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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Worm inventory icon
Type BaitCrafting material
Bait Power: 25%
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Internal Item ID: 2002
Worm (NPC).png
Type Critter
Environment Surface
AI Type Passive
Damage 0
Max Life 5
Defense 0
KB Resist 0%
Internal NPC ID: 357
This article is about the critter. For worm-type enemies, see Worm AI.

The Worm is a Critter that spawns underground, or on the surface during rain. Worms also have a chance to spawn on the surface when the player breaks stone or dirt piles, or grass, which causes them to fly out. Breaking larger rocks in the background has a high possibility of releasing worms.

They can be caught with a Bug Net and used as Bait for Fishing, and have 25% bait power. Like most Critters, they can also be released or crafted into a Worm Cage to be used as furniture.

Worms (and their golden counterparts) will become stuck in 1-tile holes in the ground, which can allow for easy collection during rains. It has recently been found that worms can indeed climb tiles, as long as they are either natural or hammered inclines.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

All Versions[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Worm Cage.png Terrarium.pngTerrarium By Hand

Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Enchanted Nightcrawler.png Fallen Star.pngFallen Star By Hand
Worm Statue.png Stone Block.pngStone Block (50) Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
Worm.pngWorm (5)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On the surface, Worms have a 1/400 (0.25%) chance of dropping from short grass, 1/200 (0.5%) chance from tall grass, and 1/6 chance (16.7%) chance from dirt piles. These values are taken from the game code.
    • In-game testing seems to demonstrate a general drop rate from any ambient surface grass or plant type (short, tall, pink flower, blue flower, sprite with 1 piece of grass, sprite with 2, etc.) as 4.6%, regardless of time of day.
  • Worms will only spawn while it's raining on grass covered dirt blocks where the rain animation can reach the grass (that is, putting a roof/ceiling over the grass will prevent worms from spawning).

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.1: Can now be used to craft Worm Statues.
  • Can now be used to craft Enchanted Nightcrawlers.
  • 1.2.4: Can now be used as Bait. Worms now spawn when breaking rock and dirt piles.
  • 1.2.3: Introduced.
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