Bosses are large, aggressive, resilient enemies that offer a substantial challenge to players. There are 9 bosses, one of which is exclusive to the console version of Terraria. Each has its own particular way of being summoned. Warning messages appear whenever a boss is about to begin attacking a player. Defeating a boss concludes with a congratulatory message and several items.
 The bosses
The King Slime is a giant blue slime with 2000 health. It is summoned with a Slime Crown, and can also rarely appear in the outer thirds of the map completely by itself. As with all monsters that can spawn naturally, the King Slime has a better chance of spawning while holding a Water Candle or under the effects of a Battle Potion. The King Slime is a good challenge for a beginning player, and can be easily defeated by tactical use of terrain, and so, it is not usually considered a real boss.
The King Slime does not provide access to game-advancing items upon defeat, but will drop money and the Ninja clothes.
- For strategies on how to defeat the Eye of Cthulhu, see Guide:Eye of Cthulhu strategies.
Once the player has 200 HP or more, and has 3 or more NPCs living in houses, and over 10 Defense, the Eye of Cthulhu will have a 1 in 3 chance to spawn at the start of every night, and will continue to do so until defeated for the first time. It can also be summoned using a Suspicious Looking Eye at night.
Since this Boss can spawn randomly without deliberate action by the player, it is often the first Boss the player must face. It is also considered the easiest Boss to defeat, although some people think it's Eater of Worlds. Though it is still a significant challenge, especially to newer players.
- For strategies on how to defeat the Eater of Worlds, see Guide:Eater of Worlds strategies.
The Eater of Worlds is summoned with the Worm Food. It will also appear every time you shatter three Shadow Orbs. The Eater of Worlds can only be summoned in the Corruption, and if he manages to get out of the corruption, he will flee and disappear. The Eater of Worlds can be a challenge even for intermediate players, as it is a large Worm enemy that travels through tiles, and is made up of multiple sections that can each attack separately (with separate heads, no less) when they are cut off. To defeat this boss, every section must be brought down to less than two body parts to be killed (the smallest possible section is a head and a tail with no body pieces).
- For strategies on how to defeat Skeletron, see Guide:Skeletron strategies.
Skeletron is summoned by speaking to the Old Man at the entrance of the Dungeon at night. This is the only way to summon Skeletron, and once defeated he cannot be summoned again in that world (unlike the other bosses). Defeating Skeletron allows you to freely access the Dungeon without being attacked by Dungeon Guardians. The Dungeon contains many unique items, as well as hazards.
- For strategies on how to defeat the Wall of Flesh, see Guide:Wall of Flesh strategies.
The Wall of Flesh is summoned by throwing the Guide Voodoo Doll into a pool of lava in the Underworld while there is a living Guide in the world. Defeating this boss monster will irreversibly enable Hardmode in your world, which will allow the creation of the summoning items for the 3 hardmode bosses. It can drop a variety of powerful items and, with hardmode enabled, players can break Demon Altars in order to spawn the hardmode ores.
- For strategies on how to defeat The Twins, see Guide:The Twins strategies.
The Hardmode version of the Eye of Cthulhu. Spawns two eyes with different forms upon reaching 50% health. They have 24,000 HP each. The Twins are summoned by crafting and using a Mechanical Eye at night. It is worth noting that The Twins will gain more defense in their second forms
- For strategies on how to defeat The Destroyer, see Guide:The Destroyer strategies.
The hardmode version of the Eater of Worlds, with 80,000 HP. Although it is similar to its easy mode counterpart, it has some key differences: it won't divide into smaller segments, will shoot lasers from its body if space is available, and will deploy Probes to attack you as well. The Destroyer is summoned by crafting and using a Mechanical Worm anywhere, but only at night.
- For strategies on how to defeat Skeletron Prime, see Guide:Skeletron Prime strategies.
Skeletron Prime is a far more difficult version of Skeletron, with the head having 30,000 HP. His limbs are different: instead of two hands, he has a vice, a laser gun, a saw and a cannon that shoots bombs. With the head and all limbs combined, Skeletron Prime has 63,000 HP. In addition, unlike Skeletron, Skeletron Prime can be summoned as many times per world as you want, by crafting and using a Mechanical Skull, but can only be summoned at night. It is worth noting that when his head spins, his Defense increases, unlike Skeletron, whose Defense decreases when spinning.
Ocram is a boss for the console version of Terraria. To summon Ocram you must get the Suspicious Looking Skull. It requires two Mechanical Eyes, one Mechanical Skull, twenty Adamantite Bars, ten Souls of Night, and ten Souls of Light, crafted at a Mythril Anvil. Upon death, he drops 5-10 Souls of Blight. Souls of Blight are used in the crafting of the new console-exclusive armor, Dragon Armor, Titan Armor, and Spectral Armor. They are also used to craft the new sword and spear, the Tizona and Tonbogiri.
|King Slime • Eye of Cthulhu • Eater of Worlds • Skeletron • Wall of Flesh|
The Twins • The Destroyer • Skeletron Prime • Ocram