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75 to player
150 to mobs
Attack Range
Special Ability
Honks to make the player drop their weapon.
Meat.png x6, Drumstick.png x2, Down Feather.png (3-5)

75 to player
150 to mobs
Attack Range
Special Ability
Honks to make the player drop their weapon.
Meat.png x6, Drumstick.png x2, Down Feather.png (3-5)

Wilson Portrait.png
I don't exactly know what that thing is.


Willow Portrait.png
What in the world...


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Very strange creature.


Wendy Portrait.png
It's an abomination.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
I dub it Alces canadensis.


Woodie Portrait.png
Whatever it is, it's definitely Canadian.


Waxwell Portrait.png
It's definitely from the North, whatever it is.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
I wish I cöuld ride it intö battle.


Webber Portrait.png
She doesn't look at all pleased to see us.


Walani Portrait.png
You're a big one, huh!


Warly Portrait.png
I wish you were a bit less moose-y and a lot more goose-y!


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Keep'er off me boat!


Moose, also known as Goose, is one of the four giants in Reign of Giants. Moose/Goose can appear 2–4 days into Spring, if more than three base structures have been built relatively close to each other (Science Machine, Lightning Rod, Crock Pot, etc.). The giant will disappear when Summer arrives.

The Moose/Goose takes 4 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen, and takes 1 Sleep Dart to be put to sleep. When killed, the Moose/Goose will drop 6 Meat, 2 Drumsticks, and 3 to 5 Down Feathers.

If left alone for roughly 1 day after it arrives, a Moose/Goose Egg will spawn, which will hatch into 5 Moslings if hit with a hammer 4 times. Moslings won't grow into a Moose/Goose, but when attacked, they will let out a cry, spawning another Moose/Goose. Note that a Frog Rain could potentially spawn another Moose/Goose, if the Frogs attack the Moslings. When a Mosling is slain, all Moslings will become enraged and use a whirlwind attack that attracts lightning to them, attempting to strike the player.

When the player is a considerable distance away, Moose/Goose will jump towards the player, making a honking sound. When in close range, Moose/Goose will make a charging animation and buck the player with its antlers. It's possible to hit it three times before the animation starts, and twice during the animation. When Moose/Goose bellows a particularly loud honk, the player will drop whatever they are currently holding in their hand. Moose/Goose will not destroy player structures, except for Walls.

Spear.png Strategy

Moose/Goose will make a warning animation once it spots the player, becoming aggressive towards them. She will proceed to slowly hop towards the player. When in range, she will attempt to buck the player. After every third swipe, she will honk, knocking the player's weapon out of their hands. Due to her slow movement, and slightly slow attack, she can be fought the same way as Deerclops, using a 3-hit kite method. Another option is to tank all the damage with a Football Helmet and Log Suit, eliminating the need to kite. 

One of the easiest ways to deal with any boss in Don't Starve is a Sleep Dart/Pan Flute and Old Bell/14 Gunpowder combination. Not only does the 14 Gunpowder bring the Moose/Goose down to 200 health, but it can be easily taken down from there with 2 Blow Darts and still get its loot. The Old Bell on the other hand can be used thrice to finish it off while still obtaining its loot.

Alternatively, since Moose/Goose lacks an area-of-effect attack, it can be lured into a herd of Beefalo during mating season. Since it can only strike one at a time, losses to a large herd will be minimal. The player can also use friendly pig men, but they will eat the meat after it is killed. It can also be lured into an area with multiple Ponds so the Frogs will attack her at day time, however at dusk the Frogs will go back to their Ponds until next day, making this strategy not viable during dusk and night.

During a Frog Rain, one can run around the Moose/Goose avoiding frogs until it aggros a frog. From there on, the player can simply wait for the frogs to kill Moose/Goose and pick up the drops when it's safe to do so.

Below is the number of hits it takes (with a default damage modifier) to kill Moose/Goose. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png


PickSlashAxe.png Spear.png Bat Bat.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Slurtle Slime.png Tentacle Spike.png Battle Spear.png Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png Dark Sword.png Blow Dart.pngFire Dart.png

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Gunpowder.png Old Bell.png
No. of hits for
705 221 177 111 99 89 72 51-102 42 or 70 60 59 58 51 50 45 30 15 3

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

In Don't Starve Together, there will be several Moose/Goose nesting sites created at world generation (up to nine, but some may fail to be placed). Each Spring (except on Spring or Winter starts, unless the player restarts the game after day 27 in Spring), 50% (or 0%, 25%, 75%, 100% of them for other world configuration options, respectively) of these will be occupied after 0.5-1.5 days, rounding up. Eggs will be laid 0.25-0.5 days after arrival, and hatch 2 days after being laid.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The in-game name of this giant sometimes alternates between "Moose" and "Goose", depending on which way the player is looking at it.
  • An embryo for the Moose can be seen in the spring trailer.
  • Despite being female, it has the antlers of a male moose.
  • Moose/Goose is one of three Boss Mobs added to the game without an Insanity Aura, the others being the Ancient Guardian and the Tiger Shark.
  • Moose/Goose is the biggest mob in the game.
  • Based on his quote, Maxwell doesn't know what Moose/Goose is, only that it's from the North.
  • If Moose/Goose knocks a Telelocator Staff out of the player's hand while it is being used on her, the game will crash.
  • Moose/Goose's goose body is based on a Canada Goose.
  • Unlike the other Giants, Moose/Goose will announce her presence only once before appearing in the world.

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