"An eight legged menace is prowling the tundra..."
The Borean Strider is a surface snow biome Hardmode boss that spawns during Hardmode Blizzards. It drops one of its five weapons when defeated and has its own associated trophy.
Borean Striders can spawn on their own as long as the player is within a Hardmode Blizzard, but their spawn can be expedited with a Strider's Tear.
Borean Striders leap around the battle field much like slimes do, as well as unleashing various frost attacks at the player such as:
- Upon landing after a hop, it releases a medium range shockwave that chills and damages players.
- Shooting a high velocity icicle attack that has a chance to inflict frostburn and freeze the player on hit.
- Releasing a wave of snow that deals moderate damage and has a chance to inflict frostburn on the player.
- The Borean Strider bears resemblance to the artist Endling's Tundrantula and is inspired off of it.