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% (33.3 Expert)
Clockwork Assault Rifle.png Clockwork Assault Rifle 16.67% (33.3 Expert)
Laser Rifle.png Laser Rifle 16.67% (33.3 Expert)
Warrior Emblem.png Warrior Emblem 12.5% (25% Expert)
Sorcerer Emblem.png Sorcerer Emblem 12.5% (25% Expert)
Ranger Emblem.png Ranger Emblem 12.5% (25% Expert)
Summoner Emblem.png Summoner Emblem 12.5% (25% Expert)
Wall of Flesh Mask.png Wall of Flesh Mask 14.29%Pc only.pngConsole only.png
Wall of Flesh Trophy.png Wall of Flesh Trophy 10%
Treasure Bag (Wall of Flesh).png Treasure Bag (Wall of Flesh) 100% in Expert Mode
Internal NPC ID: 113

For the item see Flesh Block Wall.

The Wall of Flesh 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 | edit source]

The Wall of Flesh summoned.

The Wall of Flesh is summoned when a Guide Voodoo Doll is dropped into 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 must simply tap it in your hotbar, or you can drag and drop it from your hotbar to the lava.

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. On the PC and console versions, one can use the housing menu to see which NPCs are still alive.

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.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

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).

  • 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. These will always drop Hearts when killed.

Immediately upon the Wall of Flesh's spawning, the player is afflicted with the Horrified debuff, which prevents fleeing from the battle. Players that attempt to leave the Underworld or get behind the Wall of Flesh are grabbed by The Tongue and pulled directly into the Wall of Flesh's mouth, inflicting serious damage. If the player teleports beyond the reach of the tongue by using a Magic Mirror, Recall Potion or other means of quick transport, the debuff instead kills them immediately, returning the message “<PLAYER NAME> tried to escape”.

Expert Mode Attacks[edit | edit source]

Over time, The Hungry will respawn, Making One-Hit weapons less useful, The rate of The Hungry's respawning increases as more damage is dealt.

Gains a massive speed boost at around 500 HP remaining. Can easily kill an unaware player.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

When the Wall of Flesh is killed, it leaves its drops in a floating, fully enclosed box of Demonite Bricks (or Crimtane Bricks if your world is generated with the Crimson) 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.

Components[edit | edit source]

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Take care to avoid accidentally letting a Voodoo Demon drop its Doll into Lava, as this will also summon the Wall of Flesh.
  • 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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating Wall of Flesh, including Weapon and Arena recommendations, see Guide:Wall of Flesh strategies.

  • Try not to use melee weapons if you are fighting the Wall of Flesh for the first time, because you take a sizable amount of damage from touching the Wall of Flesh or its many Hungries.
  • Mobility-enhancing items, such as Gravitation Potion, Rocket Boots and various Hooks can make traversing the underworld much easier. Similarly, items like Obsidian Skin Potions, Lava Waders, or an Obsidian Rose can mitigate the underworld's ambient hazards.
  • You may want to make a backup of your world in case you discover that you weren't ready for Hardmode yet.
  • The Wall of Flesh attempts to cover the 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 a bridge out of ash will make the eyes stay at constant height 4-7 blocks from the bridge.
  • Water Walking Potion, Lava Waders, Rocket Boots/Spectre Boots, or Obsidian Skin Potion are of great help in mitigating the Underworld's many lava pools.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible for the Wall of Flesh to drop a Biome Key Mold, although this is extremely rare.
  • It is also possible for the Wall of Flesh to drop a Soul of Night/Light.
  • It is rumored that the Guide may actually be the Wall of Flesh. This is mainly hinted in-game by one of the Cyborg's quotes.

History[edit | edit source]

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