Spike Ball

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Spike Ball
Spike Ball.png
Statistics
Environment Dungeon
AI Type Spike Ball AI
Damage 32 / 64 Desktop only.png
Internal NPC ID: 70
Not to be confused with the consumable weapon Spiky Ball.

The Spike Ball is an indestructible enemy found in the Dungeon that swings around in a circle from a central pivot point (which also cannot be destroyed), and deals damage to the player on contact. Separate Spike Balls can have differing chain lengths. They spawn and despawn off-screen like any other enemy — if you leave a room and return later, it will have a different configuration of Spike Balls. They only appear in dungeon areas with a Brick Wall.

Note[edit | edit source]

If you destroy the brick where the Spike Ball is attached, it will continue to swing, unlike the Man Eater.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Placing a torch at the place where a Spike Ball swings through the floor or walls will allow players to keep track of its path.
  • Spike Balls only spawn in areas marked by the Marching Bones Banner.
  • The Mechanic (after rescue) and other NPCs will attack Spike Balls.
  • Pumpkins from The Horseman's Blade will follow Spike Balls.
  • The Leaf Crystal that hovers above the player when wearing Chlorophyte armor fires at Spike Balls.

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History[edit | edit source]

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