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Clinger.png Console, Mobile, 3DS version
Type Enemy
Environment Underground Corruption
AI Type Plant AI
Damage 44 / 68 Desktop versionConsole version (ranged attack)
70 / 140 Desktop versionConsole version (melee)
Max Life 320 / 640 Desktop versionConsole version
Defense 30
KB Resist 80% / 82 Desktop versionConsole version
Inflicts debuff Cursed Inferno.png Cursed Inferno
Debuff duration 7 seconds / 14 seconds Desktop versionConsole version
Debuff tooltip Losing life
Immune to: Confused.png
Clinger Banner.png
Coins Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Cursed Flame.png
Cursed Flame 
• 2-5
Internal NPC ID: 101

The Clinger is a Hardmode enemy found in the Underground Corruption biome. Clingers spawn anchored to a block, with their head attached to an extendable "stem" that does not damage the player. They attack by launching orbs of cursed flames at the player, which can inflict the Cursed Inferno debuff.

Clingers are one of the three creatures that drop the valuable Cursed Flames, with the others being the World Feeder and the Vile Ghoul (however, the Clinger is the only one that actually uses the Cursed Flames as a weapon). Though they are more common than World Feeders underground, they do not appear on the surface. A player who intends to use Cursed Arrows or Cursed Bullets should make an effort to kill them whenever possible.

Clingers will not launch their projectile for a couple seconds after being struck by knockback; players can use this to their advantage and prevent a Clinger from being able to retaliate until it is slain. Additionally, Clingers' projectiles do not travel through solid objects, which players can use to their advantage while approaching.

Strangely, despite being able to shoot cursed flames, they are not immune to the Cursed Inferno debuff.

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