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Wilson Portrait
Metaphisical end-ity.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
What's he all about.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang just let him be.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
The end is nigh.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
NEITHER A FLESHLING NOR MY BRETHREN

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A harbinger of some sort.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
How's it goin'?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Ah. The end is nigh.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Signals the cöming öf Ragnarök!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
He looks scary.

Webber

Walani Portrait
That dude looks scary.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Mon dieu! He is frightening.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Scallywag, if'n Woodlegs e'er seen one.

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
DOST FRETTING HIS HOUR 'PON THE STAGE

Wilba

The Ancient Herald is a boss monster that spawns during the Aporkalypse. If killed, it will respawn indefinitely, until the Aporkalypse ends.

The Ancient Herald will rise from the ground somewhere on the player's screen a short time after the Aporkalypse begins. It will slowly pursue the player, losing interest if the player gets far enough away and then despawning after a while. If the player returns to the Ancient Herald, it will not be aggressive unless attacked.

It attacks by diving into the ground, emitting a shockwave that destroys structures and sets them on fire, similar to the Iron Hulk Head or Leg, but with a larger radius. In addition, it will periodically cast an incantation, summoning various creatures and attacks to help it. Each new Ancient Herald that spawns seems to 'prefer' certain summons than others, casting them far more often than it does any other.

  • 4 to 5 Ancient Ghosts.
  • 2 to 4 Nightmare Creatures.
  • 1 to 3 Dragoon Eggs.
  • ~9 to ~20 Poison Dart Frogs in a circle, slightly offscreen.

The various monsters it spawns, coupled with the destructive power of its attack, mean this boss is very difficult to fight. Since it drops nothing, and respawns quickly, there is currently no benefit to killing it. The wisest choice is to simply run away.

The Ancient Herald resembles a skinny, nightmare version of a citizen of the Ancient Civilization, having the same tail, stubs where its legs should be, bug-like claws, spikes protruding from it, and a hunched posture. The marking at the top of its head bears a striking similarity to the pincer-like symbol in the middle of the Ancient Gateway as depicted by the Ancient Mural.

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