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Mimic
Mimic.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
AI Type Mimic AI
Damage 80
Max Life 500
Defense 30
KB Resist 70%
Drops
Coins 10 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Dual Hook.png Dual Hook 14.29%
Magic Dagger.png Magic Dagger 14.29%
Titan Glove.png Titan Glove 14.29%
Compass.png Compass (Pc only.png Console only.png) 14.29%
Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stone 14.29%
Cross Necklace.png Cross Necklace 14.29%
Star Cloak.png Star Cloak 14.29%
Mimic Banner.png Mimic Banner 0.5%
Light Disc.png Light Disc (Mobile only.png) 14.29%
Internal NPC ID: 85
Ice Mimic
Ice Mimic.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Underground Snow
AI Type Mimic AI
Damage 80
Max Life 500
Defense 50
KB Resist 70%
Drops
Coins 10 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Frostbrand.png Frostbrand 28.5%
Ice Bow.png Ice Bow 28.5%
Flower of Frost.png Flower of Frost 28.5%
Toy Sled.png Toy Sled 5%
Mimic Banner.png Mimic Banner 0.5%

A Mimic is an uncommon Hardmode enemy disguised as a Chest, appearing as the appropriate Chest type for the environment. Mimics will look exactly like Chests until approached or attacked, at which point they will chase the player.

Mimics take on the appearance of Chests that would normally be found in a given area: normal brown chests closer to the surface, gold chests found underground, and locked Shadow chests in The Underworld. Mimics that spawn in a Snow biome not only take the appearance of Ice Chests, but also have their own unique set of ice-themed drops.

Mimics can be spawned by the player using the Chest Statue — even prior to Hardmode — but these will not drop any coins or items besides the Mimic Banner.

Identifying[edit]

While disguised, Mimics will not show a usual enemy tooltip when hovering the mouse cursor over them, except in the mobile version. Below are some tips to help differentiate real chests from Mimics.

  • Real Chests will show up on the minimap, but Mimics will not.
  • The Spelunker Potion will not cause a Mimic to glow, but the Hunter Potion will.
  • Mimics disguised as Gold Chests or Shadow Chests will not emit a sparkle effect the way the real versions do.
  • Hitting an inactive Mimic with any weapon will activate it, even from afar.
  • Mimics may not line up properly with blocks, as normal Chests would. They can also appear atop empty tiles (eg. slopes), where real chests can never be placed.
  • Mimics can appear in front of background objects or enemies, while real chests cannot.
  • Mimics cannot disguise themselves as unlocked Shadow Chests. Unlocked Shadow Chests are therefore always real chests.
  • The Scourge of the Corruptor's tiny Eaters will home in on disguised Mimics.
  • Empty and collect every chest you find, or mark real Chests with a torch or an uncommon block. If you see an unmarked chest in an underground area you've already visited, it's likely a Mimic.
  • If you see a Gold Chest in a Jungle Temple, it's a Mimic.

Notes[edit]

  • Mimics are immune to the Poisoned, On Fire!, and Cursed Inferno debuffs.
  • A wooden Mimic's only spawn requirement is a naturally generated dirt wall. If you dig out a mountain but leave its wall, Mimics can occasionally spawn there.
  • A Mimic will always drop exactly one of the items from its loot table (excluding the Mimic Banner).

Tips[edit]

  • Targeting Mimics may help players making their way through early Hardmode, and they drop high-damage weapons and good defensive accessories; as well as around 10 Gold Coin, which can help with Hardmode's higher prices.
  • An easy way to kill Mimics early in Hardmode is to grapple a high place and attack with a ranged weapon.
  • Console only.png With 3 or more players, Mimics will never stay in their disguised state.

Trivia[edit]

  • Mimics first appeared in Dungeons & Dragons in 1977, and have appeared in countless publications since.

See also[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1.2: Ice Mimic variant and accompanying drops added.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
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