Quacken

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Quacken
Quacken
1000
50
15
Special Ability
Lobs ink bombs, spawns Quacken Tentacles
Chest of the Depths.png, Booty Bag.png, Iron Key.png (first time only)
"kraken"

Quacken Tentacles
Quacken Tentacles
90
50
8
Special Ability
Creates Big Waves
Tentacle Spike.png 5%
Tentacle Spots.png 10%
"kraken_tentacle"

Wilson Portrait.png
Now's not the time for me to be Quacken wise!

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
Kill it with fire!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Crummy breadeater!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
Kneel to me, foul beast!

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
WHAT'S THE NATURAL PURPOSE OF THIS ABOMINATION?

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Octopodes have numerous defensive strategies.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
For Lucy!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
You will bow to me.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
I'll return yöu tö Hel herself!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Run away!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
Surf's up!

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
I can't take the heat! Get me out of this kitchen!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
'Tis th'mightiest beast in th'sea!

Woodlegs

The Quacken is a boss mob found in the Shipwrecked DLC. It is a giant brownish-blue creature with three eyes and many tentacles. It drops an​ Iron Key (only on the first kill), a Booty Bag and a Chest of the Depths when killed.

Quacken will spawn while the player is using a Trawl Net in Deep Ocean or ship graveyard (dark colored ocean tiles near Wrecks). Each item caught in the net has a 5% chance to spawn the Quacken. After one spawns, another one won't spawn for 20 days(if killed).

Brain.png Behavior[edit | edit source]

The head lobs 3 balls of ink towards the player when approached. The ink blobs deal 50 damage to any Mob around the impact location. After they land, either on the player or in the water, they leave behind an ink patch that lasts a few seconds. If the player enters the ink patch, it slows the player's movement speed by 70% until the player leaves the ink patch or the patch disappears. If the blobs land on ground tiles, no ink patch will be generated. The head has no damaging melee attacks and can be safely hit while avoiding waves from tentacles.

The head will summon tentacles to aid it. Tentacles will attack most nearby Mobs. Aside from their direct damage, they also create large Waves in 4 directions when they attack. Tentacles do not share their health with the head, and damaging or killing tentacles is not necessary to kill the Quacken.

When the head receives a total damage more than 25% of its maximum health (250), it submerges to reappear some distance away. The same rule applies after it emerges in another location, meaning the Quacken will submerge 3 times, and the player will need to find it 3 times before it can be killed. The Quacken head has a map icon, which allows players to locate the head after it submerges. Damaging the tentacles is not necessary for the head to submerge, and will not speed up the process.

Spear.png Fighting Strategy[edit | edit source]

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Quacken 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
Quacken.png
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 236
Lucy the Axe.png 74
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Cactus Spike.png 59
Eyeshot.png 50
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 37
Obsidian Axe.png 19-37
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 34
Ham Bat.png 17-34
PickSlashAxe.png 33
Spear.png Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 30
Obsidian Machete.png 15-30
Trident.png 10 or 30
Bat Bat.png Battle Spear.png 24
Morning Star.png 14 or 23
Slurtle Slime.png The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png Tentacle Spike.png 20
Obsidian Spear.png 10-20
Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png 17
Dark Sword.png Cutlass Supreme.png 15
Blow Dart.png Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 10
Fire Staff.png Fire Dart.png 7-10
Spear Gun Battle.png 8
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 5-7
Gunpowder.png Harpoon.png 5
Coconade.png 4
Obsidian Coconade.png 3
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken.png
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 236
Lucy the Axe.png 74
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png 59
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 37
Ham Bat.png 17-34
PickSlashAxe.png 33
Spear.png 30
Bat Bat.png 24
Slurtle Slime.png Tentacle Spike.png 20
Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png 17
Dark Sword.png 15
Blow Dart.png 10
Fire Staff.png Fire Dart.png 7-10
Gunpowder.png 5

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken.png
Battle Spear.png 24
Morning Star.png 14 or 23
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Quacken.png
Cactus Spike.png 59
Eyeshot.png 50
Obsidian Axe.png 19-37
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 34
Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 30
Obsidian Machete.png 15-30
Trident.png 10 or 30
The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png 20
Obsidian Spear.png 10-20
Cutlass Supreme.png 15
Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 10
Spear Gun Battle.png 8
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 5-7
Harpoon.png 5
Coconade.png 4
Obsidian Coconade.png 3

The Quacken is immune to the Ice Staff and it is immune to the Sleep Dart.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When killed the second time, and every consecutive kill after, it will not drop the Iron Key.
  • Quacken's name is a portmanteau on the name of the Kraken, a legendary sea monster that looks like a giant octopus, and "Quack", an onomatopoeia of a duck's call. Though, curiously, the Quacken seems to create high-pitched whistles and squawks rather than quacks. It also lacks any distinguishing features of a duck. Instead, has a small black beak (a common feature of octopi and squid) rather than a duck-like bill.
  • Its attack in which it lobs a large ball of black ink towards the player is a parallel to a defense mechanism used by real life octupi and squid, where, when threatened, they release a large cloud of dark, black ink around them. This allows them to distract and temporarily disable their attacker's vision while they quickly and swiftly escape the scene.
  • The Quacken was introduced in the update called "Release the Quacken!" This is a play-on-words of the iconic line from the 1981 film "The Clash of the Titans" where Zeus says "Release the Kraken!"

Mosquito.png Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If one is using a Trawl Net or fighting a Quacken near the edge of the map, it is possible that the head will spawn or resurface in the fog surrounding the map. This will cause the head to be unreachable since every time the player approaches it, they will teleport to the other side of the map. However a Boat Cannon can be used to damage the head enough so that it moves outside of the fog.
  • There is also a chance that the Quacken may spawn in with only the tentacles, and not the head, therefore making it impossible to kill the Quacken and get the loot. The tentacles can still be killed, but the head will never spawn in.