Monster Meat

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Monster Meat / Cooked Monster Meat
Monster Meat.png Fire Pit.png Cooked Monster Meat.png
-20 -3
18.75 18.75
-15 -10
6 Days 15 Days
Stacks up to
20 20
"monstermeat"   "cookedmonstermeat"
Meats.png ×1 Monster Food2.png ×1
See below

Wilson Portrait.png
Ugh. I don't think I should eat that.

Wilson, when examining Monster Meat.

Willow Portrait.png
Gross. It's full of hairs.

Willow, when examining Monster Meat.

Wolfgang Portrait.png
It is not looking like food.

Wolfgang, when examining Monster Meat.

Wendy Portrait.png
Evilness pervades it.

Wendy, when examining Monster Meat.

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, when examining Monster Meat.

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It would be hazardous to consume this.

Wickerbottom, when examining Monster Meat.

Woodie Portrait.png
I'm not hungry enough for that.

Woodie, when examining Monster Meat.

Waxwell Portrait.png
How revolting.

Maxwell, when examining Monster Meat.

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Meat öf the dark beasts.

Wigfrid, when examining Monster Meat.

Webber Portrait.png
Smells foul.

Webber, when examining Monster Meat.

Walani Portrait.png
Am I really hungry enough?

Walani, when examining Monster Meat.

Warly Portrait.png
Hmmm, nice marbling...

Warly, when examining Monster Meat.

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Bit sour thet is.

Woodlegs, when examining Monster Meat.

Winona Portrait.png
Hooboy! Is that even meat?

Winona, when examining Monster Meat.

Monster Meat is a Food item obtained by killing most Monsters. Most monsters will drop Monster Meat at least 50% of the time, otherwise dropping their special resources (for example Spiders also drop Silk and Spider Gland).

Monster Meat is toxic and will reduce Health and Sanity when consumed, with the exception of Webber, who will not take any penalties upon consumption.

Cooked Monster Meat

Wilson Portrait.png
That's only somewhat more appetizing than when it was raw.

Wilson, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Willow Portrait.png
It's still gross.

Willow, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Wolfgang Portrait.png
I still do not want to eat this.

Wolfgang, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Wendy Portrait.png
Cooked evil is still evil.

Wendy, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

WX-78 Portrait.png

WX-78, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
It's still a little bit poisonous.

Wickerbottom, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Woodie Portrait.png
I still don't want to eat it.

Woodie, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Waxwell Portrait.png
I'll eat it if I have to.

Maxwell, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Mönster beast steak.

Wigfrid, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Webber Portrait.png
It'll go down, but I won't be happy about it.

Webber, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Walani Portrait.png
This still looks awful.

Walani, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Warly Portrait.png
Could use... uh... I don't even...

Warly, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Thet be bad eatin'.

Woodlegs, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Winona Portrait.png
It's still purple in the middle.

Winona, when examining Cooked Monster Meat.

Cooked Monster Meat is Monster Meat that has been cooked on a Campfire, Fire Pit or Star.

Mobs that ordinarily drop Monster Meat and die from being set on fire, will drop a Cooked Monster Meat instead. Cooking Monster Meat on a Campfire/Fire Pit or drying it on a Drying Rack to make a Monster Jerky reduces its toxic effects. Additionally, one raw, cooked, or dried Monster Meat (or Durian) can be used as a meat/filler in Crock Pot recipes with no toxic effects. It should be noted however that using more than 1 piece of Monster Meat (or Durian) in a Crock Pot will typically result in Monster Lasagna, which is just as toxic as eating raw monster meat, with a large sanity drain penalty.

Icon Tools.png Usage

Monster Meat farming is a very practical thing to do especially in the earlier stages of the game because it is very easy and effective:

  • Monster Meat can be used as bait for meat-eating creatures, such as Spiders or Buzzards.
  • Giving Monster Meat to a Pig will befriend it. When 4 pieces of Monster Meat are fed to a Pig, it will transform into a Werepig and become hostile. This can sometimes happen accidentally when Pig Villages are close to Spider Dens, as Pigs will eat the Monster Meat from Spiders they kill.
  • Monster Jerky can be given to the Pig King in exchange for Gold Nuggets.
  • Cooked Monster Meat or Monster Jerky can be fed to caged birds to produce Eggs.
  • A single piece of Monster Meat can be used in a number of Crock Pot recipes without producing side-effects. One of the best ways to use up large quantities of Monster Meat is by cooking Bacon and Eggs or Fishsticks which can use up 2 pieces per dish.
  • Some animals are carnivorous or omnivorous and will eat Monster Meat given to them or left laying around. If they are not immune to the negative effects of Monster Meat, eating it causes them to lose Health. This allows an abundance of Monster Meats to be converted to other resources by simply feeding these animals with Monster Meat directly or indirectly. For example, in Shipwrecked DLC Crabbits and Seagulls will be attracted to and eat Monster Meat, yielding Fish Morsels, and Azure Feathers or Morsels respectively when they eat enough.

Drop table

Mob(s) Chance Quantity
Batilisk.png 10% 1

Crab (insanity).png Shipwrecked icon.png

40% 1
Spider.png Spider Warrior.png Cave Spider.png Spitter.png Dangling Depth Dweller.png

Spider Warrior (Venomous).png Shipwrecked icon.png

50% 1
Poison Snake.png Shipwrecked icon.png 56% 1
Snake.png Stink Ray.png Shipwrecked icon.png 67% 1
Hound.png Red Hound.png Blue Hound.png Beardlord.png Krampus.png Treeguard.png

Palm Treeguard.png Sea Hound.png Flup.png Dragoon.png Crocodog.png Yellow Crocodog.png Blue Crocodog.png Shipwrecked icon.png


Tentacle.png 100% 2
Glommer.png Reign of Giants icon.png 100% 3
Depths Worm.png Spider Queen.png 100% 4
Varg.png Reign of Giants icon.png 100% 4-6
Slotmachine.png Shipwrecked icon.png N/A 3

TabScience.png Recipes

Inventory slot background.pngMonster Meat.pngFire Pit.pngInventory slot background.pngCooked Monster Meat.png
Inventory slot background.pngMonster Meat.pngDrying Rack.pngInventory slot background.pngMonster Jerky.png
Inventory slot background.pngCooked Monster Meat.pngBirdcage.pngInventory slot background.pngEgg.png
Inventory slot background.pngMonster Jerky.pngBirdcage.pngInventory slot background.pngEgg.png
Inventory slot background.pngMonster Jerky.pngPig King Icon.pngInventory slot background.pngGold Nugget.png

Prototype.png Tips

  • When playing as Wolfgang, it is possible to gain more health from being mighty than lost from eating cooked monster meat. Though when going back to normal his health will be lower than it was.
  • In Reign of Giants, the Bearger will eat and be damaged by Monster Meat. It takes 150 monster meat to completely kill a Bearger. While this is impractical a full stack takes a substantial chunk of the Bearger's health.
  • Webber starts with 2 Monster Meat and suffers no Health or sanity penalties when eating it. Unlike other characters, cooking the Monster Meat before consuming it provides no bonuses to Webber aside from increased spoiling time.
  • Monster Meat is possibly the greatest of the Crock Pot ingredients/fillers, as it has a meat value of 1, can be turned into jerky and can be made into Eggs with a Bird Cage. This makes it possible to survive off of Monster Meat alone by cooking Meatballs with Monster Meat and Eggs. If a player has access to morsels, Bacon and Eggs can also be made, and is a more beneficial recipe than Meatballs.
  • 4 monster meat can be "traded" for 2 regular Meat and a Pig Skin by giving them to a Pig and killing the resulting Werepig. However, since Monster Meat can already replace Meat in most contexts, the main value for this is making Jerky, Meaty Stew or a Ham Bat.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Warly states that the meat has "nice marbling", suggesting that it's rather fatty.
  • Contrary to popular belief, WX-78 still takes damage when it eats this.