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[PRE 1.3] Terraria - Ectoplasm AFK Farm
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In this guide I will show you my really simple ectoplasm AFK farm. If you're interested, keep reading!
How does it work?
This will be a really short guide, including the most important things.

Chest Statue spawns Mimics. They have 500 health.
Dungeon Spirit can spawn in HM Dungeon from killed enemies with min. 100 health.
Timer is connected to the statue, which spawns 3 Mimics at once (depends on wire connection) and traps, which kills Mimics and Dungeon Spirits spawned from them.
Player must stand on left or right side of room (depends on room design), so Dungeon Spirits will get killed by traps.

Here's my video of this:

And here's a screen of room:

Farm Scheme:

Tips (Read them before asking, especially third and fourth):
- Don't kill skeletons outside. If they will hit spawn limit, there won't spawn any more enemy which could interrupt AFK farming like Skeleton Heads.
- Try to build it in Marching Bones region (recognise it from this banner ), because there won't spawn any enemy which can hit you through walls.
- Paladins won't attack you through wall! Yes, their projectiles (hammers) can damage you by flying through wall, but they won't throw them if you are behind wall.
- The only teleporting enemy that can spawn in Marching Bones region is pre-hardmode mage. Mages can't teleport to 3 blocks tall tunnels. There is a chance that they will spawn within farm, so they'll get killed instantly.
- Build your farm somewhere in region where there isn't much free space.
10.01.2014y - added some tips
02.11.2013y - added farm scheme
28.10.2013y - created and published
Terraria Wiki[terraria.gamepedia.com] - Dungeon Spirit, how and when do they spawn

Thanks for reading/watching this really short guide. I hope this will help you with gaining ectoplasm.
If you liked my AFK Ectoplasm Farm, please like this guide, favourite and share it with your friends, so they can have their Ectoplasm Farm too!
ItzPurpleYT May 6, 2022 @ 5:18pm 
Anthocyanin Jun 29, 2015 @ 10:16pm 
Works Great! Thx m80
Grade  [author] Jun 25, 2015 @ 1:35am 
@the_magician Scroll down and look at section with wall appearences. [terraria.gamepedia.com] You can see which enemies will spawn by looking at the wall.
Onii-chan? OwO Jun 24, 2015 @ 4:39pm 
What do you mean Marching Bones?
Grade  [author] Jun 24, 2015 @ 4:22pm 
@the_magician - They won't spawn in Marching Bones region.
@MistereoGamingHD - u wot m8? ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)
Onii-chan? OwO Jun 24, 2015 @ 1:31pm 
Hmm. There is a flaw on this guide. So Enemies on the Dungeon only drop Ectoplasm after the WoF is defeated. Entering Hardmode, It will make alot more Skeletons (Such as Diabolist, Giant Cursed Skull and Ragged Caster) wich their Projectiles can pass through walls, so you can die while farming, since the projectiles deal +40 damage with a good armor.
ainsley Jun 24, 2015 @ 12:52pm 
n0b y u kopy ma frend's guide m9????
Grade  [author] Jun 1, 2015 @ 10:15pm 
@Squishybrick - I know about their existence and when I'll get some free time, I'll update this guide.
Squishybrick May 30, 2015 @ 4:12am 
Did you know shark statues drop ectoplasm in dungeons? They've forgotten to make statue-spawned sharks NOT drop loot-items, and if you spam them from statues in the dungeon you can get ectoplasm very easily.. Same thing goes for mimics spawned from statues inside dungeons.
Zxnnero May 23, 2015 @ 8:13am 
nice im going to try this farm btw ive never seen a marching bones