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Desert Scourge

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Desert Scourge
Desert Scourge.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Desert
AI Type Desert Scourge AI
Max Life 2,300 / 3,680 / 4,000 / 7,840
KB Resist 100%
Immune to: All debuffs except:
Exo Freeze.png
Drops
Coins 5 Gold Coin.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
Victory Shard.png Victory Shard
• 7-14 / 10-16
100%
Coral.png Coral
• 5-9 / 7-11
100%
Seashell.png Seashell
• 5-9 / 7-11
100%
Starfish.png Starfish
• 5-9 / 7-11
100%
Seabound Staff.png Seabound Staff
25% / 33%
Barinade.png Barinade
25% / 33%
Storm Spray.png Storm Spray
25% / 33%
Aquatic Discharge.png Aquatic Discharge
25% / 33%
Aero Stone.png Aero Stone
10%
Lesser Healing Potion.png Lesser Healing Potion
• 8-14
100%
Desert Scourge Trophy.png Desert Scourge Trophy
10%
Desert Scourge Mask.png Desert Scourge Mask
14.29%
The Desert Scourge (Lore).png The Desert Scourge (Lore)
• Always on first kill
100%
Treasure Bag (Desert Scourge).png Treasure Bag (Desert Scourge)
• in Expert Mode only
100%

Desert Scourge map.png
Map Icon
Not to be confused with the Scourge of the Desert, a throwing weapon.

Desert Scourge Trophy.png "...A dried up and gluttonous husk on a constant and voracious search for its next meal." Desert Scourge Trophy.png

The Desert Scourge is a Pre-Hardmode boss. It is the earliest boss available to the player in the Calamity Mod and is considered the weakest of them. It is intended to be fought before the Eye of Cthulhu, but can still pose a considerable challenge to new players with only basic equipment.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

The Desert Scourge does not spawn on its own, and requires the player to summon it with the Desert Medallion. It must be summoned in the Desert or Underground Desert.

Segments[edit | edit source]

Desert Scourge Head
Desert Scourge Head.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Desert
AI Type Desert Scourge AI
Damage 20 / 72 / 75 / 270
Max Life 2,300 / 3,680 / 4,000 / 7,840
Defense (DR) 0 (10% DR)
KB Resist 100%
Desert Scourge Body
Desert Scourge Body.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Desert
AI Type Desert Scourge AI
Damage 12 / 19 / 19 / 28 (melee)
46 / 66 (sand blast)
Max Life 2,300 / 3,680 / 4,000 / 7,840
Defense (DR) 8 (15% DR)
KB Resist 100%
Desert Scourge Tail
Desert Scourge Tail.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Desert
AI Type Desert Scourge AI
Damage 9 / 14 / 14 / 21
Max Life 2,300 / 3,680 / 4,000 / 7,840
Defense (DR) 18 (25% DR)
KB Resist 100%

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Desert Scourge behaves like a regular worm enemy, moving through blocks and attempting to ram the player. Its segments are resistant to piercing projectiles, reducing their damage after a few hits.

It becomes invulnerable if the player exits the Desert biome.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • Its speed will increase as it loses health. This ramps up once it has dropped below 75% health.
  • Once below 75% health, Desert Scourge will begin to spawn Dried Seekers.

In Expert Mode[edit | edit source]

In Revengeance Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Desert Scourge shoots sand blasts at the player, similar to Eater of Worlds in Expert Mode.
  • Desert Scourge spawns with 2 smaller Desert Scourges. Defeating the main worm will count as a boss defeat and gives the drops.

In Death Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Desert Scourge is much faster.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Dried Seeker.png Dried Seeker Below 75% life

Fishing Drops[edit | edit source]

Image Item Quantity Rate
Sonar Potion.png Sonar Potion 2-3 20%
Crate Potion.png Crate 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%
Fisherman's Pocket Guide.png Fisherman's Pocket Guide 1 10%
Sextant.png Sextant 1 10%
Angler Earring.png Angler Earring 1 10%
Weather Radio.png Weather Radio 1 10%
High Test Fishing Line.png High Test Fishing Line 1 6.67%
Tackle Box.png Tackle Box 1 6.67%
Angler Tackle Bag.png Angler Tackle Bag 1 6.67%
Golden Bug Net.png Golden Bug Net
(After Skeletron has been defeated)
1 5%

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Building a high platform out of its reach is a very effective way of dispatching the boss, although this platform must remain within the Desert biome for the boss to be vulnerable.
  • Avoid his head at all costs in Expert Mode or on a higher difficulty.
  • Slimy Saddle can be used to bounce on the boss' segments, inflicting extra damage while being relatively safe.
  • Piercing weapons such as any Bow with Jester's Arrows, Amidias' Spark, Spiky Balls, or Frost Bolt can deal high damage by piercing through Desert Scourge's segments.
  • Using the Victide armor, Shield of the Ocean, and Siren's Heart while underwater will give a massive bonus to speed and defense. Because the Desert Scourge can be summoned in the ocean, this can be a viable way to defeat it.
  • Using Mandible Claws alongside the Amidias' Spark can allow the player to face-tank the Desert Scourge, killing it before it deals too much damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Lore[edit | edit source]

When the Sea King, Amidias refused to partake in the forbidden ritual to awaken the Moon Lord / The Dark Lord from his slumber and imprisonment on the moon, the Jungle Tyrant King Yharim had the witch Calamitas evaporate all of the seawater with fire and brimstone. This event caused the great sea worm, now known as the Desert Scourge, to go on a rampage. Deprived of its previous food source, Crab and Shark meat, it devoured all of the inhabitants of the now dried up sea kingdom. Now the sea worm has dried out and become a hollow shell of its former self, constantly seeking fresh meat for it to devour.

See also[edit | edit source]

Characters: Enemies (List): Cosmic Elemental.png Pre-Hardmode • Shockstorm Shuttle.png Hardmode • Impious Immolator.png Post-Moon Lord • Calamitas.png Bosses
 
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