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ClingerHardmode exclusive
Clinger.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypePlant AI
Damage70/140/210 (melee)
4468102 (Cursed Flame)
Max Life320/640/960
KB Resist80%/82%/84%
BannerClinger BannerClinger Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toCursed InfernoConfused
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffCursed InfernoCursed Inferno
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration71417.5 seconds
Coins6 SC15 SC

The Clinger is a Hardmode enemy found in the Underground Corruption biome. Clingers spawn anchored to a block, with their head attached to an extendable "stem" that does not damage the player. They attack by launching orbs of Cursed Flames at the player, which can inflict the Cursed Inferno debuff.



  • Clingers will not launch their projectile for a couple of seconds after being struck by knockback; players can use this to their advantage and prevent a Clinger from being able to retaliate until it is slain. Additionally, Clingers' projectiles do not travel through solid objects, which players can use to their advantage while approaching.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Mining the block that a Clinger is anchored to kills it instantly; killing Clingers this way, however, prevents them from dropping any coins or items.


  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Despite being able to shoot Cursed Flames, they are not immune to the Cursed Inferno debuff.
  • They might be Corrupted versions of Man Eaters or Angry Trappers, judging from their AI and appearance.
  • Clinger is the only enemy that both drops and utilizes cursed flames.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Clinger: "In the depths of the darkest corruption lies cursed-fire belching, betentacled nightmares stretching from the very walls themselves."


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Monster Meat drop rate reduced from 1/1000 to 1/1500. In Don't Starve seeds, changed from 1/200 to 1/500.
  • Desktop
    • Orbs of Cursed Flames launched by Clingers can no longer be destroyed by weapons or projectiles.
    • Now drops the Meat Grinder.