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This article is about the Snowstalker. You may be looking for the Snowstalker Baby.

The Snow Stalker is a large maritime predator present in Subnautica: Below Zero. It is a relative of the aquatic Stalker native to the Crater. The player can interact with it with the Spy Pengling to get Snow Stalker Fur.

Appearance

The Snow Stalker has a broad snout filled with long sharp teeth that stick out even when the mouth is closed, giving a snaggle-toothed appearance. Two pairs of the teeth are greatly enlarged to form tusks that protrude upwards from the bottom jaw. In addition to these two pairs of tusks, a single, smaller tusk is borne on the lower jaw, positioned in the center and pointing forwards.

On top of the head is a fin-shaped crest that appears to be a modified dorsal plate. The crest is grey in color aside from a small cyan strip towards the base that glows in the dark. Two black eyes lie behind the mouth. Oddly, the Snow Stalker's tongue glows the same bright cyan color as the stripes on its head and the tip of its tail.

The animal's body is almost entirely covered in shaggy white fur, with horizontal grey stripes along the back. Areas of the body that are exposed show smooth grey skin. A row of grey, sharp dorsal plates runs from the neck to around one third of the way down the tail.

The Snow Stalker has four squat limbs covered in fur, each limb ending with four long claws on the feet. Additionally, the forelimbs possess a dewclaw on the inside of the ankle. The body ends with a long tail that tapers to a point, the very tip of which glows cyan.

In size the Snow Stalker is comparable to the very largest polar bears, standing around 10-11 feet (3.05-3.35 meters) on its hind legs.

Behavior

When idle the Snow Stalker can be seen pacing the area and on occasion standing upright to survey its surroundings.

When the player is within distance the Snow Stalker becomes aggressive, stalking the player by crouching and slowly approaching players while snarling. When close, it will speed up and leap at the player and proceed to attack them. It is not dissuaded by failed attack attempts and will continue to chase the player down immediately, not stopping until it has inflicted damage upon them. If it successfully attacks the player, it will deal 35 damage, but if the player's health is less than 35%, the attack will be an instant kill with a cinematic showing the player getting attacked and eaten in the creature's jaws. However, the player has a certain probability to avoid immediate death attack. If the player avoids immediate death attack, the Snow Stalker deal only 8 damage.

The Snow Stalker can be scared away by the Flare.

The Snow Stalker will shake its body after being hit by the Snowball.

If there is food that the Snow Stalker can eat nearby, it will find it and attempt to eat it.

Databank Entry

Snow Stalker
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A bear-like land creature which hunts in packs and can build up remarkable speed over the snow.

Source: Scan Snow Stalkers

Design

The Snow Stalker's design is heavily inspired by the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), sharing its thick white fur.

The snout of the Snow Stalker greatly resembles that of a Stalker's hence it's name. The broader and shorter snout design allows for greater bite force on a smaller area, useful for creatures hunting larger prey.

Its long claws also resemble the claws of anteaters.

Sounds

File Type
Sfx creature snowstalker aggro vox 01
Aggro
Sfx creature snowstalker attack bear 01
Bear attack
Sfx creature snowstalker attack leap 01
Leap attack
Sfx creature snowstalker attack swim 01
Swim attack
Sfx creature snowstalker breach 01
Breach
Sfx creature snowstalker chill 01
Chill
Sfx creature snowstalker cinematic playerdeath 01
Player death
Sfx creature snowstalker cinematic playerescape 01
Player escape
Sfx creature snowstalker death land 01
Land death
Sfx creature snowstalker death swim 01
Water death
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 01
Distant call 1
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 02
Distant call 2
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 03
Distant call 3
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 04
Distant call 4
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 05
Distant call 5
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 06
Distant call 6
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 07
Distant call 7
Sfx creature snowstalker distantcall 08
Distant call 8
Sfx creature snowstalker dry fur 01
Dry fur
Sfx creature snowstalker flinch land 01
Land flinch 1
Sfx creature snowstalker flinch land 02
Land flinch 2
Sfx creature snowstalker flinch land 03
Land flinch 3
Sfx creature snowstalker flinch swim 01
Water flinch 1
Sfx creature snowstalker flinch swim 02
Water flinch 2
Sfx creature snowstalker flinch swim 03
Water flinch 3
Sfx creature snowstalker jump land 01
Land jump
Sfx creature snowstalker jump water 01
Water jump
Sfx creature snowstalker roar land 01
Land roar
Sfx creature snowstalker run loop 01
Run loop
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 01
Run 1
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 02
Run 2
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 03
Run 3
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 04
Run 4
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 05
Run 5
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 06
Run 6
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 07
Run 7
Sfx creature snowstalker run os 08
Run 8
Sfx creature snowstalker standup end 01
Stop standing up
Sfx creature snowstalker standup howl 01
Standup howl
Sfx creature snowstalker standup sniff 01
Standup sniff
Sfx creature snowstalker standup start 01
Start standing up
Sfx creature snowstalker swim 01
Swim 1
Sfx creature snowstalker swim 02
Swim 2
Sfx creature snowstalker swim 03
Swim 3
Sfx creature snowstalker swim 04
Swim 4
Sfx creature snowstalker swim 05
Swim 5
Sfx creature snowstalker swim 06
Swim 6
Sfx creature snowstalker turn 01
Turn
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 01
Walk 1
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 02
Walk 2
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 03
Walk 3
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 04
Walk 4
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 05
Walk 5
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 06
Walk 6
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 07
Walk 7
Sfx creature snowstalker walk 08
Walk 8

Gallery

Trivia

Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.


Marguerit Maida has a Snow Stalker named Preston.

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