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Palm Treeguard
Palm Treeguard
750
To Player: 50 (Melee), 50 (coconut throw)
To Mobs: 150 (Melee), 50 (coconut throw)
3
Attack Range
3
1.5
-100/min
Living Log.pngx6, Coconut.pngx2, Monster Meat.png
Spawns from
Palm Tree.png
"treeguard"


Wilson Portrait.png
Someone gimme a hand with this palm!

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
I don't like you. You don't like me.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Tree man! Fight me!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
Oh... no...

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
SENTIENT TREE VIGILANTE

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Fascinating... it's become bipedal!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
I've angered the forest!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
Cease this nonsense.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Tö arms!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Mean tree!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
Wanna be a board?!

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Let us not do anything we will regret, uh... sir...

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Yarr, wit' those tree legs we're pract'ly kin!

Woodlegs

Palm Treeguards are hostile boss monsters in the Shipwrecked DLC. They are the Palm Tree equivalent of Treeguards, and, like Treeguards, may spawn as a result of cutting down a nearby Palm Tree. Three Palm Treeguards always appear when the spawn is triggered: one small, one medium and one large.

When killed, they drop Coconuts and, like Treeguards, Living Logs.

Brain.png Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Once spawned, they are instantly hostile, and attack the player with both ranged and melee attacks. The ranged attacks are coconuts thrown at and around the player, roughly five at a time (Coconuts are occasionally dropped, but only at a 1% rate according to the code). To avoid getting hit, notice the small patches of shadow that indicate where the coconuts will land, and avoid these areas. Their melee attack is very similar to a regular Treeguard's, and can be avoided by keeping a distance away from them.

They walk at a pace similar to that of a Treeguard, being much slower than the player. However they will follow the player indefinitely, or at least until the player is no longer accessible. If the player returns to the island, they will still be active and hostile.

As of now, planting Jungle Tree Seeds or Coconuts will appease Palm Treeguards, much like the normal Treeguards, who can be appeased by planting Pine Cones close to them. Planting one within 16 units away has a 15% chance to pacify them, while within 5 units away has a 33% chance. Palm Treeguards give a soft growl every time a seed or Coconut is planted, whether or not it pacifies, even if they're sleeping. If an angered Palm Treeguard following the player does not growl when a seed is planted, it was not planted close enough to calm the Palm Treeguard. Planting seeds ahead of time does not prevent Palm Treeguards from spawning, nor does it calm them later. Attempting to chop down a tree in the presence of a pacified Palm Treeguard will enrage it and cause it to attack, though it can be pacified again with more seeds. It's even possible to pacify one after attacking it. Palm Treeguards may also be distracted by putting them in fights not involving the player, and even weak enemies such as Spiders or Snakes will do.

Spear.png Fighting Strategy[edit | edit source]

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

Weapon No. of hits for
Palm Treeguard.png
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 177
Lucy the Axe.png 56
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Cactus Spike.png 45
Eyeshot.png 38
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 28
Obsidian Axe.png 14-28
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 26
Ham Bat.png 13-25
PickSlashAxe.png 25
Spear.png Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 23
Obsidian Machete.png 12-23
Trident.png 8 or 23
Bat Bat.png Battle Spear.png 18
Morning Star.png 11 or 18
Slurtle Slime.png The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png Tentacle Spike.png 15
Obsidian Spear.png 8-15
Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png 13
Dark Sword.png Cutlass Supreme.png 12
Blow Dart.png Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 8
Fire Staff.png Fire Dart.png 5-8
Spear Gun Battle.png 6
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 4-5
Gunpowder.png Harpoon.png 4
Coconade.png 3
Obsidian Coconade.png 3
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Palm Treeguard.png
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 177
Lucy the Axe.png 56
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png 45
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 28
Ham Bat.png 13-25
PickSlashAxe.png 25
Spear.png 23
Bat Bat.png 18
Slurtle Slime.png Tentacle Spike.png 15
Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png 13
Dark Sword.png 12
Blow Dart.png 8
Fire Staff.png Fire Dart.png 5-8
Gunpowder.png 4

Weapon No. of hits for
Palm Treeguard.png
Battle Spear.png 18
Morning Star.png 11 or 18
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Palm Treeguard.png
Cactus Spike.png 45
Eyeshot.png 38
Obsidian Axe.png 14-28
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 26
Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 23
Obsidian Machete.png 12-23
Trident.png 8 or 23
The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png 15
Obsidian Spear.png 8-15
Cutlass Supreme.png 12
Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 8
Spear Gun Battle.png 6
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 4-5
Harpoon.png 4
Coconade.png 3
Obsidian Coconade.png 3

It takes 4 blasts to freeze a Palm Treeguard with an Ice Staff and it takes 3 Sleep Darts to put it to sleep.

Placing a Campfire and leading them through it is an effective way to kill Palm Treeguards. When on fire, they stand in place and panic, catching fire repeatedly till they die. Another way to use this strategy is to instead lead them to a krissure, which will have the same effect as a campfire. The only disadvantage is that krissures eventually die out, so this strategy is only effective if there are multiple krissures in a small area. Players do not run the risk of them walking around and setting things on fire as one would with a regular Treeguard. However, this does destroy the Living Logs they would normally drop.

Another way to fight them is to run in and get about 5-7 hits in as soon as they pull a coconut from their torso, rinse and repeat. Their swipe melee attack seems to be much slower than that of normal Treeguards. This technique can be done even when fighting 3-4 at a time as each of them tends to throw their coconuts at the same time.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Palm Treeguard is the only one of it's kind referred to as "treeguard" in the game files. Normal Treeguards and lumpy evergreen Treeguards are referred to as "lief" and "lief_sparse", respectively.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]