Blood Squid

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Blood SquidHardmode exclusive
Blood Squid.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFlying AI
Damage60/120/180 (melee)
70140210 (Blood Shot)
Max Life750/1500/2250
KB Resist100%
BannerBlood Squid BannerBlood Squid Banner
Immune toConfused

The Blood Squid is a flying Blood Moon enemy summoned by the Dreadnautilus. It resembles a regular Squid, but is red-colored, inflated and has multiple eyes on its body, similarly to the Drippler.

It attempts to close in on the player and fire red projectiles at the player, similar to the Dreadnautilus's attacks, but with a higher damage. Like the Dreadnautilus, it recoils after each shot. The shots are inaccurate, which means that its shots could miss even if the player is standing still.


  • Despite being a squid, water will still slow down its movement.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Blood Squid: "Summoned in small groups by the Nautilus to aid their master in battle. Thick are the streams of blood squirted from their bodies."
  • This entry refers to the Dreadnautilus as just the Nautilus.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Health reduced from 1000 to 750.
    • Projectile damage reduced from 100 to 70.
    • Projectiles are more lit up/visible at night.