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Type Flying Enemy
AI Type Bat
Damage 25 / 50
30 / 60 (Ranged attack)
Max Life 100 / 200
Defense 8
KB Resist 40% / 46%
Harpy Banner.png Harpy Banner
Coins 4 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Feather.png Feather
Giant Harpy Feather.png Giant Harpy Feather
Internal NPC ID: 48

A Harpy is a flying enemy that spawn at high altitudes, typically around Floating Island heights. In Pre-Hardmode, they won't spawn on the horizontal middle of the map, around an area equal to one tenth of its complete length. This restriction is removed in Hardmode. They use the Bat AI, and fire Harpy Feather projectiles (Harpy Feather.png). Harpies can spawn at any time, day or night. Up to seven Harpies can exist on screen during the day, ten at night, and fifteen during a Blood Moon.

Map Size Expected Height
Small (Pc only.png) 360+ feet above
(Console only.png) 102+ meters above
Medium (Pc only.png) 640+ feet above
(Console only.png) 113+ meters above
Large (Pc only.png) 720+ feet above
(Console only.png) 125+ meters above

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • One way of farming Harpies is to build an enclosure, then empty a bucket of lava above it. Adding walls inside the enclosure will prevent Wyverns from spawning, making it possible to safely AFK. The Blood Moon event, Water Candle, and Battle Potion items will all increase the enemy spawn rate significantly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Historically a Harpy was a female monster from Greek and Roman mythology in the form of a large bird with a human face.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2:
  • 1.1:
    • Feather drop rate increased from 20% to 50%
    • Projectile damage reduced from 30 to 15
  • 1.0.6:
    • No longer fire feathers without a clear shot.
    • AI changed to reduce wall hugging.
    • Harpies are now unaffected by Wood Platforms, rendering AFK grinders ineffective.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Harpy renamed from Harpey.
    • No longer make a splash sound when hitting water.
  • 1.0.4: Introduced.
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