Coins 3 50 Pre-Hardmode: 8 75 Hardmode: 7
Man Eater is a pre- Hardmode enemy found only in the Underground Jungle biome, and is nearly identical in appearance and behavior to the above-ground Snatcher. Man Eaters spawn anchored to blocks, with an extendable stem topped by a pincher. The stem itself is a passive component and can be walked through safely without incurring damage; only the pincher inflicts or takes damage.
Differences from Snatchers [ ]
The Man Eater's body color is a brown/pinkish vine, as opposed to the green vine of the
Snatcher's. The "head" of a Man Eater also has a red tinge along the jaw. Man Eaters drop
Vines and Ancient Cobalt armor, whereas Snatchers do not. Man Eaters can extend their stems about twice as far as Snatchers.
Snatchers spawn in surface Jungle biomes as opposed to Underground Jungle biomes. Man Eaters begin spawning between 700 to 1,000 feet below 0 depth, depending on the world size.
Man Eaters have higher health and deal more damage than Snatchers.
Tips [ ]
on fire with weapons such as the Sunfury, their erratic movement patterns may cause them to reveal hidden caves with their light. Caution should be advised even when the player seems to be out of the Man Eater's reach, as they can extend their stems and thus improve their reach rapidly.
Mining the block that a Man Eater is rooted on kills it instantly; however, this method of dispatching a Man Eater never yields any dropped items.
Trivia [ ]
Man Eater and Snatchers are remotely reminiscent of
Plantera's Hooks. Despite their vine color being more brown than green, Man Eaters drop green vines.
According to the
Bestiary, Angry Trappers are created when a Man Eater undergoes a cocoon-like metamorphosis after having consumed enough human flesh. Going by IDs, the Man Eater was the final NPC added in the official release of the game.
The entry for the Man Eater: Bestiary " A sharp-toothed plant with a taste for human flesh. It has the ability to hide inside the mud and reach over great distances."
History [ ]
: Will no longer drop the Ancient Cobalt Helmet and the Ancient Cobalt Leggings together. Desktop 1.2.3
: Vine drop rate increased from 25% to 33.33%.
Desktop 1.2 Health reduced from 130 to 110.
Damage reduced from 42 to 34.
Defense reduced from 18 to 10.
Now has a chance to drop Ancient Cobalt armor when killed.
Desktop 1.0.6 Health decreased from 200 to 130.
Damage decreased from 60 to 45
Man Eaters are now drawn in front of tiles rather than behind them.
They now extend their stems at random, rather than when the player is moving rapidly.
Desktop 1.0.5 Man Eaters no longer drop
Jungle armor, which is instead crafted by the player. They now pass through blocks, are immune to knockback, and no longer extend their stems when struck.