How to Summon Deerclops in Terraria (Easy) | Full Guide 2023


Do you want to fight the Deerclops for extra loot in Terraria? We have two ways for you to try! Read this complete guide to learn more.

The player fighting the Deerclops

Terraria has had several crossovers with popular titles like Dungeon Defenders and Don’t Starve for many years. Re-logic’s overall action adds more gameplay hours, including unique items like the Houndius Shootius and the Sky Dragon’s Fury.

Although unpopular to some players, the Deerclops earned its name in Terraria for being an optional boss in Pre-Hardmode. But how do you summon it by force? This guide will cover just that, so read on if you want to defeat the entity.

Who is Deerclops?

Deerclops is a Pre-Hardmode boss in Terraria from the game Don’t Starve. You can skip it, but you’ll get decent items to prepare to fight the Wall of Flesh. There are two ways you can summon the monster:

1. Craft a Deer Thing

The Deer Thing in Terraria
Items NeededCrafting Station
Demonite Ore (5) / Crimtane Ore (5)
Flinx Fur (3)
Lens (1)
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar

In a Pre-Hardmode world, Demonite and Crimtane Ores are rare unless you challenge the Eye of Cthulhu, Brain of Cthulhu, or Eater of Worlds. You may use Bombs to mine respective Ore veins, although they rarely appear.

Snow Flinxes always drop 1 to 3 Flinx Furs once you take them down. You can find them in the Snow biome. 

As for the Lens, Demon Eyes and Wandering Eyes have a 33% chance of dropping the ingredient upon death.

Head down to your respective Underground evil biome to craft the Deer Thing with all ingredients on your Inventory.

You can use this consumable boss-summoning item exclusively on Ice or Snow biome at any time of the day.

2. Wait for the Boss to Spawn

The player waiting for the Deerclops in Terraria

Alternatively, you can sit back and relax while waiting for the Deerclops to summon in your world. Here are several criteria to consider:

  • Go to a surface Snow or Ice biome and wait for midnight with a blizzard occurring.
  • Don’t build Towns within a 240×135 tile radius. Friendly NPCs aren’t welcome.
  • Consume Life Crystals until you reach 200 HP.
  • Wear armor sets that give at least 9 total Defense.
  • Except for the Blood Moon, there should be no events or a Boss fight happening.

Note that in Don’t dig up and Get fixed boi world seeds, the boss will spawn on the True Surface. Meaning you should dig up, although you’ll need more preparation since evil biomes are rampant up top.

After defeating the Deerclops for the first time, it’ll only have a 25% chance to spawn naturally.

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