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The Mechanical Bosses are three Hardmode Bosses that can be summoned by "Mechanical" items, and are themselves metallic and robotic in appearance. In addition, there is a 10% chance that one will randomly spawn each night after the first Demon/Crimson Altar is destroyed in a world, and each will continue to spawn randomly until it is defeated at least once.

The Mechanical Bosses' summoning items can be crafted at a Hardmode Anvil. Each also drop from all Hardmode enemies (except statue-spawned enemies and Meteor Heads) with a 1/2500 chance until their respective boss is defeated.

Once any single Mechanical Boss has been defeated for the first time:

After all three Mechanical Bosses are defeated:

Boss Spawn Message Summoning Item Soul Type
The Destroyer The Destroyer "You feel vibrations from deep below..." or "You feel a quaking from deep underground..." Mechanical Worm Mechanical Worm Soul of MightSoul of Might
The Twins The Twins "This is going to be a terrible night..." Mechanical Eye Mechanical Eye Soul of SightSoul of Sight
Skeletron Prime Skeletron Prime "The air is getting colder around you..." Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version or "You feel the air getting colder around you..." Desktop VersionConsole Version Mechanical Skull Mechanical Skull Soul of FrightSoul of Fright

Summoning Items Recipes[edit | edit source]

The Destroyer[edit | edit source]

The Twins[edit | edit source]

Skeletron Prime[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Bringing the Mechanical Bosses’ summoning items to a Pre-Hardmode world makes it possible to defeat them prior to defeating the Wall of Flesh. However, the Wall of Flesh must still be defeated in order to unlock Plantera.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Players who aren't confident in their ability to defeat the bosses, but who want access to the Hardmode Ores, can refrain from destroying any Altars until they are ready and instead fish for Crates, which offer those ores and their bars as random rewards during Hardmode. Crates acquired pre-Hardmode can also be saved until Hardmode, and will still offer Hardmode rewards.
  • Once one of the spawning messages appears at random, fleeing underground, or logging out and back in again, can prevent the Mechanical Bosses from spawning.
  • On the Mobile version Mobile version and 3DS version 3DS version, the player can find a Drax in an Underworld Shadow Chest, allowing the player to get Turtle armor before defeating any of the Mechanical Bosses, making it much easier to defeat them on the first try.
  • On the Mobile version Mobile version, 3DS version 3DS version and Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, if you’ve successfully defeated a mechanical boss you may want to make the Excalibur and then live through a Solar Eclipse. If you’ve obtained a Broken Hero Sword craft a True Excalibur at a Mythril/Orichalium anvil. If you have the Night's Edge and you have another Broken Hero Sword from the Solar Eclipse craft a True Night's Edge and use that instead. If you have another Broken Hero Sword use the True Night's Edge and the True Excalibur with another Broken Hero Sword you can craft the Terra Blade.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Some teasers for the Mobile version Mobile version release included The Destroyer having blue-lit segments instead of red.
  • All of the Mechanical Bosses seem to shoot a red Death laser when in at least one of their forms.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Buckets of Bolts.png
Buckets of Bolts • "Defeat the three nocturnal mechanical menaces: the Twins, the Destroyer, and Skeletron Prime."
Defeat all three Mechanical Bosses. Desktop VersionConsole Version
Achievement Mecha Mayhem.png
Mecha Mayhem • "Do battle against the Twins, the Destroyer, and Skeletron Prime simultaneously and emerge victorious."
Defeat all three Mechanical Bosses simultaneously in a single battle. Desktop VersionConsole Version
Achievement Back for Second.png
Back for Second • "You have defeated all the prime bosses twice!"
Defeat all of the Mechanical bosses twice. PS3

History[edit | edit source]

See the individual Mechanical Bosses' articles for more specific changes.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Fixed bug where "The jungle grows restless" message would appear before you have beaten all three Mechanical Bosses.
  • Desktop 1.2.3.1: No longer spawn randomly if another boss is alive. You can still summon multiple bosses manually.
  • Desktop 1.2.1: Reduced the chance for a Mechanical Boss summoning item to drop during Hardmode.
  • Desktop 1.2.0.3:
    • Hardmode Crimson, Corruption, and Hallow spread is now slowed after killing Plantera instead of any Mechanical Boss.
    • Slightly increased the chance for a Solar Eclipse to happen, but they will now only happen after killing a Mechanical Boss.