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Brain Suckler

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Brain Suckler
Brain Suckler.png
Type Flying Enemy
Environment Lunar Events
AI Type Star Cell/Brain Suckler AI
Damage 70 / 140 Desktop only.png
Max Life 330 / 660 Desktop only.png
Defense 34
KB Resist 50% / 55 Desktop only.png
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltip "You can't see!"
Brain Suckler Banner.png
Internal NPC ID: 421
Internal Buff ID: 163
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
The effects of the Obstructed debuff.

The Brain Suckler is a Hardmode, post-Lunatic Cultist flying enemy spawned by the Nebula Pillar during the Lunar Events. It latches onto the player's head, dealing large amounts of damage at a steady rate, while also inflicting the Obstructed debuff for the remainder of it time it is on the player.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the player teleports using a Magic Mirror, Ice Mirror, or a Cellphone while a Brain Suckler is still attached to them, the Brain Suckler will teleport with the player to the player's teleport-ed destination.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brain Sucklers pay homage to the iconic Headcrab enemy from the Half-Life series, as they attack by latching onto a player's head and disrupting their brain functions. Brain Sucklers are referred to as Nebula Headcrabs sporadically in the game's code, and in their banner prior to a patch, implying their name was changed at some point during development.
  • They are also similar in appearance and function to the Metroids from the series of the same name, in that they latch onto preys' heads and drain their life force.

History[edit | edit source]

  • ??: Name changed from "Nebula Headcrab" to "Brain Suckler".Verify
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