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Blazing Wheel
Blazing Wheel.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeBlazing Wheel AI
Max Life100/200/300
KB Resist100%

The Blazing Wheel is an indestructible Enemy found in the Dungeon. It appears to be a ring of fire, traveling along the walls and floors of the Dungeon. Blazing Wheels move quicker than most Dungeon enemies and produce light. They appear in areas that have a Dungeon Brick Wall background.


  • They spawn and despawn off-screen, like any other enemy.
  • They will go through open doors, but not through closed ones.
  • They travel through Platforms, not along them.
  • If you remove all of the blocks the Blazing Wheel is spinning on, it will fly towards a random wall.
  • If you surround a Blazing Wheel with blocks until there are only 2-3 tiles of space for it to maneuver, it will despawn.
  • Blazing Wheels will go outside of the Dungeon, however it is very rare, and you must follow it until it does.
  • They move at a surprisingly fast speed, making it harder to dodge them.


  • The Blazing Wheel can hurt NPCs, including the Mechanic who spawns in the Dungeon.
  • Though Blazing Wheels appear to be ablaze themselves, they do not inflict the On Fire! debuff.
  • Blazing Wheels do less damage than Spikes.
  • Despite their unusual properties, Blazing Wheels can actually be moved by Teleporters.
  • Blazing Wheels show up on the Radar since they are technically enemies.
  • The Blazing Wheel AI is nearly identical to the Snail AI.


  • A useful way to avoid being hit by the Blazing Wheel is to use a Multi Hook to suspend yourself in midair, rather than standing still on a Dungeon surface.
  • To avoid the Blazing Wheel's attack, look for its light in dark areas, move as far away as possible, then jump or avoid it if you don't want to lose health.


  • The Blazing Wheel, along with the Spike Ball, the True Eye of Cthulhu, and Golem Head in his second stage are the only four invincible enemies in Terraria.
  • Although the Blazing Wheel cannot be damaged, it has most of the statistics of a normal enemy, including a death sound, a hit sound, defense, and immunities to a few debuffs.
  • The Blazing Wheel is likely based off the Hothead from the Mario franchise. It moves in similar motions when climbing on walls and ceilings and is also based around a fire theme.
    • Though, they more closely resemble Rinkas from Metroid.


  • Desktop 1.2.3: Fixed bug where Blazing Wheels didn't get placed into tiles.