Terraria has a bunch of bosses, mini-bosses, and enemies. This makes the action-adventure sandbox game exciting. Some enemies spawn randomly, some show up on special events, and others have to be summoned.

Dreadnautilus is a hardmode enemy that spawns during a Blood Moon in Terraria. You can fish it from the waters. Just like the name hints, the enemy does look like a real-life nautilus.

Terraria: How to Find the Dreadnautilus

Dreadnautilus (Image via Terraria)

You won’t encounter Dreadnautilus while taking a casual stroll. You will have to summon the hardmode foe.

To call Dreadnautilus, you have to wait for a Blood Moon to show up or summon a Blood Moon with a Bloody Tear. During the event, you have to fish and try to spawn Dreadnautilus.

Out of the handful of enemies that spawn during Blood Moon, Dreadnautilus is the hardest to beat and spawns rarely. Note that the creature has to be defeated before the daybreak.

Top tips to Beat the Dreadnautilus

If you are not prepared, then Dreadnautilus can be an absolute dread. With so many projectiles, a power-packed charge, and decent health, Dreadnautilus can be a tough nut to crack.

Before you fish out Dreadnautilus, make sure you are loaded with campfires, heart lanterns, food, and honey. Consider getting ranged weapons or something like Daedalus Stormbow.

Shielding yourself against the Dreadnautilus is important. The easiest way is to build yourself a box above ocean and leave a side open for fishing. This way, you are covered from the projectiles of Dreadnautilus.

You can also shoot with ranged weapon from the opening.

Dreadnautilus is not a boss. So you can expect a banner and some valuable crafting items.


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