The Tortured Soul is a rare monster found in The Underworld, during Hardmode. Throwing Purification Powder on it causes it to turn into the Tax Collector. No Tortured Souls will spawn when there is a Tax Collector in the world.


  • It is not recommended to have minions active while looking for a Tortured Soul, since the minions will attack him and probably kill him before he can be purified.
  • Like most other enemies found in the Underworld, the Tortured Soul will not take damage from lava.
  • The Tortured Soul will not spawn anymore in the world once the Tax Collector NPC takes up residence in a suitable home.
  • He will show up on the Lifeform Analyzer.


  • The Tortured Soul is most likely a reference to A Christmas Carol, specifically the character Jacob Marley.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.
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