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Brimstone Elemental
Brimstone Elemental.png
Statistics
TypeBoss
EnvironmentBrimstone Crag
AI TypeBrimstone Elemental AI
Max Life30,000 / 48,000 / 65,600 (pre-Providence)
240,000 / 384,000 / 524,800 (post-Providence)
DR15%
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffBrimstone FlamesBrimstone Flames
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds (Contact)
Debuff tooltipRapid health loss
Immune toAll debuffs except:
Ichor (debuff)Cursed InfernoFrostburnAbyssal FlamesArmor CrunchDemon FlamesPlagueNightwitherShredWhispering DeathSilva StunDaybrokenHoly FlamesGod Slayer InfernoMarkedShellfish ClapsEnragedSulphuric PoisoningBetsy's CurseAstral Infection (debuff)PenetratedDryad's BaneCelledOiledWar CleaveKami Flu
Drops
Coins10 Gold Coin (pre-Providence)
1 Platinum Coin (post-Providence)
Brimstone Elemental map.png
Map Icon

Brimstone Elemental Trophy.png "The most powerful of the elementals, bent on exacting revenge..." Brimstone Elemental Trophy.png

The Brimstone Elemental is a Hardmode boss fought in the Brimstone Crag biome. She cycles through three distinct behaviors, with varying levels of aggression and methods of attack.

After Providence, the Profaned Goddess has been defeated, she becomes much stronger and begins dropping Bloodstone, which can be combined with Phantoplasm and Blood Orbs to make Bloodstone Cores.

Spawn[]

The Brimstone Elemental does not spawn on her own and requires the player to summon her with the Charred Idol. She must be summoned in the Brimstone Crag.

Phases[]

Brimstone ElementalPhase 1
Brimstone Elemental.png
Statistics
TypeBoss
AI TypeBrimstone Elemental AI
DamageContact:
60 / 96 / 120 / 136 (pre-Providence)
180 / 288 / 360 / 414 (post-Providence)
Brimstone Ray: 184 / 200
Max Life30,000 / 48,000 / 65,600 (pre-Providence)
240,000 / 384,000 / 524,800 (post-Providence)
Defense15 (pre-Providence)
45 (pre-Providence Ray Phase)
60 (post-Providence)
180 (post-Providence Ray Phase)
DR15%
KB Resist100%
Brimstone ElementalPhase 2
Brimstone Elemental (Phase 2).png
Statistics
TypeBoss
AI TypeBrimstone Elemental AI
DamageContact:
60 / 96 / 120 / 136 (pre-Providence)
180 / 288 / 360 / 414 (post-Providence)
Brimstone Dart:
60 / 100 / 108 / 116 (pre-Providence)
120 / 220 / 275 / 316 (post-Providence)
Brimstone Hellfireball:
70 / 112 / 128 / 140 (pre-Providence)
130 / 232 / 290 / 333 (post-Providence)
Max Life30,000 / 48,000 / 65,600 (pre-Providence)
240,000 / 384,000 / 524,800 (post-Providence)
Defense15 (pre-Providence)
60 (post-Providence)
DR15%
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffBrimstone FlamesBrimstone Flames
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds (Barrage)
4 seconds (Hellfireballs and explosions)
Debuff tooltipRapid health loss
Brimstone ElementalPhase 3
Brimstone Elemental (Phase 3).png
Statistics
TypeBoss
AI TypeBrimstone Elemental AI
DamageContact:
60 / 96 / 120 / 136 (pre-Providence)
180 / 288 / 360 / 414 (post-Providence)
Brimstone Dart:
60 / 100 / 108 / 116 (pre-Providence)
120 / 220 / 275 / 316 (post-Providence)
Brimstone Hellblast:
60 / 100 / 108 / 116 (pre-Providence)
120 / 220 / 275 / 316 (post-Providence)
Max Life30,000 / 48,000 / 65,600 (pre-Providence)
240,000 / 384,000 / 524,800 (post-Providence)
Defense99,999
DR15%
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffBrimstone FlamesBrimstone Flames
100% chance
Debuff duration2 seconds (Hellblasts)
Debuff tooltipRapid health loss

Behavior[]

Brimstone Elemental has 3 phases which she cycles through randomly; the same phase never appears twice in a row. She will always start the fight in Phase 1.

Leaving the Brimstone Crag will cause the Brimstone Elemental to enrage, increasing her movement speed, projectile speed, and fire rate.

Attacks[]

Phase 1[]

  • She will teleport to random locations twice and move in towards the player, leaving behind eruptions of brimstone firedust as she travels.
  • The eruptions are purely visual and deal no damage.

Phase 2[]

  • She will fly around quickly above the player, rapidly firing Brimstone Hellfireballs and periodically a spread of four BrimstoneBarrageBrimstone Darts down onto them.
  • Projectiles in this phase inflict the Brimstone Flames debuff onto the player.

Phase 3[]

  • She will close her rose petals to become highly resistant to damage. While in this state she will fire rings of 12 Brimstone Darts along with a barrage of 6 BrimstoneHellblastHellblasts. The darts are fired in an evenly spaced ring pattern, and the Hellblasts are fired in an accelerating arc-shaped pattern towards the player.

All Phases[]

  • As her health gets lower she will teleport more frequently, move faster, shoot her projectiles more often, and her projectiles travel faster.

In Expert Mode[]

  • Movement speed during Phase 1 is increased.

In Revengeance Mode[]

  • Summons Brimlings to aid her during the fight, which shoot Brimstone Hellfireballs at the player.
    • If a Brimling is killed, a new one will quickly be spawned in its place.
  • Movement speed during Phase 1 is increased.
  • When below 50% health, she will only teleport once during Phase 1.
  • When below 50% health, the Brimstone Elemental gains a new phase, where she fires a Brimstone Ray from her eye. The ray is telegraphed by a line appearing roughly two seconds before it fires. The whole ray appears instantly upon being fired, but does not move or sweep after being fired, and it remains for about two seconds. It then releases two evenly spread rows of Brimstone Darts perpendicular to it, which move slowly before accelerating. This repeats once.
    • The Brimstone Elemental slows to a stop before firing the first ray.
    • The Brimstone Elemental does not aim the ray directly at the player, but rather aims toward where the player is moving and will likely be by the time the ray fires. This is apparent with the line telegraph, which constantly moves and readjusts to aim towards the predicted position.

In Death Mode[]

  • Fires projectiles more often during all phases.
  • Movement speed increases as her health decreases.
  • Only fires 1 laser below 50% health.

During the Boss Rush[]

  • All difficulty mode changes, regardless of the world's difficulty mode.
  • Teleports much more often during Phase 1.
  • Movement speed during Phase 1 is greatly increased.

Summons[]

Image Name Condition
Brimling Brimling Always in Revengeance Mode and in the Boss Rush

Aftermath[]

Tips[]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating the Brimstone Elemental, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:Brimstone Elemental strategies.
  • If the player has an Adamantite Pickaxe or stronger, try mining out the Brimstone Slag. This will offer more mobility to dodge her attacks.
    • Alternatively, one could use explosives like Bombs and Dynamite to destroy the slag and make a large, clear area.
  • The Brimstone Crag has very rough terrain that's easy to get stuck on, so it's a good idea to smooth out the walls, roof and ground of the arena.
  • Try to move around and focus on dodging instead of attacking when she closes her petals, as her projectiles can travel through blocks and her defense is greatly increased in this phase.
    • The player should be aware of their proximity to her during this phase, as the further they are from her, the faster her projectiles go.
    • If the player is too close however, her projectiles will have no time to spread out, so dodging them may be harder.

Trivia[]

  • Brimstone Elemental's theme is Left Alone, which was composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
    • If the Calamity Music add-on mod is disabled, Boss 4 will play instead.
  • While some artwork depicts her as having two eyes, Brimstone Elemental is actually a cyclops. This could be because her phase one sprite's pupil stretches the height of her eye, "splitting" it into two.
  • The projectiles used in her brimstone barrages are the same projectiles used in the Supreme Calamitas fight.
  • Brimstone Elemental was previously an alternative for Skeletron Prime because of her previous ability to drop Souls of Fright.
  • Brimstone Elemental was formerly referred to in the mod's files overall as "BrimstoneWaifu."
  • If the Boss Checklist Mod is installed, her unique despawn message will be "Brimstone Elemental withdraws to the ruins of her shrine."

Lore[]

As the world took shape long ago, the planet's will adopted a physical form - born from the elements as they formed, becoming five as they distinguished themselves from one another. When the first of humanity discovered these creatures, they were awed by their beauty and magic. The humans worshiped the Elementals - their faith and love empowering them into nigh-goddesses. They enjoyed their newfound strength and followers for thousands of years...but as humans grew aware of and understood the world around them, they also grew disillusioned with their idols. Their religions and power dwindled over the course of centuries; the gift of magic was taken and harnessed by humans, further undermining the Elementals.

The sprite born of the Underworld's flames was the first and the strongest of the five "sisters" - the last to retain her following while the others quietly returned to the aspects of the world that gave rise to them. It wasn't meant to last; a human entered the Underworld one day, abyssal flames burning in her wake as she wielded catastrophic magic that put all of Hell itself to shame. Dispatched under the Jungle Tyrant's command, Calamitas laid waste to the civilization at the core of the planet and reduced it to smoldering rubble in a single night. What had once been the capital of the Underworld was left a foul blackened monument whose unholy energy cursed all who set foot upon it.

That Elemental was no match for Calamitas. Barely clinging to life after the witch tired of her massacre and vanished, what had once been a goddess in all but name was reduced to a mere beast fighting for survival within the twisted ruins of the capital - kept alive by little more than her natural affinity with the chaotic magic that lingered within the crags. Her few remaining followers lost in a human's seemingly pointless slaughter, the Brimstone Elemental swore that humanity would be her enemy until the end of time; any attempt to worship her doubtless a mockery for which she would use all her power to kill the perpetrator, no matter how pitiable a shadow she was of her former self.