Chaos Elemental

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Chaos ElementalHardmode exclusive
Chaos Elemental.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage40/80/120
Max Life370/740/1110
Defense30
KB Resist60%/64%/68%
BannerChaos Elemental BannerChaos Elemental Banner
Immune toPoisoned
Drops
Coins615
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS
Exclusive Variant
Spectral Elemental
Spectral Elemental.png Mobile variant
Statistics
Type
Damage40
Max Life400
Defense30
BannerSpectral Elemental BannerSpectral Elemental BannerOld-gen console version
Drops
Coins6
Sounds

The Chaos Elemental is a Hardmode enemy that spawns on Pearlstone, Pearlsand and Pink Ice Blocks in the Cavern layer. It runs around and teleports quickly, attempting to damage the player by making contact. It will teleport anywhere in a random position within 20 tiles from its target, but at least 4 tiles away, and only into a space that is at least 4 blocks tall and 3 blocks wide. It will not teleport into lava, though it can easily fall into it after teleporting.

The Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version also feature the exclusive Spectral Elemental variant.

Like many Underground Hallow enemies, Chaos Elementals have a glowing pink after-image.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Chaos Elementals may also spawn if the player is not specifically in the Underground Hallow. They only require a block of Pearlstone, Pearlsand, or Pink Ice to spawn on.[1]
  • Chaos Elementals will not spawn if:
    • The player is standing in front of a player-placed background wall;
    • An NPC is housed nearby.
    • Desktop and Mobile versions The player has not moved or used items for 5 seconds, even when moving on Minecarts or Conveyor Belts. However auto-jumping accessories such as Frog Leg and similar items still count as movement, as does the continuous flight offered by Soaring Insignia. Being grappled into platforms and some other tiles simultaneously counts as movement because the hook resets after 10 minutes.
  • Though the Chaos Elementals are immune to the On Fire! debuff, they will still take damage from lava.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Elementals are magical entities who embody/personify a force of nature. Historically, elementals personify one of the four Classical elements: earth, water, air or fire (sometimes plant, but never Aether). The fantasy tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons introduced elementals that were fusions, and other unconventional elementals.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Chaos Elemental: "Once living beings infused by the blessing, they erratically make chase with an uncontrollable surge of luminous power."

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3: No longer spawns in the Underground Hallow if the world is not in Hardmode.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.3.5.3 source code, function SpawnNPC() in Terraria.NPC.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.1.