For most Terraria players, pre-Hardmode is a rather easy time (when compared to Hardmode itself). But some bosses are hell-bent upon giving you a hard time, and one of them happens to be the Eater of Worlds.
The name ‘Eater of Worlds’ may trigger an image of a strong, muscular ogre-like creature in your head. But get ready to be disappointed because it’s a worm. Yes, an underground worm with two horns on its head.
How to Summon the Eater of Worlds in Terraria
Firstly, the Eater of Worlds is something that you will encounter in the Corruption world and is a boss that you just cannot avoid.
To summon the Eater of Worlds, you will have to get Worm Food. To get Worm Food, you have to combine two items – 30 Vile Powder and 15 Rotten Chunk. You then will have to visit a Demon Altar or Crimson Altar to make Worm Food, which you can then use to summon the Eater of Worlds.
Alternatively, if you have three Shadow Orbs, you can simply smash them and summon the Eater of Worlds.
How to Defeat the Eater of Worlds
The eyes of the Eater of Worlds are quite unsettling. They can make you take the boss seriously (and you should). However, if dealt with correctly, this can be one of the easier bosses to defeat.
Before we jump into the ‘how to defeat’ guide, we need to get two things cleared up:
1. When you destroy one segment, it splits into smaller worms. This means, to defeat the entire boss, you need to destroy all the fragments.
2. Eater of Worlds is immune to lava.
Now, we come to the actual fighting part. The boss can split into smaller segments that come to attack you. But an individual segment cannot survive when isolated. This means, if you kill one of the two segments, the other will be destroyed too.
The Eater of Worlds spawns in a coiled state and stays that way for less than a second. This is the best time to attack it with a powerful piercing weapon.
Avoid getting surrounded by the Eater of Worlds. In case this happens, make sure you have a teleporting bed ready to escape.
Best Weapons to Defeat Eater of Worlds
As the boss splits into annoying little worms, you might consider getting a weapon that does piercing damage. Some of the best weapons include the Vilethorn, Water Bolt, Whips, and Spiky Balls.
You can also use melee weapons, but make sure they’re fast. You can go for the Falcon Blade, Arkhalis, and Terragrim.
Focus on the head of the boss because destroying slows down the worm and keeps it from splitting.
So, what are the drops?
If you’ve been wondering what good can come from slaying this boss, you’re not the only one. Turns out, there’s a lot that you can get.
You will receive a bunch of Shadow Scales and Demonite Ores in sufficient quantities. This is necessary to get ahead in the game. A lot of players farm the Eater of Worlds for this very purpose.