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Wall of Flesh
Wall of Flesh.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment The Underworld
AI Type Wall of Flesh Body AI
Damage 50 melee
Max Life 8000 (shared)
Defense 12
Knockback Resist 100%
Drops
Coins 8 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Healing Potion.png Healing Potion (5-15 ) 100%
Pwnhammer.png Pwnhammer 100%
Breaker Blade.png Breaker Blade 16.67%
Clockwork Assault Rifle.png Clockwork Assault Rifle 16.67%
Laser Rifle.png Laser Rifle 16.67%
Warrior Emblem.png Warrior Emblem 16.67%
Sorcerer Emblem.png Sorcerer Emblem 16.67%
Ranger Emblem.png Ranger Emblem 16.67%
Wall of Flesh Mask.png Wall of Flesh Mask 14.29%Pc only.png
Wall of Flesh Trophy.png Wall of Flesh Trophy 10%
For strategies on how to defeat the Wall of Flesh, see Guide:Wall of Flesh strategies.

The Wall of Flesh (WoF) is a Boss located in The Underworld. It is the final and most difficult Boss in Pre-Hardmode. Beating it will trigger Hardmode.

To defeat the Wall of Flesh, you must attack its eyes or its mouth. They all share the same life counter, so shooting at any of the three will deplete the boss' total health. Shooting at the eyes causes the most damage, as they have the lowest defense. Its other body parts are transparent to weapons, so attacking those will not deplete its health.

Summoning[edit]

The Wall of Flesh summoned.

The Wall of Flesh is summoned when a Guide Voodoo Doll is destroyed by lava in The Underworld while the Guide is alive (this must be done in The Underworld; lava in any other layer will not work). This kills the Guide and summons the boss. It can be done either by killing the Voodoo Demon that carries the Doll while it flies above a lava pool, or by picking up the dropped Doll and throwing it into the lava yourself. In the Mobile only.pngmobile version, you simply tap the Doll in your hotbar.

If the Guide is not alive when the Doll is destroyed, the Wall of Flesh will not spawn, and the Doll will be wasted. If you have already summoned the Wall of Flesh recently, make sure the Guide has respawned before attempting to summon the Wall again. You will also want to go to a certain side of the map in order to summon the WoF in the direction you want. Summon the WoF on the right side and it goes right to left. Summon it on the left side and it goes to the right.

Attacks[edit]

The Wall of Flesh is very large, occupying the entire screen vertically. Once spawned, it steadily sweeps across the map in a single direction, forcing the player to constantly move away for the duration of the fight while contending with the Underworld's usual hazards. The Wall moves faster as it gets more wounded. It must be killed before it reaches the end of the map, otherwise it will despawn and all living players in the underworld will die (with the unique death message "<PLAYERNAME> was Licked").

Keep this behavior in mind when preparing an Arena, as the fight will take you many screens away (unless you are already using Hardmode gear). Any platform you build will need to be very long (ie. tile length reaching in the thousands). Water Walking Potion or Lava Waders are of tremendous use in mitigating the Underworld's many Lava pools. Rocket Boots also help in crossing the lava lakes.

  • The Wall has small mouths called The Hungry, each attached by a long vein, which move towards and damage players. As the Wall of Flesh's main body takes damage, they deal more damage and become more resistant to attacks. When they've suffered enough damage, they detach and chase players.
  • The Wall's eyes fire lasers. As its health decreases, the lasers increase in damage, speed, and frequency.
  • The Wall spits Leeches from its mouth that chase players.
  • The Tongue grabs players that wind up behind The Wall or attempt to flee the battle, and deals significant damage.

If you manage to flee the Underworld during the fight, you will die instantly, with the message “<PLAYER NAME> tried to escape”. This can be done using the Magic Mirror and Recall Potion, which causes death after teleportation (which can be useful as a last-ditch attempt to conserve items or money, as they will drop next to the spawn point).

Aftermath[edit]

When the Wall of Flesh is killed, it leaves its drops in a floating, fully enclosed box of Demonite Bricks to prevent its drops from falling into lava. One of the drops is always the Pwnhammer , which becomes an essential tool.

After defeating the Wall for the first time, your world will enter Hardmode, and will be filled with tougher enemies. This will also generate two diagonal stripes of The Hallow, and Corruption or Crimson, in a "V" or "X" pattern from the center of the Underworld all the way to the Surface (and higher, as Floating Islands in these paths will also be converted).

Note: See Hardmode for more extensive information.

Components[edit]

Wall of Flesh Eye
Wall of Flesh Eye.png
Statistics
AI Type Wall of Flesh Eye AI
Damage 11-15 eye laser (depending on health)
50 melee
Max Life 8000 (shared)
Defense 0
Knockback Resist 100%
The Hungry
The Hungry.png
Statistics
AI Type The Hungry AI
Damage 30 (WoF health 75%+)
45 (WoF health 50%+)
60 (WoF health 25%+)
75 (WoF health <25%)
Max Life 240
Defense 10 (WoF health 75%+)
20 (WoF health 50%+)
30 (WoF health 25%+)
40 (WoF health <25%)
Knockback Resist -10%
The Hungry II
The Hungry II.png
Statistics
AI Type Demon Eye
Damage 30
Max Life 80
Defense 12
Knockback Resist 20%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Heart.png Heart 75%

Notes[edit]

  • Take care to avoid accidentally letting a Voodoo Demon drop its Doll into Lava, as this will also summon the Wall of Flesh. (Except Mobile only.pngMobile)
  • If you have problems getting the Guide to spawn, make sure there isn't an Event in progress. Traveling back to your world's original spawn point can reveal an ongoing event, like a Goblin Invasion, and allow you to complete it. It also must be daytime for the Guide to respawn.
  • The Wall of Flesh's sweep direction is determined by its spawn location. Spawning it anywhere left of the center of the world will cause it to sweep from left to right, while spawning it right of center will cause it to sweep right to left. Maximum fight space can be achieved by spawning it at the extreme right or left of the world.

Tips[edit]

  • Target the eyes rather than the mouth, since the eyes have 0 defense.
  • Certain consumables and accessories such as Gravitation Potion, Obsidian Skin Potion, Rocket Boots and Lava Waders can make traversing the underworld much easier.
  • Preparing the Underworld for the battle is advised. Having a reasonably long straight path with no danger of getting stuck or falling can make the battle significantly easier, and can even block lasers from the lower eye if the path is at the proper height.
  • You may want to make a backup of your world in case one of the bugs appears or you afterwards discover that you weren't ready for Hardmode yet.
  • Multi-hit weapons, such as Diamond Staff, Demon Scythe, and Night's Edge, help beat the Hungry quickly.
  • Inflicting multiple sections of the Wall of Flesh with the On Fire! or Cursed Inferno debuffs, using Bows or Repeaters and the appropriate Arrows, will deal damage much quicker.
  • Using Bombs, Dynamite, and Explosives to destroy the Underworld houses makes leveling the Underworld much easier.
  • If you're attempting to make a bridge and there's lava in the way, you can drop bombs in the lava to blow up the blocks beneath it and lower the lava level.
  • A Star Cannon with about 250 Fallen Stars can easily demolish the WoF.
  • The Wall of Flesh attempts to cover entire Underworld cavern space by moving its eyes up and down; it orients by existence/absence of Ash blocks 4-5 tiles above and beneath the eyes. That means making bridge out of ash will most probably keep the lower eye at constant height 4-5 blocks from the bridge.
  • A Water Bolt combined with a Mana Flower can kill the WoF quickly.
  • If you have them, Beenades can help immensely in killing the hungry early on in the fight. They can also be used to help kill the Wall of Flesh quickly, since the bees are very powerful in large groups.
  • High-Tier pre-hardmode weapons such as Sharanga, Night's Edge, Star Cannon,and Flamerang will easily defeat the WoF. Grenades are also helpful.
  • Taking a Watch with you when attempting to summon the Wall repeatedly may be beneficial. NPCs will not spawn at night, so a night-time kill of the Wall will mean you have a slight wait until the next Guide arrives.
  • The Bee Gun works well.

Bugs[edit]

Wall of Flesh somehow spawned Hardmode ores upon dying.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes the Wall of Flesh fails to spawn properly. This can range from spawning on the wrong side of the world, serious glitches involving The Tongue, spawning with parts missing, and (most commonly) simply failing to spawn.
Bug.png Bug : After killing the Wall of Flesh, there is a very rare chance that Hardmode will fail to generate. (The spawning of the Witch Doctor may be connected with this bug somehow.)
Bug.png Bug : If you manage to kill 2 pieces or more of it at once, you will be rewarded with 2 kills and 2 sets of drops.
Bug.png Bug : It is possible for the Pwnhammer or other dropped items to spawn outside the enclosed box and fall into the lava.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png On Xbox, the Wall of Flesh will sometimes be visible only to the host of the game but other players can still be damaged and damage it.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png On Xbox and PS3, the Wall of Flesh will often spawn backwards.
Bug.png Bug : When summoning the Wall of Flesh you may sometimes hear the roar sounded in a rapid manner and stopping after a few seconds. The wall part is removed while the eyes and mouth are still present. This may cause lag which will persist even if it is defeated.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes when you kill the wall of flesh, the text "The ancient spirits of light and dark have been released" will not show up even though hardmode has indeed started.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png When defeated in the console version, it may spawn the room without any loot or gold. This was experienced in multiplayer using PS3/Vita.
Bug.png Bug : If you are killed by the Wall of Flesh and come back down, sometimes it may only have a mouth and be visible to only one player. Shortly after seeing it you will randomly die. (Single player too)
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes, if you have a world with Crimson, killing the Wall of Flesh will spawn Corruption biomes, rather than more Crimson.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes, when you throw the Voodoo Doll into lava, the Wall of Flesh won't spawn even though the chat says <YOUR GUIDE'S NAME> was slain. When you come back to the surface, the Guide will still be present and still functioning fine, but no home is set. The Guide's home is also unable to be set. This can be fixed by re-entering the world.
Bug.png Bug : When spawned, you may sometimes die immediately after throwing the Guide Voodoo Doll into lava.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes after you have died to the Wall of Flesh and respawned, when you return to the underworld, you will still have the Horrified debuff, but only at the center of the map. You will also be unable to spawn the Wall of Flesh again even if the Guide has already respawned. (Can be fixed by closing the Terraria window and reloading the game; simply relogging will not fix the issue.)
Bug.png Bug : Mobile only.png On iOS, after you defeat the wall of flesh on multiplayer, you can not spawn him again while still on multiplayer. (confirmed.)
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png When spawned on Xbox, sometimes taking a teleporter back to the surface will not result in the player dying instantly, the Wall of Flesh despawning, or the player being dragged by the WoF back to the underworld. The WoF will still continue on it's course and reaching the end of the world will still kill all players, and the fight may be resumed if the player returns to the underworld and catches up to the WoF.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png Most of the time, the Wall of Flesh spawns on the wrong side (If you throw the doll on the far left, he will come from the right), and make it very hard to kill him. This can be partially avoided by building across the entire Underworld, and spawning him from the middle.
Bug.png Bug : Mobile only.png Will not drop/chance not to drop any items after the iOS Hardmode Update.
Anomaly.png Anomaly: Occasionally will not despawn even if you die in single player and you can continue the fight by returning to the underworld. (Confirmed on PC and on Windows Phone Mobile)
Anomaly.png Anomaly: Mobile only.png On iOS, may drop a Lucky Horseshoe.
Bug.png Bug : When you just spawned the wall of flesh sometimes it will keep you in front holding you while its going up and up through the map which will kill you, unless you use a cheat/hack which will lead you to going further and further until you reach space. When you go back down the mouth and eyes will be floating through the map.
Bug.png Bug : on psvita,The wall of flesh will spawn randomly at any time even if the player isnt in the Underworld.
Bug.png Bug : Mobile only.png when killed on mobile version, will keep going toward you even thought its drops have appeared until it kills you.

History[edit]

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