Giant Worm

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Giant Worm
Giant Worm.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeWorm AI
Max Life30/60330396/90495594
KB Resist100%
BannerWorm BannerWorm Banner
Immune toConfused
Coins40Pre-Hardmode: 1Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 480

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.

On Console version Console, Old-gen console version Old-gen console, and 3DS3DS version versions, it only spawns in pre-Hardmode 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.

Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
2 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
NPC ID Type Damage Defense
10 Giant Worm Head.png Giant Worm Head 8/167286/24108129 0
11 Giant Worm Body.png Giant Worm Body 4/83642/125463 4/42024
12 Giant Worm Tail.png Giant Worm Tail 4/82836/124254 6/62430

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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Giant Worm: "These itty bitty diggy dawgs dig through the earth and take focused spelunkers by surprise, causing unwanted distress."

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.