The Life Crystal Mimic is a rare enemy found in the Cavern layer after a player has reached 200 maximum life, defeated Skeletron, or defeated the Wall of Flesh. Like most mimic enemies, it lies in wait before coming to life when a player steps too close. Upon waking up, it will attack the player with rapid flying dashes, similarly to the Expert Mode Eye of Cthulhu attack.
It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer or its upgrades, with a rarity of 2.
- The Life Crystal Mimic can be distinguished from regular Crystal Hearts by its animation. The shine effect on the mimic starts from the outer edges and moves towards the center, whereas the Crystal Heart's shine starts from the center and moves towards the outer edges.
- if you have sufficient pre-hardmode gear, finding a Life Crystal Mimic can be better than a regular life crystal: it almost always drops enough life quartz to make a crystal, as well as healing potions, and life quartz has other uses, so the only disadvantages are having to fight for it and that you can't use as soon as it is found.
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