Man Eater

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Man Eater
Man Eater.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypePlant AI
Max Life110/220242/330363
KB Resist100%
BannerMan Eater BannerMan Eater Banner
Immune toPoisonedConfused
Coins3 SC50 CCPre-Hardmode: 8 SC75 CCHardmode: 7 SC

The Man Eater is an enemy found only in the Underground Jungle biome, and is nearly identical in appearance and behavior to the above-ground Snatcher. Man Eaters spawn anchored to blocks, with an extendable stem topped by a pincher. The stem itself is a passive component and can be walked through safely without incurring damage; only the pincher inflicts or takes damage.


  • The Man Eater differs from the Snatcher in the following ways:
    • The Man Eater's body color is a brown/pinkish vine, as opposed to the green vine of the Snatcher's. The "head" of a Man Eater also has a red tinge along the jaw.
    • Man Eaters drop Vines and Ancient Cobalt armor, whereas Snatchers do not.
    • Man Eaters can extend their stems about twice as far as Snatchers.
    • Snatchers spawn in the surface Jungle, while Man Eaters spawn in the Underground Jungle.


  • When lit on fire with weapons such as the Sunfury, their erratic movement patterns may cause them to reveal hidden caves with their light.
  • Caution should be advised even when the player seems to be out of the Man Eater's reach, as they can extend their stems and thus improve their reach rapidly.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Mining the block that a Man Eater is rooted on kills it instantly; however, this method of dispatching a Man Eater never yields any dropped items.


  • Despite their vine color being more brown than green, Man Eaters drop green vines.
  • According to the Bestiary(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Angry Trappers are created when a Man Eater undergoes a cocoon-like metamorphosis after having consumed enough human flesh.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Man Eater: "A sharp-toothed plant with a taste for human flesh. It has the ability to hide inside the mud and reach over great distances."


  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Vine drop rate increased from 25% to 33.33%.
    • Health reduced from 130 to 110.
    • Damage reduced from 42 to 34.
    • Defense reduced from 18 to 10.
    • Now has a chance to drop Ancient Cobalt armor when killed.
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Health decreased from 200 to 130.
    • Damage decreased from 60 to 45
    • Man Eaters are now drawn in front of tiles rather than behind them.
    • They now extend their stems at random, rather than when the player is moving rapidly.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Man Eaters no longer drop Jungle armor, which is instead crafted by the player.
    • They now pass through blocks, are immune to knockback, and no longer extend their stems when struck.