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WolfHardmode exclusive
Wolf.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeUnicorn AI
Max Life300/600/900
KB Resist70%/73%/76%
BannerWolf BannerWolf Banner
Coins10 SC25 SC

The Wolf is a Hardmode enemy that sometimes spawns in the Snow biome at night. It has the same AI as the Unicorn, which charges and rams into the player. Like Unicorns, Wolves move at very fast speeds and can jump fairly high, making them one of the hardest enemies to evade. Due to its relatively high defense and health, it is not recommended for early Hardmode players to fight these animals. If the player does happen to come across them, it is difficult to outrun them, even with Sprinting accessories.


  • Since Wolves spawn on the surface, weapons that rain projectiles such as the Daedalus Stormbow can hit them without being stopped by blocks above.
  • The player may dig a hole in the ground 2 tiles wide to stand in and attack Wolves from there, since they will be too wide to fit.
  • Standing on any block/platform at least 8 tiles high prevents Wolves from reaching the player, allowing the player to safely attack without having to dodge.
  • Melee users may find yoyos(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) useful, particularly the Amarok, which drops from any enemy in a Snow biome and can inflict the Frostburn debuff. The Hel-Fire works as well if the player has been grinding for it in the Caverns or The Underworld.
  • Another viable strategy would be to build a large platform at least 15 tiles above the Snow biome; Wolves and other enemies will spawn on top of the platform, and assuming the player has a mount with a max speed of 46 mph, they can easily outrun them.


  • Its sprite seems to have a tiny bit of blood around its mouth.
  • Both the Unicorn and the Wolf have a turning animation before they begin to run and charge again.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Wolf: "Living in the harshest of climates, these savage lupines hunt in the dark of night desperately for sustenance."