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Eater of Worlds

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"Screams echo around you..."

Eater of Worlds
Eater of Worlds.png
Statistics
Type Boss – Burrowing Enemy
Environment The Corruption
AI Type Worm
Max Life 7485 / 10479
KB Resist 100%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Shadow Scale.png Shadow Scale
• 29-57
100%
Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore
• 20-59 / 40-118
100%
Lesser Healing Potion.png Lesser Healing Potion
• 5-15
100%
Suspicious Looking Apple.png Suspicious Looking Apple
Mobile only.png
80%
Eater of Worlds Mask.png Eater of Worlds Mask
Pc only.png Console only.png
14.29%
Eater of Worlds Trophy.png Eater of Worlds Trophy
10%
Eater's Bone.png Eater's Bone
5%
Treasure Bag (Eater of Worlds).png Treasure Bag (Eater of Worlds)
• in Expert Mode only
100%
Internal NPC ID: 13-15

The Eater of Worlds is a giant Corruption-themed worm boss (resembling a Devourer, but much larger) with eyes on every 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 is not a single target, but a string of 50 segments (1 head, 48 body, 1 tail) with individual life counters. When any inner segment is destroyed, it splits into multiple smaller worms, each with their own head and tail. Each section of the Eater must be killed in order to defeat the entire boss.

Defeating the Eater of Worlds is the only way to obtain Shadow Scales, as well as usable quantities of Demonite Ore. Individual segments drop some of these when killed, with a larger bonus drop upon defeating the entire entity. The Eater of Worlds is immune to the Poisoned, On Fire!, and Cursed Inferno debuffs.

If your world generated Crimson instead of Corruption, this boss will be replaced by the Brain of Cthulhu.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In Expert Mode, the Eater of Worlds shoots Vile Spit similarly to a Corruptor. The Vile Spit shot by the Eater of Worlds used to do the exact same amount of damage as the Corruptor. As of 1.3.0.5, however, the damage done by this attack has been reduced.
  • The different sections of the Eater of Worlds are not equivalent: A Head section will deal significantly more damage than the Body or Tail, but has far less life.
  • Trying to summon the Eater of Worlds with Worm Food while another is still alive will not work and the item will not be consumed. Summoning additional Eater of Worlds by breaking additional Shadow Orbs does work and will not kill the player.
  • If the player leaves The Corruption, the Eater of Worlds will disappear (unless one manages to lure it into the crimson which is unlikely).
  • Like all Worms, the Eater of Worlds is immune to Lava.
  • Individual segments cannot survive on their own. Killing one segment, when that part only consisted of two segments, will kill both.
  • When a part is destroyed, if it results in another worm being made, the segment that becomes the tail will fully recover. The head doesn't seem to recover any health (tested in Console and PC).
  • There is a Hardmode Mechanical Boss equivalent of the Eater of Worlds, The Destroyer.
  • Depending on where exactly you summon him, he may get stuck underneath some empty terrain, such as a cave. His spawn location is relative to the player, not to the bottom of the map.
  • If you have defeated Plantera in Expert Mode, then you can frequently kill the Eater of Worlds by standing still with the Spore Sac equipped.

Segments[edit | edit source]

Eater of Worlds Head
Eater of Worlds Head.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 22 / 48
Max Life 65 / 91
Defense 2
Drops
Coins 3 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore
• 2-5
50%
Shadow Scale.png Shadow Scale
• 1-2 / 2-3
50%
Rotten Chunk.png Rotten Chunk
Mobile only.png
33%
Internal NPC ID: 13
Eater of Worlds Body
Eater of Worlds Body.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 13 / 20
Max Life 150 / 210
Defense 4
Drops
Coins 3 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore
• 2-5
50%
Shadow Scale.png Shadow Scale
• 1-2 / 2-3
50%
Rotten Chunk.png Rotten Chunk
Mobile only.png
33%
Internal NPC ID: 14
Eater of Worlds Tail
Eater of Worlds Tail.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 11 / 17
Max Life 220 / 308
Defense 8
Drops
Coins 3 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore
• 2-5
50%
Shadow Scale.png Shadow Scale
• 1-2 / 2-3
50%
Rotten Chunk.png Rotten Chunk
Mobile only.png
33%
Internal NPC ID: 15

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating Eater of Worlds, including Weapon and Arena recommendations, see Guide:Eater of Worlds strategies.

  • Farming the Eater of Worlds is one of the most effective ways of making money prior to Hardmode. Mid-game armor and weapons will make the fight easy, and selling its drops will yield 9 to 11 Gold Coin each time, on average.
  • Weapons that pierce for multiple hits are effective, due to the Eater's large size and multiple parts.
  • The individual worms have a tendency to retreat into the ground when their heads are destroyed.
  • During Hardmode, it is an effective means of farming Soul of Night. One Soul of Night can be dropped per segment, the percentage being the same as with other mobs.
  • If possible, try to aim for the head or tails of each section, as if they die first, they will not split into more.
  • The Slime Mount makes this fight extremely easy, when summoned in a chasm, he will pin you to the ceiling, allowing the Slime Mount to bounce on his segments once per frame causing massive damage, oftentimes he will kill himself the first time he pins you.

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.5: Reduced damage of the Vile Spit attack.
  • 1.3.0.1: Added new AI in Expert Mode, will now shoot Vile Spit at players.
  • 1.2.3: Now has a chance of dropping the Eater Mask.
  • 1.2.1: Now has a chance of dropping the Eater's Bone as the drop chance is now fixed.
  • 1.2.0.3: Now has a chance of dropping a Blend-O-Matic, this is meant to be the Eater's Bone drop however the drop is bugged.
  • 1.2: Now has a chance of dropping the Eater of Worlds Trophy.
  • 1.1.2:
    • The Eater of Worlds can now spawn when a third Shadow Orb is broken within the Hallow, but will still flee due to not being in the Corruption.
  • 1.0.6:
    • No longer defeated when he 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.
    • Can 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.
Worms
 
Giant Worm Head.png Giant Worm • Digger Head.png Digger • Devourer Head.png Devourer • World Feeder Head.png World Feeder • Tomb Crawler (Head).png Tomb Crawler Pc only.png • Leech Head.png Leech • Bone Serpent Head.png Bone Serpent
Dune Splicer (Head).png Dune Splicer Pc only.png • Wyvern Head.png Wyvern • Arch Wyvern Head.png Arch Wyvern Console only.png • Eater of Worlds Head.png Eater of Worlds • The Destroyer (technical).png The Destroyer • Milkyway Weaver (Head).png Milkyway Weaver Pc only.png • Crawltipede (Head).png Crawltipede Pc only.png
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars