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Don’t Starve: Everything You Need To Know About The Pan Flute

Don’t Starve is a brutally hard survival-horror game that’s earned widespread popularity, despite the difficulty. Its charming, dark sense of humor, unique art style, and willingness to let the player learn as they go appeals to many people in the gaming community.

Magical items are essential to keeping you alive for a long time in the unforgiving landscape of Don’t Starve or Don’t Starve Together. This guide details everything that players might want to know about one of these magic items — the Pan Flute.

How To Acquire It

Making It

The basic crafting recipe for a Pan Flute is 5 Cut Reeds, 1 Mandrake, and 1 Rope. However, the player will also need to invest in building a Science Machine and then a Prestihatitator in order to prototype the item. 

The Mandrake is one of the toughest ingredients to track down for this item, but many fans argue that the Mandrake is best used when turned into the Pan Flute. Unique ways the player can get Mandrakes include…

  • In the Hamlet DLC, the player can purchase Mandrakes in ‘The Sty’ Oddities Emporium for 50 Oincs
  • There is a chance that Klaus’ loot will contain Mandrakes

Since it can be tough to find the required materials again, you should consider using the Deconstruction Staff on the flute (once it reaches low durability) to regain the materials and craft it again. This process will fully renew the item’s durability.

Finding It

Players’ most reliable way to attain a Pan Flute is by making it themselves. However, there is a chance they could find it somewhere on their adventures, too.

The chances of finding it in the world are as follows:

  • Glommer’s Statue (Reign of Giants DLC) – 75%
  • Trawl Net (Shipwrecked DLC) – Extremely Rare
  • Glommer’s Statue (Don’t Starve Together) – 100%

How To Use It

The Pan Flute is used by the players to put nearby mobs to sleep (except for the ones who are incapable of sleep). It can only be used ten times before being completely worn out (pretty low durability for a rare item).

Fun and creative ways to use the pan flute include…

  • Put Tallbirds or Pengulls to sleep to steal their eggs
  • In tandem with the Feather Hat, which attracts flying birds that the player can subsequently put to sleep
  • Put to sleep and subsequently shave Beefalo
  • Put boss monsters to sleep and explode them with gunpowder
  • Use as a panic button in tricky situations

Mobs That Sleep

Mobs that can be put to sleep include the following: 

  • Ancient Guardian
  • Baby Beefalo
  • Batilisk
  • Bearger
  • Bee
  • Beefalo
  • Blue Crocodog
  • Blue Hound
  • Blue Whale
  • Bottlenose Ballphin
  • Bunnyman
  • Cave Spider
  • Chester
  • Clockwork Bishop
  • Clockwork Knight
  • Clockwork Rook
  • Crabbit
  • Crocodog
  • Crow
  • Dangling Depth Dweller
  • Deerclops
  • Dragonfly
  • Frog
  • Guardian Pig
  • Glommer
  • Gobbler
  • Hound
  • Killer Bee
  • Koalefant
  • Krampus
  • MacTusk
  • Merm
  • Moose/Goose
  • Mosquito
  • Pengull
  • Pig
  • Platapine
  • Rabbit
  • Red Hound
  • Redbird
  • Rock Lobster
  • Slurper
  • Snowbird
  • Smallbird
  • Smallish Tallbird
  • Spider
  • Spider Queen
  • Spider Warrior
  • Spitter
  • Splumonkey
  • Tallbird
  • Treeguard
  • WeeTusk
  • Yellow Crocodog

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