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Salamander 2.gif
Salamander 1.gif Salamander 3.gif Salamander 4.gif Salamander 5.gif
Salamander 6.gif Salamander 7.gif Salamander 8.gif Salamander 9.gif
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life65/130142286/195213429
KB Resist55%/60%/64%
BannerSalamander BannerSalamander Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Chance66% (Poison Spit)
Duration2–4 seconds4–8 seconds5–10 seconds
Coins1 SC20 CCPre-Hardmode: 3 SCHardmode: 2 SC40 CCPost-Plantera: 4 SC80 CC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Potato ChipsPotato Chips(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • 1.25%
  • CompassCompass(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • RallyRally(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Projectile created
Projectile created
Projectile created
  • Poison Spit
    Poison Spit

The Salamander is an enemy found in the Cavern layer. It has nine color variants that all share identical stats and behavior. When a player is within their line of sight, Salamanders stay in place and fire green spit projectiles that inflict the Poisoned debuff.

Salamanders are unique in that their ability to spawn is connected to two other enemies: the Crawdad and the Giant Shelly. Of these three enemies, a world will choose two types that it can spawn, leaving the third inaccessible. Salamanders will never spawn in a world that features both Crawdads and Giant Shellies together. This is taken into account by the Bestiary progression logic (the missing enemy will register as unlocked when the other two exclusive creatures are unlocked) and the banner acquisition (any two of the trio's banners can be used to craft the banner of the missing member of the trio).


  • The salamander is actually a real-world amphibious organism.
  • Despite Salamanders having different colors, the Salamander Banner always depicts the second green color variant.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Salamanders: "An unusual amphibious bipedal lizard which inhabits the dark caverns. When threatened, it spews a highly corrosive acid everywhere."


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Any 2 of Salamander/Shelly/Crawdad Trio's banners can be used to craft the banner of the missing member of the trio.