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Sand Shark
Sand Shark.png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentSandstormDesert
AI TypeSand Shark AI
Damage50 / 100
Max Life360 / 720
Defense20
KB Resist10% / 19%
Immune toConfused
BannerSand Shark BannerSand Shark BannerDesktop Version
Drops
Coins 4 Silver Coin

Sand Sharks are Hardmode enemies found in the Desert Biome only during a Sandstorm. They are able to "swim" through all varieties of Sand, Hardened Sand, and Sandstone Blocks, but will collide normally against any other block. When they draw near a player, they will lunge out of the sand to attack.

The Sand Shark itself only appears in ordinary Deserts. There are other variants for different versions of the Desert:

Variants[edit | edit source]

Bone Biter
Bone Biter.png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentSandstormCorrupted Desert
AI TypeSand Shark AI
Damage60 / 120
Max Life380 / 760
Defense24
KB Resist20% / 28%
Immune toConfused
BannerBone Biter BannerBone Biter BannerDesktop Version
Drops
Coins 4 Silver Coin
Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver.png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentSandstormCrimson Desert
AI TypeSand Shark AI
Damage64 / 128
Max Life400 / 800
Defense22
KB Resist20% / 28%
Immune toConfused
BannerFlesh Reaver BannerFlesh Reaver BannerDesktop Version
Drops
Coins 4 Silver Coin
Crystal Thresher
Crystal Thresher.png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentSandstormHallowed Desert
AI TypeSand Shark AI
Damage54 / 108
Max Life450 / 900
Defense26
KB Resist30% / 37%
Immune toConfused
BannerCrystal Thresher BannerCrystal Thresher BannerDesktop Version
Drops
Coins 4 Silver Coin

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Similar to the many colors of Gel, the color of the Shark Fins dropped by Sand Sharks ( Sand Shark Fins.png ) are different from those dropped by Sharks ( Shark Fin.png ), but they are both the same item and stack together in the inventory.
  • If a Sand Shark or any of its variants enters water, it will behave like a normal Shark.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cenx confirmed that the inspiration for the enemy was a joke with Safemanda's daughter.[1][2][3]
  • The sound the dash attack makes seems to be the same as the sound from the Vampire.
  • In real life, Sand Sharks are called 'Angel Sharks' and look more like shark-tailed Stingrays.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://twitter.com/Cennxx/status/768133646532370433 Cenx confirms that the enemy was based on a joke
  2. https://twitter.com/safemanda/status/768162972778856448Safemanda confirms that Cenx convinced her daughter that Land Sharks are a thing.
  3. https://twitter.com/Cennxx/status/768213754144231424Her previous tweet caused some confusion, so Cenx explained that her inspiration came from a joke.

History[edit | edit source]