Antlion

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Antlion
Antlion.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Desert
AI Type Antlion AI
Damage 10 / 20 Desktop only.png (Ranged attack)
10 / 20 (36) Desktop only.png (Melee)
Max Life 45 / 90 (198) Desktop only.png
Defense 5
KB Resist 100%
Immune to: Confused.png
Banner
Antlion Banner.png
Drops
Coins 60 Copper Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Antlion Mandible.png
Antlion Mandible 
• 1-2 Desktop only.png
  • 1 Console only.pngMobile only.png
33.3% Desktop only.png
14.29% Console only.pngMobile only.png
Internal NPC ID: 69
Console only.png Mobile only.png 3DS logo.svg Console/Mobile/3DS
Exclusive Variant
Albino Antlion
Albino Antlion.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 10 (Ranged attack)
10 (Melee)
Max Life 45
Defense 6
Banner
Albino Antlion Banner.png
Drops
Coins 60 Copper Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Antlion Mandible.png
14.29%

The Antlion is an enemy found in Deserts during the day, and are also found in Underground Deserts. They remain stationary with their head sticking out of the ground, and will shoot sand at players when they enter their line of sight. They can only launch their projectile at an upwards angle (straight upwards or within ~45 degrees to the left or right), so approaching from lower ground means you will usually be out of their line of fire. Antlions will climb up walls if they are touching a wall. They can be rather annoying to less experienced Terraria players.

On the Console only.png Console, Mobile only.pngMobile, and 3DS logo.svg versions, the Albino Antlion variant also appears.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because the Antlion creates Sand Blocks as it attacks, sand is a renewable resource, although one renewed slowly.
  • If you have a lead/iron bow, use unholy arrows and stay more than 30 blocks back. It won't always hit you and you will kill it quickly.
  • It has been seen in the Mobile only.pngMobile version that Antlions have somewhat rare and limited movement across the desert, instead of being entirely stationary.
  • If faced with a incline facing directly upward, Antlions will climb very slowly toward the player. This happens on all versions, and prevents them from burying themselves.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Antlion is based on real life antlion larvae which dig sand pits as traps for other insects. The antlion will throw sand at escaping prey, causing its victims to fall down and tumble down into the center of the pit where the hungry antlion is waiting.
  • The NPC ID Image contains only the Head. The Body, is stored not by an ID, but rather by its name: AntlionBody.png

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1:
    • May now drop up to two Antlion Mandibles
    • Sprite updated
    • Now has new sound effects
  • 1.2.0.3: Can now drop its respective banner.
  • 1.1:
    • Chance of dropping Antlion Mandible increased from 1 in 10 (10%) to 1 in 7 (14.29%)
    • Projectile damage reduced from 20 to 10
  • 1.0.5: Introduced.


Antlions
 
Albino Antlion.png Albino Antlion Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg • Antlion.png Antlion • Antlion Charger.png Antlion Charger Desktop only.png • Antlion Swarmer.png Antlion Swarmer Desktop only.png
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