The Slime God

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The Slime God
The Slime God.png
Max Life14,250 / 22,800 / 30,753 / 43,050 (total)
KB Resist100%
Immune toGlacial StateTemporal SadnessConfused
Coins 1 Gold Coin.png

Slime God Trophy.png "It is a travesty, one of the most threatening biological terrors ever born." Slime God Trophy.png

The Slime God is a Pre-Hardmode boss that can be fought anywhere. The boss is comprised of three main parts, the Ebonian Slime God, the Crimulan Slime God, and the Core itself. All three will spawn upon the use of the Overloaded Sludge, regardless of whether the world generated contains Corruption or Crimson.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

The Slime God does not spawn on its own and requires the player to summon it with the Overloaded Sludge.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Ebonian Slime God
Ebonian Slime God.png
AI TypeEbonian Slime God AI
Damage60 / 96 / 120 / 138 (Contact)
50 / 80 / 100 / 115 (Contact split)
42 / 76 / 87 (orb)
96 / 120 / 138 (mine)
Max Life4,000 / 6,400 / 8,800 / 12,320
2,000 / 3,200 / 4,400 / 6,160 (Split)
Defense 15
10 (Split)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffWeakWeak
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds (Contact)
2 seconds (Abyss orbs and mines)
Debuff tooltipPhysical abilities are decreased
Ebonian Slime God map.png
Map Icon
Crimulan Slime God
Crimulan Slime God.png
AI TypeCrimulan Slime God AI
Damage60 / 96 / 120 / 138 (Contact)
50 / 80 / 100 / 115 (Contact split)
38 / 68 / 78 (orb)
88 / 110 / 126 (mine)
Max Life3,500 / 5,600 / 7,700 / 10,780
1,750 / 2,800 / 3,851 / 5,390 (Split)
Defense 25 (Unenraged)
20 (Split unenraged)
30 / 45 (Enraged)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffCursedCursed
100% chance
Debuff duration1.5 seconds (Contact, Abyss orbs and mines)
Debuff tooltipCannot use any items
Crimulan Slime God map.png
Map Icon
The Slime GodCore
Slime God Core.png
AI TypeThe Slime God AI
Damage60 / 96 / 120 / 138 (Contact)
42 / 76 / 87 (Corrupt orb)
38 / 68 / 78 (Crimson orb)
96 / 120 / 138 (Corrupt mine)
88 / 110 / 126 (Crimson mine)
Max Life3,000 / 4,800 / 6,000 / 8,400
Defense 0
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffDistortedDistorted
100% chance
Debuff duration4 seconds
Debuff tooltipGravity around you is distorted
Inflicts debuffHorrorHorror
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipThe horror...
Inflicts debuffMarkedMarked
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipDamage reduction reduced
Slime God Core map.png
Map Icon

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Slime God encounter is made up of three individual bosses: The Ebonian Slime God, Crimulan Slime God, and The Slime God itself. Each has its own unique behaviors and attacks. If gravity is reversed, such as when using a Gravitation Potion, the Slime God will enrage, causing the Ebonian, Crimulan, and Core to gain massive movement speed boosts.

Ebonian and Crimulan Slime Gods[edit | edit source]

  • Will jump toward the player similarly to other slimes.
  • Flies towards the player at extremely high speed if they exit its range.
  • Spawn smaller slimes as it takes damage.
  • Once either Slime God reaches half its total health, it will split into two smaller slimes.

Split Ebonian and Crimulan Slime Gods[edit | edit source]

  • Also behave similarly to regular slimes.
  • Each duplicate will fire abyss orbs at the player.
  • Continues to spawn smaller slimes as it takes damage.

The Slime God (Core)[edit | edit source]

  • Charges at the player repeatedly.
  • Inflicts the Distorted Debuff on hit.

Phase 2[edit | edit source]

  • When both the Ebonian and Crimulan Slime Gods are killed, the Core enters Phase 2.
  • Continues to charge at the player at a much more rapid pace.
  • Fires both Ebonian and Crimulan abyss orbs at the player.

Buffs[edit | edit source]

  • If the Core is killed first, the two are able to charge at the player faster when they go off-screen.
  • If the Crimulan Slime God is killed first, the Ebonian Slime God will attack, shoot and charge more frequently.
  • If the Ebonian Slime God is killed first, the Crimulan Slime God will gain a defense boost and shoot more frequently.

In Expert Mode[edit | edit source]

  • The Slime Gods shoot abyss mines which linger in the air, dealing contact damage.
  • The Slime Gods fire abyss balls much more quickly when standing still.

In Revengeance Mode[edit | edit source]

  • The Core moves at higher speed.
  • The Core inflicts Horror and Marked.

In Death Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Slimes are faster and shoot more often.
  • Crimulan Slime God always shoots mines.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Ebonian Slime God
Corrupt Slime Spawn Corrupt Slime Spawn When damaged
Crimulan Slime God
Crimson Slime Spawn Crimson Slime Spawn When damaged
Spiked Crimson Slime Spawn Spiked Crimson Slime Spawn

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Purified Jam can only be obtained once per character and world, making farming for it possible yet tedious.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating The Slime God, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Slime God strategies.
  • Do not run too far away, or otherwise, the Slime Gods will ram the player at very high speed, making it very difficult to dodge them. Try to keep them on the screen to avoid getting hit easily.
  • Avoid the Slime God Core at all costs because the Distorted debuff it inflicts can make you easy prey for the Crimulan and Ebonian Slime Gods.
  • Weapons obtained from Shadow Chests in the Abyss are very effective against The Slime God.
    • The Ball O' Fugu’s projectiles when fired can chase their enemies, they also inflict Venom, dealing strong damage over time to the slime.
    • The Archerfishes' piercing capabilities can hit the Crimulan and Ebonian Slime Gods up to three times, making them split in almost fifteen seconds.
    • The Black Anurian’s two projectiles work well against The Crimulan and Ebonian Slime Gods.
    • The Herring Staff’s two minions per slot mechanic allows for good damage while allowing the player to focus on dodging.
    • The Lionfish can make short work of all three of the Slime Gods paired with some rogue accessories, as well as inflicting a stronger Venom.
  • Gravitation Potions can be used to outrun the Slime Gods.
  • Using a hook or minecart track can help the player with avoiding the boss if the player gets the Distorted debuff.
  • Equipping a Nazar can make the fight significantly easier by providing immunity to the Cursed debuff that's inflicted by the Crimson Slime Spawn.
    • The Crimulan Slime God's Summons have an uncommon chance to drop the Nazar, making them an excellent way to farm a Nazar.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Slime God's theme is Return to Slime, which was composed by the artists DM DOKURO and SixteenInMono.
    • This theme contains a motifs from The Perforators and The Hive Mind's themes.
    • If the Calamity Music add-on mod is disabled, Boss 1 will play instead.
  • Unlike all the other bosses, the Slime God has 2 Masks, one for the Crimulan Slime God and another for the Ebonian Slime God. This is similar to the fact that The Twins and Calamitas have multiple different Trophies.
    • Only one of the two masks can drop at a time.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Slime God, one of the very first creatures to ever come to exist in the Terrarian's world, is the core and the control unit of all things slimy. Slimes are some of the first creatures to evolve from the very first living cells present from ancient times, and even though they do not possess sentience themselves, their 'core' is what gives them shape and allows them to move about the world. The slime god was born after a bacteria evolved and began consuming other bacteria around it. Eventually, after gaining enough cellular mass it began absorbing larger flora and fauna, gaining intelligence from each creature it enveloped. It became large enough to begin influencing other beings around it through telekinesis. Through telekinetic energy the slime god shapes its slimes from water and various dead plant and animal matter, it then wills them to consume more dead matter to continue growing the slimy population. Through this process, the slime god has formed the Crimulan and Ebonian Slime Gods to defend itself from any possible threats.