Brain Scrambler

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Brain ScramblerHardmode exclusive
Brain Scrambler.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage50/100/150 (melee)
4896144 (Brain Scrambling Bolt)
Max Life350/700/1050
KB Resist65%/69%/72%
Martian Brainscrambler BannerMartian Brainscrambler Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfusedShimmering
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipMovement is reversed
Chance60% (Brain Scrambling Bolt)
Duration51012.5 seconds
Coins10 SC25 SC
Not to be confused with the item of the same name.

The Brain Scrambler is a Hardmode, post-Golem enemy that appears during the Martian Madness event. It fires green laser projectiles, at a maximum fire rate of once every 0.67 seconds (40 ticks[1]),[2] which have a chance to inflict the Confused debuff.


  • It is recommended to use ranged or high-knockback weapons against it to keep it away, and to delay the travel of its weapon's projectiles.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Brain Scrambler: "These Martian soldiers brandish crude laser weaponry that releases dangerous short-range radiation, hence the protective helmets."


  1. A tick is a time unit countable by the software. Most of Terraria's updating logic happens every tick. A tick has the length of 1/60th of a second, hence there are 60 ticks in a second and 3600 ticks in a minute.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_003_Fighters() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is