The 沙虫 is a worm-type 困难模式 敌怪 that spawns in the 地下沙漠, or within the surface 沙漠 during a 沙尘暴. It is the Hardmode version of the 墓穴爬虫. Like other 蠕虫, it moves through 物块s and requires them to move about.
- This enemy is noticeably larger than other worms, being up to 21 segments long. They also have a minimum size of 12 segments.
- The Dune Splicer is very agile, and can turn very quickly. This can be especially dangerous due to the Dune Splicer's large hitbox.
- Increased health from 400 to 500.
- Increased defense.
- Can now also spawn on the 沙漠 surface during a 沙尘暴.