Dungeon Spirit

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Dungeon SpiritHardmode exclusive
Dungeon Spirit.gif
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeDungeon Spirit AI
Max Life200/400/600
KB Resist80%/82%/84%
BannerDungeon Spirit BannerDungeon Spirit Banner(Desktop, Console, Mobile and 3DS versions)
Immune toAll debuffs except Whip debuffs
Coins5 SC12 SC50 CC

The Dungeon Spirit is a flying Hardmode, post-Plantera enemy that spawns in the Dungeon after Plantera is defeated. It can travel through blocks and drops Ectoplasm, which can be used to craft many Spectre-related items, as well as the Pumpkin Moon Medallion and Naughty Present.

When defeating any enemy with more than 100 maximum health in a Hardmode, post-Plantera Dungeon, there is a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1/13 (7.69%) / 1/9 (11.11%) / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1/15 (6.67%) chance of a Dungeon Spirit spawning from where they had been killed. The enemy must also have been defeated in front of an unsafe Dungeon Brick Wall to spawn a Dungeon Spirit. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the enemy must also drop coins, meaning statue-spawned and Old One's Army enemies do not spawn Dungeon Spirits.


  • In Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), all enemies have doubled health and all pre-Hardmode enemies receive a further health bonus during Hardmode. Because of this, all enemies in the Dungeon that can be killed can spawn Dungeon Spirits, except for Cursed Skulls.
    • In Master Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), all enemies have a further health increase, putting Cursed Skulls above 100 maximum health, which allows them to spawn Dungeon Spirits as well.
  • The chance of a Dungeon Spirit spawning is affected by the closest player's luck(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).


  • An easy way to farm Dungeon Spirits is to find or place a Water Candle in a large room that has many tunnels leading into it and use the Piranha Gun on enemies, as the weapon will automatically chase the Dungeon Spirit when it spawns.
  • In Expert Mode, summoning King Slime in the Dungeon will provide a decent amount of Ectoplasm, as his Blue and Spiked Slimes can summon Dungeon Spirits.
  • If the player has an active Wisp in a Bottle, Dungeon Spirits may blend in and be mistaken as the Wisp, as they look very similar. Dyeing the Wisp is an effective way around this without dismissing the light pet.


  • The Dungeon Spirit is the icon of the "Robbing the Grave" achievement.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Dungeon Spirit: "Sometimes, highly concentrated ectoplasm gathers inside the more powerful of the cursed inhabitants of the Dungeon."


  • Desktop
    • Spawn chance increased from 1/15 (6.67%) to 1/13 (7.69%) and 1/8 (12.5%).
    • No longer spawns from enemies that do not drop coins.
    • Can now drop its own respective banner.
  • Desktop 1.2.1: Spawn chance decreased from 1/13 (7.69%) to 1/15 (6.67%).
  • Desktop
    • Spawn chance decreased from 1/10 (10%) to 1/13 (7.69%).
    • Maximum Ectoplasm dropped reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Spawn conditions updated to match Desktop
    • Can now drop its own respective banner.
  • Mobile
    • Spawn conditions updated to match Desktop
    • Can now drop its own respective banner.