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CorruptorHardmode exclusive
Corruptor.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFlying AI
Max Life230/460/690
KB Resist45%/51%/56%
BannerCorruptor BannerCorruptor Banner(Desktop, Console, Mobile and 3DS versions)
Immune toConfused
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipPhysical abilities are decreased
Duration5 minutes10 minutes12 minutes 30 seconds
Coins5 SC12 SC50 CC

The Corruptor is a Hardmode enemy that spawns within The Corruption and resembles a larger version of the Eater of Souls. It intermittently fires Vile Spit projectiles that inflict the Weak debuff.


  • Vile Spit projectiles are similar to Burning Spheres, Chaos Balls, and Water Spheres in that they are destroyed with any weapon in a single hit. However, unlike the others, Vile Spit cannot pass through blocks, and it deals much more damage on contact.


  • Corruptors can be fairly powerful when just starting Hardmode, so they should not be underestimated.
  • When building/farming in or around the Hardmode Corruption, it can be helpful to use a summon weapon with knockback to hold them in place. The Spider Staff works well.
  • If the player own the Slimy Saddle or the Gelatinous Pillion dropped by the King Slime and Queen Slime respectively, they can bounce on the Vile Spit projectiles, allowing them to be functionally immune to attacks from below while mounted. It should be noted that, while more difficult to obtain than the Slimy Saddle, the Gelatinous Pillion is much better than the Slimy Saddle when combatting Corruptors as the vertical mobility from the wings vastly increases the chance of this function seeing use.


  • Corruptors leave behind an afterimage as they move, much like a set of Necro armor or The Twins boss.
  • The Vile Spit projectile was once able to spread Corruption, giving the Corruptor its name. However, this feature was removed in the 1.2 update.
  • Despite its name, the melee weapon Scourge of the Corruptor is not dropped by the Corruptor, nor does it deal any extra damage to the Corruptor.
  • On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the afterimage-effect from Corruptors is left in front of them rather than behind.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Corruptor: "Like a cancer, the putrid creatures born from the Corruption mutate and grow into bigger, more deadly forms which discharge acids."

See also