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Bears are enemies in Raft. They are one of multiple threats to the player.
Summary[edit | edit source]
The Bear is found on Balboa Island and Evergreen Islands, first of which is found after getting the four digit code from Vasagatan. Bears patrol different areas of the islands, usually around Natural Beehives. Bears have 20 health points or 25 on Hard mode, which makes them the strongest common opponent in Raft, only exceeded by Mama Bear. The Bears attack players on sight, so if the player wishes to avoid fighting it, they must stay out of range. The Bear has three different attacks: a lunge, swipe and pound attack. When lunging, the Bear will position itself, preflex and leap at the player. The swipe is a basic, quick melee attack. The pound attack seems to have a larger radius, but is slower and easier to dodge. When a Bear is killed, it can be looted by interacting with it. Bears respawn when killed after a few minutes, when the player is not nearby.
Strategies[edit | edit source]
The Bear only has melee attacks and will therefore attempt to move closer to the player if it is out of range. When first attacking, Bears are likely to leap at the player once or twice, so it's best to attempt to dodge the first attacks. However, the Bear's attacks are fairly slow, allowing the player to stab it in between attacks with a Metal or Wooden Spear. By dancing towards and away from the Bear, the player can stab 1-2 times between the Bear's attack, while keeping the Bear in the same position. It will not move, unless the player doesn't return to its melee range.
Moving Out of Reach
The Bear's attacks currently hits players in an area close to the ground. Therefor, it is possible for the player to avoid getting hit by the Bear by jumping up on nearby tree stumps or rocks. Even though it may seem as if the Bear can reach the player, it is actually out of reach. If the Bear cannot find pathing to the player's location, it will return to its patrolling path after a few seconds. The player may have to go through a process of trial and error to find, which elevated spots are actually out of reach for the bear, and which are not. From these elevated positions, the player can shoot the bear with a Basic Bow.
Added to the game in Patch 10.00.