In Sons of the Forest, there are many different enemies, ranging from cannibals and mutants to aggressive animals. In this article, we present all the enemies in the currently most popular survival game.
Table of Contents:
- All cannibals / natives
- All mutants
- All boss enemies
Updated: The article was updated on December 4, 2023, with the latest mutants, Frank, Elise & Antler Cannibal.
All Cannibals Enemies in Sons of The Forest
There are five types of cannibals, with the regular cannibals varying in strength due to different equipment. Generally, cannibals are mostly found in villages, with some groups also patrolling. Less frequently, there are cannibals in various caves, who are not particularly strong and have the same abilities as the surface cannibals.
The regular cannibals, along with the dirty cannibals, are the most common type. They can wear different types of armor on their body parts. Additionally, there are different tribes of cannibals generated at the start of the game. Thus, you might encounter a tribe that only wears bone armor and does not shy away from combat, as death in battle is an honor for them.
However, you may also encounter cannibals dressed in leaf armor, camouflaged among trees and bushes, scouting you out and attacking at the right moment. The style of individual cannibals can reveal their likely behavior and tribal affiliation. Different tribes also attack each other.
Depending on their armor and behavior, regular cannibals are not a particularly great threat. If you proceed calmly and dodge their attacks, a standard melee weapon is sufficient. Of course, you can also take them out with a targeted headshot.
The cave cannibals are a special type of cannibal, mainly found in caves. However, there are exceptions where some of the surface cannibals are tied up in their villages. They are blind and have very pale, white or gray skin growing over their eyes and mouth. They wear neither armor nor weapons and are much weaker than the surface cannibals.
Since the cave cannibals can neither see nor smell, they only react to sounds. You can use this to your advantage as a player and sneak past them. They mainly move on all fours and rarely stand up. Even though you might initially be more respectful of these creepy creatures, you can easily take them out with an axe or a spear. If you skin them with a knife, you get a piece of “Creepy Armor”.
The brutes of the cannibals are larger and slower than their fellow tribesmen. Usually, one of them is in one of the villages. If you have already been defeated by the cannibals, you have probably already encountered one of these imposing cannibals. They usually carry a large ship engine or a particularly large club as a weapon.
Initially, they are hardly aggressive, but if you provoke them, they will also attack you. If you attack first, they will immediately defend themselves. If you approach them in combat, they can knock you down with their weapon or a kick. If you stay at a distance, they will charge at you. If there are wounded or dead cannibals near a brute, he picks them up and throws them. You can defeat him fastest with a ranged weapon and headshots. Three arrows from a crafted bow are enough.
Titan / “Fat”
Another larger and stronger variant of the cannibals is the Titan. He is a fully painted red cannibal who is particularly strong. He often screams very loudly and charges at you when you fight him. Since he can cause great damage to your base, you should try to defeat him quickly. For this, it is best to use your ranged weapons, as the Titan can quickly gain the upper hand in close combat.
“Frank”/ burning cannibal
Frank is a cannibal who doesn’t take self-preservation too seriously. Instead, this cannibal douses himself in high-proof alcohol and then sets himself on fire. When Frank burns, he sprints towards you and hits you with a torch. In addition to the fire damage Frank causes, you also take damage if you touch Frank. For this reason, you should fight Frank from a distance with firearms, bows, or crossbows.
This cannibal is easily recognizable by the antlers on his skull. More precisely, the Antler Cannibal has put an entire deer skull on his head. He uses this accessory to inflict immense damage. The Antler Cannibal charges at you with the antlers first and simply runs you over. However, you can easily dodge and turn the tables: wait for a sprint and attack the cannibal as soon as he must pause.
Elise / Assassin
With the final content update before the full release of Sons of The Forest, the developers introduced the enemy Elise. Elise is a deadly assassin with two double blades fixed to her arms. She is also the most agile enemy in the game, running fast, performing evasive maneuvers, and using acrobatics. To get a better idea, here’s a video about Elise:
The Mutants from Sons of the Forest
The mutants in Sons of the Forest are altered humans. Most mutants are made up of several human bodies or body parts that are connected in various ways. They are usually stronger than the cannibals and are found mostly in caves. However, some of the mutants can also be found on the surface.
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Fingers are generally humanoid but faceless mutants with a huge maw that extends over the torso, neck, and head. Surrounding the maw are rows of finger-like appendages that appear to be used for grasping prey. They are relatively common in burrows, but can also be found on the surface. Fingers are naturally hostile. If you approach them, they will attack. They will try to hit you, using their entire body as a weapon. Fingers are relentless in their attacks, so be careful before challenging them. They do a lot of damage when they hit you, so it is wise to block and dodge.
A punch or shot to one of their legs will temporarily immobilize them and give you the opportunity to kill them. While melee combat is not recommended, watching their movements can be very useful. If you wish to fight them melee, use the katana or machete. When killed, Fingers will spit a spiderweb-like substance from their mouth, but it won’t harm you. Their bodies can be skinned for “creepy armor”.
The Twins appear as two deformed humans fused together at the pelvis, performing coordinated movements. Both sets of limbs are extremely elongated and slender, with claw-like hands with which they strike. The right torso has broad shoulders and slightly thicker arms, while the left torso has breasts and a slightly slimmer overall appearance.
They crawl low and close to the ground, often moving quickly back and forth before following you. They will not always take the direct route, but will flank you or distract you with their calls. If badly injured but not killed, the female half of the twin will go limp and only the larger twin will remain active. The female emits high-pitched calls, while the male emits a low, rumbling growl. Sometimes the calls can be heard over long distances and even through walls. This makes the twins some of the loudest cave dwellers.
Their small size makes them a difficult target, and some short-range melee weapons, such as the machete, are even more difficult to use against them. Though they share a name with the mutants of The Forest, they differ greatly in appearance and strength. While the mutant babies in The Forest looked like bulbous fetuses, in Sons of the Forest they look more like crawling infants, with one arm and leg attached to the body. Unlike their predecessors, they move much faster and will crawl after you before taking to the air to inflict damage.
The Mutant Babies are best destroyed with a well-placed grenade or Molotov, as they appear in groups. Since they can be very dangerous in large numbers, it’s best to take them out from a distance. However, if you must kill them up close, use a high-damage melee weapon like the Modern or Fire Axe, or a fast weapon like the Katana.
John 2.0 or Conjoined Worm Mutant
These mutants resemble a long tube of flesh with a torso at each end. In the middle of the two halves is a single distinct buttock. They move acrobatically, throwing one torso over the other like a compound cartwheel. The John 2.0 is also known to be extremely dangerous and hostile. It shows no mercy and will go on the attack as soon as it is approached. It doesn’t seem to make common cause with either the cave dwellers or the above-ground cannibals, as it will fight both groups regardless.
Sluggy is a large, mutated lump of flesh with many writhing arms and legs. Many rolls of adipose tissue hang down from its back and drag behind it as it drags its limbs across the ground, giving it a slug-like appearance. Many rolls of flesh hang from a head-like spot on its body, giving it the illusion of a mouth. The creature is far too large to fit through small cracks in caves, and you can often hold it in place.
In Sons of the Forest, you can run through countless areas of caves and tunnels before encountering a Sluggy for the first time. Other times, you’ll find the Sluggy wedged in crevices blocking your way through a cave, or blocking a shortcut back to the exit when exiting a cave. If you come across a wedged Sluggy, you can easily blow it up with any explosive.
|Sluggies do not currently spawn as enemy creatures in the game and are therefore not dangerous in any way.
Demons are slender, lithe mutants who move with the unpredictable grace of a possessed ballerina. They live deep in the magma caverns beneath the island’s surface, seemingly immune to the lava that flows there. Their fingers and toes are fused like Virginia’s feet.
From a distance, they attack with their hind legs like a scorpion sting. In close combat, they fire a volley of attacks with their front arms, causing considerable damage. To fend off these creatures, you can use the Holy Cross. It will stun them, set them on fire, and even deter them for a short time. Three hits with the cross are enough to kill a demon.
This mutant should be familiar to fans of the first The Forest. The large multi-armed opponent is often called an elephant because of its appearance. From experience, Armsy is a very tough opponent, which you can best fight with explosives. However, you should stay away from fire. If you set Armsy on fire, it will do almost no damage. Even worse: You enrage Armsy with fire and he runs wildly in zigzags. He’ll easily tear down all the structures, buildings and trees that stand in his way.
All Boss Mutants in Sons of The Forest
The Demon Mother is one of the three boss opponents in Sons of The Forest. You will encounter the gigantic form of a normal demon in the Lava Cave. When you fight the Demon Mother, it regularly spawns normal demons that also attack you.
Mr. & Mrs. Puffton
The two transformed billionaires are the founders of the resort on the island in Sons of The Forest. They are also boss opponents who await you in the big bunker. Mr. Puffton moves sluggishly, but deals a lot of damage and takes at least as much. Mrs. Puffton, on the other hand, is nimble and sprints around you on all fours. She attacks from ambush, but doesn’t take as much damage as her spouse.
Jianyu Zhang (end boss)
This mutated giant clog awaits you at the end of the Sons of The Forest story as the final boss fight. The boss uses fast and strong attacks. You’ll have to use your entire arsenal here to finish the boss off quickly and effectively.
|Occasionally, sharks are seen emerging from the water to attack seagulls.
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