Guide:Turkor the Ungrateful strategies

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    Turkor the Ungrateful is a pre-Hardmode boss exclusive to the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version. Like most bosses, it can easily overpower an ill-prepared player, so gear up properly before taking it on.

    Spawning conditions

    Turkor the Ungrateful is summoned with the Cursed stuffingCursed stuffing, an item dropped only during Thanksgiving, and will only appear if the player has a Pet TurkeyPet Turkey summoned. When Turkor the Ungrateful is summoned, he will spawn about 5 tiles above the summoned pet turkey.

    The fight

    When Turkor the Ungrateful is summoned, the body will stay on the ground, and immediately summon a Turkor Head. The head can be compared to the Eye of Cthulhu; They will remain above the player, and occasionally lunge towards them, making a clucking sound before doing so. When all heads have been killed, the body's defense will lower dramatically for 25 seconds. While in this state, Turkor's body will spew blood and turkey feathers. After the time has passed, it will grow one to three more heads, depending on its health. This process will repeat itself until the body is defeated, which will end the fight.

    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

    Turkor the Ungrateful cannot directly follow the player, so minimal arena preparation is needed. Make sure the arena compliments your weapon choice. Have a wide open space without any walls, as if you get stuck on one, Turkor the Ungrateful will stick you against it to attack you and prohibit you from moving. Turkor the Ungrateful can fly through tiles, rendering any player-bult cages useless. An arena with some platforms about ten tiles spaced out from each other vertically and about 100 tiles worth of space horizontally will work as a simple arena. You can also make a small platform out of the head's range and use a ranged weapon to attack them.

    Gearing up



    For Melee users
    For Ranged users
    • A MinisharkMinishark or BoomstickBoomstick are the strongest guns available.
    • The SharangaSharanga and Molten FuryMolten Fury are the best bows available.
    • If you have the ammo for it, the Star CannonStar Cannon is a very powerful weapon that pierces infinitely, and can take out the boss in about 350 stars.
    For Magic users
    For Summoners


    • Dodging the head, the main source of damage, is crucial. Use a Cloud in a BottleCloud in a Bottle or it's equivalents and Spectre BootsSpectre Boots or upgrades.
    • 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 the body with a sword.
    • Reforging accessories to Menacing is preferred, but Warding will also work for a safer fight.