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The Devourer is a larger version of the Giant Worm and a weaker version of the World Feeder. It can be found in The Corruption. However, once one has targeted the player, it can follow the player out of The Corruption. The Devourer will spawn at night or in deep chasms where Shadow Orbs can be found. In order for enemies such as Devourers and The Eater of Worlds to spawn outside of The Corruption, 500 Ebonstone blocks must be nearby.

Like other worms, each segment of the Devourer has its own HP, including the head. Killing one part of the Devourer kills the whole thing, although a glitch can occur where even when you kill a part of it, it won't die.

Similar to the Bone Serpent, each part of the Devourer has a chance to drop loot. Using explosives (especially Grenades, which require less timing than Bombs) to kill multiple segments at once is the best way to maximize your drops. Any explosive will kill it in one hit.

They do not take damage from lava and they drop Worm Teeth, Coins and Rotten Chunks.

Notes

  • If the Devourer attacks you and you use your Magic Mirror, the Devourer will follow you back home. The same thing can happen when you are killed and respawn. The Devourer may also follow other players in multiplayer after you die.

Bugs (Most in Multiplayer)

  • Sometimes a devourer can spawn without its body, only its head. (Mostly in Multiplayer)
  • It can sometimes bite you, but you will take no damage.
  • It can sometimes spawn with only its body (both usually when using Worm Food).

Update Info

v1.0.5

  • Should no longer gain random other enemies as its head.

PC release

  • Added to the game.

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Monsters (Hardmode Monsters are in italic)
Slime Monsters Baby Slime · Black Slime · Blue Slime · Corrupt Slime · Crimslime · Dungeon Slime · Green Slime · Illuminant Slime · Jungle Slime · Lava Slime · Mother Slime · Pinky · Purple Slime · Red Slime · Shadow SlimeConsole · Slimeling · Slimer · Toxic Sludge · Umbrella Slime · Yellow Slime
Goblins Goblin Archer · Goblin Peon · Goblin Scout · Goblin Sorcerer · Goblin Thief · Goblin Warrior · Goblin Summoner
Undead Monsters Angry Bones · Armored Skeleton · Big Boned · Bone Lee · Dark Caster · Doctor Bones · Heavy Skeleton · Short Bones · Skeleton · Skeleton Archer · Skeleton Commando · Skeleton Sniper · The Groom · Tim · Undead Miner · Undead Viking · Vampire MinerConsole · Zombie
Humanoids Chaos Elemental · Clown · Dark Mummy · Light Mummy · Mummy · Nymph · Possessed Armor · Shadow MummyConsole Spectral ElementalConsole · Spectral MummyConsole · Werewolf
Mages Dark Caster · Fire Imp · Goblin Sorcerer · Tim · Rune Wizard · Desert Spirit
Plant Monsters Angry Trapper · Dragon SnatcherConsole · Clinger · Man Eater · Snatcher
Burrowing Monsters Bone Serpent · Devourer · Digger · Giant Worm · World Feeder · Tomb Crawler · Dune Splicer
Flying Monsters Angry Nimbus · Antlion Swarmer · Arch DemonConsole · Big Eater · Big Stinger · Bird · Cave Bat · Corruptor · Crimera · Crimson Axe · Cursed Hammer · Cursed Skull · Demon · Demon Eye · Dragon HornetConsole · Dragon SkullConsole · Dragon StingerConsole · Eater of Souls · Enchanted Sword · Flying Fish · Gastropod · Ghost · Giant Bat · Giant Flying Fox · Harpy · Hellbat · Hornet · Ice Bat · Illuminant Bat · Jungle Bat · Lava Bat · Little Eater · Little Stinger · Meteor Head · Moss Hornet · Pixie · Raven · Red Devil · Shadow HammerConsole · Spectral GastropodConsole · Voodoo Demon · Vulture · Wandering Eye · Wraith
Swimming Monsters Angler Fish · Arapaima · Blue Jellyfish · Corrupt Goldfish · Crimtane Goldfish · Goldfish · Green Jellyfish · OrcaConsole · Pink Jellyfish · Piranha · Shark · Squid
Hopping Monsters Bunny · Corrupt Bunny · Crimtane Bunny · Derpling · Giant Shelly · Giant Tortoise · Herpling · Ice Tortoise · Mimic · Slimes
Boss Monsters Arch WyvernConsole · Brain of Cthulhu · Duke Fishron · Eater of Worlds · Eye of Cthulhu · Golem · King Slime · OcramConsole · Plantera · Queen Bee · Skeletron · Skeletron Prime · The Destroyer · The Twins · Wall of Flesh · Wyvern · Mourning Wood · Pumpking · Everscream · Santa-NK1 · Ice Queen · Martian Saucer · Lunatic Cultist · Nebula Pillar · Solar Pillar · Stardust Pillar · Vortex Pillar · Moon LordFinal Boss
Boss-Related Monsters Dungeon Guardian · Leech · Probe · Servant of Cthulhu · Servant of OcramConsole · The Hungry
Immortal Blazing Wheel · Spike Ball
Projectile Burning Sphere · Chaos Ball
Other Albino AntlionConsole · Angry Tumbler · Antlion · Antlion Charger · Antlion Swarmer · Crab · Crawdad · Jungle Creeper · Mr. Stabby · Salamander · Snow Balla · Snowman Gangsta · Unicorn