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ClingerHardmode exclusive
Clinger.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
AI TypePlant AI
Damage70/140/210 (contact)
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
Chance68.75% (Cursed Flame)
Duration2–3 seconds (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
3–8 seconds (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
4–6 seconds5–7.5 seconds
Coins6 SC15 SC
Projectile created
Projectile created
Projectile created
  • Cursed Flame (hostile)
    Cursed Flame (hostile)

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 are immune to lava.


  • Clingers are one of the three enemies that drop the valuable Cursed Flames, with the others being the World Feeder and the Vile Ghoul. Though they are more common than World Feeders underground, they do not appear on the surface. A player who intends to use Cursed Arrows, Cursed Bullets or Cursed Darts should make an effort to kill them whenever possible.
  • 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.
  • The 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.
    • Reduced the duration of Cursed Inferno inflicted by the orbs of Cursed Flames. The debuff can now last for 3 / 6 / 7.5 seconds (chance of 6/16 (37.5%)), 2 / 4 / 5 seconds (5/16 (31.25%)), or not be inflicted at all (5/16 (31.25%)). Previous durations were 8 / 16 seconds (chance of 8/48 (16.67%)), 5 / 10 seconds (10/48 (20.83%)), 3 / 6 seconds (15/48 (31.25%)), or not being inflicted at all (15/48 (31.25%)).
    • Now drops the Meat Grinder.