Turkor the Ungrateful

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Nintendo 3DS version
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Thanksgiving-Only Content
Thanksgiving-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Thanksgiving event.

Turkor the Ungrateful is a pre-Hardmode boss which can be summoned only during the Thanksgiving season (November 1–30). His body appears to be a cooked turkey on a plate, and his head is attached by a long, flexible spine. The head must be destroyed first, otherwise the body will have high enough defense to render most pre-Hardmode weapons useless. Once the head is destroyed, the body's defense lowers for 25 seconds, after which more heads grow.

While Turkor the Ungrateful is alive, the music Boss 1 will play.


To summon Turkor the Ungrateful, the player must first summon the Pet Turkey with the Turkey feather, then use the Cursed stuffing. The summoning will despawn the Pet Turkey and will consume the Turkey feather if it is in the player's inventory (it can be stored in a Chest to avoid consumption). Turkor the Ungrateful can only be summoned during the Thanksgiving season. If one attempts to summon him outside of the Thanksgiving season, the stuffing and feather will be consumed, but the boss will not be summoned.


Turkor Head
Turkor Head.png
Max Life2500Verify
KB Resist100%
Coins80 SC - 1 GC
Turkor Body
Turkor Body.png
Max Life7000
Defense0 (no head(s) alive)/
50 (head(s) alive)Verify
KB Resist100%
Coins80 SC - 1 GC
Turkor Neck
Turkor Neck.png
KB Resist100%


  • Turkor's body will deal high contact damage, but cannot move.
  • Turkor's heads will float around the player, passing through tiles. They will occasionally quickly lunge towards the player, making a clucking sound before doing so. When all of the heads are defeated, the body's defense will drop, making it more vulnerable to attack for 25 seconds.
  • One to three heads will be summoned, depending on the body's damage. If the body is damaged enough while heads are still alive, these extra heads will appear instantly.
  • Turkor the Ungrateful will be defeated once the body and all remaining heads are taken out. If the body is defeated while heads are still alive, the heads will become unattached, but continue to attack as usual. If any of the heads are killed via despawning off-screen, loot will not be received.


For more elaborate strategies on defeating Turkor the Ungrateful, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Turkor the Ungrateful strategies.
  • As it is expensive to re-summon, be sure to prepare well first with the best possible weapons, armor, accessories, and healing methods.
  • It is possible to keep the Turkey feather by putting it in a chest before summoning, allowing an unlimited number of re-summons with one feather.
  • Using Holy Hand Grenades when all heads are dead deals 600 damage each, so with 30 Holy Hand Grenades, Turkor the Ungrateful should be defeated.
  • Using the Crimson Rod or Nimbus Rod to create a cloud above his body is a good strategy.


  • Turkor the Ungrateful can be farmed easily by only attacking the heads.
  • Turkor the Ungrateful is one of the only stationary bosses in the game, the others being the Celestial Pillars(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • Turkor the Ungrateful and Lepus are the only bosses that do not have a trophy.
  • Turkor the Ungrateful may be a reference to Truckle the Uncivil, a character in the Discworld books.
    • The name "Turkor the Ungrateful" is also a reference to the fact that it is summoned during Thanksgiving, and "ungrateful" is an antonym of "thankful", an attitude typically celebrated during Thanksgiving.
  • Maps on the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version do not show boss icons. This makes Turkor the Ungrateful one of the three bosses that do not have a unique boss icon, the other two being Ocram and Lepus.
  • According to Redigit, Turkor the Ungrateful would be the best tasting boss.Verify
  • Turkor the Ungrateful is the only boss that consumes and requires two different items in order to summon.