Wyvern

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Wyvern
Wyvern.png
Statistics
Type Flying Enemy – Burrowing Enemy
Environment Space
AI Type Worm
Max Life 4000 / 8000
KB Resist 100%
Banner
Wyvern Banner.png Wyvern Banner
Item (Quantity) Rate
Soul of Flight.png Soul of Flight
• 5-10 / 10-20
100%
Console only.png Mobile only.png Console/Mobile
Exclusive Variant
Arch Wyvern
Arch Wyvern.png
Statistics
Type Flying Enemy – Burrowing Enemy
Environment Space
AI Type Worm
Max Life 8000
Banner
Arch Wyvern Banner.png Arch Wyvern Banner
Item (Quantity) Rate
Soul of Flight.png Soul of Flight
• 5-20
100%
Shadow Key.png Shadow Key
75% Mobile only.png

Wyverns are large Hardmode enemies that spawn at high altitudes. They resemble oriental dragons, are long and white, and follow the Worm AI. They are immune to the Poisoned, On Fire!, Cursed Inferno, and Shadowflame debuffs.

Wyverns spawn at any lateral map location, day or night, but generally at Floating Island altitudes. They will follow descending players down to ground level, and can fly through blocks, but tend not to fly below ground. They won't spawn if one is already alive, and like most enemies able to pass through tiles, they won't be able to spawn if the player themself stays in front of player-placed walls, even if there is valid spawn points for the Wyvern. Outside of Crimson, Corruption, and Dungeon biomes, and except during events, having at least one NPC near the player will also prevent them from spawning.

Map Size Expected Depth
Small 360+ feet above
Medium 640+ feet above
Large 850+ feet above

Segments[edit | edit source]

Wyvern[edit | edit source]

Wyvern Head
Wyvern Head.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 80 / 160
Defense 10
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Internal NPC ID: 87
Wyvern Legs
Wyvern Legs.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 40 / 80
Defense 20
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Internal NPC ID: 88
Wyvern Body
Wyvern Body.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 40 / 80
Defense 20
Drops
Coins 20 Silver Coin
Internal NPC ID: 89
Wyvern Body 2
Wyvern Body 2.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 40 / 80
Defense 20
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Internal NPC ID: 90
Wyvern Body 3
Wyvern Body 3.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 40 / 80
Defense 20
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Internal NPC ID: 91
Wyvern Tail
Wyvern Tail.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 40 / 80
Defense 20
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Internal NPC ID: 92

Arch Wyvern[edit | edit source]

Arch Wyvern Head
Arch Wyvern Head.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 89
Defense 30
Drops
Coins 0-2 Gold Coin
Arch Wyvern Legs
Arch Wyvern Legs.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 70
Defense 40
Drops
Coins 1 Gold Coin
Arch Wyvern Body
Arch Wyvern Body.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 70
Defense 40
Drops
Coins 2 Gold Coin
Arch Wyvern Body 2
Arch Wyvern Body 2.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 70
Defense 40
Drops
Coins 2 Gold Coin
Arch Wyvern Body 3
Arch Wyvern Body 3.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 70
Defense 40
Drops
Coins 2 Gold Coin
Arch Wyvern Tail
Arch Wyvern Tail.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 70
Defense 30
Drops
Coins 2 Gold Coin

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to kill the Wyvern while its head is off the map, which can result in the loss of its drops.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more strategies on defeating Wyverns, see Guide:Harvesting Souls.

  • As with any multi-segmented enemy, piercing and explosive weapons can strike multiple segments at once, dealing several times their normal damage than non-piercing weapons.
  • Outrunning a Wyvern on foot is only possible over Asphalt Blocks.
  • The head of a Wyvern hits for significantly more damage than the body. If you're about to be hit, it's better to aim for the body segments than the head.
  • It is easier to fight a Wyvern in space, as the low gravity helps you to dodge its attacks.
  • The Nimbus Rod is useful, as is the Shield of Cthulhu's dash, for dodging.
  • A long Minecart Track makes killing Wyverns very simple, even in Expert Mode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although the name "wyvern" refers to a western dragon-like creature depicted as having two wings and two hind legs, but no arms or forelegs, Terrarian Wyverns are shaped after Chinese dragons in Chinese folklore.
  • The Angler mentions in a quest that Wyverns are born and raised as tadpoles- namely the Wyverntail.png Wyverntail.
  • Console only.png Mobile only.png Before Arch Wyverns were given a new sprite in the 1.2 update, they looked like this: Arch Wyvern (old).png
  • Console only.png Mobile only.png Wyverns take knockback, while Arch Wyverns do not.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Console 1.02: New Arch Wyvern sprite.
  • 1.1.1: Wyverns are less common and are less likely to spawn near the ground.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Worms
 
Giant Worm Head.png Giant Worm • Digger Head.png Digger • Devourer Head.png Devourer • World Feeder Head.png World Feeder • Tomb Crawler (Head).png Tomb Crawler Pc only.png • Leech Head.png Leech • Bone Serpent Head.png Bone Serpent
Dune Splicer (Head).png Dune Splicer Pc only.png • Wyvern Head.png Wyvern • Arch Wyvern Head.png Arch Wyvern Console only.png Mobile only.png • Eater of Worlds Head.png Eater of Worlds • The Destroyer (technical).png The Destroyer
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