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Wyvern
Wyvern.png
Statistics
Type Flying Enemy
Burrowing Enemy
AI Type Worm
Max Life 4000
KB Resist 100%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Soul of Flight.png Soul of Flight (5-10) 100%
Wyvern Banner.png Wyvern Banner 0.5%
Console only.png Mobile only.png Console/Mobile
Exclusive Variant
Arch Wyvern
Arch Wyvern.png
Statistics
Type Flying Enemy
Burrowing Enemy
AI Type Worm
Max Life 8000
Item (Quantity) Rate
Soul of Flight.png Soul of Flight (5-20) 100%
Arch Wyvern Banner.png Arch Wyvern Banner 0.5%
Shadow Key.png Shadow Key ? 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!, and Cursed Inferno 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 a Wyvern 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 Town 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]

Wyvern[edit]

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

Arch Wyvern[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  • If you are above or close to your house and are fighting a Wyvern, and you use Magic Mirror to teleport back, the Wyvern may follow you to your house/spawn point.
  • 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]

For more strategies on defeating Wyverns, see Guide:Harvesting Souls.
  • As they use the Worm AI, Wyverns move and attack similarly to Devourers and Bone Serpents, though they are not reliant on moving through blocks to angle their attacks.
  • Like with any multi-segmented enemy, piercing and explosive weapons can strike multiple segments of their bodies, dealing several times their normal damage in a single pass.
  • Wyverns fly slightly slower than the player falls. However, outrunning one 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 tangled up in the coils of the wyvern, it's better to be hit by the body segments than the head.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
  • Because of their color, body shape and general style, Wyverns bear a close resemblance to several dragons from popular culture, such as Haku's true form from Studio Ghibli's animated film Spirited Away and Falkor the Luckdragon from the film The Never Ending Story.
  • 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]

  • Console 1.2: 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 • Leech Head.png Leech • Bone Serpent Head.png Bone Serpent
Wyvern Head.png Wyvern • Arch Wyvern Head.png Arch Wyvern Console only.png • Eater of Worlds Head.png Eater of Worlds • The Destroyer (technical).png The Destroyer
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