|AI Type||Blazing Wheel AI|
- Internal NPC ID: 72
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 ironically more closely resemble Rinkas from Metroid.
- Desktop 1.3.5: Sprite updated.
- Desktop 1.2.3: Fixed bug where Blazing Wheels didn't get placed into tiles.
- Desktop 1.0.6: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.