|AI Type||Plant AI|
|Banner||Man Eater Banner|
- Item (Quantity)Rate
- Internal NPC ID: 43
“A sharp-toothed plant with a taste for human flesh. It has the ability to hide inside the mud and reach over great distances.
— The Bestiary
The Man Eater is an enemy found only in the Underground Jungle biome, and is nearly identical in appearance and behavior to the above-ground Snatcher. Man Eaters spawn anchored to blocks, with an extendable stem topped by a pincher. The stem itself is a passive component and can be walked through safely without incurring damage; only the pincher inflicts or takes damage.
Differences from Snatchers[edit | edit source]
- The Man Eater's body color is a brown/pinkish vine, as opposed to the green vine of the Snatcher's. The "head" of a Man Eater also has a red tinge along the jaw.
- Man Eaters drop Vines and Ancient Cobalt armor, whereas Snatchers do not.
- Man Eaters can extend their stems about twice as far as Snatchers.
- Snatchers spawn in surface Jungle biomes as opposed to Underground Jungle biomes. Man Eaters begin spawning between 700 to 1,000 feet below 0 depth, depending on the world size.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- When lit on fire with weapons such as the Sunfury, their erratic movement patterns may cause them to reveal hidden caves with their light.
- Caution should be advised even when the player seems to be out of the Man Eater's reach, as they can extend their stems and thus improve their reach rapidly.
- Mining the block that a Man Eater is rooted on kills it instantly; however, this method of dispatching a Man Eater never yields any dropped items.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Man Eater and Snatchers are remotely reminiscent of Plantera's Hooks.
- Despite their vine color being more brown than green, Man Eaters drop green vines.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: Can now drop Coffee and Man Eater Kite.
- Desktop 1.3.5: Sprite updated.
- Desktop 1.3.3: Anchored block can no longer be destroyed.
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Vine drop rate increased from 33.33% to 50%.
- Desktop 1.2.3: Will no longer drop the Ancient Cobalt Helmet and the Ancient Cobalt Leggings together.
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Can now drop its own respective banner.
- Desktop 1.2: Vine drop rate increased from 25% to 33.33%.
- Health reduced from 130 to 110.
- Damage reduced from 42 to 34.
- Defense reduced from 18 to 10.
- Now has a chance to drop Ancient Cobalt armor when killed.
- Desktop 1.1: Damage decreased from 45 to 42.
- Desktop 1.0.6:
- Health decreased from 200 to 130.
- Damage decreased from 60 to 45
- Man Eaters are now drawn in front of tiles rather than behind them.
- They now extend their stems at random, rather than when the player is moving rapidly.
- Desktop 1.0.5:
- Man Eaters no longer drop Jungle armor, which is instead crafted by the player.
- They now pass through blocks, are immune to knockback, and no longer extend their stems when struck.
- Desktop-Release: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.