]
  • If a Iron Hulk body part and a Large Iron Hulk are spawned together, they will kill each other.
  • Iron Hulk (along with Deerclops, Spider Queen, Bearger, Dragonfly, Sealnado, Reanimated Skeleton and enarged Klaus) has the biggest insanity aura of -400 sanity per minute.

Blueprint.png Gallery