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Antlion Charger
Antlion Charger.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage25/5044/7566
Max Life80/160176/240264
Defense10
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerAntlion Charger BannerAntlion Charger Banner
Drops
Coins80Pre-Hardmode: 2Hardmode: 160
Giant Antlion Charger
Giant Antlion Charger.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage38/767668/114114102
Max Life110/220220242/330330363
Defense22
KB Resist60%/64%/68%
BannerAntlion Charger BannerAntlion Charger Banner
Drops
Coins175Pre-Hardmode: 437Hardmode: 437Post-Plantera: 350

The Antlion Charger is an enemy similar in appearance to the Antlion. Unlike the Antlion, the Antlion Charger will, as its name suggests, charge at the player instead of remaining stationary. It is found in the Underground Desert or on surface Deserts during pre-Hardmode Sandstorms. It can rarely drop the Mandible Blade.

Notes[]

  • The Antlion Charger can spawn anywhere with Hardened Sand Walls.
  • If left alone for a short while, it will charge at the player extremely fast, becoming virtually unstoppable. This is presumed to be a bug.

Tips[]

  • New players should be cautious around the Antlion Charger as its high health and knockback resistance make it significantly more difficult to kill than an Antlion. As well as this, its high speed makes it difficult to escape by running horizontally. As they are very large, a thin vertical shaft (e.g. 2 tiles wide) can be used to escape or to fight from with ranged weapons.
  • Despite their high damage and resilience, they can easily be trapped, especially in the Underground Desert. The very small gaps between caves there means that weapons can damage them but they cannot escape, allowing them to be easily farmed, even by early-game players.
    • This allows for easy farming of their drops, including the Mandible Blade, a formidable early game, autoswing sword, and the Banana Split, a food item.
  • Due to the large number of small pockets in the Underground Desert, players will often be able to see where the charger is and the space it is able to move in before they have to face it. This makes it possible to come up with a strategy before fighting, or avoid it entirely.

Trivia[]

  • Strangely, the Antlion Charger's attack decreases Expert post-Plantera, rather than increasing.
  • During Hardmode, the similarly-acting Basilisk will also spawn.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Antlion Charger: "The soldiers of the antlion species, Antlion Chargers ferociously chase after intruders with a surprising speed."

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Added small variant, named Antlion Charger.
    • Original Antlion Charger renamed to "Giant Antlion Charger".
    • Now has a 2% chance of dropping the Banana Split food item.
  • Console 1.17: Now has a 2% chance of dropping the Mandible Blade.
  • Switch 1.0.1096.2:
    • Now has a 2% chance of dropping the Mandible Blade.
    • Sprite updated.
  • Mobile 1.4.0.5.0:
    • Added small variant, named Antlion Charger.
    • Original Antlion Charger renamed to "Giant Antlion Charger".
    • Now has a 2% chance of dropping the Banana Split food item and a 2% chance of dropping the Mandible Blade.
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop 1.3.3.

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