Sand Elemental

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Sand Elemental
Sand Elemental.png
Type Enemy
Environment Sandstorm
AI Type Sand Elemental AI
Damage 40
Max Life 5000 / 10000 Desktop only.png
Defense 30
KB Resist 5%
Immune to: Confused.pngPoisoned.pngVenom.pngFrostburn.png
Sand Elemental Banner.png Sand Elemental Banner Desktop only.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
Forbidden Fragment.png Forbidden Fragment Desktop only.png
Internal NPC ID: 541
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
The Sand Elemental's Sandnado Attack

The Sand Elemental is a rare Hardmode enemy which spawns in the Desert during a Sandstorm. They are immune to the Poisoned, Venom, Confused, and Frostburn debuffs.

They drop Forbidden Fragments, the main ingredient for the Forbidden armor as well as the Spirit Flame.

Sand Elementals attack by summoning 3 'Sandnados' randomly around the general location of the player. The distance between them varies, and they remain stationary for their lifespan. Sand Elementals can't travel through blocks, and they fly in a non-linear pattern. They attempt to avoid the player, as their main attack is the sandnado.

Sand Elementals are detected by the Lifeform Analyzer.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The "Sandnados" cannot pass through blocks. Standing underneath a platform of solid block will make the Elemental unable to hit you with its Sandnado.
  • Using the Rod of Discord to teleport to the other side of the Sandnados may be useful; however, since it inflicts the debuff Chaos State after repeated use, be careful how often you use it.

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History[edit | edit source]

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