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A large herding herbivore descended from buffalo and adapted for both cold and warm environments. While enraged muffalo are deadly, tamed muffalo are quite docile and can be used as pack animals.
Nobody is quite sure why they're blue - it might even be some early genetic modification test that just never got changed.

Base Stats

Market Value
300 Silver

Pawn Stats

Combat Power
Move Speed
4.5 c/s
Health Scale
Body Size
Mass - Baby
28.8 kg
Mass - Juvenile
72 kg
Mass - Adult
144 kg
Pack Capacity
84 kg
Carrying Capacity
180 kg
Filth Rate
Hunger Rate
0.86 Nutrition/Day
Life Expectancy
15 years
Manhunter Chance
Manhunter Chance (Taming)
Trainable Intelligence
Minimum Handling Skill
Roam Interval
2 days
Mate Interval
12 hours
Maturity Age
0.333 years (20 days)
Juvenile Age
0.25 years (15 days)
Comfortable Temp Range
-55 °C – 45 °C (-67 °F – 113 °F)


Meat Yield
336 muffalo meat
Leather Yield
96 bluefur
Wool Amount
120 muffalo wool
Shearing Interval
15 days
Gestation Period
6.66 days
Offspring Per Birth

Melee Combat

Attack 1
13 dmg (Blunt)
19 % AP
2.6 second cooldown
Attack 2
Front left leg
10 dmg (Blunt)
15 % AP
2 second cooldown
Attack 3
Front left leg
10 dmg (Poke)
15 % AP
2 second cooldown
Attack 4
Front right leg
10 dmg (Blunt)
15 % AP
2 second cooldown
Attack 5
Front right leg
10 dmg (Poke)
15 % AP
2 second cooldown
Attack 6
10 dmg (Bite)
15 % AP
2 second cooldown
0.5 chance factor
Average DPS
AnimalFarm, AnimalCommon

Muffalo are slow-moving, grass-grazing quadrupeds analogous to buffalo.


Muffalo can be found in temperate forests, temperate swamps, boreal forests, cold bogs, tundra, ice sheets, and sea ice. They can either be tamed by a handler or self-tame in a random event.

Muffalo can be bought and sold in other faction bases and from bulk goods traders. Muffalo purchased from traders will be already tamed.


Muffalo are pen animals. Once tamed, pen animals cannot and do not need to be trained any further. But if left outside of a pen or caravan hitching spot, pen animals will eventually roam outside your colony. Making a caravan is not required to tie animals to a caravan hitching spot.

Muffalo can be sheared for Muffalo wool 120 muffalo wool (Silver 324) every 15 days for 1,700 ticks (28.33 secs) of work. Note that yield and shearing time are modified by the shearer's Animal Gather Yield and Animal Gather Speed respectively.

Muffalo are also pack animals, and will carry up to 84 kg of weight in a caravan. They cannot be ridden.


Muffalo arrive in large packs; a herd of muffalo can be a lifesaver in colder biomes. Two or three muffalo usually provide enough leather (or wool if you are willing to tame them) to make a parka as well as a generous amount of meat. But, if enraged, a herd can be a large threat to colonists.

As tamed animals, muffalo are a wool-producing pack animal, which can be found in colder biomes. In a tundra or ice sheet, the only pack animal available is the muffalo. They can survive cold temperatures that would kill most other pack animals. Their wool and leather is also great for cold insulation.

  • As a pack animal, horses carry the same weight, but eat less. Horses can also be ridden. However, horses do not live in cold biomes (nor do they produce wool). Without considering horses, muffalo are otherwise great pack animals, holding more weight per food than any other alternative.
  • As a wool-producing animal, alpaca and sheep produce more wool per day. Like horses, both alpaca and sheep do not live in cold biomes.

They are almost identical to bison, the main differences being comfortable temperature, leather type, and wool type. Muffalo are also slower than both bison and baseline humans. This makes muffalo safer to hunt, though as muffalo are only 0.1 c/s slower than humans, you should still take care while hunting.


This animal can be trained as follows:

Guard:  Ex.png
Attack:  Ex.png
Rescue:  Ex.png
Haul:  Ex.png

*As of version 1.1.2610, all animals can be tamed. The percentage of likelihood of success depends on factors such as the Animals Wildness Percentage, Pawn Handling Skill, and others. More information can be found on the animals page.


Part Name Health Quantity Coverage[1] Target Chance[2] Subpart of Internal Capacity[3] Effect if Destroyed/Removed
Body 70 1 100% 26% N/A[4] Ex.png - Death
Spine 43.75 1 3% 3% Body Check.png Moving
−100% Moving[5]
Stomach 35 1 3% 3% Body Check.png Digestion
−50% Digestion
Heart 26.25 1 3% 3% Body Check.png Blood Pumping
Lung 26.25 2 3% 3% Body Check.png Breathing
−50% Breathing. Death if both lost.
Kidney 26.25 2 3% 3% Body Check.png Blood Filtration −50% Blood Filtration. Death if both lost.
Liver 35 1 3% 3% Body Check.png Digestion
Neck 43.75 1 22% 5.5% Body Ex.png Eating
Head 43.75 1 75% 2.475% Neck Ex.png - Death
Skull 43.75 1 25% 1.2375% Head Check.png - Cannot be destroyed
Increasing Pain based on damage.
Brain 17.5 1 70% 2.8875% Skull Check.png Consciousness
Damage always results in scarring.
Eye 17.5 2 12% 1.98% Head Ex.png Sight
−25% Sight. −100% if both lost.
Damage always results in scarring.
0% Hit Chance against Blunt damage.
Ear 21 2 8% 1.32% Head Ex.png Hearing
−25% Hearing. −100% if both lost.
Nose 17.5 1 10% 1.65% Head Ex.png - -
AnimalJaw 17.5 1 10% 1.65% Head Ex.png Manipulation
−100% Manipulation.
Can no longer use Bite attack.
Front Leg 52.5 2 7% 5.95% Body Ex.png Moving
−25% Moving. −50% if both lost.
Can no longer use Hoof attack.[6]
Front Hoof 17.5 2 15% 1.05% Front Leg Ex.png Moving
−25% Moving. −50% if both lost.
Rear Leg 52.5 2 7% 5.95% Body Ex.png Moving
−25% Moving. −50% if both lost.
Rear Hoof 17.5 2 15% 1.05% Rear Leg Ex.png Moving
−25% Moving. −50% if both lost.
  1. Coverage determines the chance to hit this body part. It refers to the percentage of the super-part that this part covers, before its own sub-parts claim their own percentage. For example, if the base coverage of the super-part is 100%, and the coverage of the part is 20%, 20% of hits would hit the part, and 80% the super-part. If the part had its own sub-part with 50% coverage, the chances would be 10% sub-part, 10% part, 80% super part.
  2. Target Chance is the actual chance for each part to be be selected as the target when each part's coverage has been taken into account(I.E. Neck covers 7.5% of Torso but Head covers 80% of Neck so it actually has only a 1.5% chance to be selected). This is not pure hit chance, as different damage types propagate damage in different ways. See that page for details.
  3. Note that capacities can affect other capacities in turn. Only the primary effect is listed. See specific pages for details.
  4. This is the part that everything else connects to to be considered 'connected'.
  5. If Moving drops below 16% a pawn cannot move.
  6. A Blunt/Poke attack with cooldown of 2s. The actual Hoof is unrelated


The original texture was created by Tynan Sylvester himself in 2013, dating it to A2 or earlier and making it one of the oldest textures still in use.[1]


Version history[edit]

  • 0.12.906 - Can now be shorn for wool and milked
  • 1.1 (or earlier?) - They can no longer produce milk. Prior to this tamed females could be milked once every 2 days for 16 milk.

  1. "It's a pair of ellipses I dragged out in Photoshop in 2013, cut in half using the box-select tool. It filled its purpose, that's what matters!" - Tynan Sylvester, WTF is the Muffalo's Face on Reddit.