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Tomb Crawler
Tomb Crawler.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeWorm AI
Max Life60/120264396/180396594
BannerTomb Crawler BannerTomb Crawler Banner
Immune toConfused
Coins130Pre-Hardmode: 325Hardmode: 520Post-Plantera: 780

The Tomb Crawler is a burrowing enemy found in the Underground Desert. Following the same AI pattern as Giant Worms, it moves through solid blocks to attack the player by charging. The sound of its burrowing grows louder and faster as it draws near. Like many other worm-type enemies, its head segment deals more damage on contact, but is also the part of its body most vulnerable to damage. It is the pre-Hardmode counterpart of the Dune Splicer.


Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
2 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
NPC ID Type Damage Defense
513 Tomb Crawler (Head).png Tomb Crawler Head 18/366496/5496144 0
514 Tomb Crawler (Body).png Tomb Crawler Body 7/1424/2136 16/1632
515 Tomb Crawler (Tail).png Tomb Crawler Tail 7/141224/211836 20/202040


  • Tomb Crawlers will always be 6–10 segments long.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Tomb Crawler: "The desert is home to one of the largest varieties of worms across the land. It has a voracious appetite for careless explorers."

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  • Desktop 1.3.3:
    • Can now spawn on the surface during Sandstorms.
    • Fixed being too rare.
    • Now more aggressive, especially during Sandstorms.