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Volt Goat
Volt Goat
Attack Range
Special Ability
Becomes charged by lightning.
Meat.png x2
Volt Goat Horn.png 25%

Volt Goat
Volt Goat
37.5 (dry target)
62.5 (wet target)
Attack Range
Special Ability
Deals electrical damage.
Stuns opponents with electricity.
Emits light.
Meat.png x2
Electric Milk.png x1
Volt Goat Horn.png 25%

Wilson Portrait.png
"Baaaah" yourself!


Willow Portrait.png
Bouncy goat.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Hello, goat.


Wendy Portrait.png
Look at those hooves.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
A variant of Capra aegagrus, keen on electricity.


Woodie Portrait.png
That's a nice pair of horns you've got there.


Waxwell Portrait.png
What's it always chewing on?


Wigfrid Portrait.png
May I call yöu Unicörn?


Webber Portrait.png
My father kept goats.


Walani Portrait.png
Do you think it would let me snuggle it?


Warly Portrait.png
I had a goat once.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Them arr some mean lookin'orns.


The Volt Goat is an animal found in the Reign of Giants DLC and is indigenous to the Desert biome. It is essentially a living Lightning Rod; any Lightning that strikes in the vicinity will seek out and charge the Volt Goat, causing it to radiate electricity and glow for 3 days. Unlike most other creatures found in groups, attacking one Volt Goat will not cause the rest of the herd to become hostile to the attacker.

Normally a neutral creature, a charged Volt Goat becomes highly aggressive. While charged, any melee attacks made on a Volt Goat will cause an electric shock to its attacker. This shock deals 25 damage and stuns the victim. Any attacks made by a charged Volt Goat to a Player will also cause an electric shock but without extra damage. The effects of the electric shock cannot be reduced by use of Armor (but can be reduced by Wigfrid's natural damage absorption), however it can be prevented by wearing insulated clothing. Therefore to fight the charged goat, it is advisable to wear any piece of insulated clothing. An EyebrellaRain Coat and Rain Hat are examples of insulated items available. A charged Volt Goat deals electrical damage to Mobs. That means it gains a 1.5x multiplier to a dry target and 2.5x multiplier to wet target. A charged Volt Goat also emits light.

Upon death, a Volt Goat will drop 2 Meat and has a 25% chance to also drop a Volt Goat Horn. If killed while it is charged, it will also drop Electric Milk.

Similar to Beefalo and Rock Lobsters, Volt Goats roam in herds and reproduce periodically as long as at least one remains. Due to this, a player can relocate a herd by killing off all but one, and then pushing (having it chase oneself while aggressive will not work) the last goat to the desired location. It is recommended to have them a fair distance away from any other mobs, walls, or general locations frequently visited during Spring. Volt Goats not multiply if their herd has at least 6 members.

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

In Don't Starve Together, Volt Goats have 700 health and will flee from the player similar to a Koalefant. This makes it difficult to engage in battle without cornering it or using ranged weapons.

Spear.png Fighting Strategy

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Volt Goats when playing with characters with a default damage modifier in single-player. 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 Fire Dart.png

Fire Staff.png

Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png Dark Sword.png Blow Dart.png Gunpowder.png Old Bell.png
No. of hits for
Volt Goat.png
83 26 21 13 12 11 9 6-11 5 or 9 7 6 4 2 1

A Volt Goat takes 2 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 4 Sleep Darts to be put to sleep.


  • Wearing a Rain Hat, Rain Coat or Eyebrella will insulate the player against the electricity of a charged Volt Goat.
  • Using a Morning Star or an Electric Dart on an uncharged Volt Goat will charge it, so using it is ill-advised unless the player is after Electric Milk.
  • Setting up Honey production close to Volt Goats will allow for more efficient production of Ice Cream.
  • Attacking a charged Volt Goat or being attacked by a charged Volt Goat won't overcharge WX-78.


  • Volt Goats were planned to be exclusive to their own biome filled with Tesla Trees, but the idea was later scrapped.
  • Wickerbottom refers to it as a subspecies of Capra aegagrus. In real life Capra aegagrus is the scientific name of the Wild Goat.
    • The Domestic Goat is also a subspecies of Capra aegagrus.
  • When examinating a Volt Goat, Warly says that he once had a goat, which hints that he possibly had a farm, where he produced his own ingredients, or he had a pet goat.
  • The death animation of the Volt Goat is reminiscent to how fainting goats pass out when startled.
  • The moment they're struck by lightning, it can be seen that Volt Goats have bones in their ears and beards. Even their horns seem to have smaller bones inside them.
  • When Webber examines Volt Goats, he says, "My father kept goats.". This may mean his father was a farmer or goatherder.
  • If the player is killed by an electric shock from attacking a charged Volt Goat, the Morgue will show the cause of death as "Shenanigans".

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • While trying to unfreeze itself after being frozen, a Volt Goat will sometimes move around in an odd manner while maintaining its frozen position.

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