Black Slime

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Black Slime
Black Slime.gif
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeSlime AI
Max Life45/90198296/135297444
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerBlack Slime BannerBlack Slime Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toPoisoned
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipDecreased light vision
Duration15 seconds30 seconds
Coins20 CCPre-Hardmode: 50 CCHardmode: 80 CCPost-Plantera: 1 SC20 CC

The Black Slime is a variety of slime that only spawns in the Cavern layer. When a Black Slime attacks, it has a chance to inflict the Darkness debuff, which decreases the radius that light sources will illuminate, making it more difficult to see.

Like most other slimes, the Black Slime will be passive towards any player with the Royal Gel(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) accessory equipped.

On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, and 3DSNintendo 3DS version, they can rarely be found carrying bonus drops, which the player receives upon the slime's death.


  • Similar to Mother and Baby Slimes, the Black Slime blends slightly with the background of the Cavern layer, making it difficult to detect. As such, it can often catch players off-guard.


Achievement Gelatin World Tour.png
Gelatin World Tour • Defeat every type of slime there is!
Defeat at least one of every type of slime. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
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Slimer • “You have killed every type of slime!”
Defeat at least one of every type of slime. (Old-gen console version)


  • A Hunter Potion can be used to detect Black Slimes, as the slime will turn red in the dark.
  • Using a Night Owl Potion can counter the Darkness debuff Black Slimes inflict.


  • It is the only slime that does not drop its own color of Gel.
  • Despite Black Slimes inflicting the Darkness debuff, they do not drop the Blindfold.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Black Slime: "A simple, gelatinous creature that swallows anything and everything whole! It takes a long time to digest anything."