Wall of Flesh

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Wall of Flesh
Wall of Flesh.png
Type Boss
Environment The Underworld
AI Type Wall of Flesh Body AI
Damage 50 melee
Max Life 8000 (shared)
Defense 12
KB Resist 100%
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%
Internal NPC ID: 113
For strategies on defeating 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.


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.

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, though these areas have fewer natural structures and may require additional lava survival gear or construction.


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 burps 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).


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" 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.


Wall of Flesh Eye
Wall of Flesh Eye.png
AI Type Wall of Flesh Eye AI
Damage 11-15 eye laser (depending on health)
50 melee
Max Life 8000 (shared)
Defense 0
KB Resist 100%
Internal NPC ID: 114
Wall of Flesh Mouth
Wall of Flesh Mouth.png
Damage 70 melee
Max Life 8000 (shared)
Defense 15
KB Resist 100%
Internal NPC ID: 114
The Hungry
The Hungry.png
AI Type Man Eater 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%)
KB Resist -10%
Internal NPC ID: 115
The Hungry II
The Hungry II.png
AI Type Demon Eye
Damage 30
Max Life 80
Defense 6
KB Resist 20%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Heart.png Heart 75%
Internal NPC ID: 116


  • 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.


  • Target the eyes rather than the mouth, since the eyes have 0 defense.
  • Weapon recommendations: Star Cannon with about 250 Fallen Stars, Water Bolt with Mana Flower, Sharanga, Night's Edge, Flamerang, Demon Scythe, Beenades. 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.
  • Gravitation Potion, Obsidian Skin Potion, Rocket Boots and Lava Waders can make traversing the underworld much easier.
  • Constructing a reasonably long straight bridge of blocks 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. 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, drop bombs in the lava to blow up the blocks beneath it and lower the lava level.
  • You may want to make a backup of your world in case you encounter one of the WoF bugs that have been reported to corrupt world files — or if you discover that you weren't ready for Hardmode yet.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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