Eater of Worlds

Eater of Worlds Head
Type Boss / Burrowing Enemy
ID 13
Environment The Corruption
AI 6 (Worm AI)
Damage 22
Defense 2
Max Life = 65
Knockback Resist 100%
Coins 3 Silver Coin
Drops
Amount Item Chance
1-2 (each segment) Shadow Scale 1:1
2-5 (each segment) Demonite Ore 1:2
1 Eater of Worlds Mask 1:7
1 Eater of Worlds Trophy 1:10
1 Eater's Bone 1:30
Eater of Worlds Body
ID 14
Damage 13
Defense 4
Max Life 150
Eater of Worlds Tail
ID 15
Damage 11
Defense 8
Max Life 220

The Eater of Worlds is a worm-like Corruption boss with eyes on each segment of its body. It is summoned using the Worm Food from within The Corruption, or by destroying 3 Shadow Orbs.

The Eater of Worlds contains 50 separate segments; destroying any inner segment will split the worm into multiple parts, each with its own Head and Tail. Segments cannot exist on their own; if one segment of a two-piece worm is killed, the other segment will die as well. Once every segment of the boss is destroyed, the boss is considered defeated.

Fighting the Eater of Worlds is the only way to obtain Shadow Scales, which are required to craft the Nightmare Pickaxe, The Breaker, and Shadow Armor.

Attempting to summon the Eater of Worlds with Worm Food while another is still alive will instantly kill the player. Since the boss is a worm, piercing attacks (such as the Vilethorn) are the most effective way to kill it. During Hardmode, killing the Eater of Worlds is useful for farming items such as Souls of Night or Corruption Key Molds, since each segment counts as a different kill.

The Eater of Worlds is immune to the Poisoned, On Fire!, and Cursed Inferno debuffs.

[edit] History

  • 1.2.3: Can now drop the Eater of Worlds Mask.
  • 1.2.1: Can now (correctly) drop the Eater's Bone.
  • 1.2.0.3: Can now drop the Blend-O-Matic (should be Eater's Bone).
  • 1.2: Can now drop the Eater of Worlds Trophy.
  • 1.0.6:
    • Will no longer be considered defeated if it flees.
    • Head health reduced from 80 to 65, damage reduced from 43 to 22.
    • Body health reduced from 210 to 150, damage reduced from 18 to 13, armor reduced from 7 to 4.
    • Tail health reduced from 300 to 220, damage reduced from 15 to 11, armor reduced from 10 to 8.
  • 1.0.5:
    • No longer drops Shadow Armor.
    • No longer follow players out of the corruption.
    • Head health reduced from 140 to 80, damage reduced from 50 to 43.
    • Body life reduced from 230 to 210, damage reduced from 25 to 18.
    • Tail life reduced from 350 to 300.
  • 1.0.4:
    • Fixed a bug where simply selecting Worm Food in your quick bar summoned the Eater of Worlds.
    • Head life increased from 120 to 140, damage increased from 40 to 50, armor increased from 0 to 2.
    • Body life increased from 200 to 230, damage increased from 10 to 25, armor increased from 4 to 7.
    • Tail life increased from 300 to 350, damage increased from 10 to 15, armor increased from 8 to 10.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Last edited by Zaicon on 31 March 2014 at 02:34
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