Tortured Soul

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Tortured Soul
Tortured Soul.png
Statistics
Type Undead Enemy
Environment The Underworld
AI Type Fighter
Damage 14 / 28 Desktop Version
Max Life 400 / 800 Desktop Version
Defense 25
KB Resist 70% / 73 Desktop Version
Internal NPC ID: 534
Desktop Version Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

The Tortured Soul is an uncommon enemy found in The Underworld only during Hardmode. If you throw Purification Powder on him, he will become the Tax Collector NPC. Only one Tortured Soul may appear at a time, and they will not appear if the Tax Collector has already been saved. If the Tax Collector is killed, he will respawn naturally without the need to purify another Tortured Soul.

It is one of the few enemies that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to being an enemy, summoned Minions will attack the Tortured Soul and will often kill him before you have time to purify him.
    • The Leaf Crystal from the Chlorophyte armor set acts similarly, so it is recommended to change armor sets while hunting for Tortured Souls.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The easiest way to find the Tortured soul is to create a long bridge in The Underworld, this way you have an easy path to find him, and gives him a better area to spawn.
  • If you can hear doors being opened or closed, the Tortured Soul is nearby, as it is the only enemy in The Underworld that has the ability to open and close doors.
  • If you don't have a free NPC home available, the Tax Collector will move in as soon as you build a new one, as long as you purified a Tortured Soul.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Tortured Soul may serve as a reference to the character of Jacob Marley from the book A Christmas Carol. Both appear to be, hence the name, 'tortured souls', both sport what appear to be metal chains from their wrists, and notably, in life, Marley worked alongside Ebenezer Scrooge as a very hard nosed money lender - similar in tone to the NPC that the Tortured Soul becomes when exposed to Purification Powder.

History[edit | edit source]

Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

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