Present Mimic

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Present MimicHardmode exclusive
Present Mimic Forms.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeMimic AI
Damage100/200/300
Max Life900/1800/2700
Defense32
KB Resist75%/78%/80%
BannerPresent Mimic BannerPresent Mimic Banner
Immune toOn Fire!ConfusedPoisonedHellfire
Drops
Coins2050

A Present Mimic is a Hardmode, post-Plantera enemy that spawns during the Frost Moon event. It acts like normal Mimics do, but tries to pass itself off as a present instead of a Chest.

Defeating a Present Mimic adds 20 points (40 points) during the Frost Moon.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

A Present Mimic lying in wait.
  • Present Mimics are rarer than the other enemies spawned during the Frost Moon. The reason for this seems to be that all Mimics initially behave like still objects. This causes the Present Mimics to spawn off-screen and, unlike the other enemies, stay there until the player gets near it or somehow damages it.
  • It will chase the player until killed, given the player does not lose sight of it.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Present Mimics drop large amounts of Hearts. This can be very convenient during the fight.
  • Present Mimics do not run away once night is over like some other Frost Moon enemies do. Be mildly wary of these when picking up leftover drops after the end of the event.
  • Reaching Wave 20 of the Frost Moon activates one day of Christmas, which (once daytime begins) does satisfy the conditions for the Present Mimics to drop Present(s). However, because this single-day Christmas does not begin until dawn, it is likely that players will have to start another Frost Moon during nighttime of the 24-hour period in order to take advantage of this.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Present Mimic is the only type of Mimic not trying to appear as a chest.
  • It is the only mimic to exclusively appear in an event.
  • It has the highest damage of all Mimics, including the Biome Mimics.
  • It is the only event enemy to not appear in the chatbox when there is a new wave.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Present Mimic: "Surprise! The most unexpected gift this holiday season, the Present Mimic is a nicely gift-wrapped box of teeth and death."

History[edit | edit source]

  • Console 1.06: Now only drops Presents during Christmas, like other enemies.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method RegisterBoss_FrostMoon() in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.ItemDropDatabase.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.2.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method CheckProgressFrostMoon() in Terraria.NPC.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.2.