How to Make Terraria Boss Fights Easier

Here's how to make Terraria bosses easier to handle.

Terraria bosses are both dangerous and tough, but the loot these bosses drop is absolutely worth the challenge. All that is needed to defeat them is good preparation, the right weapons, and a bit of luck!

To make boss fights much, much easier (and in some cases even possible), you should consider building a battle arena in which to fight bosses. Note, however, that some bosses, such as Plantera and the Wall of Flesh, can only be fought in their respective biome.

This guide will provide tips on how to prepare a battle area for fighting bosses.

How to Make Terraria Boss Fights Easier

There are three things you must think about when preparing a battle arena for boss fights. Try to do as many of these things as you can when starting your first boss fight.

Some of these tips are only available in Hard mode, but you should have more than enough to work with when you are just starting out.

Make Space

Many bosses in Terraria are both fast and deal a lot of damage. Often, a single hit from an attack can kill a character, particularly if you haven't found a lot of life hearts yet.

It is therefore essential, that you clear a large area of space so that you can move around easily. Use platforms to form two or three levels in your arena, so that you can move around easier and are able to drop to a lower level if needed. Combining this with a grappling hook is a good way to quickly maneuver around the arena.

Use Buffs

There are various furniture pieces which provide a wide variety of buffs. Buffs can greatly enhance your stats and make boss fights much easier. Some of these are obtained from crafting and some can be purchased from various NPCs at various points in the game.

A few of these important objects are:

  • Fireplaces: Increased health regeneration
  • Star in a Bottle: Increased mana regeneration
  • Heart Lanterns: Increased health regeneration
  • Ammo Box: 20% chance you won't consume ammo
  • Bewitching Table: Increases the number of spawnable minions by 1
  • Crystal Ball (Hard Mode): Increases maximum mana by 20, increases mana damage by 5%, increases magic critical strike chance by 2%, decreases mana usage by 2%
  • Honey: Adds health regeneration to your character
  • Sunflowers: Increases movement speed 10%, decreases enemy spawn rate by 17% 

Placing these objects in the arena and activating all of them before a boss fight makes your character instantly stronger, which can help turn a boss fight from barely manageable to doable.

Have all of these objects all in a single place, preferably in the middle of the arena, so that the aura of the buffs provided from these items can reach all areas of the arena.

Several of the buffs stack (such as buffs provided from the health regeneration buffs), which can seriously improve various character statistics.

Take Advantage of Statues

Ever wished that there was a constant supply of health to keep you alive just a second longer, or a constant supply of mana to plink the last 10 points of health from a boss?

Then you need some statues!

Heart and star statues are very rare, but when wired to a switch and a timer, they can provide a steady stream of mana and health to the player. Place these statues in spots around the edges of your arena so you can pick up some health or mana along the way.

Heart and star statues are found underground at various random points on the map. Mining for a long period of time might be the best way to find them.

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While these things will definitely help you beat bosses in Terraria, it’s likely that you will die a few times before defeating a boss. But honestly, that’s what makes a boss fight fun and worthwhile. There must be a challenge when fighting bosses otherwise it wouldn’t be a boss fight.

Those are some of our tips on how to make Terraria boss fights easier. Be sure to check out some of our other Terraria guides here

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Just a guy who likes games a lot and has recently started writing about it! I have a slight obsession with Terraria, Borderlands, Skyrim and I collect and paint Space Marines in my free time.

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Published Mar. 30th 2020

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