Borean Strider

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Borean Strider
Borean Strider.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Rain – Snow Biome
AI Type Borean Strider AI
Damage 55 / 110
Max Life 10000 / 15000
Defense 20 / 40
KB Resist 100%
Immune to: Stardust Dragon.png
Borean Strider
(Popped)
Borean Strider (Popped).png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Rain – Snow Biome
AI Type Borean Strider AI
Damage 55 / 110
Max Life 5000 / 7500
Defense 10 / 20
KB Resist 100%
Immune to: Stardust Dragon.png
Drops
Coins 3 Gold Coin.png 50 Silver Coin.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
Two of the following five items will be dropped
Glacial Sting.png Glacial Sting
20%
Glacier.png Glacier
20%
Borean Fang Staff.png Borean Fang Staff
20%
Freeze Ray.png Freeze Ray
20%
The Cryo-Fang.png The Cryo-Fang
20%
Borean Strider Mask.png Borean Strider Mask
10%
Borean Strider Trophy.png Borean Strider Trophy
10%
Treasure Bag (Borean Strider).png Treasure Bag
(Borean Strider)

• in Expert Mode only
100%

"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 two of its five weapons when defeated and has its own associated trophy and mask.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

The Borean Strider can spawn on its own as long as the player is within a Hardmode Blizzard, but its spawn can be expedited with a Strider's Tear. Its presence is indicated with the message "An eight legged menace is prowling the tundra..."

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Borean Strider leaps around the battle field much like slimes do, as well as unleashing various frost attacks at the player such as:

  • Sending out frosty shockwaves after every hop 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 crystal wave of icy bursts that deal significant damage and freeze hit players for one second.
  • Upon reaching 50% life, the cracking abdomen of the Borean Strider will rupture, spawning a set of Borean Hoppers.
  • While below 50% life, the Borean Strider will spawn Borean Hoppers and Borean Mytes in an alternating pattern.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Borean Hopper.png Borean Hopper After its egg sack has been popped
Borean Myte.png Borean Myte

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Borean Strider bears resemblance to the artist Endling's Tundrantula and is inspired off of it.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.4.3.7:
    • All visuals have been updated again.
    • Fight has been updated and phases normalized.
  • 1.2.12.1:
  • 1.2.4.0: Introduced.
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