Guide:Ancient Flier strategies

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The Ancient Flier is a pre-hardmode boss that can be summoned by using a Jewel Crown anywhere in the world. It does not need to be killed to progress the game, but it has some useful drops.

Terrain Preparation[edit | edit source]

The Ancient Flier is the type of boss which you simply cannot fight in one area. Having flat land is literally all you need and maybe some long Wooden Platform

Gearing Up[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Accessories[edit | edit source]

Potions[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Melee[edit | edit source]

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Magic[edit | edit source]

  • At this point, your Mana should be at the maximum, or at least close to it.
  • The Bee Gun is a great option for this battle.
  • The Meteor armor/Space Gun combo is always an excellent choice. The piercing effect of the Space Gun will help with the bone harpies.
  • The Sunbeam Staff is a decent weapon for this battle.
  • The Demon Scythe takes a little bit of practice to use but its high damage and piercing ability is very good.
  • The Bloodfire Staff is a useful weapon if you want to inflict its special debuff.

Summoner[edit | edit source]

  • The Imp Staff is arguably the best summon weapon at this point.
  • The Hornet Staff is not as good as the Imp Staff, but can still be useful if you want to inflict the Poison debuff.

Throwing/Consumables[edit | edit source]

  • Grenades deal high amounts of damage, but can be quite hard to land hits with.
  • A bunch of Meteors can be helpful.
  • Bone Javelins stick to the flier and deal 3 damage every second. The more you throw into it, the higher the sticking damage becomes.
  • Bone Throwing Knives are useful and will pierce through her bees and can deal multiple hits.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The Slimy Saddle can be extremely helpful for quick evasion if you get attacked by the flier's bone feather attack.

The Battle[edit | edit source]

When the Ancient Flier first spawns, it'll begin by flying around, firing 2 waves of bone feather projectiles from itself at the player. You should use your Featherfall Potion to fly around the area to dodge these bone feathers. Once it has done this attack, it will fire 6 bony C-shaped projectiles from itself at the player. These act the exact same why as the Ice Queen's frost wave attack, so just try to go left to right in this attack. Once the boss has done that attack, it'll stop in midair, and make red projectiles rain from the sky for a few seconds. These are not hard to dodge if you just stay on the ground and slowly move to dodge them. The Flier will now do all these attacks again in the same order. At all times, the Flier will occasionally spawn a few Bone Harpies that fire bone feather projectiles at the player every few seconds. It's a good idea to target these so they don't swarm you.

Pre-Hardmode Bosses Scarabeus • Vinewrath Bane • Ancient Flier • Starplate Raider
Hardmode Bosses Infernon • Dusking • Ethereal Umbra • Illuminant Master • Atlas • Overseer
Events The Tide • Blue Moon
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