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Antlion Swarmer
Antlion Swarmer.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
AI TypeFlying Fish AI
Damage29/5852/8778
Max Life60/120132/180198
Defense8
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerAntlion Swarmer BannerAntlion Swarmer Banner
Drops
Coins90Pre-Hardmode: 225Hardmode: 180

The Antlion Swarmer is a flying enemy found in the Underground Desert biomes. It is a large dragonfly-like creature that looks similar to the Antlion and Antlion Charger. It should be treated with caution by newer players because of its health and knockback resistance.

Tips[]

  • Antlion Swarmers can spawn on the surface wherever naturally-generated desert walls are present. Destroying them will stop their spawning.

Trivia[]

  • Antlion Swarmers are actually based on adult antlions, with the Swarmers' elongated wings and body structure almost identical to the real creature.
  • When flying around, they seem to emit a slight pulsating/after-image effect (akin to Shadow armor), but only when they reach max speed.
  • Strangely, the Antlion Swarmer's attack decreases in Expert Hardmode, rather than increasing.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Antlion Swarmer: "Antlion Swarmers patrol their nests with a watchful eye. Should anyone threaten their eggs, they will defend them fiercely."

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1: Decreased the Giant Antlion Swarmer's base number of dropped coins from 1775 to 195.

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