Feral Bite

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Feral Bite
Feral Bite.png
Type Debuff
Buffed by Bat Some Bats and Duke Fishron.png Duke 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.

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 • Cursed Inferno • DaybrokenDesktop Version • ElectrifiedDesktop Version • Frostburn • On Fire! • Penetrated • Poisoned • ShadowflameDesktop Version • Suffocation • Venom
Combat Betsy's CurseDesktop Version • Bleeding • Broken Armor • Ichor • Mana Sickness • OiledDesktop Version • Tipsy • Water Candle • Weak • Withered ArmorDesktop Version • Withered WeaponDesktop Version
Movement Chilled • Confused • Distorted • Frozen • Mighty WindDesktop Version • OozedDesktop Version • Slow • StonedDesktop Version • WebbedDesktop Version
Abilities Blackout • Chaos State • Creative ShockDesktop Version • Cursed • Darkness • ObstructedDesktop Version • Potion Sickness • Silenced
Visual Slime • Stinky • Wet
Other Feral Bite • Midas • Moon BiteDesktop Version • Horrified • The Tongue
Cannot be Inflicted DazedDesktop Version