Talk:Scorpion

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Help getting them to spawn[edit source]

I'm trying to get some scorpions but they seem to never spawn. So far I tried :

  • Active desert biome
  • Flat sand surface
  • Water candle
  • More than 3 NPC around
  • Day, night and rainy weather

Nothing seems to work. I don't use a jungle biome because this spawns frogs instead. I also tried in the middle tier of the map and in the outer tiers as well.

Nothing worked. What is the best method to farm them successfully ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.92.223.219 (talk) at 09:39, 24 September 2018

Despite scorpions being critters they won't likely spawn near npcs. Code for spawning is kind of a mess, because there is code for them to spawn near npcs like other critters, but it's disabled by other code that disqualifies anything except grass and hallowed grass as spawn surface.
There's 2nd place in the code that spawns it, and conditions are: above surface, daytime, not near edges of the map, regular sand. Edges count as 1/6 of map width, so only middle 4/6 of the map are eligible. If that sounds complex, just look for them in the desert closest to the center of the map, not the oceans. It has to be regular sand, other variants won't work. 86.115.19.146 18:19, 24 September 2018 (UTC)