Guide:Ocram strategies

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  • Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version
    Old-gen console/3DS-Only Content: This information applies only to the Old-gen console and 3DS versions of Terraria.

    Ocram is the second endgame boss on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, alongside Duke Fishron. Ocram spawns Servants of Ocram throughout the entire battle. They can be deadly if not killed right away. It has two stages like the Eye of Cthulhu, but shoots barrages of lasers in the latter phase.

    OcramSecond Form
    Ocram animated 2.gif
    3DS Boss Icon.png
    Map Icon
    AI TypeOcram AI
    Damage130 (melee)
    180 (demon scythe)
    140 (laser)
    Max Life17500/35000
    Coins10 GC
    • Demon Sickle
      Demon Sickle
    • Eye Laser
      Eye Laser

    The Fight

    Ocram's hit box is not very accurate to his sprite, so some attacks will fail to damage him. To reduce the chance of missing, aim for his eyes.

    Ocram's second form is extremely dangerous; he'll fire waves of Demon Scythe spells. If you get caught in one of these waves, you will lose most of your health, so make sure to avoid them. He will also fire large laser barrages during this phase, so you will want to have mobility accessories equipped, such as the Lightning Boots.

    General Strategies

    General Tips

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

    • For nocturnal bosses, starting the battle just after the sun sets (7:30 PM) will provide the maximum amount of time to defeat the boss. In Hardmode, the Moon CharmMoon Charm and/or Moon StoneMoon Stone and their upgrades are also useful at night.
    • 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

    • It is advised to have a long, straight platform, with a small wall to block attacks similar to a platform used to fight the Wall of Flesh or The Twins.

    Gearing Up



    For Melee users:

    For Ranged users:

    For Magic users:

    • A Rainbow RodRainbow Rod, Magical HarpMagical Harp, or Heat RayHeat Ray will excel against Ocram, although the Rainbow Rod should not be used while fighting the Servants.
    • Using a Shadowbeam StaffShadowbeam Staff in an enclosed area can deal massive amounts of damage, as the projectiles can bounce off walls, which also can take out the Servants.
    • Using Spectre armorSpectre armorSpectre armor with the Golden ShowerGolden Shower is very useful as it will heal small amounts of HP rapidly, greatly reducing the effect of Ocram's strong attacks. This strategy is more useful on the 3DS version, since the Spectre Hood increases magic damage done instead of lowering it. At times, this is also useful for switching between the Golden Shower and another Magic weapon for even more damage. The Cursed FlamesCursed Flames (the corruption equivalent of the Golden Shower) is less useful since the flames are affected by gravity.
    • A Spectre StaffSpectre Staff can be very useful if combined with Spectre armorSpectre armorSpectre armor, which heals you as you attack. This is especially useful because the Staff's projectiles fire fast and target the servants instead of Ocram, quickly dealing large amounts of damage to the servants and Ocram himself, after the Servants are gone.
    • The Inferno ForkInferno Fork is an excellent weapon against Ocram, as it is not immune to the On Fire!On Fire! Debuff. It is also useful for getting rid of its servants.

    For Summoners: