Sand Sharks are Hardmode enemies found in the Desert Biome only during a Sandstorm. They are able to "swim" through all varieties of Sand, Hardened Sand, and Sandstone Blocks, but will collide normally against any other block. When they draw near a player, they will lunge out of the sand to attack.
The Sand Shark itself only appears in ordinary Deserts. There are other variants for different versions of the Desert:
- Bone Biter in the Corrupted Desert
- Crystal Thresher in the Hallowed Desert
- Flesh Reaver in the Crimson Desert
- Similar to the many colors of Gel, the color of the Shark Fins dropped by Sand Sharks ( ) are different from those dropped by Sharks ( ), but they are both the same item and stack together in the inventory.
- If a Sand Shark or any of its variants enters water, it will behave like a normal Shark.
- Cenx confirmed that the inspiration for the enemy was a joke with Safemanda's daughter.
- The sound the dash attack makes seems to be the same as the sound from the Vampire.
- https://twitter.com/Cennxx/status/768133646532370433 Cenx confirms that the enemy was based on a joke
- https://twitter.com/safemanda/status/768162972778856448Safemanda confirms that Cenx convinced her daughter that Land Sharks are a thing.
- https://twitter.com/Cennxx/status/768213754144231424Her previous tweet caused some confusion, so Cenx explained that her inspiration came from a joke.
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