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Giant Worm

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The Giant Worm is an Enemy that tunnels through blocks in the Underground and Cavern layers to attack the player. It makes a distinctive shuffling sound that grows louder and more rapid as it approaches the player, providing an indicator of its location and proximity. It also leaves a subtle particle effect in its trail. It only spawns in Pre-Hardmode worlds and is replaced by the Digger in Hardmode.

Segments[edit | edit source]

The Giant Worm consists of 6-8 segments in total. Its head is more vulnerable to attacks than its body or tail, but also does more damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Giant Worm's body and tail does the least damage of all current Enemies, but due to its large size, it can strike a player multiple times in a single pass.
  • The Giant Worm does not take any damage from Lava.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Spears are the quickest way to deal with Giant Worms early in the game, or any other weapon that can deal multiple hits at a time.
  • Using a Flaming Arrow against the Worm will set it on fire, making it easier to track.
  • If you have a Slime Gun and hit the Worm, the worm can be tracked easily due to the slime effect left by the Debuff.
  • Giant Worms can surprise new players due to being able to spawn even when the player is slightly above Underground.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.1:
    • All segments now share a life counter, instead of individual life counters for all segments. Previously Head, Body and Tail had 10, 15 and 20 health, respectively.
    • Only spawns before Hardmode, after which it is replaced by Diggers.