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Regular Cannibals
A group of regular cannibals
Also known as
Normal Cannibals
Added in
Above ground only
Weapon(s) used
Club - Males Only
Single, Double, Triple Strike
Leap Attack
Semi Passive Aggressive
Spawns on Day
Day 1
Normal - Male: 20 / Female: 17 / Leader: 20
Hard/HS - Male: 40 / Female: 34 / Leader : 40
Normal - Male: 52 / Female: 71 / Leader: 104
Hard/HS - Male: 91 / Female: 115 / Leader : 130
Difficulty Mode Statistics
Damage Diff
100% more on hard modes
Building Damage
100% more on hard modes
Health Diff
75% more on hard modes
Spawn Chance
Same on all modes
Attack Chance
150% more likely to on hard modes
Follow Up Attack Chance
150% more likely on hard modes
Fire Damage Resistance
50% LESS damage on hard modes
Heavy Attack Knock Down Chance
75% LESS likely to be knocked down

Regular cannibals, or normal cannibals, are the most common type of cannibals in The Forest.


Most patrols of mutants consist of 2-4 regular cannibals and 1 leader. They are the most common variety of all the cannibals. They are the main "group" of cannibals, from which the skinny cannibals seem to have split off. The males may be decorated with human skulls, masks, bones, feathers, etc., sometimes wearing necklaces made out of CDs or makeshift lamps over their heads attached to poles on their backs, and can wield crafted clubs and other primitive weapons. It seems that males wear more adornments as they rank higher. The females wear only skirts or are naked, and mostly do not carry weapons. They seem to know the peninsula very well, obtaining animals like frogs and snakes for their effigies and weapons. Regular cannibals begin the game initially neutral to the player, but player actions can increase hostility to the point of immediate attack upon encounter by the cannibals. It is also possible to "tame" the cannibals (Have them not attack you/be more docile). This is done by taking something with decent block and blocking their attacks, until they eventually show signs of neutrality towards the player. There is more on this here.

The female varieties come both with hair and bald, as seen on the side. The skin of the female varieties tends to be than of their male counterparts.

Regular cannibals, like the rest, can easily jump over stone walls 1 or 2 layers high.

Regular cannibals travel in the most organized patrols, walking on two feet, watching over camps and searching for the player. They are also the only cannibals to display religious reverence by praying often.

The regular cannibals are a little more quieter than the skinny cannibals, who are distinguished by their maniacal laughter, regular cannibals have more variation in the sounds they make, such as growling and screaming, making it a little easier for the player to know which particular cannibal they will be facing, but regular cannibals do have a tendency to make little to no sounds before attacking, mainly preferring to observe or sneak up on the player.

Male Regular Cannibals[]

All males appear to be bald, wearing white warpaint (perhaps obtained combining sap with snowberries?) And various ornaments, depending on the rank. All seem to be left-handed, even if they also use to hit their foes with their free right hands too.

Female Regular Cannibals[]

Females do not seem to be allowed to carry any weapon or warpaint, but they are still allowed to participate in fights, very often charging the player first. It appears there are three variants, hair with clothing, bald with clothing, bald and naked.


The leader has a different appearance than normal cannibals. They are often decorated with human skulls and often wear a necklace made out of CDs or a makeshift flashlight attached to his head. There is also a chance to see leaders wearing some cut off arms on the back/neck. They nearly always can be found leading a scouting party with two or more other cannibals and they seem to be important to their tribe. The extra limbs they carry as decoration cannot be burned for bones. They often drop a club when killed. Leaders are stronger than their followers, requiring more hits to kill.


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