Sand Poacher

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Sand PoacherHardmode exclusive
Sand Poacher.png
Sand Poacher2.png
On wall
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI (ground)
Spider AI (on wall)
Max Life320/640/960
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerSand Poacher BannerSand Poacher Banner
Immune toPoisoned
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffAcid VenomAcid Venom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration4 seconds8 seconds10 seconds

The Sand Poacher is a Hardmode enemy that spawns in the Underground Desert biome. Similar to a Spider, it will follow and attempt to make contact with the player to attack, and is capable of climbing walls.

Note that when on walls, the Sand Poacher's speed increases drastically, making escaping more difficult for the player. Given that the entirety of the Underground Desert is covered with walls, the player should always be cautious.


  • It resembles a large version of the Black Scorpion critter.
  • The fact that the Sand Poacher may drop a Fried Egg upon death could be a play on words, as one way to cook eggs is to "poach" them.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Sand Poacher: "These unnaturally large scorpions have adapted to swiftly pursuing their prey along the walls with their sharp, venomous tails."


  • Desktop 1.3.5: Fixed inconsistent naming for the banner (was Ravager Scorpion Banner).