Dread Hunger: Beginner’s Guide | How To Identify Thralls

This guide will show you how to detect/identify Thralls in the game Dread Hunger. Dread Hunger is a game of survival and betrayal. Here, Eight Explorers path their ship through the unforgiving Arctic.

Among the crew, two traitors call on dark powers to undermine them. With that out of the way let us have a look at the full guide to understand how we can detect them.

How To Detect Thralls In Dread Hunger


So you’re the chef. You’re running down the icy plains searching for meat. You tell the hunter to get some meat for you. But he refuses and demands that you get your own meat.

This is easily how you spot the traitor. Anyhow its not going to be as easy as it sounds. Check the sections for identification tips.Hope the guide will not be too boring.

When you’re not a Thrall, you have to contribute. Contributing as per your role is the best way. However it’s not a strange occurrence for crew members to change roles.

For example you may find the speed-runners do the task of say, the engineer, and collect coal for the boiler. This is generally a good sign and its OK to expect such things of others.

Despite their roles they should contribute with some stuff like food, coal or other useful tools. A Thrall will generally tend to toss any contribution in to the ocean that is to say destroy useful provisions.

Don’t Ignore Your SUSPICION

Suspicion and skepticism should always kick in when somebody strays in to the far mist of the ice plains for a while, and upon returning, have failed to gather anything.

Thralls generally try to get the best loot without wasting a lot of time, unless they want to blend in. They will hardly ever scout far to plant totems (which empowers their charm abilities).


So generally speaking, use the following logic to identity Thralls.

You need to ask a series of questions to your crew mates and check for valid answers.

The interrogation goes something like this:

Q: Was player X on the ship?

A: If yes, most likely not a thrall.

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A: If no, proceed to the next question.


Q: What was player X looting for? 

A: What ever the answer is, ask the next question.


Q: Does player X have a reasonable amount of items which he claimed to loot?

A: If yes, most likely not a thrall.

A: If no, most likely a thrall. Proceed to the next question.


Q: Does player X have a plausible excuse for not having procured a reasonable amount of items? 

A: Safe excuses are wolf/charm attacks/poisoning/starvation/hypothermia.

Ask for at least two alibis.

If it doesn’t add up or there are no alibis, leave him locked inside the cell until the crew is 100% sure of who the Thralls are (and it’s not them).


“We are nearly through the passage, the storm bites at our heels, and the crew whispers of blood and dark magic.” – Captain’s Log April 1847

Survive the Arctic
Build fires to stay warm, fend off wolves and other predators, and hunt for food to stay alive in the brutal and unforgiving Canadian Arctic.

Betray Your Friends
Feed them tainted food, lure animals to attack them, hex them with blood magic, or if all else fails… just shoot them in the back.

You Are What You Eat
In the Arctic, you’ll have to make some grim choices to stay fed. Butcher bodies and use the pieces as weapons – or food.

Captain a Ship
Steer a 19th century warship around (or into) icebergs. Find coal for the ever-hungry boiler to keep the ship moving… or blow it up.

Brave a Perilous World
Plan around a full day and night cycle, contend with unexpected whiteouts, and try to outrun a massive blizzard that looms over the expedition.

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Last Updated on May 24, 2022

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