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The Bestiary is an in-game catalog of Terraria's various entities, including enemies, NPCs, critters, and bosses. It can be viewed by opening your inventory and clicking the book icon located to the right of your item trash can. The Bestiary displays a description and basic statistics for each entity, including health, damage, defense, and knockback, as well as advanced information like item drop rates. Entries can be sorted and filtered by various criteria, like stats, locations, times, events, etc.
Initially, no information is available about any particular entity. There are four stages of progression for each entity, each unlocked based on a player's current experience level with that entity:
- 1 kill: Name and portrait display
- 10 kills: Stats display
- 25 kills: Item drop lists display
- 50 kills: Item drop rates display
Experience is tracked by various methods, depending on the entity type:
- For an enemy, kills of that enemy are counted (kills made before the 188.8.131.52 update will not count). Enemies with multiple variants (such as zombies) have a separate tracker for each variant (50 Arrow Zombie kills, 50 Gel Zombie kills, etc.).
- For a boss, just one kill is required to display all information.
- For a critter, the counter advances based on how many of that critter type the player came into close proximity with.
- For a Town NPC, the number of times the player chatted with that NPC is counted.
At the bottom of the Bestiary is a bar that fills as the Bestiary is completed, allowing players to track their progress. Bestiary progress is tied to a world, not a character. Unlocking 10% of the entities in the Bestiary makes the Zoologist NPC available, who sells progressively more items (eg. the Cat License) as the player completes more of the Bestiary. Unlocking all information for the entries is not a requirement for this, as long as the entries themselves have been unlocked.
Filters[edit | edit source]
From top-left to bottom-right in the Bestiary display. The "Number of Creatures" column may show double-counted creatures that appear in multiple biomes.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Bestiary is separated by world. If a fully unlocked character is brought to a new world, the Bestiary will be empty for them in that world.
- In case you have not defeated the Dungeon Guardian before defeating Skeletron, you can get his bestiary entry by talking with the Clothier. Similarly, you can get the entry for the Tortured Soul by talking to the Tax Collector.
- In order to complete the Bestiary 100%, a player-made Corruption or Crimson biome must be made, depending on which one your world already has. If you use the seed "05162020" on any world size, you can ignore this step as a crimson and corruption is made upon world generation.
- Three enemies are somewhat exclusive: Crawdad, Giant Shelly, and Salamander. In a given world, there can be only two of them, chosen randomly; the third will not appear. This is taken into account by the Bestiary progression logic, and the missing enemy will register as unlocked when the other two exclusive creatures are unlocked.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The entry for the Lost Girl may be reference to the show "Naked and Afraid".
- The Pirate's Curse and Spiked Slime are the only killable enemies that do not have bestiary entries.
- Unlike enemies such as the Zombie and Skeleton, the Shadow and Wood variations of Mimic do not have separate entries.
- The maximum bestiary percentage that can be obtained in a Pre-Hardmode world (including bringing items over from a Hardmode world) is 64.42%, or 335 entries.
- The entry for the Town Bunny may reference the Rabbit Perch, in which a bunny really does become a hat.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Mythical Beasts & Where to Farm Them: Exploring Terraria's Bestiary (May 8, 2020), a forums post by Re-Logic introducing the Bestiary.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: Fixed a crash on Linux involving Solar Pillar enemy badges.
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: The Dungeon Guardian and Old Man Bestiary entries will now fill themselves out upon Skeletron's defeat if they haven't been filled out already.
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Introduced.