There are many elements to Don’t Starve Together that a player must discover on their own, especially due to the fact that DST doesn’t have a traditional progression like many other games.
While players will naturally experience all four seasons, being Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, players will naturally have to defeat four of the main bosses every year always having access to the Deerclops, Moose/Goose, Antlion and Bearger.
Now, for many newer players this alone is good enough, especially as DST is a bit less forgiving than other games, causing most starter players to experience never ending death and permanent ghosthood, players will constantly want to stretch their explorations in order to discover new aspects of the game in order to help make their chances of survival much easier.
Admittedly, at the beginning of your journeys, I strongly recommend that players simply focus on the survival aspect of the game, there will be some things that players want to look out for early on, Glommer being one of them.
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WHAT IS GLOMMER?
Glommer is a mob NPC that can be found in a single location in DST and while it doesn’t have a whole lot of utility, it can prove to be useful in a variety of elements especially for newer players.
Newer players may be aware of the NPC Chester who acts as a portable storage unit and while Glommer does not provide any storage it can be compared to Chester due to the way it functions and it’s utility, but I will cover much more on this soon.
WHERE DO YOU FIND GLOMMER IN DST?
Glommer is always located near the Pig King in the Birch Forest Biome.
Typically Glommer isn’t too far off the Pig King himself, though this will depend on the player’s spawn as it is not fully guaranteed where Glommer will bee.
Similar to the Pig King, players should be aware of roads around them, as a road is a great indicator that Glommer may be around, though players can also look at their map to locate Glommer as long as they have revealed that portion.
Glommer chills next to a statue dedicated to it, though it will only appear under specific circumstances that I will cover shortly.
When it comes to locating Glommer there are a few mods I would strongly recommend installing that don’t directly change gameplay, but will help a player in multiple facets.
These mods include the Minimap and Combined Status. The Minimap will give you a bit of a wider look at the area that you are in while you’re walking around so you don’t constantly need to open the large map to see if the Glommer Statue is nearby, while the Combined Status Mod will give you a bit more information about what’s going on in your world, being especially useful for players to track the moon cycle, which is the most important element to Glommer.
WHY IS THE MOON CYCLE TIED TO GLOMMER? HOW DO I FIND GLOMMER?
In all versions of Don’t Starve, including the single-player (as long as players have Reign of Giants), Glommer will only spawn during a Full Moon.
This is why the Combined Status Mod can be useful. Whenever the players reach Dusk players will be aware of what state the moon is in, needing to head to Glommer only during a Full Moon.
Full Moons take place in every season, though the first experience players will have with them are on Day 9 or 10 in single-player Don’t Starve or on day 11 in Don’t Starve Together.
Players get 2 days to retrieve Glommer in single-player DS, but only 1 in DST. Don’t worry though, in DST the Full Moon will return every 21 days.
During the Full Moon a player’s screen will have an eerie glow to it that allows a player to see without a torch. Depending on the season, if a player doesn’t notice it’s going to be a Full Moon immediately they may have time to head to Glommer’s Statue immediately, though keeping track of the days tends to be the best way to ensure it.
Admittedly, something I’ve picked up along the way is that the first Hound wave typically comes a few days before the first Full Moon. While the first Hound Wave and any subsequent Hound Wave will land on different days due to the RNG factor, it can still be a tactful way to time a Glommer rush.
When the Full Moon is available and players have located Glommer, they will have to head to the bottom of the statue in order to collect the Glommer’s Flower.
Players will need to collect Glommer’s Flower before daytime hits as players will have to wait for the next Full Moon if they hope to retrieve Glommer again. As soon as daylight hits, Glommer will soar into the air, remaining hidden once more.
The Glommer’s Flower is the factor that makes Glommer so similar to Chester as this is going to be the only way that players will be able to lead Glommer wherever they want to take it.
Dropping Glommer’s Flower will make it so Glommer stops following the player and players will want to find a safe place to put Glommer so it doesn’t die by mistake.
Players are able to lead both Glommer and Chester at the same time, being able to place Glommer’s Flower into Chester’s inventory, essentially causing a train to occur.
WHAT HAPPENS IF GLOMMER DIES?
Although Glommer dying is going to be a sad event, players should be happy to note that they will be able to retrieve another one on the next Full Moon.
Unfortunately unlike Chester, Glommer will not respawn if players hold onto Glommer’s Flower after it dies as the flower will turn into a wilted version.
The reality is the wilted Glommer Flower has no purpose, but it can be used for Fuel for a Fire Pit or Endothermic Fire Pit. Admittedly. fuel isn’t usually a player’s problem as they get better at the game, but there’s a likely chance that players will let Glommer die a few times due to hostile mobs regularly locking onto the poor bugger.
Typically hostile mobs will first aggro onto Glommer, which is unfortunate, leading many players to resorting to locking up Glommer in a bunch of walls, though realistically these can also be broken down by most mobs.
When Glommer Dies it will drop the following:
3 Monster Meat
1 Glommer’s Wings
2 Glommer’s Goop
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF GLOMMER?
There are a few reasons a player will want to have Glommer around them or will want to rush Glommer immediately. These include the following:
GLOMMER IS A GOOD SOURCE OF SANITY
Sanity tends to be a problem for many players, especially for players who are new to the game.
Characters that players tend to struggle the most with with include:
While realistically a player will not always be able to rely on Glommer for Sanity, the reality is that it does give a significant boost to players when they are holding it’s Flower and hanging out near it.
Players will receive a whopping 6.25 Sanity per minute when allied with Glommer, meaning that they will both need to hold the Glommer’s Flower and actually stand near Glommer itself. This is typically best when players are in their base, however, due to Glommer’s low health (being only at 100 with no defense) Glommer will tend to die when exploring out in the world.
I typically will leave Glommer in base and will only use it for Sanity when absolutely necessary, though at this point I’m fairly comfortable with Sanity and will typically go in and out of it to farm Nightmare Fuel.
TRYING TO SUMMON KRAMPUS
Upon killing a Glommer players will gain 50 Naughtiness, being the cap for Naughtiness. This will immediately spawn a Krampus or a few of them. Though this is one of the easiest ways to spawn in Krampii, it’s not one that is easy to do as players will always have to wait until the Full Moon in order to get the next batch.
I typically do my Krampus farming on Pigs and dependent on what kind of world a player is on, they may not want to spawn Krampiis in fear of them dying too early.
To attack Glommer players must use a Force Attack (Ctrl+F on a PC).
GLOMMER IS PERFECT FOR FUEL
The main use for Glommer is for Fuel and Fertilizer.
Glommer will produce Glommer’s Goop evvery few days which is used for both. Though this isn’t the biggest amount of fuel, it is still worth having around, especially if you’re getting back your Sanity with Glommer every so often.
DON’T STARVE (SINGLE-PLAYER) HIDDEN GLOMMER PURPOSE
It’s a bit of a shame that this isn’t included in DST, though it’s understandable why. The main purpose for Glommer in the single player Don’t Starve is the ability to craft an Old Bell.
The Old Bell requires the following items to make:
1 Glommer’s Wings
1 Glommer’s Flower
When combined, players will be able to summon a Giant Creature that smashes anything in its path.
Though players can harm themselves using the Old Bell, it can help them take down any mob that they need to take down, including the seasonal Giants.
Players will be happy to note that they can farm the Old Bell by killing Glommer every full moon, though I would recommend utilizing the Old Bell sparingly as it is still pretty fare.
Players will only be able to craft the Old Bell if they have found the Blueprint in some Tumbleweed. Pllayers can also mine the Glommer Statue in order to get this Blueprint, though this may not be the aesthetic a player wants to go with. Players should note that mining the Glommer Statue does not impact Glommer and it will continue to spawn even after mined.
The Mob spawned in by the Old Bell’s name is Biiigfoot and will deal 1,000 damage. Players should note that they will not take any damage from the shockwave of Biiigfoot and they will simply need to avoid the foot marks.
I would strongly recommend using the Old Bell for the Dragon Fly as it is the toughest mob in Reign of Giants, at least in my opinion, though if you’re new to the game, choose which seasonal giant you can’t defeat and use it on that.
Note: Due to the fact that Woodie transforms on a Full Moon players will need a Lureplant in order to get the Glommer’s Flower.