On the Old-gen console version, Mobile version, and , a variant of Shark known as Orcas can be found in the Ocean. Despite their differences in name, sprite, and stats, the Shark and Orca have the same behavior. version
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Sharks can only spawn within 250 tiles of the map's edge, or from a Shark Statue.
- Sharks do not flop around on land like most other fish, making them less dangerous to approach when beached.
- Along with other water enemies, Sharks will ignore players who aren't submerged in at least one tile of water.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Sharks charge the player and can move quicker than most players. They are highly resistant to knockback, but strong weapons will usually at least halt their advance.
- Rapid-fire weapons, flails, and multi-attack weapons (such as the Swordfish or the Boomstick ) tend to be effective against Sharks. Autoswing weapons are also effective against sharks as long as they have decent knockback. Because of its extremely fast attack rate and its Autoswing feature, the Arkhalis is quite useful when dealing with sharks.
- Using a Water Walking Potion or Water Walking Boots to stand at the surface and dive slightly down periodically, you can attract Sharks to within striking distance while staying safe. The Flipper accessory will keep you from sinking to the bottom.
- To safely and easily hunt sharks, construct a spot to stand on, but remain half-inside water. Add a shield of blocks in front of you to one tile above the water's surface. Use an arcing ranged or Flamelash-type weapon to fire around the shield, or a Vilethorn to fire through the shield.
- A similar method is to stay on the Ocean floor, dig a small pit in the sand, and build a shield above you but not connected to the ground, leaving a one-tile gap. Sharks will try to attack but won't fit. You can then attack with impunity. If the player is lacking proper swim gear or a Neptune's Shell, a stack of Gills Potions may come in handy for this approach.
- An easy way to farm sharks is to place Shark Statues over one bucket of lava stretched over a twelve block space, and activating the statue with a one second timer. This kills the sharks without risk to the player and keeps the items from being destroyed.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In real life, orcas are not actually related to sharks at all, but are a type of Porpoise (similar to a dolphin).
- Real life sharks rarely attack humans deliberately, instead mistaking swimmers for injured seals, which are their prey.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 1.3.5: Sprite updated.
- Desktop 126.96.36.199: Sprite updated.
- Desktop 188.8.131.52: Shark can now drop its own respective banner.
- Desktop 1.0.5: Shark introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced with Orca variant.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced with Orca variant.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced with Orca variant.