The Suspicious Looking Eye is used to summon the Eye of Cthulhu boss. It can be crafted at a Demon Altar or Crimson Altar at the cost of 6 Lenses. It can also be found in Gold Chests rarely.

The boss can only be successfully summoned at Night; if the eye is used during the Day nothing will happen and it will not be consumed.


  • Using a Suspicious Looking Eye while the Eye of Cthulhu has already been summoned will not be consumed and won't summon another Eye of Cthulhu
  • Using the Suspicious Looking Eye during a natural occurrence of the Eye of Cthulhu (1:3 chance every night after the conditions are filled) will result in fighting up to two Eyes of Cthulhu simultaneously if used after the player sees the message "You feel an evil presence watching you".
  • The Suspicious Looking Eye is one of the most readily available summon item to players, as it is relatively easy to craft and can be found in Chests. However, as the required materials to craft it (Lenses) can only be obtained at night from Demon Eyes, the Worm Food is more readily available to players in a Corruption world, and the Bloody Spine to players in a Crimson world. However, the latter two would require some mob kills and mushroom hunting. This makes the Item good for farming especially if the player doesn't need Crimtane/Demonite Ore anymore because when smelted into bars, they can gather a huge amount of money when sold, and the fight is rather easy with some equipment.


  • The Suspicious Looking Eye looks similar to both the Servant of Cthulhu and the Demon Eye.
  • The Suspicious Looking Eye's tooltip was once "May cause terrible things to occur." However, it was changed because unprepared, newer players would use it to see what happened.

Update Info


  • Can now be stacked.


  • Can now be found in Gold Chests.


  • Lens cost lowered from 10 to 6.

PC release

  • Added to the game.
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