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Desert SpiritHardmode exclusive
Desert Spirit.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeCaster AI
Damage40/80/120 (melee)
80120180 (Desert Spirit's Curse)
Max Life220/440/660
KB Resist100%
BannerDesert Spirit BannerDesert Spirit Banner
Immune toOn Fire!Acid VenomFrostbiteShadowflameConfusedIchorCursed InfernoBetsy's CursePoisonedOiledDaybrokenFrostburnHellfire

The Desert Spirit is a Hardmode enemy that can be found in Corrupted or Crimson Underground Desert biomes.

Desert Spirit's Curse
A Desert Spirit's Curse, the projectile fired by Desert Spirits.

Desert Spirits have an attack pattern that is unique compared to most enemies. Upon appearing near a player, they will cast a single, colored projectile that attempts to home in on the nearest player, phasing through blocks and slowly gaining speed. After a certain amount of time, it will duplicate and explode. Similar to other casters, it will then teleport to a different location and repeat the process. It should be noted that the projectiles themselves do not deal any damage, but their explosions do.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Desert Spirit: "Ancient magicks corrupted the minds of the once friendly desert djinns, releasing them full of hostility from their lamps."


  • Console 1.17: Can now drop the Djinn's Curse and Desert Spirit Lamp.