Feral Bite

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Feral Bite
Feral Bite.png
Type Debuff
Buffed by Bat Some Bats and Duke Fishron.pngDuke Fishron
Effects Increases damage, but decreases life regeneration and causes random status effects to occur
Tooltip Increased damage, Decreased life regen, Causes status effects
Internal Buff ID: 148
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Feral Bite is a "debuff" that may be inflicted when a player is hit by a bat (10% chance) or Duke Fishron (33% chance) in Expert mode. It increases player damage by 20%, but lowers player health regeneration and may randomly inflict Darkness, Cursed, Confused, Slow, Weak, or Silenced debuffs.

Causes[edit | edit source]

From enemy[edit | edit source]

From Duration Chance
Cave Bat.png Cave Bat  30-90 seconds 1/10 (10%)
Jungle Bat.png Jungle Bat  30-90 seconds 1/10 (10%)
Giant Bat.png Giant Bat  30-90 seconds 1/10 (10%)
Giant Flying Fox.png Giant Flying Fox  30-90 seconds 1/10 (10%)
Duke Fishron.png Duke Fishron  3-10 seconds 1/3 (33.3%)

Debuffs[edit | edit source]

When the player is afflicted with Feral Bite, there is a 1/1200 chance per frame for one of six debuffs to inflict the player. When the game is running at the target 60 frames per second, the effective chance is 1/20 every second (approximately 1-20 seconds).

Debuff Duration Chance
Darkness.png Darkness  1.8-3 seconds 1/6 (16.7%)
Cursed.png Cursed  0.45-0.75 seconds 1/6 (16.7%)
Confused.png Confused  0.9-1.5 seconds 1/6 (16.7%)
Slow.png Slow  2.1-3.5 seconds 1/6 (16.7%)
Weak.png Weak  3-5 seconds 1/6 (16.7%)
Silenced.png Silenced  0.6-1 seconds 1/6 (16.7%)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • While at the first look seeming like a rather weak debuff, the randomly occuring status effects can cause major damage to a player. The Confused and Weak debuffs can easily catch players on the wrong foot, especially when they are not aware of being under the influence of Feral Bite.
  • Having an Ankh Charm or Ankh Shield eliminates all the debuffs (which technically makes this a pseudo buff like the Tipsy effect).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Internally, Feral Bite is named "Rabies", a real disease which affects animals and humans.

History[edit | edit source]

Status Effects: Buffs • Debuffs
Damaging Burning.pngBurning • Cursed Inferno.pngCursed Inferno • Stardust Dragon.pngDaybrokenDesktop VersionConsole Version • Electrified.pngElectrifiedDesktop VersionConsole Version • Frostburn.pngFrostburn • On Fire!.pngOn Fire! • Distorted.pngPenetratedDesktop VersionConsole Version • Poisoned.pngPoisoned • Shadowflame.pngShadowflameDesktop VersionConsole Version • Suffocation.pngSuffocation • Venom.pngVenom
Combat Betsy's Curse.pngBetsy's Curse • Bleeding.pngBleeding • Broken Armor.pngBroken Armor • Ichor (debuff).pngIchor (debuff) • Mana Sickness.pngMana SicknessDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version • Betsy's Curse.pngOiledDesktop Version • Tipsy.pngTipsy • Water Candle (debuff).pngWater Candle (debuff) • Weak.pngWeak • Withered Armor.pngWithered Armor • Withered Weapon.pngWithered Weapon
Movement Chilled.pngChilled • Confused.pngConfused • Distorted.pngDistortedDesktop VersionConsole Version • Frozen.pngFrozen • Mighty Wind.pngMighty WindDesktop Version • Oozed.pngOozedDesktop Version • Slow.pngSlow • Stoned.pngStonedDesktop VersionConsole Version • Webbed.pngWebbedDesktop VersionConsole Version
Abilities Blackout.pngBlackout • Chaos State.pngChaos State • Creative Shock.pngCreative ShockDesktop Version • Cursed.pngCursed • Darkness.pngDarkness • Obstructed.pngObstructedDesktop VersionConsole Version • Potion Sickness.pngPotion Sickness • Silenced.pngSilenced
Visual Slime (debuff).pngSlime (debuff)Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version • Stinky.pngStinky • Wet.pngWetDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Other Feral Bite.pngFeral BiteDesktop VersionConsole Version • Midas.pngMidas • Moon Bite.pngMoon Bite • Horrified.pngHorrified • The Tongue.pngThe Tongue
Cannot be Inflicted Dazed.pngDazedDesktop VersionConsole Version
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