Astrum Deus

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Astrum Deus
Astrum Deus.png
TypeBossBurrowing Enemy
EnvironmentAstral Infection
Max Life600,000 / 960,000 Expert Mode / 1,152,000 Revengeance Mode / 1,440,000 Master Mode / 1,728,000 Revengeance Mode Master Mode (total)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffExtreme GravityExtreme Gravity
100% Revengeance Mode chance
Debuff durationInfinite
Debuff tooltipYour wing time is reduced by 25%, infinite flight is disabled
Immune toAstral Infection (debuff)ConfusedPearl AuraPoisoned
Coins 1 Platinum Coin.png
Astrum Deus map.png
Map Icon
Not to be confused with Astrum Aureus, a similarly-themed cyborg boss.

A star-spawned horror tunnels through the astral infection.

Astrum Deus is a Hardmode boss that must be defeated in order to allow Astral Ore to be mined. It begins as a large worm, similar to The Destroyer, but splits later in the fight.


Astrum Deus does not spawn on its own and can be summoned by using the Astral Beacon with a Titan Heart or Starcore in the inventory at night. Astrum Deus can be spawned even in early Hardmode with Titan Hearts, but the boss is intended to be fought after the Lunatic Cultist has been defeated. When successfully activated, two astral stars rise from the beacon and eventually combine to summon Astrum Deus.


Astrum Deus Head
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TypeBossBurrowing Enemy
DamageThis attack will cause defense damage on hit. 120 / 240 Expert Mode / 268 Revengeance Mode / 280 Death Mode / 360 Master Mode
Max Life200,000 / 320,000 Expert Mode /
384,000 Revengeance Mode / 480,000 Master Mode / 576,000 Revengeance Mode Master Mode
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection (debuff)
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
Astrum Deus Body
Astrum Deus Body.png
TypeBossBurrowing Enemy
Damage100 / 160 Expert Mode / 192 Revengeance Mode / 200 Death Mode / 240 Master Mode (Contact)
90 / 152 Expert Mode / 176 Revengeance Mode / 188 Death Mode / 264 Master Mode (Astral Laser)
100 / 172 Expert Mode / 192 Revengeance Mode / 204 Death Mode / 288 Master Mode (Astral God Ray)
This attack will cause defense damage on hit. 120 / 180 Expert Mode / 208 Revengeance Mode / 224 Death Mode / 312 Master Mode (Astral Mine)
Max Life200,000 / 320,000 Expert Mode /
384,000 Revengeance Mode / 480,000 Master Mode / 576,000 Revengeance Mode Master Mode
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection (debuff)
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds (Contact/Astral Laser)
3 seconds (Astral Mine)
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
Astrum Deus Tail
Astrum Deus Tail.png
TypeBossBurrowing Enemy
Damage80 / 128 Expert Mode / 160 Revengeance Mode / 168 Death Mode / 192 Master Mode
Max Life200,000 / 320,000 Expert Mode /
384,000 Revengeance Mode / 480,000 Master Mode / 576,000 Revengeance Mode Master Mode
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection (debuff)
100% chance
Debuff duration1.5 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off


Astrum Deus behaves similarly to worms, burrowing through the ground and attempting to ram the player, with the additional ability to fire lasers at the player from its segments. As the fight progresses, however, it gains the ability to fly (similarly to Wyverns) and, after it reaches half health, splits into two smaller worms with the same abilities as the original. Once one of the smaller worms is killed, the other despawns and the fight ends. Astrum Deus has 51 / 61 Expert Mode / 71 Revengeance Mode / 81 Death Mode segments before splitting, and each worm created from it splitting has 26 / 31 Expert Mode / 36 Revengeance Mode / 41 Death Mode segments. All of its attacks inflict the Astral Infection debuff.

If Astrum Deus is alive when it becomes daytime, it will enrage, greatly increasing its movement speed.


  • Astrum Deus burrows through the ground, attempting to ram the player when it approaches them from below.
    • If the player is far enough from the ground, Astrum Deus will swim through the air to reach them.
    • If Astrum Deus is far away from the player, it will gain a massive speed boost until it is close to them.
    • Astrum Deus' speed increases as its life decreases.
  • Every 10 seconds, Astrum Deus fires lasers from its body in a stream starting from its head and ending at its tail.
    • The rate at which these lasers are fired staggers as the fight progresses, causing the attack to last longer the longer the fight progresses. Given enough time, Astrum Deus will constantly fire lasers at the player.
  • When Astrum Deus reaches 80% life, every 15 seconds, it will alternate between burrowing like a worm and flying like a Wyvern.
    • While Astrum Deus is flying, segments close to its tail will leave behind astral mines instead of firing lasers, which lingers in place for 15 seconds before exploding. The lower Astrum Deus’ life is, the more segments will leave mines.
      • Below 70% HP, mines have a chance to turn red and explode into an X of lasers. The chance of mines exploding increases as the worm loses HP.
  • When Astrum Deus reaches 50% life, it will split into two smaller worms, which act the same as the original, with some differences:
    • One worm starts off flying, while the other starts off burrowing. They both alternate between the two behaviors every 10 seconds. The one that is currently flying will be blue, and the one that is currently burrowing will be orange.
    • Worms that are currently flying will only leave behind astral mines instead of firing lasers.
    • The staggered fire rate of the lasers and mines for each worm is reset.
    • One of the worms has a slightly shorter delay between its laser barrages.

In Expert Mode

  • Segment size increased.
  • Number of segments increased from 50 to 61 before splitting, and from 26 to 31 after splitting.
  • When a split worm is below 50% HP and in its red "grounded" mode, it starts replacing its attacks with faster, blue-and-orange helical lasers. The lower HP the worm is, the more attacks will be replaced.
  • Mines start to move towards the player below 30% HP.
  • Segments can fire independently from laser barrages after they take enough damage.
  • Before splitting, only the damaged segments noted above can leave behind mines.
  • Mines and laser barrages are fired every 4 seconds after it splits instead of 10.

In Revengeance Mode

  • Segment size increased again.
  • Number of segments increased from 61 to 71 before splitting, and from 31 to 36 after splitting.
  • Movement speed is increased.
  • Independently firing segments have an increased rate of fire.
  • All nearby players are inflicted with Extreme Gravity.

In Death Mode

  • Segment size increased again.
  • Number of segments increased from 71 to 81 before splitting, and from 36 to 41 after splitting.
  • Movement speed and rate of fire are further increased.
  • Can fly at any time before splitting, and only leaves mines instead of firing lasers while flying regardless of health.
  • When one split worm is killed, instead of dying, the other one will survive and become enraged. The enraged worm will become translucent, no longer changes color to signify behavior changes, and has access to all of its attacks at all times. Only the last worm killed will drop loot and count as a defeat.
    • The enraged worm's body and tail segments have 25 defense and 15% DR, whereas its head has 12 defense and 7.5% DR.

On the For the worthy seed

  • Moves 15% faster.
  • Switches behaviors every 5 seconds.



  • All segments take reduced damage from most non-minion piercing projectiles. Each hit decreases the damage of the next hit by 12%, until the eighth hit onwards which deal 20% of original damage.
  • All segments take 20% damage from grenade-type projectiles. A list of affected projectiles is below.
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  • All of Astrum Deus' loot will spawn at the nearest segment with the exception of 5-15 of the Stardust and the Hearts, which will always spawn at the head.
  • Astrum Deus takes 99% less damage from all sources for the first 10 seconds after it spawns, and for the first 5 seconds after it enters Phase 2.
  • If Astrum Deus is killed before splitting into two, it will drop 5-15 stardust, some hearts and mana, but no weapons, accessories or Treasure Bag. It will not split after this, and the boss will need to be re-summoned. The player will not be able to mine Astral Ore.
  • Repeatedly killing Astrum Deus can be a good way to get Fallen Stars to use as ammo for weapons like the Starmada or Starfleet.


For more elaborate strategies on defeating Astrum Deus, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Astrum Deus strategies.
  • Try and keep moving, and don't stay in one spot. Avoid circling the boss as the astral orbs will make it too difficult to do so.
  • Be aware of the position of the mines as they can wall off the player, making it extremely difficult to break out and leaves the player as easy prey.
    • During Phase 2, the trail of mines will be shorter, although there will be more trails left throughout the arena.
      • Having a large arena can make this much less of an issue.
  • Astrum Deus’ abundance of projectiles can, especially on less powerful computers, cause large frame rate drops. This can be used to the player's advantage by turning frame skip off, giving them more time to process and dodge attacks.
  • Like several other bosses, Astrum Deus will not despawn no matter the distance the player travels from it. This means the Magic Mirror can be used to teleport to a more suitable spot to fight.
  • While Astrum Deus can be fought at the start of Hardmode, it is not recommended until the player has at least defeated the Lunatic Cultist, as its fast speed, high damage, and many projectiles can make the fight completely overwhelming.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for Astrum Deus: "The fragments of the star god’s corpse still hold some of their former power, and even after succumbing to a dark infection, then being torn apart by an upstart worm, they willfully seek to return to the stars."
  • Astrum Deus' theme is Pest of the Cosmos, which was composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
    • If the Calamity Music add-on mod is disabled, Boss 3 will play instead.
  • "Astrum Deus" in Latin roughly translates to "The Star God".
  • Astrum Deus used to be spawned by killing three Atlases after the Lunatic Cultist was defeated.
  • Astrum Deus can be summoned as soon as Hardmode begins, as Titan Hearts and the Astral Beacon are always available.
  • In previous versions of the mod, the fight consisted of one larger worm with ten smaller worms as minions.
  • If the Boss Checklist Mod is installed, its unique despawn message will be "The infected deity retreats to the heavens."