Sunken Sea

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"The depths of the underground desert are rumbling..."

The Sunken Sea is an aquatic biome added by the Calamity Mod which spawns upon world creation. It is located directly underneath the Underground Desert. Comprising it is a series of caves almost entirely filled with water, illuminated by glowing blue crystals of Sea Prism.

It is filled with numerous sea creatures, most of which are peaceful until provoked, including the Giant Clam mini boss. The biome becomes more populated once Hardmode begins, and several existing enemies receive new abilities and item drops.

It is composed of Navystone and Eutrophic Sand, with veins and crystals of Sea Prism scattered throughout. A large variety of different corals and other decorative objects also generate in this biome. The Table Corals can be stood on, the Fan Corals produce light and the Brain Corals can produce bubbles that the player can touch to gain a short Gills buff. None of the blocks in the Sunken Sea can be broken until the Desert Scourge has been defeated.

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Sunken Sea
Characters Unique Drops
Clam.png Clam
Eutrophic Ray.png Eutrophic Ray
Ghost Bell.png Ghost Bell
Baby Ghost Bell.png Baby Ghost Bell
Prism-Back.png Prism-Back
Sea Floaty.png Sea Floaty
Sea Minnow.png Sea Minnow
Giant Clam.png Giant Clam
(Mini boss)

In Hardmode:

Blinded Angler.png Blinded Angler
Sea Serpent.png Sea Serpent

From Eutrophic Ray:

Eutrophic Shank.png Eutrophic Shank

From Prism-Back after defeating Desert Scourge
and Blinded Angler:

Prism Shard.png Prism Shard

From Blinded Angler:

Eutrophic Scimitar.png Eutrophic Scimitar

From Sea Serpent:

Serpentine.png Serpentine

From Giant Clam:

Giant Pearl.png Giant Pearl

From Giant Clam in Revengeance Mode:

Amidias' Pendant.png Amidias' Pendant

From Giant Clam in Hardmode:

Poseidon.png Poseidon
Clam Crusher.png Clam Crusher
Clamor Rifle.png Clamor Rifle
Shellfish Staff.png Shellfish Staff

From Clam and Giant Clam in Hardmode:

Mollusk Husk.png Mollusk Husk

From terrain:

Navystone.png Navystone
Eutrophic Sand.png Eutrophic Sand
Sea Prism.png Sea Prism
Prism Shard.png Prism Shard

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Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Equipping any accessory which allows for extended or infinite underwater breathing, such as the Ocean Crest, will make exploring this biome much easier.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The theme heard while in the Sunken Sea is sanctuary, which is composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
  • The Sunken Sea seems to be what remains of the ocean that Calamitas incinerated, according to the lore.
  • Many of the enemies or items having the word "Eutrophic" in their names suggests that the Sunken Sea has undergone some degree of eutrophication, which results in an oxygen-depleted environment.
  • Oxygen depleted environments can lead to lethargic sea life in the real world, which may explain why the majority of this biome's enemies are passive until provoked.
  • Brain Corals producing oxygen bubbles may be a reference to the game Subnautica.