A powerful predator, bears are a large and fast enemy capable of injuring and killing weak or strong players within several seconds. Bears are found in most biomes, especially in forested areas. It is recommended that a player avoid bears as much as possible, until they have weapons (preferably firearms), or others to help kill the foe.

HP 325
  1. Skinning
  2. Tips

Nekros 46 pts. 6 years ago

If you have a building plan you can walk up to the bear and place a twig foundation then jump on it, the foundation should be placed to prevent the bear from hitting you while still having enough room to jump on. It can take some practice however it can allow you to get a furnace early on if you have a bow.

Ayco 17 pts. 4 years ago

3 Tips: 1. How to get safe: To save yourself from a bear you can (1) build a square foundation and stand on it, (2) run into the water. The bear will follow you and will be severely slowed in water, (3) stand on a high rock/mountain.
2. How to kill the bear: Once you're safe, use a spear to kill the bear while maintaining distance. A ranged weapon like a bow works too if you have one.
3. How to skin the bear: If you don't have a bone knife available, use the next best thing available (worst case your rock). Then, as soon as the skinning gives you bones, craft a bone knife and finish the rest of the bear with that.

el observador mistico universal[contributor] 214 pts. 3 years ago

the developers broke the AI ​​of the bear, made them more aggressive, fast and deadly. Basically if one follows you and you dont have building plan you are screwed

Zeepok 41 pts. 6 years ago

To kill a bear with a bow just stand on a large rock and shoot from a distance. It's also possible to shoot standing on the ground and shooting from a greater distance but is a bigger risk. Takes between 15 and 25 arrows and is good target practice ;) but is worth the meat!

Hasery[contributor] 111 pts. 4 years ago

You can kill bear with melee weapon without taking any damage in the water until the bear stopped his movement.

Tyrone 1,945 pts. 3 years ago

  • Bears do not spawn in the desert
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Solarfrogs 22 pts. 11 months ago

Bears will run away if shot from a far distance, this can be useful if you want to avoid fighting a bear all together.

Smash 46 pts. 4 years ago

Bears often fight with other animals, check around for some extra animal loot.

RC2 16 pts. 4 years ago

Nightmare of Ancient people

/dev/null[contributor] 437 pts. 3 years ago

Fun fact: if you skin a bear, it'll give you the exact amount of leather required to make a Bear Skin Rug.