The Possessed

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The PossessedHardmode exclusive
The Possessed.gif
The Possessed (wall).gif
On wall
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life600/1200/1800
KB Resist65%/69%/72%
BannerThe Possessed BannerThe Possessed Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Coins13 SC32 SC50 CC

The Possessed is a Hardmode enemy that spawns during the Solar Eclipse event. Despite not resembling one, she acts similarly to spider enemies such as Wall Creepers, Blood Crawlers, Black Recluses, and Jungle Creepers, climbing on background walls when able to and walking on the ground at all other times. While climbing on walls, The Possessed seems to have an increased movement speed, similar to the other enemies that share this wall-climbing trait, and gains complete immunity to knockback.[1] Additionally, it has been repeatedly observed that the Possessed can build up enough momentum to move at blinding speeds. Rarely, this can result in The Possessed phasing through obstacles such as walls or doors.


  • The Possessed is a reference to the 1973 American supernatural horror movie The Exorcist.[2]
  • The Possessed is confirmed to be female, according to her Bestiary entry.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for The Possessed: "A Terrarian girl possessed by the most evil of spirits, she gains superhuman abilities and behaves both arbitrarily and violently."



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_003_Fighters() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is