Don't Starve Together: Wurt Deluxe Chest

Don't Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don't Starve.
Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.
Cooperate with your friends in a private game, or take your chances with strangers online. Work with other players to survive the harsh environment, or strike out on your own.
Do whatever it takes, but most importantly, Don't Starve.

Wurt is undeniably one of the cutest characters in Don’t Starve Together (DST). Yes, you heard me, Wurt is only in Don’t Starve Together!

Don't Starve Together: Wurt Deluxe Chest This content requires the base game Don't Starve Together on Steam in order to play. Don't Starve Together: Wurt Deluxe Chest. Wurt Deluxe Chest Wurt might be a fish out of water, but she's found herself right at home among the other Survivors! With this Deluxe Chest, you'll unlock this new playable character and her entire wardrobe of three extra character skins. Front cover for Don't Starve Together: All Survivors Gorge Chest Front cover for Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Game group created by Sciere (673659), additional games added to group by firefang9212 (71116) and jaXen (257904). Can be weaved/purchased while The Gorge evet (2018/06/14 - 2018/07/09). Wigfrid Gorge Chest skins set include: - Wigfrid The Victorian (It seems Ms. Wigfrid can connect to the poetry of any.

Players can unlock Wurt for free by using 2700 Spools. Wurt is also free for players who purchase the Don’t Starve Megapack Bundle, Starter Pack or players can directly purchase Wurt in the Wurt Chest or Wurt Deluxe Chest.

So why waste your time on Wurt when she looks so much like a Webber wannabe? Well, Wurt comes with a bunch of perks that affect swamp gameplay as well as gameplay that affects Merms. But let’s get to chatting about why I prefer Wurt gameplay to Webber gameplay.

WURT’S STATS

Hunger: 200 to 250

Sanity: 150 or 200

Health: 150 or 250

Speed Modifier: 1x or 1.3x

WURT IS A VEGETARIAN

Having a character with a limited diet can suck, especially if that diet messes with your favourite way of healing. While Wurt isn’t as difficult to feed as Wormwood or Wigfrid who, in reality, aren’t that difficult to maintain, Wurt is a grade-A vegetarian.

Wurt will gain 33% extra Hunger from any Fruits, Vegetables or Butterfly Wings (since I guess they’re “Flowers”) Wurt can also eat Durians and all forms of Kelp Fronds with no Health or Sanity loss. Durians will also receive a 60% Hunger boost, feeding Wurt by 40.

Foods that I like eating as Wurt are Pumpkins, Fist Full of Jam, Dragon Pies Ratatouille and obviously Durians, since no other players should eat them, will other than Wormwood.

Butter Muffins and Trail Mix are one of the best forms of healing for Wurt as they are considered vegetarian and provide players with 20 and 30 Health.

If you have a surplus of Meat, I recommend building yourself a Bird Cage to convert the Meat into Eggs.

WURT SHOULDN’T STRUGGLE FROM SANITY

Certain characters like Maxwell shouldn’t suffer from Sanity loss, and Wurt is right there with him! Wurt can keep a Fish, Eel or Ocean Fish in her inventory to gain 3.3 Sanity per minute. It’s important to note that Wurt does not receive extra Sanity for having multiple live fish in her inventory.

On the flip side, Wurt will lose 4.4 Sanity if she is holding Fish Meat, Fish Morsels or Spoiled Fish.

Wurt can also read Wickerbottom’s books to manage her Sanity. Though reading books will not activate the spell associated the book will consume a use. The following is the Sanity gain or loss books will cause Wurt:

Book TitleSanity Change
Birds of the World+50 Sanity
On Tentacles+50 Sanity
Sleepytime Stories+33 Sanity
The End is Nigh!-33 Sanity
Applied Horticulture-33 Sanity

WURT HAS ACCESS TO THE KING OF THE MERMS

Any Don’t Starve Together player is going to tell you that you should take advantage of the Pig King in any way that you can, but can the same thing be said about the King of the Merms?

Wurt players, similar to Wigfrid, Winona, Willow, and Webber players, have access to new crafting recipes, though Wurt does not receive a new crafting tab. Instead, Wurt players can craft the DIY Royalty Kit and Royal Tapestry in the Structures Tab. Unlike many other character exclusive crafting recipes, Wurt must have a Science Machine to initially prototype these builds.

WURT CAN CRAFT MARSH TURF

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As many of Wurt’s structures will require placement on Marsh Turf, Wurt has access to the crafting recipe for this terrain.

Players will require an Alchemy Engine, 2 Rot and 1 Cut Reed to craft the Marsh Tuft.

HOW TO SPAWN THE KING OF THE MERMS

First, Wurt players must surrender 5 Boards (total of 20 Logs) and 5 Ropes (15 Cut Grass) to craft the DIY Royalty Kit. Players will only be able to place the DIY Royalty Kit on MarshTurf, which can also be made by Wurt using 2 Rot and 1 Cut Reed.

The DIY Royalty Kity is utterly useless to Wurt players if it is not upgraded to the Royal Tapestry. The Royal Tapestry requires 20 Kelp Fronds, which are harvested from Bull Kelp Plants in the Ocean or the Rocky Beach Biome. Unfortunately, Kelp Fronds alone cause the Royal Tapestry to become more of a mid-to-late-game item. Players will also need 15 Beefalo Wool and 10Pig Skin to complete the Royal Tapestry. Players can throw said items on the DIY Royalty Kit to activate the Royal Tapestry

Upon crafting the Royal Tapestry, players must locate or craft a Merm who will sit on the Royal Tapestry. Once a player feeds the Merm a food or foods that are equal to 40 Hunger, the Merm will transform into the King of the Merms.

Since players will need high amounts of Kelp Fronds, I recommend heading to the Lunar Island to grab some Bull Kelp Stalks so you can plant them in your base. Use these as a regular supply of Kelp Fronds, especially as you’re just getting set up.

THE KING OF THE MERMS & LOYAL MERM GUARD STATS

The King of the Merms has a total of 1000 Health and regenerates 2 Health per second when attacked. Although the King of the Merms doesn’t attack enemies, he will spawn a maximum of 4 Loyal Merm Guards when he is attacked. Loyal Merm Guards will disappear once the hostile mob is out of range or has been killed. If a Loyal Merm Guard is killed, it will take one day to respawn.

Loyal Merm Guards have 660 Health and cause 50 damage when the King of the Merms is alive; however, if the King of the Merms is killed while Loyal Merm Guards are still active their Health will be reduced to 200 and damage will be reduced to 20. Moral of the story? Try to keep the King of the Merms alive!

When the King of the Merms is alive, all regular Merms will also receive a stat boost. Merms will go from having 500 Health to 560 and from 30 damage to 40. There is no range limit on this buff; however, if the King of the Merms is killed all Merms will return back to normal.

HOW TO STAY SAFE AROUND MERMS

All Merms and Loyal Merm Guards will be neutral to all characters in Don’t Starve Together if the King of the Merms is alive. Non-Wurt players can also use a Clever Disguise to stay safe from Merms. Clever Disguises require 2 Twigs, 1 Freshwater Fish and 1 Cut Reed. Wurt is the only character who can craft a Clever Disguise and it can be found in the Dress Tab. Clever Disguises will also keep players safe from Bunnymen.

WURT GAINS STATS FROM THE KING OF THE MERMS

As you might have guessed, Mobs aren’t the only things buffed while the King of the Merms is alive as Wurt also gains 50 Hunger, 50 Sanity and 100 Health.

While having extra Sanity and Hunger isn’t the most crucial buff players can receive, getting a bonus 100 Health comes in very helpful in Don’t Starve Together. Although Wurt technically doesn’t have the highest Health in DST, 250 Health is above the average character’s health.

While Wurt is empowered she will change her appearance as below:

KEEP THE KING OF THE MERM FED OR HE DIES

The King of the Merms has a total of 200 Hunger and starves after 4 Days. At that point, the King of the Merms’ Health will deplete after 2 days. Players can see how hungry the King of the Merms is from the following text dialogues:

HungerDialogue
190+Have done well. Now go.
100-190King feeling a bit peckish…
50-99King desires food!
12-49What take so long? Make offerings to your King!
1-19Treachery… villainy! To let King waste away like this…
0Hungry… HUNGRY! HUNGRYYYY!!!

YOU CAN TRADE WITH THE KING OF THE MERMS

It can be annoying not being able to trade with the Pig King as a Monster like Webber and Wortox, but it seems like Wurt gets the best of both worlds. While Wurt cannot trade with the Pig King, she can trade with the King of Merms who can provide Wurt with Trinkets to trade to the Pig King. If you want to take advantage of this make sure that someone on your server is not a Monster or else you’re just going to have extra garbage lying around!

Wurt or players wearing a Clever Disguise can give the King of the Merms different types of fish (Freshwater Fish, Live Eels or Ocean Fishes) for the following resources:

ItemsDrop ChanceNumber of DropsFiller Drop Chance
Kelp Fronds29%2-4No
Seeds14%4-6No
Rot14%2-4No
Tentacle Spots14%1Yes
Trinkets (Air Unfreshener, Bent Spork, Desiccated Tentacle, Gord’s Knot, or Gnome)14%1Yes
Durian Seeds, Eggplant Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Garlic Seeds or Onion Seeds14%1-2Yes

In regards to the “Filler Drop Chance” column, some gifts can also include between 2-4 extra items. Items include Seeds (67%), Kelp Fronds (16%) and Rot (16%).

WURT CAN CRAFT A TEAM OF MERMS

Being a bit of a Merm queen herself, Wurt has access to the Craftsmerm House which can be accessed in the Structures Tab. Craftsmerm Houses can only house one merm, unlike Mermhouses/Leaky Shacks which house up to four Merms.

A Craftsmerm House can only be placed on Marsh Turf, just like the Royal Tapestry and DIY Royalty Kit. To craft Craftsmerm Houses players will need 4 Planks (16 Logs), 3 Cut Reed and 2 Freshwater Fish.

The biggest downfall to Craftsmerm Houses is that they do not spawn Merms in Winter.

WURT CAN ALSO CRAFT A TEAM OF LOYAL MERM GUARDS

While the King of the Merms can spawn up to four Loyal Merm Guards, Wurt can make that team bigger by crafting herself a Merm Flort-ifications Merm Flort-ifications can be prototyped in the Structures Tab by using 5 Boards (20 Logs), 2 Spears, and 1 Tentacle Spots.

Wurt will need an Alchemy Machine to craft the Merm Flort-ifications and will spawn one Loyal Merm Guard. If a Loyal Merm Guard is killed it will respawn after 4 real-life minutes, but in the Winter they will respawn every 6 days.

WURT CAN BEFRIEND MERMS

As you probably guessed, Wurt can befriend Merms by feeding them. Merms can help players chop trees, mine boulders and fight. Players wearing the Clever Disguise are also able to befriend Merms.

WURT MOVES REALLY FAST IN THE SWAMP

While players can enjoy improved movement speed while holding a Walking Cane, Wurt players can enjoy a 1.3x speed modifier while walking on Marsh Turf.

Walking Canes will stack with this speed modifier; however, players will not receive an additional speed buff while walking on Marsh Turf and on roads.

WURT CAN SEE TENTACLES

One of the most beneficial perks of playing Wurt is knowing where Tentacles are hiding. Tentacle locations are signified by a ring on the floor and Wurt players will also be able to see the Tentacles that are spawned by Wickerbottom’s on Tentacles.

DROWNING SUCKS LESS

For those of you who are at the point of building boats and sailing to the ocean, you’re going to be happy to know that Wurt only receives 50% Wetness when back on land. Wurt will also keep all of her inventory, however, she will not keep the item in her hand slot.

WURT DOES NOT DROP TOOLS IN THE RAIN

It can be annoying when your items and tools collect too much Wetness. While you can dry out your various items by a Fire Pit or Campfire, Wurt players can continue mining throughout Spring with no fear of dropping their tools.

Don't Starve Together Wurt Deluxe Chest

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It’s not the biggest buff that Wurt receives, but it sure is nice!

WHO TO PAIR WITH WURT IN DON’T STARVE TOGETHER (DST)

In all honesty, the only character I can see being useful with Wurt is Wormwood. Simply put, Wormwood is a great supply of fruits and veggies, making Wurt’s diet easy to handle. Wormwood can also supply Wurt players with an endless supply of Living Logs for Mushrooms.

WURT’S FAVOURITE FOOD (DON’T STARVE TOGETHER)

If players are looking for more stats from food when it comes to Wurt, they should really feed her Durian or Extra Smelly Durian.

Don't Starve Together: Wurt Deluxe Chester

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Instead of providing 25 Hunger, they will provide Wurt with 40 Hunger.

OVERALL THOUGHTS ON WURT

Wurt is a great addition to the Don’t Starve Together team and quite frankly I prefer her quite a bit more than Webber. Webber feels outdated, in my opinion, though I might just be biased…

Wurt isn’t an overpowered character, but her followers are more useful than overworld Spiders and it’s nice to be able to boost your stats!

So, I’m curious, what are your thoughts on the adorable Wurt? Do you like her as much as I do, or is the feeling not mutual? Let me know in the comments below!

Don

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