Terraria Eater of Worlds Guide, Tips, Boss Fight And Walkthrough

Worm Food.

The Terraria Eater of Worlds is one of the Pre-Hardmode bosses that players can take on in their playthrough. The encounter serves as a make-or-break moment for many new players. It’s not a particularly challenging boss, but it’s still one of the first major hurdles that beginners will have trouble with. Jumping into this fight unprepared is an extremely bad idea. So with this Terraria Eater of Worlds guide, we’ll try and lay out the best way to approach this boss fight.

Key Highlights
  • Terraria Boss Type: Eater of Worlds found in The Corruption biome.
  • Summoning: Break three Shadow Orbs or craft Worm Food with 15 Rotten Chunks and 30 Vile Powder.
  • Preparation: Clear the area, equip a strong weapon, healing potions, and armor for the fight.

Terraria Eater of Worlds

Terraria Eater of Worlds
Starting A Corruption World.

A brief understanding of the Evil Biomes is necessary for this guide, so we’ll go over them briefly.

Within Terraria, there exist two unique biomes known as The Corruption and The Crimson. Players can choose which one they want in their game when generating a new world, or they can leave it up to a 50/50 chance.

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Either way, one of them will always be there when a new game begins, and their presence will determine the availability of multiple items, weapons, armors, and even pets.

Most importantly, though, the existence of these biomes will determine which of the following bosses are available in your world:

  • Eater of Worlds is unique to The Corruption.
  • Brain of Cthulhu is unique to The Crimson.

So if you want to fight the Eater of Worlds, first make sure that your world has The Corruption biome.

How To Summon The Boss

Terraria Eater of Worlds
Shadow Orb.

There are two ways through which the player can summon the Terraria Eater of Worlds.

The first of these involves locating Shadow Orbs, which are only found in The Corruption. Destroying at least three of these with any Hammer or explosives will cause the boss to spawn.

Shadow Orbs are usually located under challenging spots, and Ebonstone always surrounds them. This is a block type that requires at least a Nightmare Pickaxe to mine through.

Making Worm Food is the alternative method, but it requires you to gather 15x Rotten Chunks and 30x Vile Powder. This can then only be crafted at Demon Altars, which are unmovable crafting stations that are spread throughout The Corruption and the Underground.

Using Worm Food from your inventory will summon the Eater of Worlds boss.


Terraria Eater of Worlds
Platinum Armor.

As with any boss fight, the first thing you should do is prepare the arena. Clearing up a large amount of space and filling it with wooden platforms is always an excellent idea for any boss. But this space should be twice as big for the Eater of Worlds.

Unlike most other bosses, the Eater of Worlds is constantly moving in and out of the arena. It lunges or dives towards you to attack, and then disappears out of frame when it’s done.

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It likes to follow you a lot, so having room to move around is extremely important. Also, make sure to place torches on all available surfaces so that the arena is completely illuminated.

You do not want to be trapped in a small enclosure with this boss without proper lighting.

For recovery purposes, make sure that Campfires or Heart Lanterns are placed all over the platforms to ensure that the health regeneration buff is always active. Additionally, keep a bunch of different types of potions in your inventory at all times.

Terraria Eater of Worlds
Ball O’ Hurt.

In terms of gear, make sure that you are equipped with at least Gold or Platinum Armor. They offer 16 and 20 defense, respectively, but either one of these sets should suffice for the fight.

There’s no right answer when it comes to weapons, however. Simply go with whatever you feel works best for you. The Ball O’ Hurt and Musket worked fine for me with Eater of Worlds, and they both drop from Shadow Orbs.

Terraria Eater of Worlds Boss Fight

Terraria Eater of Worlds
The Fight Begins.

When the fight against  Eater of Worlds starts, the boss will appear as one singular wormlike creature. It is however divided into different segments that all have their health bars.

If you attack any of the middle segments and manage to destroy it, the boss will split off into two enemies. Both of these will have their heads and tails, and they will move independently of each other. This process continues on throughout the fight.

So as you destroy additional segments, smaller and smaller worms begin to form, and they all attack you individually. The longer this goes on, the harder it becomes. The only way to end this fight is to kill each and every section of the boss.

Terraria Eater of Worlds
The Boss Splits Into Two.

To make this entire encounter easy on yourself, players can choose to carefully attack only the head of the Eater of Worlds. As it dies, the segment directly behind it will become the new head and you can then attack it next.

Simply keep moving and try and attack the boss when it slows down. This can be an extremely time-consuming process, but it prevents you from taking on multiple smaller enemies at the same time. Something similar you do with Golem Boss in Terraria.

When the final head has been destroyed, the fight is over.

Once the Eater of Worlds is dead, it has a chance of dropping the following items:

  • Shadow Scales – 100% Chance.
  • Demonite Ores – 100% Chance.
  • Eater’s Bone – 5% Chance.
  • Lesser Healing Potions – 100% Chance.
  • Eater of Worlds Mask – 14.29% Chance.
  • Eater of Worlds Trophy – 10% Chance.
  • Treasure Bag (Expert Mode) – 100% Chance.
  • Writhing Remains (Master Mode) – 25% Chance.
  • Eater of Worlds Relic (Master Mode) – 100% Chance.

This has been eXputer’s Terraria Eater of Worlds Guide. We hope that it will help you in taking down this boss.

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