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Lost Girl
Lost Girl.png
Type Enemy
Environment Cavern
AI Type Fighter
Damage 10
Max Life 250
Defense 30
KB Resist 50%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Nymph Banner.png Nymph Banner Every 50 kills
Metal Detector.png Metal Detector 50% (100% Expert Mode)
Internal NPC ID: 195
Type Enemy
Environment Underground
AI Type Fighter
Damage 35
Max Life 300
Defense 16
KB Resist 60%
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Nymph Banner.png Nymph Banner Every 50 kills
Metal Detector.png Metal Detector 50% (100% Expert Mode)
Internal NPC ID: 196

The Nymph is a very rare enemy that spawns underground. When first encountered, it appears as the Lost Girl, who seems to be a helpless NPC in need of rescue. When a player gets close, it transforms and attacks as the Nymph, a dangerous enemy that deals high damage (for a pre-Hardmode enemy). Once the Lost Girl transforms for the first time, subsequent spawns will skip the Lost Girl form, and appear instead as hostile Nymphs immediately. It is arguably the rarest creature in Terraria and is extremely hard to find.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Minions and other enemy-seeking weapons will target the Lost Girl before she transforms into a Nymph.
  • If defeated in its Lost Girl girl form (ie. the player never approaches, and instead attacks the Lost Girl from a distance), its subsequent spawn will again be as the Lost Girl, rather than as the hostile Nymph. It begins spawning as the Nymph after the first time it is given the opportunity to transform.
  • Nymphs spawn more often during Hardmode, and spawn more often in Underground Snow.
  • Console only.png Mobile only.png It appears to spawn more frequently in the console and mobile versions.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • It cannot attack from a distance, nor can it jump very high. Use a ranged weapon from an out-of-reach position.
  • A Harpoon, Flail or Yoyo can be effective, as Nymphs can be stun-locked. Even with its high health, the Harpoon can kill a Nymph in moments with no risk to the wielder, due to its extremely high rate of fire, so long as it is used at short range.
  • Any high rate of fire weapon will be very effective, as they cannot approach you enough for their attacks to hit.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Greek and Latin mythology, a nymph is a lesser female deity with the power to animate nature.
  • The left half of the Nymph Banner is of the Lost Girl, while the right half is the Nymph monster.
  • The Nymph Banner is one of the rarest items to obtain in Terraria, even after the update which made banners drop after 50 kills.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Now drops Metal Detector.
  • 1.2.3: Spawn chance increased.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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