Earth Elemental

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Earth Elemental
Earth Elemental.png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentCavern
DamageThis attack will cause defense damage on hit. 50 / 100 Expert Mode / 114 Revengeance Mode / 124 Death Mode / 150 Master Mode / 172 Revengeance Mode Master Mode / 186 Death Mode Master Mode (Contact)
60 / 120 Expert Mode / 180 Master Mode (Small Rock)
This attack will cause defense damage on hit. 60 / 120 Expert Mode / 180 Master Mode (Large Rock)
Max Life3800 / 7600 Expert Mode / 11400 Master Mode
Defense20
DR10%
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffArmor CrunchArmor Crunch
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour armor is shredded
Immune toConfusedPoisonedArmor Crunch
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The Earth Elemental is a rare Hardmode mini boss found in the Underground and Cavern layers. Its method of attack is to fly toward the player and charge every 10 / 5 Expert Mode seconds, while firing blasts of small rocks, which burst upon impact with blocks. Occasionally, a larger rock is fired which bounces off blocks twice before exploding.

Due to its intimidating size, ability to phase through blocks, and immunity to all forms of knockback, it can be a dangerous encounter for unaware players.

Notes

  • The player should take great caution while mining in very early Hardmode, as they might spawn and catch the player unaware. Carrying a Lifeform Analyzer, or any of its upgrades, in their inventory can help warn the player in advance.
  • Due to the high power of the weapons it drops relative to other early Hardmode weapons, it can be recommended to seek them out, especially for ranged and melee players.
  • The ranged attacks made by the Earth Elemental cannot pass through solid blocks (though the blast radius can), allowing the player to take cover from attacks if necessary.

Trivia

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Earth Elemental: "It is civilization’s goal to wrest nature under its control. This is the result of one such conquest, an artificial elemental, run by clockwork gears."
  • The Earth Elemental resembles a gladiator. Furthermore, the arm resembles a weapon called the scissor, consisting of a tube which covered the forearm and a semicircular blade on the end.
    • However, the spriter has confirmed that they "have no idea what that end was supposed to be", and that "it just looked cool".
  • The Earth Elemental is referred to in the mod's files as "Horse".
    • This is due to the fact that the Earth Elemental was formerly a horse-like creature.