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Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction
Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Night
AI Type Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction AI
Damage 85 / 100
Max Life 300,000 / 400,000
Defense 90
KB Resist 100%
Drops
Coins 1 Platinum Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Trace of Chaos.png Trace of Chaos
• 25-35
100%
Abaddon Mask.png Abaddon Mask
10%
Abaddon Trophy.png Abaddon Trophy
10%
Treasure Bag (Abaddon, the Emissary of Nightmares).png Treasure Bag (Abaddon)
• in Expert Mode only
100%

Map Icon Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction.png
Map Icon

The brightest light casts the darkest shadows...

Status Message

Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction is a Post-Moon Lord boss fought at night on the Surface. The boss has multiple forms, each more powerful than the last.

Spawn[]

Abaddon does not spawn on his own and requires the player to use a Nightmare Catcher anywhere at night.

Behavior[]

Phase 1[]

  • Flies towards the player.
  • Fires several despair runes at the player.
  • Fires gravity-affected despair fire in quantities of eight.
  • Summons unique Nightmare Spirits which attempt to float above the player and fire smaller despair runes.

Subphase 1[]

Upon reaching 300,000 life, Abaddon disappears and spawns a group of 20 Despair Adversaries. These will attempt to float around the player.

Phase 2[]

Upon defeating all twenty Despair Adversaries, Abaddon will reappear and phase 2 will begin.

  • Quickly attempts to fly towards the player.
  • Rapidly fires homing despair runes.
  • Quickly fires volatile fire, which moves for a short time before halting and exploding after a short time.
  • Summons Nightmare Guardians.
  • Stands still for a few seconds, creating a ring of 6 purple fire-like projectiles, which will then spin and be released.

Subphase 2[]

Upon reaching 100,000 life, Abaddon will disappear again and create a ring of Nightmare Souls, which will circle the player and fire despair spikes. Leaving this ring will inflict the Nightmare Fog debuff, killing the player swiftly.

Phase 3[]

Upon defeating all Nightmare Souls, Abaddon will reappear and phase 3, the final phase, will begin.

  • Fires homing despair runes extremely quickly.
  • Extremely quickly attempts to fly towards the player.
  • Very quickly fires volatile fire in quantities of twelve.
  • Fires despair fire into the air at a quick pace.
  • Creates the ring of purple fire without stopping.
  • Fires large despair orbs which split into four other despair orbs after moving a short distance.
  • Summons Nightmare Spirits.

In True Mode[]

  • Fires projectiles at higher speeds.
  • A second ring of Nightmare Souls orbit him in subphase 2.
  • Minions also appear in phase 3.

Summons[]

Image Name Condition
Nightmare Spirit.png Nightmare Spirit Always
Nightmare Guardian.png Nightmare Guardian Subphase 1 and Phase 2 (Phase 3 in True Mode)
Nightmare Soul.png Nightmare Soul Subphase 2

Aftermath[]

Trivia[]

  • Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction's theme is Insomnia, which was composed by the artist Lordcakespy.
  • Abaddon's title used to be the Emissary of Nightmares. This was changed in the 1.1.1.4 update.

History[]

  • 1.1.1.4: Renamed from Abaddon, the Emissary of Nightmares to Abaddon, the Source of the Affliction.
  • 1.0.5.11: Reduced the amount of spikes in the Nightmare Soul miniphase.
  • 1.0.5: Completely redone.
  • 0.23.3: Sprite changed.
  • 0.20.0: Revamped.
  • 0.10.0: Introduced.
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