|AI Type||Antlion AI|
|Damage|| 10 (Ranged attack)|
The Antlion (and Albino Antlion on Console Versions) is an enemy found in Deserts during the day. They remain stationary with their head sticking out of the sand, and will shoot sand at players. They can only launch their projectile at an upwards angle (straight upwards or within ~45 degrees to the left or right), so approaching from lower ground means you will usually be out of their line of fire.
Antlions will climb up walls if they are touching the wall.
- The best way to gather Antlion Mandibles is to level out a large desert as much as possible, and run from end to end repeatedly. Man-made farms are far more difficult to create because they must be very long (in order to compensate for the low spawn rate), and at least 3 blocks of sand in depth. The primary reason for gathering mandibles is to create a Sandgun.
- Because the Antlion creates Sand Blocks as it attacks, sand is a renewable resource. There is no truly practical way to use this for mass-producing sand, however, since they spawn so infrequently and Sandgun with ammo consumption bonuses makes sand faster.
- The Antlion is based off of the real life antlion larva.