Wall of Flesh

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Wall of Flesh
Wall of Flesh.gif
Map Icon Wall of Flesh.png
Map Icon
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeWall of Flesh AI
Damage50/150/225 (contact)
Max Life8000/11200/14280
Defense12/18
KB Resist100%
Immune toOn Fire!ConfusedHellfire
Inflicts debuffs
Inflicts debuffs
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffHorrifiedHorrified
Debuff tooltipYou have seen something nasty, there is no escape.
DurationWhile the player is within 900 tiles (1800 feet) from the boss.
DebuffThe TongueThe Tongue
Debuff tooltipYou are being sucked into the mouth
DurationWhen the player is within 900 tiles (1800 feet) behind the boss.
Drops
Coins8 GC20 GC
Not to be confused with the Flesh Block Wall.
Map Icon Wall of Flesh.png"The master and core of the world."Map Icon Wall of Flesh.png
A player facing the Wall of Flesh.

The Wall of Flesh is the final and strongest pre-Hardmode boss, spawnable only in The Underworld. Once it is defeated, the world permanently converts to Hardmode, which brings new content and challenges.

To defeat the Wall of Flesh, the player must attack either its eyes or its mouth. They all share the same health counter, so attacking any of the three will deplete the total health of the boss. However, the eyes have less defense (thus taking more damage) than the mouth. No other parts of the Wall of Flesh can be damaged.

See below for information on the two exclusive debuffs from the boss, Horrified and The Tongue.

While the Wall of Flesh is alive, the music Boss 2 will play. When Otherworldly music (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is enabled, the track Wall of Flesh (Otherworldly) will play instead.

Components

Wall of FleshWall of Flesh Mouth
Wall of Flesh Mouth.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeWall of Flesh AI
Damage50/150/225
Max Life8000/11200/14280
Defense12/18
KB Resist100%
Immune toOn Fire!ConfusedHellfire
Drops
Coins8 GC20 GC
Wall of FleshWall of Flesh Eye
Wall of Flesh Eye.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeWall of Flesh Eye AI
Damage50/150/225 (contact)
22–3044–6066–90 (Eye Laser; depending on health)
Max Life8000/11200/14280
Defense0/6
KB Resist100%
Immune toOn Fire!ConfusedHellfire
Drops
Coins8 GC20 GC
Projectile created
Projectile created
Projectile created
  • Eye Laser
    Eye Laser
The Hungry
The Hungry.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeThe Hungry AI
Damage30/60/90 (WoF health >75%)
4590135 (WoF health 75–50%)
60120180 (WoF health 50–25%)
75 (WoF health <25%, only on (Old-gen console and 3DS versions))
Max Life240/336/503
Defense10/16 (WoF health >75%)
20 (WoF health 75–50%)
30 (WoF health 50–25%)
40 (WoF health <25%, only on (Old-gen console and 3DS versions))
KB Resist-10%/1%/12%
Immune toConfusedShimmering
The HungryThe Hungry II
The Hungry II.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeDemon Eye AI
Damage30/60/90
Max Life80/112/168
Defense6
KB Resist20%/28%/36%
Immune toConfusedShimmering
Drops

Summoning

The Wall of Flesh is summoned immediately 75 blocks away from all visible players[1] when a Guide Voodoo Doll is destroyed by being dropped into lava in the Underworld while the Guide is alive, killing the Guide. Dropping the Guide Voodoo Doll into lava outside of Underworld will not spawn the Wall of Flesh, but the Guide Voodoo Doll is destroyed and the Guide is killed (if he was alive). In the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Wall of Flesh can also be summoned by letting the Guide be killed in the Underworld via lava. Using this method, the Guide can die by any means, either from a player, an enemy or the environment, as long as he is touching lava when he dies.[2]

The Wall of Flesh's sweep direction is determined by its spawn location. Spawning it on either side of the world will cause it to sweep in the opposite direction (regardless of the direction the Guide Voodoo Doll was thrown). Maximum fight space can be achieved by spawning it at the extreme right or left of the world, though these areas have fewer natural structures (e.g. Ruined Houses) and may require additional lava survival gear or construction. Be aware of the fact that the Wall of Flesh might just despawn if it is spawned too close to the edge.

The Wall of Flesh will spawn level with the tile of lava that destroys the Guide Voodoo Doll, then begins adjusting to the player's current tile height.

Behavior

The Wall of Flesh is very large, occupying the entire screen vertically. Once spawned, it slowly sweeps across the map in a single direction, forcing the player to constantly move away for the duration of the fight, while also contending with the Underworld's usual hazards, if possible. It must be killed before it reaches the other end of the map, otherwise, it will despawn and all players in The Underworld will die (with the unique death message "<Player name> was licked." or (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) "<Player name> got to 1st base with the Wall of Flesh!").

Once the Wall of Flesh has spawned, all players in the Underworld within 900 tiles will be inflicted with the Horrified debuff. The debuff lasts until either the player or the Wall of Flesh dies. If a player dies and then returns to the battle, they will again be inflicted with the debuff. While this debuff is active, if the player uses teleport items to escape the Underworld (Magic/Ice Mirror, Recall Potion, Teleporter, etc.), they will die instantly with the unique death message "<Player name> tried to escape." Quitting and re-entering the world allows for escape, but causes the Wall of Flesh to despawn.

Attempting to leave the Underworld or to get behind the Wall of Flesh will inflict The Tongue debuff. When it is activated, a tendril will snatch the player and draw them into the Wall of Flesh's mouth at a speed of up to 56 mph, ignoring blocks in the way, and dealing high damage to the player (50 damage per second). The player will be unable to move or use items while the debuff is active.

The Wall of Flesh moves faster as its health depletes; see below for details. It can reach up to 17 mph / 41 mph at very low health levels. Due to the Wall of Flesh's higher movement speed in Expert Mode, the speed at which it draws players via the Tongue debuff in Expert also increases as its health decreases.

Additionally:

  • The Wall of Flesh has small mouths called The Hungry, each attached by a long vein, which move towards and damage players. As the Wall of Flesh's main body takes damage, they deal more damage and become more resistant to attacks. When sufficiently damaged, they detach and fly towards players at high speed.
    • The Hungry will always drop a Heart when killed. In Expert Mode, they only have a 1/5 (20%) chance to do so, and they respawn as long as the Wall of Flesh is alive.
  • The Wall of Flesh's eyes fire lasers. As its health depletes, the lasers increase in damage, frequency, and velocity.
  • The Wall of Flesh "burps" Leeches from its mouth that chase players. These will also always / with a 1/5 (20%) chance drop a Heart when killed.

Movement speed

The movement speed of the Wall of Flesh depends on its health as follows:[3]

Classic mode icon.png Classic Mode
Health Speed
≥75% 8 mph
<75%
6000 HP
9 mph
<50%
4000 HP
11 mph
<25%
2000 HP
14 mph
<10%
800 HP
17 mph
Expert mode icon.png Expert Mode
Health Speed
≥75% 12 mph
<75%
8400 / 10710 HP
14 mph
<66%
7392 / 9424 HP
16 mph
<50%
5600 / 7140 HP
19 mph
<33%
3696 / 4712 HP
21 mph
<25%
2800 / 3570 HP
24 mph
<10%
1120 / 1428 HP
28 mph
<5%
560 / 714 HP
33 mph
<3.5%
392 / 499 HP
37 mph
<2.5%
280 / 357 HP
41 mph

Aftermath

When the Wall of Flesh is killed, it leaves its drops in a midair frame of Demonite Bricks for Corruption worlds, or Crimtane Brick(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) for Crimson worlds. It will always drop the Pwnhammer, which is required to generate Hardmode ores in the world (through breaking Demon or Crimson Altars with a hammer of 80% hammer power or higher, of which the Pwnhammer is the first obtained).

  • In the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the frame is always made of Demonite Bricks.
  • In Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), its dropped Treasure Bag includes a Demon Heart (only if the player opening it has not consumed one yet), which provides the player an additional (6th/7th) accessory slot, which is only usable in Expert Mode or a higher difficulty.
    • The Demon Heart can only be obtained and used once. If the player has already consumed one, additional Treasure Bags will not yield additional Demon Hearts, and the acquisition of a second Demon Heart will still not allow it to be used.

Hardmode

Main article: Hardmode

After defeating the Wall of Flesh for the first time, the status message "The ancient spirits of light and dark have been released." displays and the world permanently converts to Hardmode. Hardmode brings new biomes, new and tougher enemies, and a vast array of new equipment.

Two diagonal stripes of Hallow and Corruption or Crimson form in a "V" pattern from the center of the Underworld, all the way to the surface. Corruption/Crimson and Hallow will spread at a much faster rate, eventually covering large areas of the world if no action is taken.

Notes

  • Being able to summon the Wall of Flesh depends on the Guide being alive. He cannot respawn if it is nighttime or there is an event in progress. Due to this, the waiting time between multiple fights is often much greater than with other bosses. Timing the fight to finish just before dawn has a chance to allow two or even more fights, especially if the Guide already has an assigned House.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) When directly killing the Guide to summon the Wall of Flesh, its mouth, eyes, and the Hungry will spawn relative to the Guide's position. For example, if the Guide fell deep beneath the surface of the lava, the parts that can be damaged will spawn there. This can be very inconvenient if fighting it.
  • It is possible for the Guide to respawn while the Wall of Flesh is alive, although more copies of the boss will not be spawned if one is alive in the world.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The Wall of Flesh will despawn if there are no players alive in the Underworld.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Like the Destroyer, the Wall of Flesh is one of the few bosses that does not despawn based on player distance. The Wall of Flesh only despawns once it reaches the far edge of the world, which also kills the player if they are there.
    • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) This also means that the Wall of Flesh will not despawn upon player death, possibly allowing one to carry on with the fight if they reach the Underworld quick enough before the Wall of Flesh reaches the end.
  • The Wall of Flesh's eyes move up and down on its body to avoid any blocks they encounter. Solid blocks and liquids 4–5 tiles above and beneath the eyes will cause them to shift their positions.
  • The Tongue debuff can still move players that have knockback immunity (e.g. using the Cobalt Shield).
  • Although the eyes and mouth of the Wall of Flesh are immune to numerous debuffs, the Hungry are only immune to Confused.
  • In a For the worthy(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or Get fixed boi(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) world, the Wall of Flesh's eyes and mouth are much smaller, while The Hungry are much larger. Fire Imps with higher defense and faster Burning Spheres will also constantly spawn throughout the fight.

Achievements

Achievement Still Hungry.png
Still Hungry • Defeat the Wall of Flesh, the master and core of the world who arises after a great, burning sacrifice.
Defeat the Wall of Flesh for the first time. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Slayer Slayer
Achievement It's Hard!.png
It's Hard! • Unleash the ancient spirits of light and darkness across your world, enabling much stronger foes and showering the world with dazzling treasures (and rainbows!).
Enter Hardmode. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Explorer Explorer
Achievement Slayer of Worlds.png
Slayer of Worlds • Defeat every boss in Terraria.
Defeat every boss in the game. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Challenger Challenger
Achievement Challenge Accepted.png
Challenge Accepted • “You have unlocked Hard Mode!”
Unlock Hardmode. (Old-gen console version)

Tips

For more elaborate strategies on defeating Wall of Flesh, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Wall of Flesh strategies.
  • For those unprepared to fight the Wall of Flesh, avoid both killing a Voodoo Demon while it is above lava, or on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version letting the Guide get killed in lava.
    • For this reason, try to avoid killing Voodoo Demons in the outer quarters of the world, as there are no Ruined Houses, and thus more lava on the far edges of the world.
    • If the Wall of Flesh is accidentally summoned, the player can quit and re-enter the world to safely despawn it. Note that doing so will also remove dropped items and teleport the player back to their spawn points. If the player wants to fight the Wall of Flesh, note that it is slow at start, and can be easily outrun with speed-increasing items, such as the Hermes Boots and its upgrades.
  • If the Wall of Flesh was recently summoned or the Guide was recently killed in some other way, make sure the Guide has respawned before attempting to summon the Wall of Flesh again. The housing menu, as well as the map, can be used to quickly check if the Guide is present within the world.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) If one wishes to farm the Wall of Flesh, consider making a house in the Underworld above lava with Actuators on the floor and wire a Teleporter for quick travel. The Demon Conch can also be used to teleport to The Underworld.
    • As soon as the Guide is inside the housing, activate the Actuators then quickly deactivate them. This way, the Guide can respawn in the same housing and is ready to be farmed.
  • Mobility-enhancing items, such as Gravitation Potion, Rocket Boots or one of their upgrades, and various hooks can make traversing The Underworld much easier. Also, flying mounts such as the Honeyed Goggles are good to go over the pools of lava. Similarly, items like Obsidian Skin Potions, Lava Charm, Lava Waders, or an Obsidian Rose can mitigate The Underworld's many lava pools and other ambient hazards.
    • Using both the Magiluminescence and the Lightning Boots increases the player's top speed to 41 mph, enough to always outrun the Wall of Flesh in Classic Mode.
  • Heart Arrows(3DS version) will freeze the Wall of Flesh in place, as long as the arrows hit its mouth.
  • Beenades and Molotov Cocktails are highly effective throwing weapons against the Wall of Flesh, especially in Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • Melee weapons are not recommended for fighting the Wall of Flesh for the first time, because the close range of this class results in a sizable amount of contact damage. Certain melee weapons with extended range, like the Dark Lance or a yoyo(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), might prove useful.
    • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The Night's Edge is an effective close range weapon against Wall of Flesh, as its additional projectiles can knock back surrounding Hungries while dealing damage to the boss.
  • Equipment that inflicts On Fire! are effective against the Hungry.
  • An effective and common terrain preparation consists of building a long bridge (at least 500 tiles long in Classic Mode and even more in Expert or Master). Wood Platforms or Hay blocks are suitable materials due to their abundance. Ruined Houses and hills of Ash Block on the bridge should be cleared to avoid getting stuck during the fight.
    • Making the bridge out of Explosion-proof tiles (such as Dungeon Bricks) and using Dynamite can be extremely effective if a player times their throws well.
    • Making the bridge out of tiles that are subject to biome spread can be helpful for farming souls just after defeating Wall of Flesh.
    • For rangers, a hilly platform can help avoiding the boss's lasers. Shoot at the Wall of Flesh from the top of one hill (or slightly behind it) and move to the next hill once it gets too close.
    • The Wall of Flesh will always try to stay above land at least 2 blocks thick. Using a bridge that thick will cause both eyes to constantly stay above it.
    • Adding Minecart Tracks to the bridge and riding in a Minecart during the fight allows the player to stay ahead of the boss, especially in Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) where it reaches very high speeds.
  • Focus on The Hungry first before significantly damaging the Wall itself. The Hungry's damage and defense are boosted as the body takes damage, which will make them more difficult to kill if left for later.
  • Attacking the eyes causes the most damage, as they have the lowest defense.

Trivia

  • Terraria lore pages – According to the Terraria lore pages, the Wall of Flesh is the world's guardian. Once it is defeated, the world itself will search for a new guardian to take its place, and the Hallow is released as a temporary guardian.
  • The Wall of Flesh was inspired by the Demon Wall from the Japanese science fantasy video game series Final Fantasy.[4]
  • The Hungry are the only Underworld enemy not immune to the On Fire! debuff.
  • The lead developer of Terraria, Redigit, has confirmed that the Guide is the Wall of Flesh on the official Terraria Discord.[5] This explains the relevancy of his death to the appearance of the boss.
    • The aforementioned confirmation is consistent with the fact that the Wall of Flesh is directly referred to as male with the use of "him" in a loading screen tip.
    • However, the Steam Trading Cards, and even the Guide himself, say that he is instead a sacrifice to the Wall of Flesh. In addition, the Guide respawns after the Wall of Flesh is defeated.
  • The Wall of Flesh is one of two pre-Hardmode bosses that have at least 10,000 HP in Expert Mode, the other being Deerclops(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • The Wall of Flesh is one of the four bosses that do not make the common roar sound when summoned, the others being the Lunatic Cultist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), the Queen Bee, and the Empress of Light(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • The Wall of Flesh is commonly abbreviated as WoF.
  • The loot's frame is always spawned at the wall's mouth, and its size is correlated with the size of the mouth. If the mouth's size changes (e.g. via external mods or the For the worthy(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) seed), the frame's size changes accordingly.
  • The Wall of Flesh is the only boss that drops a mount-summoning item in Master Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). All other Master Mode-exclusive mount-summoning items are dropped by mini-bosses.
  • The veining at the back of both eye and mouth is identical to the veins trailing the Eye of Cthulhu.
  • The Wall of Flesh can be killed only once in a pre-Hardmode world, as subsequent attempts will likely have the world in Hardmode.
  • The Wall of Flesh is one of the two bosses that need a town NPC to be alive before being summoned. The other is Skeletron.
  • In Journey Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), if Godmode is activated, using a Magic Mirror or similar to teleport away during Wall of Flesh fight will not kill the player; instead, they will be dragged all the way back to the Underworld via the Tongue debuff.
  • The Guide's Steam Trading Card describes the Wall of Flesh as "the god of eternal nightmares".

BestiaryBestiary entries

  • Wall of Flesh: "Serving as the world's core and guardian, the towering demon lord exists to keep powerful ancient spirits sealed away."
  • The Hungry: "The Wall of Flesh's many mouths, attached by bloody veins. As a last resort, they can tear away and hungrily chase down threats."

History

  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Hungries no longer gain a 3rd stat bonus after 25% Wall of Flesh health. They will continue to use the 2nd stat bonus from 50% WoF health for the remainder of the fight.
    • The Tongue debuff's pull speed now scales with the boss's speed in Expert/Master Mode, to prevent the Wall of Flesh from moving faster than it pulls the player in at the end of the fight.
  • Desktop 1.4.2: Fixed an issue where it could drop below the worlds boundary.
  • Desktop 1.4.1: Now causes the screen to fade to black and despawns if all nearby players are dead, or there are no players nearby.

References

  1. First the position of the Guide Voodoo Doll is checked. If that position is within 75 blocks of a player's X coordinate, it will check the next position 1 block closer to the world border. This will repeat until the position checked is not within 75 blocks of any player's X coordinate, or if the position is 20 blocks from the true world border (Main.maxTilesX and 0) After the X position is found, if the tile is obstructed or has a liquid level above 100 (about 0.39 tile of liquid), it tests the block 1 block under it. If it is still obstructed, it tests the block 2 blocks (then 3, then 4...) under the new tested block, until a valid block is found or it exceeds the world border. After which, it selects the last obstructed block to spawn the Wall of Flesh's mouth. If it exceeds the world border, Wall of Flesh's mouth is spawned at top of the Underworld (180 tiles away from the bottom true world border)
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method DoDeathEvents() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.4.9.
  3. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.4.9 source code, method AI() in Terraria.NPC.cs. The relevant part is the aiStyle == 27 block.
  4. Terraria's 8th Anniversary - Ask Redigit and Cenx! May 20, 2019
  5. Redigit's message in #journeys-end-chat on the official Terraria Discord server (link to message)