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The subject of this article is from the Desolation update.
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There are three types of Abyssal Horror.

Abyssal Horror
Abyssal Horror
Behaviour Aggressive
Diet Bones
Genus Ictaloris
Notes Bioluminescent blood
Mode all
Discovery platform all
Updated Desolation

Abyssal Horror is a creature.


Abyssal Horror is a creature and a member of the Ictaloris genus. It can appear when the player mines underwater flora or mineral. Stronger green versions are also found on Derelict Freighters.

Several (2-7) of them show up at the same time and they swim towards the player, but they can be easily avoided by moving away. If they are not killed, they will explode on contact, damaging the player.

Additional information[]

  • The underwater flora or mineral does not need to be destroyed in order for the creature to appear; it can happen during the mining process.
  • This creature does not drop any items when it is killed.
  • Stronger, mutated versions are on some Derelict Freighters. These are green and pulsating, and deal more damage on contact and explosion.

Release history[]

  • Abyss - Added as a creature.
  • Desolation - Green versions now found on Derelict Freighters.