- Not to be confused with Magic Conch, a vanilla teleportation tool.
The Magical Conch is a Pre-Hardmode summon weapon that is purchased from the Sea King at any time. It will run on the ground, dealing contact damage to enemies. If the player is flying, the Hermit Crab will float alongside the player, but won't directly attack enemies.
Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Magical Conch has over a Ruthless one is knockback.
- Due to the Hermit Crab's low jump height, it is not too effective against flying enemies.
- Unlike other minions, Hermit Crabs cannot be re-summoned unless they are summoned directly on an enemy, or until the buff is removed.
- Due to the Hermit Crab’s lack of active flight and an inability to move through walls, it often fails to reach its target and gets constantly stuck in chasms.