Defeated eye

After Killing the Eye of Cthulhu

The eye of Cthulhu is a boss in Terraria that can be summoned by suspicious looking eye. It has a basic health of 2800 in the first phase and 1400 in the second phase. It looks alot like the Demon eye. It can be summoned with suspicious looking eye that can be made at a demon altar using 6 lenses. Trying to summon it twice at the same time will result in instant death as with all the other bosses. The suspicious looking eye can also be found in some chests. It also has a random chance to summon itself(33.33%) if it has not been summoned before. While playing you will receive a message: "You feel and evil presence watching you.." to indicate the eye of Cthulhu will awaken in a few minutes.

Eye of Cthulhu in Phase 1

Eye of Cthulhu

Found in

The night


Phase 1 - 2800

Phase 2 - 1400


Phase 1 - 15

Phase 2 - 23

Summoned by

Suspicious Looking Eye


Demonite Ore

Unholy Arrows

Corrupt Seeds

Lesser Healing Potions

Best weapons to use





Early Game Strategy:EditEdit

The Terraria wiki suggests the following method:

Preparation is key when going up against what's likely to be your 1st boss (or for any other boss in this game). Since the Eye of Cthulhu can only summon itself if your max HP is 200 or more, you can delay its arrival by holding onto


Eye of Cthulhu in Phase 2

any Life Crystals that'll increase your max HP to 200 or more until you feel that you're ready. That way, you'll be able to wait until you can craft Golden Armor and a Gold Bow. However, if you're not patient enough to want to grind for golden-tier equipment, then you should at least have Iron Armor or better, an Iron Broadsword or better, and, most importantly, some sort of ranged weapon, such as Shuriken, Throwing Knives, or a bow (preferably Iron or better) with Flaming Arrows. Also, bring along any Lesser Healing Potions in case you need to heal.

The following consumables may also be of some help:

  • Ironskin Potion: This will increase your defense by 8 for 5 minutes, allowing you to take up to 4 less damage from the Eye of Cthulhu's attacks.
  • Thorns Potion: For 2 minutes, enemies will take half of the damage that you take. This can make the battle go a bit quicker, though you'll probably want to try to avoid the Eye's attacks, especially during phase 2, where they can do a whopping 30 damage. It can cause the Servants of Cthulhu to die instantly on contact with you, though you shouldn't let them touch you anyways, as they'll deal 23 damage.
  • Archery Potion: For 4 minutes, the damage dealt by your bow & arrow increases by 20%.
  • Regeneration Potion: For 2 minutes, your health regeneration is augmented, allowing you to recover more lost health in a faster period of time.

After doing all of this you can summon him, while he flies above you, you can throw him with shurikens, knives or shoot with your arrows. If he comes close to you attack with your melee weapon like the sword but do not stand still as he will kill you. Move and jump dodging his attacks. The other method is to do exactely the same but on a sky bridge as with wyvern.

Late Game Strategy:EditEdit

Use your Starfury to weaken him and as soon as your mana runs out use a ranged weapon or flail.

How to kill the eye of Cthulhu in Terraria

How to kill the eye of Cthulhu in Terraria

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