|Urist likes yetis for their white fur.
Building destroyer: Level 2
|Cannot be tamed
(Value multiplier ×3)
|This article is about the current version of DF.
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- A large ape-like creature with white fur, found in the snowy wilds.
Yetis are large, fanciful, dangerous creatures found only in savage mountains, tundras and glaciers. They are fully capable of massacring dozens of unarmed dwarves due to their large size, and their disposition to destroy buildings will draw them into contact with fortresses, where they will topple furniture and wreck workshops in their path. Yetis can equip items and open unlocked doors, though the former is not typically seen in normal play and the latter is normally ignored, as the yeti will simply destroy the whole door instead of opening it.
When players embark on a savage glacier, they should expect to encounter yetis. Due to a glacier's general lack of other animal life, the map will almost always spawn one yeti right after another, making them a deadly hazard for an early fortress. However, since they have a relatively low population number, no more than 5-10 yetis will spawn before they become extinct in your biome. Despite their humanoid physiology, yetis are not intelligent, and your dwarves will gleefully butcher them into food and bones for crafting. Items made from yeti parts are worth 3 times more than those of your standard domestic animals.
Yetis can be captured with cage traps, but cannot be trained. If the player doesn't want to butcher them for meat, their extremely long lifespan can make them valuable as permanent decorations for your fortress.
Some dwarves like yetis for their white fur.
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