In Sons of the Forest there are many different enemies, from cannibals to mutants and aggressive animals, in this article we will show you all the enemies in the most popular survival game.
What it’s about: Sons of the Forest once again features the cannibals and mutants typical of the forest. The different types of these enemies are almost immune to certain types of damage and some have special abilities. To help you understand what makes each enemy dangerous and how to defend against them, we have created the following overview.
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All Enemies from Sons of the Forest
The 13 different enemies can be divided into three main classes. There are the cannibals, who you’ll find mainly on the surface, and who like to go exploring in groups as well as in small villages. The mutants, most of whom you’ll find underground, but you can also encounter them on the surface. They tend to be stronger than the cannibals. Finally, there are aggressive animals, although only the shark is in the game at the moment.
Each enemy has its own behavior, strengths and weaknesses. The cannibals in particular will adapt to your behavior, becoming more passive or more aggressive. If you avoid them, especially at the beginning of the game, you can even build your first base in peace for up to two days and will most likely not be attacked.
The Cannibals from Sons of the Forest
There are five types of cannibals, but especially the normal cannibals are not always equally strong due to different equipment. In general, cannibals can be found either in the villages, some groups also go on patrol. More rarely, cannibals can be found in the various caves, they are not particularly strong and have the same abilities as the surface cannibals.
Normal cannibals are the most common type of cannibals, along with filthy cannibals. They can wear different types of armor on their body parts. There are also different tribes of cannibals that are generated at the beginning of the game. You may come across a tribe that wears only bone armor and does not shy away from combat, as death in battle is an honor for them.
You may also encounter cannibals who wear leaf armor and move through the trees and bushes camouflaged to spy on you and attack at the right moment. The style of each cannibal will give you an idea of how they will behave and what tribe they belong to. The different tribes will also attack each other.
Depending on their armor and behavior, the normal cannibals are not much of a threat. If you stay calm and avoid their attacks, a normal melee weapon will suffice. Of course, you can also take them down with a well-aimed headshot.
The filthy cannibals are probably the first of their kind you will encounter. They usually travel in pairs and move through the forest on all fours, often climb trees and are very agile. Dirty cannibals will not attack you directly if you do not get too close. Usually they have a rather weak weapon in their hands and don’t wear armor.
If you attack one of the filthy cannibals, the second or the rest of the group near you will also attack you. If you ignore them for too long, they will call more cannibals to your area to scare you away. Eventually, though, when they are near you in large numbers, they will attack. So it’s always a good idea to quickly eliminate the dirty cannibals. The weapon of choice is the spear in the beginning and one of the stronger axes later on.
Cannibals with Mask
If you encounter cannibals wearing masks, you have found the strongest tribe of cannibals. They are more aggressive and stronger than any other cannibals on the island and will attack you if they see you. They usually wear gold or red masks, leather armor, and white and red body paint. If you don’t want to fight the masked cannibals, you can print a mask on the 3D printer or look for the golden mask, after that they will see you as their leader and be friendly towards you.
The cave cannibals are a special type of cannibal, found mainly in caves. There are exceptions, however, 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 do not wear armor or weapons and are much weaker than the surface cannibals.
Since the Cave Cannibals cannot see or smell, they are only sensitive to sound. As a player, you can use this advantage to sneak past them. They move mostly on all fours and rarely stand up. Even though you may have more respect for these creepy creatures at first, they can be easily dispatched with an axe or spear. If you skin them with a knife, you’ll get a piece of Creepy Armor.
The cannibal brutes are larger and slower than their tribe mates. You can usually find one of them in one of the villages. If you have ever been defeated by the cannibals, you have probably encountered one of these imposing cannibals. They usually carry a large ship’s engine or a particularly large club as a weapon.
They are not very aggressive at first, but if you provoke them, they will attack you. Of course, if you attack first, they will fight back immediately. If you get too close, they can knock you down with their weapon or a kick. If you keep your distance, they will attack you. There are wounded or dead cannibals near a brute, he will pick them up and throw them. The fastest way to defeat him is with a ranged weapon and head shots. Three arrows from a crafted bow will do the trick.
Another bigger and stronger version of the Cannibal is the Titan. He is a fully-painted red cannibal that is particularly strong. He will often scream very loudly and charge at you when you fight him. Since he can do a lot of damage to your base, you should try to defeat him quickly. The best way to do this is to use your ranged weapons, as the Titan can quickly gain the upper hand in close combat.
|Currently, the Titans are classified somewhere between cannibals and mutants. Until we have more accurate information, they will remain in the cannibal range in our lineup.|
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 or Ronnies
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.
|When fighting the creature in pairs, the halves of the torso will attack targets separately, indicating a more dynamic AI than other enemies.|
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 together 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.
Die wilden Tiere
Currently, there is only one animal that will attack you directly. However, we suspect that more aggressive animals will appear in Sons of the Forest as the game progresses. We could imagine wild boars, wild cats, or even snakes and smaller dangerous animals. Currently, the only aggressive animal in the game is the shark.
It is similar to the Great White, but has a slightly longer second dorsal fin and oversized ventral and pectoral fins. Together with the numerous scars, these features give it a more ferocious appearance. As you might expect, it is only found in the waters around the island. This is where you will encounter it when searching for the weapon.
They can be of different sizes (similar to deer), but all sharks do the same damage. Sharks that swim close to the surface can be easily killed with guns and arrows. During the death animation, they flip onto their backs and sink a little deeper into the water.
|Occasionally, sharks are seen emerging from the water to attack seagulls.|
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