The Star Scouter

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The Star Scouter
The Star Scouter
The Star Scouter.png
Statistics
TypeBoss
EnvironmentFloating Island
AI TypeThe Star Scouter AI
Damage40 / 80
Max Life8000 / 10000
Defense20
KB Resist100%
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Drops
Coins7 Gold Coin.png

One should take proper precautions before contacting the unknown...

Star Caller

The Star Scouter is a difficult Pre-Hardmode boss. It can be considered a biome-specific boss for the Floating Islands.

While The Star Scouter is alive, the vanilla track Boss 5 will play.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

The Star Scouter does not spawn on its own, and requires the player to summon it with a Star Caller around Floating Island heights.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Star Scouter flies above the player, launching an array of lasers, beams and energy ball attacks that have varying attributes. Additionally, an eye-like core sits in the center of The Star Scouter and serves to telegraph a variety of attacks.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • The Star Scouter releases a large purple laser blast that explodes upon contact with a tile.
  • At 90% life, The Star Scouter's eye-core begins to periodically take on a downward pulsing animation and target a nearby player. After a short delay, The Star Scouter will hover just above the player and shoot a large, high damage, laser beam that releases two waves on either side of the impact zone.
  • At 70% life, The Star Scouter's eye-core begins to periodically take on a plasma ball animation and release a player-homing 'Graviton Surge'.
  • At 60% life, The Star Scouter begins to release three super fast beams before firing off its normal large purple laser blast.
  • At 50% life, The Star Scouter begins to release slowly falling energy balls that explode upon tile contact, releasing damaging energy in 8 directions.

In Expert Mode

  • Upon reaching 33% life, The Star Scouter's eye-core takes on a 'buffering' animation. During this time, The Star Scouter becomes invulnerable but passive as it summons the Scouter Cores to attack nearby players. Upon defeating the Scouter Cores, The Star Scouter loses its invulnerability and resume its attacks at a quicker pace than before.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Expert Mode only
Scouter Cores.png Scouter Cores Upon reaching 33% health

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Attempting to hide from the direct sight of The Star Scouter will dramatically increase the frequency of Graviton Surge blasts.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For an in depth guide on strategies plus equipment and arena recommendations, see Guide:The Star Scouter strategies.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One of the names of the Star Scouter's attacks, "Graviton Surge", is a reference to the character Zarya's ultimate of the same name from the online shooter game Overwatch.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.5.1.1: Fixed dome piece and laser cannon being absent in Normal Mode.
  • 1.5.1.0:
    • Boss encounter reworked with new visuals, sprites, and some changed fight mechanics.
    • Increased damage from 35 / 70 to 40 / 80.
    • Decreased life in Normal Mode from 8200 to 8000 and defense from 25 to 20.
  • 1.2.8.3: Introduced.
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