Eater of Souls

Eater of Souls
Type Flying Enemy / Corrupted Enemy
ID 6
Environment The Corruption (Surface)
AI 5 (Flying AI)
Damage 22
Defense 8
Max Life 40
Knockback Resist 50%
Coins 90 Copper Coin
Amount Item Chance
1 Rotten Chunk 1:3
1 Ancient Shadow Helmet 1:525
1 Ancient Shadow Scalemail 1:525
1 Ancient Shadow Greaves 1:525
1 Eater of Souls Banner 1:200

Eater of Souls is the primary enemy found on the surface of The Corruption. They can do a lot of damage to a new player due to their knockback resist and the fact that they tend to swarm the player in groups. However, when hit by a projectile, they tend to back off for a few seconds, which can give the player time to escape, heal, or anything else they want to do.

Prior to 1.2, there were variants called Little Eater and Big Eater. Since then, they were both renamed to "Eater of Souls" and are now included as direct variations of the main Eater of Souls.

Farming Eater of Souls is a good way of getting the Ancient Shadow Armor, which functions exactly like regular Shadow Armor. During early-game Blood Moons, when the player can survive in the Corruption, farming Eaters of Souls (using Water Candles and Battle Potions, if available) can get you all three pieces of armor quickly. (However, as of 1.2.3, the drop rate was decreased, so this method may take longer.)

[edit] History

  • 1.2.3: Drop rate of Ancient Shadow armor pieces decreased from 0.22% to 0.19%.
  • Can now drop the Eater of Souls banner.
  • 1.2:
    • Little Eater and Big Eater were changed to Eater of Souls.
    • Can now drop Ancient Shadow Armor.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Little Eater and Big Eater introduced.
    • Can no longer enter water.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Last edited by Zaicon on 27 March 2014 at 03:03
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