Ride the Worm achievement in Terraria (Xbox 360)

Ride the Worm

Defeat The Destroyer.

Ride the Worm-0.1
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How to unlock the Ride the Worm achievement

  • DaeryoonDaeryoon469,391
    24 Nov 2013 09 Aug 2014 08 Jul 2015
    13 1 5
    The Destroyer is the Hard mode version of the Eater of Words. He is a giant mechanical worm as opposed to a giant fleshy worm. It can only be summoned by using a Mechanical Worm anywhere.

    NOTE: The Mechanical Bosses can only be summoned after dusk (7:30PM) and they must be destroyed before dawn (4:30 AM). It is also wise to spend the time making an Arena as a place to fight the Hard Mode Bosses, especially if you going after them solo. You will also want to utilize potions and buffs, such as Ironskin, regeneration, Thorns, etc. to make the battle easier on you.

    RECIPE: - craft at an Orichalum/Mythril anvil
    7 Souls of Night
    6 Rotten Chunks
    5 Copper Bars
    5 Iron Bars.

    HELPFUL TRICKS:
    1. You do not need to be in the corruption to spawn it (unlike The Eater of Worlds).
    2. It summons probes that attack you, but they can be farmed for hearts/health
    3. It burrows through the ground, so your best bet is to fight it in an arena or a large open area to maximize hitting multiple segments. That also means you should spawn it away from your NPC area if you want them to survive.
    4. Use a weapon that penetrates, such as a flail, spear, Death Sickle, or magic spells in order to hit multiple segments with each attack
    5. Wear sturdy armor (Turtle preferred) since it is large and you will get hit a lot.Also might be wise to wear a Cobalt/Ahnk Shield
    6. Look out for the "The Jungle grows restless" message, as this usually occurs after killing a Mechanical Boss for the first time. This means Plantera bulbs will spawn in your Underground Jungle.

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    Shaolin LinkKind of a late comment since the game has been out a while but I'm looking for help to fight the bosses or a kind individual willing to help drop powerful items or powerful crafting materials. Please message Shaolin Link on 360.
    Posted by Shaolin Link on 08 Jul 15 at 13:34
    Daeryoon@Shaolin Link - you can make a post or find one in the game forum to find other people wanting to boost/trade or put in the game that you want help. You are more likely to find someone that way than adding a comment to a solution. Hope that helps.
    Posted by Daeryoon on 08 Jul 15 at 14:00
    Shaolin LinkYep thanks
    Posted by Shaolin Link on 08 Jul 15 at 14:06
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  • DROGTURISTDROGTURIST330,562
    05 May 2013 04 May 2013
    4 0 3
    This boss is incredibly easy to kill. All you need is the Dao of Pow and some half-decent armor; Adamantite will do just fine. With the Dao of Pow, you can hold RT to leave the flail lying on the ground, and it will keep damaging any enemy that touches it as if you were swinging it.

    So, just summon The Destroyer and whip out your Dao, hold RT and stand still in front of the ball. You can adjust the ball placement by just walking, while still holding RT, in case there's a better place to stand. Like if The Destroyer creates an "X" of himself, you'd obviously want to stand in the middle of it to damage more parts at once.

    I know this might sound stupid if you've messed around with the Dao and/or this boss, but it really does work. I tried to fight him using a Night's Edge and just got absolutely destroyed, then I crafted a Dao and killed him without even losing a full heart off my life bar with the above tactic, without upgrading anything else in my inventory.

    Here's a neat little strategy for getting the Light and Dark Shards needed for the Dao of Pow:
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    Shaolin LinkKind of a late comment since the game has been out a while but I'm looking for help to fight the bosses or a kind individual willing to help drop powerful items or powerful crafting materials. Please message Shaolin Link on 360.
    Posted by Shaolin Link on 08 Jul 15 at 13:37
    DrSchlepensteinThis worked like a charm. I took some potions just to be safe, and had some campfires near me, but I never lost more than 1 heart. Just stood still with the Dao on the ground and the in 3 minutes the Destroyer was toast.
    Posted by DrSchlepenstein on 21 Feb 16 at 19:55
    EthigyGreat solution! I was struggling with the Night’s Edge as well so I made a Dao and killed The Destroyer very quickly with ease.
    Posted by Ethigy on 18 Nov 18 at 05:46
  • cyb182cyb182219,626
    02 Apr 2013 31 Mar 2013
    3 2 1
    The Destroyer is the Hard mode version of the Eater of Words, and is summoned with the Mechanical Worm. The Mechanical Worm is made with 7 Souls of Night, 6 Rotten Chunks, 5 Copper Bars, and 5 Iron Bars. He can only be spawned at night, and MUST be defeated before dawn. He, unlike the Eater of Worlds, can be spawned anywhere, not just in the Corruption. He also has probes that sprout from him and attack you. This is the reason that you will want a flail for the battle, recommended is the Dao of Pow, which can be made pretty early with light shards, dark shards, and Souls of Night and Light. You will need Mythril Armor or better to survive his many body sections. If you don't want the Dao of Pow, any high damage spear will work well because flails and spears can hit through multiple body sections at a time. And as with any boss of challenge, stack up on Potions that will buff you up like Ironskin.
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    Shaolin LinkKind of a late comment since the game has been out a while but I'm looking for help to fight the bosses or a kind individual willing to help drop powerful items or powerful crafting materials. Please message Shaolin Link on 360.
    Posted by Shaolin Link on 08 Jul 15 at 13:38
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