Antlion Swarmer

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The Antlion Swarmer is a flying enemy found in the Underground Desert or on surface Deserts during pre-Hardmode Sandstorms. It is a large dragonfly-like creature that looks similar to the Antlion and Antlion Charger. It should be treated with caution by newer players because of its health and knockback resistance.


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 Health Damage Defense KB Resist Coins
581 Antlion Swarmer.gif Antlion Swarmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 60/120132/180198 29/5852/8778 8 50%/55%/60% 90 CCPre-Hardmode: 2 SC25 CCHardmode: 1 SC80 CC
509 Giant Antlion Swarmer.gif Giant Antlion Swarmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 90/180198/270297 34/6860/10290 12 70%/73%/76% 1 SC95 CCPre-Hardmode: 4 SC87 CCHardmode: 3 SC90 CC


  • Antlion Swarmers can spawn on the surface wherever naturally-generated desert walls are present. Destroying them will stop their spawning.


  • Antlion Swarmers are actually based on adult antlions, with the Swarmers' elongated wings and body structure almost identical to the real insect.
  • When flying around, they seem to emit a slight pulsating/after-image effect (akin to Shadow armor), but only when they reach max speed.
  • Strangely, the Antlion Swarmer's attack decreases in Expert Hardmode, rather than increasing.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Antlion Swarmer: "Antlion Swarmers patrol their nests with a watchful eye. Should anyone threaten their eggs, they will defend them fiercely."


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Decreased the Giant Antlion Swarmer's base defense from 18 to 12.
  • Desktop 1.4.1: Decreased the Giant Antlion Swarmer's base number of dropped coins from 17 SC75 CC to 1 SC95 CC.