The Smothering Shade is a Hardmode enemy found on the Surface during Blood Moons. It flies erratically around the player in bursts, occasionally firing damaging purple orb projectiles at them, and inflicting Slow debuff.
- The Shade was the first boss introduced in the Thorium Mod. It was removed when the mod transitioned to tAPI, and has since been reintroduced in the tModLoader version as a regular enemy.
- 188.8.131.52: Sprite updated.
- Now inflicts Slow debuff.
- Now drops Bagpipe.
- Increased melee damage from 25 / 50 to 30 / 60 and ranged from 50 / 100 to 60 / 120.
- Decreased life from 650 / 1300 to 600 / 1200.
- 184.108.40.206: Introduced.