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DiggerHardmode exclusive
Digger.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeWorm AI
Max Life200/400/600
KB Resist100%
BannerWorm BannerWorm Banner
Immune toConfused
Coins3 SC7 SC50 CC

The Digger is a worm-type enemy that appears in the Underground and Cavern layers in Hardmode. On Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version, it completely replaces the pre-Hardmode Giant Worm. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, Giant Worms still spawn rarely in Hardmode, but share kill count and banner with Diggers.


The Digger consists of 10–14 segments in total.

Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
2 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
NPC ID Type Damage Defense
95 Digger Head.png Digger Head 45/90/135 10
96 Digger Body.png Digger Body 28/565650/848475 20
97 Digger Tail.png Digger Tail 26/52/78 30


  • As with all worm-type enemies, Diggers can be easily killed with spears, as these weapons can travel through blocks and can hit multiple of the Digger's segments, drastically increasing damage output.
  • Much like the World Feeder, if the Cursed Inferno debuff is inflicted to multiple segments, damage can quickly rack up.
  • Since the Digger shares the same kill count and banner as the Giant Worm, Worm Banners obtained pre-Hardmode can be useful for fighting Diggers.


  • The Digger's sprite greatly resembles that of the Devourer, such as having recolored body and tail segments as well as sharing similar facial characteristics.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Digger: "Exposure to the effects of ancient magicks flowing throughout the cracks of the world causes unusual rapid growths in giant worms."