Guide:Lepus strategies

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  • Nintendo 3DS version
    3DS-Only Content: This information applies only to the 3DS version of Terraria.
    3DS Boss Icon.png
    Map Icon
    AI TypeLepus AI
    Max Life9000
    Coins3 GC80 SC
    Lepus Egg
    Suspicious Looking Egg.png Suspicious Looking Egg.png
    Max Life25

    Lepus is a 3DSNintendo 3DS version-exclusive boss spawned by the Suspicious Looking Egg. This page contains strategies to defeat the boss.


    You must kill Corrupt Bunnies or Diseaster Bunnies during Easter, or disaster bunnies (not spawned by Lepus) when they will drop Suspicious Looking Eggs, which you must hold in your hand and use to summon Lepus. Try summoning him near your base or anywhere there is a small house made of strong materials. If you leave the area, Lepus will despawn.

    The Fight

    Once you have spawned Lepus, he will be far from the player's current position and once you encounter him he will use jumping attacks and continually leap over the player, like the King Slime. He will occasionally lay small eggs which spawn Diseaster Bunnies or larger ones which spawn weaker Lepuses. Remember to destroy them if you are not confident as they may spawn more weaker Lepuses and overpower you.

    • One strategy for beginning players who do not have access to lava is to use GrenadeGrenades, sold by the DemolitionistDemolitionist. First, make a platform above Lepus and wall him in. Then, throw the grenades down at him. This usually destroys his eggs when grenades are constantly thrown. Eventually, usually after 3 stacks of grenades, Lepus is defeated. To make sure that grenades are constantly thrown at Lepus, having another player pass you grenades as you throw them makes this strategy very easy.
    • Lepus is vulnerable to lava. Make a house with a layer of thin lava so the drops don't burn. Be sure to put the thin layer of lava on top of the house and near the sides. You may want lava protection to collect the drops. Because you can summon multiple Lepuses, this is a good way to make money. See Guide:Making Money
    • Build a wall out of any material and create an opening in it. After spawning the Lepus, attack it from the other side of the wall through the opening. Most weapons will do, such as swords, bows, and guns, but for his big hit box, it's easier to use a spear (early-game players may want to use the Trident for the best result.) If you want to weaken him first, use a Thorn ChakramThorn Chakram in close range.
    • In multiplayer, one player can attack the Lepus through the opening while another player focuses on destroying Lepus Eggs as they can hatch into Diseaster Bunnies or even additional, weaker versions of the Lepus.
    • The Water BoltWater Bolt is a good weapon of choice if you enclose Lepus In a small area and place a layer of platforms, just out of his reach. Since the Water Bolt’s attacks bounce off walls, you can place a thin layer of lava at the bottom and use water bolts to bounce of the walls of the enclosed area, and make Lepus unable to hatch eggs.
    • If you want to get the battle done early, then you may want to buy dynamite instead of grenades. However, there is a downside to using dynamite, since it destroys more blocks. If you use dynamite, then you will want to be away from your town.

    General Strategies

    General Tips

    This content is transcluded from Guide:Practical tips § Combat.

    • Boss battles can be won or lost before the battle ever starts. Choose your equipment and have it ready; find and/or make potions and placed buffs; use the highest-tier food you have available; set up an arena appropriate to the boss; learn the strategies for the boss you're facing.
    • Prepare your Boss-fighting arena with adequate lighting, and CampfireCampfires and Heart LanternHeart Lanterns for health regeneration.
    • Always carry around a stack of the highest-tier healing potion available, as relying only on natural Health Regeneration is not a good idea. Depending on the game stage, this can include items such as Lesser Healing PotionLesser Healing Potions or HoneyfinHoneyfins. On the Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile versions, Restoration PotionRestoration Potions are healing potions with a shorter cooldown.
    • It is suggested to build houses for the NurseNurse NPC in your arena. The Nurse can heal and remove debuffs instantly, at the cost of some money.
    • Bosses are displayed on the Minimap: Follow the boss's icon to track it when you're struggling to find it. You can identify the boss icons by checking their respective wiki pages.
    • Once you have freed the MechanicMechanic in the Dungeon, you can use WireWire to enhance your arena with Dart TrapTraps and helpful Heart StatueHeart and Star StatueStar Statues. The former helps to damage the enemies, though be careful to set them up correctly in order not to hurt yourself during the battle. The latter will spawn heart and star pickups, respectively. Connect these devices to 1 Second Timertimers to activate them infinitely.
    • In Hardmode, the Brand of the InfernoBrand of the Inferno(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Sergeant United ShieldSergeant United Shield(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) can be used to parry incoming contact damage.
    • It may be useful to summon and kill the Eye of Cthulhu or King Slime before summoning any harder boss in order to spawn an extra one-use pool of Hearts. Note that this will prevent any Heart Statues from spawning new Hearts.

    Terrain preparation

    Gearing up

    Depending on where you're at in the game, many weapons can be used. Choose the ones available to you.


    For Melee users
    For Ranged users
    For Magic users
    • Diamond StaffGem Staves deal decent damage, have low mana usage, and can pierce through some enemies.
    • The Roman candleRoman candle is a good weapon, but has a heavy mana cost.
    • The Bee GunBee Gun's homing shots make it much easier to hit without having to aim.
    • The Aqua ScepterAqua Scepter and Water BoltWater Bolt are one of the best weapons available.
    For Summoners


    • A Sweetheart NecklaceSweetheart Necklace and/or Magic CuffsMagic Cuffs are very useful if you are constantly getting hit.
    • The Magma StoneMagma Stone is great for maximizing damage output.
    • The Feral ClawsFeral Claws are great for attacking with a sword.
    • Reforging accessories to Menacing is preferred, but Warding will also work for a safer fight.