Aquatic Scourge

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Aquatic Scourge
Aquatic Scourge.png
Statistics
TypeBoss
EnvironmentSulphurous Sea
AI TypeAquatic Scourge AI
Max Life73,000 / 116,800 / 129,600 / 152,000
KB Resist100%
Immune toAll debuffs
Drops
Coins15 Gold Coin
Aquatic Scourge map.png
Map Icon

Aquatic Scourge (Lore).png "A horror born of pollution and insatiable hunger..." Aquatic Scourge (Lore).png

The Aquatic Scourge is a Hardmode boss fought in the Sulphurous Sea biome. It is a hydrated and mutated version of the Desert Scourge.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

The Aquatic Scourge spawns naturally, albeit rarely, in the Sulphurous Sea. It can be summoned manually by using the Seafood.

Segments[edit | edit source]

Aquatic Scourge Head
Aquatic Scourge Head.png
Statistics
TypeBurrowing Enemy
EnvironmentSulphurous Sea
AI TypeWorm AI
Damage0 (passive)
100 / 250 / 262 / 375 (melee)
60 / 96 / 100 / 144 (tooth)
66 / 112 / 117 / 168 (sulphur water)
72 / 124 / 130 / 186 (sulphur cloud)
Max Life73,000 / 116,800 / 129,600 / 152,000
Defense (DR)40 (15% DR)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffBleedingBleeding
100% chance
Debuff duration6 seconds / 12 seconds
Debuff tooltipCannot regenerate life
Inflicts debuffVenomVenom
100% chance
Debuff duration6 seconds / 12 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Aquatic Scourge Body
Aquatic Scourge Body.png
Statistics
TypeBurrowing Enemy
EnvironmentSulphurous Sea
AI TypeWorm AI
Damage0 (passive)
65 / 104 / 109 / 156 (melee)
Max Life73,000 / 116,800 / 129,600 / 152,000
Defense (DR)60 (20% DR)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffBleedingBleeding
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds / 6 seconds
Debuff tooltipCannot regenerate life
Inflicts debuffVenomVenom
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds / 6 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Aquatic Scourge Tail
Aquatic Scourge Tail.png
Statistics
TypeBurrowing Enemy
EnvironmentSulphurous Sea
AI TypeWorm AI
Damage0 (passive)
50 / 80 / 84 / 120 (melee)
Max Life73,000 / 116,800 / 129,600 / 152,000
Defense (DR)90 (30% DR)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffBleedingBleeding
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds / 4 seconds
Debuff tooltipCannot regenerate life
Inflicts debuffVenomVenom
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds / 4 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Once spawned, the Aquatic Scourge will be passive, slowly following the player. It will become hostile and rapidly accelerate upon being hit by the player.

Once hostile, the Aquatic Scourge will circle the player in the ground or in the air, firing projectiles and summoning minions. It will also attempt to charge into the player to deal contact damage.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • The Aquatic Scourge periodically "vomits" several projectiles from its mouth in a circular spread. These projectiles include:
    • Sulphuric water bolts which travel quickly in a straight line.
    • Tooth-like projectiles which home in on the player.
    • Sulphur gas clouds that linger in the air for a long time.
  • The Aquatic Scourge occasionally summons Aquatic Seekers, Aquatic Parasites, and Aquatic Urchins.

In Revengeance Mode[edit | edit source]

Summons[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Aquatic Parasite.png Aquatic Parasite During boss fight
Aquatic Seeker.png Aquatic Seeker During boss fight
Aquatic Urchin.png Aquatic Urchin During boss fight

Fishing Drops[edit | edit source]

Image Item Quantity Rate
Crate Potion.png Crate Potion 2-3 20%
Sonar Potion.png Sonar Potion 2-3 20%
Fishing Potion.png Fishing Potion 2-3 20%
Angler Hat.png Angler Hat 1 10%
Angler Vest.png Angler Vest 1 10%
Angler Pants.png Angler Pants 1 10%
Angler Earring.png Angler Earring 1 10%
Fisherman's Pocket Guide.png Fisherman's Pocket Guide 1 10%
Sextant.png Sextant 1 10%
Weather Radio.png Weather Radio 1 10%
Angler Tackle Bag.png Angler Tackle Bag 1 6.67%
High Test Fishing Line.png High Test Fishing Line 1 6.67%
Tackle Box.png Tackle Box 1 6.67%
Golden Bug Net.png Golden Bug Net 1 5%

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Spawning the Aquatic Scourge when trying to fish in the Sulphurous Sea is a good idea, as it strongly reduces enemy spawn rate while it is alive. Due to the time-consuming nature of fishing or waiting for the Scourge to spawn, it is highly likely that it will spawn while the player is fishing.
  • This fight is very difficult to tank. Avoid the tooth projectiles at all costs and use ranged weapons if possible.
  • Be sure that there are no Maulers in the area before starting the fight, as they could be a great hazard if accidentally hit with projectiles or minions.
  • The boss takes a while to turn, therefore using an item like the Counter Scarf is great for dodging the boss and its projectiles.
  • Using the Chlorophyte Shotbow with Unholy Arrows or Holy Arrows can easily kill this boss, provided that the player has adequate dodging skills and equipment.
  • The Nimbus Rod paired with a mana-consuming weapon and a Mana Overloader will allow near-infinite healing, provided that the player, and therefore the Aquatic Scourge, are always underneath the nimbus clouds.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Going too high (into the Space layer) or leaving the Sulphurous Sea will cause the Aquatic Scourge to gain a speed boost.
  • If the player uses a Magic Mirror or Recall Potion, the Aquatic Scourge will follow the player to their spawn point. This also can happen occasionally when the player dies.
  • While this boss can spawn in Pre-Hardmode, it is not recommended to fight it until the player has acquired decent Hardmode gear, since it is very fast and has many attacks that an early game player cannot handle.
  • Aquatic Scourge, like Desert Scourge and The Leviathan, can drop fishing items rewarded by the Angler for completing his quests.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The theme heard during the Aquatic Scourge battle is Outcast of the Sulphurous Seas which was composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
  • Because it is a more powerful version of the Desert Scourge, many of their drops are shared. The Aquatic Scourge's weapons are upgraded versions of the Desert Scourge's weapons, as well.
    • This boss and the Desert Scourge can both drop the Aero Stone, making them the only two bosses to share a drop outside of crafting materials, healing potions, or fishing items.
  • The Aquatic Scourge's design was initially a redesign of the Desert Scourge made by Frous, a spriter for the mod.
  • Like several other bosses in the mod, the Aquatic Scourge lacks a Mask and Trophy.
  • With a passive state longer than that of Crabulon's (the Scourge will always remain passive unless attacked, Crabulon will wait a while before attacking) and it slowly following the player, then rapidly accelerating when attacked, it could be postulated that the Aquatic Scourge has some degree of intelligence or sapience; and is simply curious about the player.
  • Similarly to the Siren and Leviathan, the Aquatic Scourge can be accidentally summoned in Pre-Hardmode, although the latter will not be immediately hostile.
  • Since the Aquatic Scourge drops Souls of Sight, the Brimstone Elemental drops Souls of Fright and Cryogen drops Souls of Might, the Drax or Pickaxe Axe can technically be crafted as soon as you have defeated a Mechanical Boss, allowing you to utilize Chlorophyte on the other two.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The long-lost relative of The Desert Scourge mutated by the toxic sulphuric waters above the Abyss. Due to its adaptations to thrive in the sulphuric ocean and ample food supply of catfish and flounder it is far less aggressive than its relative. Those that venture to the sulphuric ocean should exercise caution however, as this sea beast is still a carnivorous predator and will immediately attack if provoked.

See also[edit | edit source]