Giant Tortoise

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Giant Tortoise
Giant Tortoise.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Jungle – Underground Jungle
AI Type Tortoise AI
Damage 80 (Spin attack 160) / 160 (Spin attack 240) Desktop Version
Max Life 470 / 940 Desktop Version
Defense 30
KB Resist 70% / 73 Desktop Version
Banner
Giant Tortoise Banner.png
Drops
Coins 5 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Turtle Shell.png
5.88%
Internal NPC ID: 153

The Giant Tortoise is a Hardmode Jungle enemy. It attacks by going into its shell and hurling itself at players, dealing incredible damage on contact.

It drops Turtle Shells, which are vital for crafting Turtle armor (which is used to craft the near-endgame Beetle armor).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Damaging a Giant Tortoise causes them to stop their attack animation.
  • When spinning, they take very little damage as their defense doubles while spinning.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Melee is highly effective, as long as the player stays close to the Giant Tortoise and continues attacking, it will be unable to use its jump attack.
  • Try not to make it enter liquid as it will make it automatically charge at the player.
  • Any tactics that work for the Ice Tortoise should be effective against the Giant Tortoise as well.
  • The Giant Tortoise is very difficult in Expert mode as its health and damage are doubled.
  • It's recommended that the player defeat at least one mechanical boss, recommending The Destroyer (Skeletron Prime for Expert mode players), and get Hallowed armor before farming for Turtle Shells.
  • It should be noted that, due to the larger area of space for it to spawn in, Giant Tortoises can be farmed much easier on the surface with a Water Candle and Battle Potion than in the Underground Jungle.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This enemy, as well as its Ice Tortoise variation, appears to reference a similar tortoise enemy in Super Metroid that also attacks the player with the same flying spin.
  • Despite being called the Giant Tortoise, it drops Turtle Shells.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2: Introduced.
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