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Base-Quality 30
Hitpoints 350
Fleeing-Hitpoints 250
Armor 15
Creature-Products Fresh Aurochs Hide x2, Intestines x3, Entrails x3, Animal Fat, Raw Wild Beef x14, Bone Material x6, Aurochs Hair*
Seasonality (See this page for now)
Terrain This data is specified at the individual Terrain pages. Beech Grove, Black Wood, Blue Sod, Bounty Acre, Cloud Range, Deep Tangle, Dry Flat, Flower Meadow, Grass, Green Brake, Greens Ward, Hard Steppe, Heath, Highground, Leaf Detritus, Leaf Patch, Lichen Wold, Lush Field, Moor, Moss Brush, Oak Wilds, Pine Barren, Red Plain, Root Bosk, Shady Copse, Sombre Bramble, Timber Land, Wald, Wild Turf
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Note: The singular noun is aurochs while the plural is aurochsen.

Aurochs/Aurochsen (Oar-awks/Oar-aukzen, like English ox/oxen) are a now extinct cattle relative that once lived in Asia, Europe and North Africa. The last recorded aurochs died in Jaktorów Forest, Poland.

Their most important gameplay function is that they can be tamed to become a cow or a bull.



Passive until you attack them. If you pull their hair there is a good chance they'll get angry and attack you, though.

Note: Now, aurochsen spawn in herds, and directly attacking one will lead to the whole herd attacking you. Herd doesn't react if an aggro was result of pulling a hair.

Combat Moves

Attacks Restorations

Low Horn Swipe.png Low Horn Swipe
  • Attack type: Striking, Sweeping
  • Openings: Off Balance
  • IP +1
Mule Kick.png Mule Kick
  • Attack type: Sweeping, Backhanded
  • Openings: Reeling
Bucking.png Bucking
  • Attack type: Backhanded, Oppresive
  • Openings: Cornered
  • IP -2
Thunder Over.png Thunder Over
  • Attack type: Striking, Oppressive
  • Openings: Off Balance, Cornered
  • IP +2
Sudden Charge.png Sudden Charge
  • Attack type: Backhanded, Oppresive
  • Openings: Off Balance, Cornered
  • IP -4

Careful Approach.png Careful Approach
  • Reduces: Off Balance, Dizzy
Roar of the Wild.png Roar of the Wild
  • Reduces: Reeling, Cornered


With around 60 UA/60 AGI you should be able to take on an aurochs and win by punching the crap out of it. As of w14, aurochsen have been given same amount of armor that boars have, likely necessitating a melee weapon.

They've got a lot of HP and AGI and their firepower is not to be scoffed at. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed and focus on damage-dealing. Archery on horseback or from a boat is a good option early on.

In-Game Example(s)

Aurochs-dead.png Dead Aurochs. Can be skinned for Fresh Aurochs Hide.
Aurochs-skinned.png Skinned Aurochs. Can be butchered for Intestines, Entrails, Animal Fat and Raw Wild Beef.
Aurochs-skeleton.png Aurochs Skeleton. Can be collected for Bone Material.


  • Right click the Aurochs and it will give you the option to "Pull Hair." Use this with extreme caution as it can equally get you a new Curiosity or a dead Hearthling. Each Aurochs yields only one Aurochs Hair.
  • You can get 2L of Milk from an aurochs. To do so, you need Clover and a Bucket. Pick up a clover from your inventory and right click on an aurochs. The aurochs will cautiously proceed to eat the clover. It is recommended to get as close as possible before right clicking the aurochs. Next, take your bucket and right click on the aurochs to milk it. Each Aurochs can only be milked once.
  • Trivia: The singular noun is aurochs while the plural is aurochsen. - Loftar
  • The singular is obviously "aurochs", seeing how it is cognate with English "ox". Accordingly, the only reasonable plural form is, of course, "aurochsen", seeing how "ox" still uses the Saxon plural form "oxen" even in Modern English.
  • Terrains on which Aurochs can spawn, but rarely: Deep Tangle, Timber Land, Wald.