He's just misunderstood.」
As with Slurtles, they eat minerals except Marble and can be forced out of a Slurtle Mound by hitting the mound. When ignited, a Slurtle or a Snurtle will explode in a few seconds, dealing 300 damage in a small radius. Killing it this way will make it a useful bomb; however, it will not drop any items.
Players can kite Slurtles: strike one a few times, then run in the opposite direction before it can snap. Try not to fight more than three at once, since they're slow and group easily. When fighting a single Slurtle, it's possible to hit it 2-3 times before it has a chance to strike.
Snurtles are rarer than Slurtles but have a large chance to drop Snurtle Shell Armour. Due to their hiding ability and moderately large health, they take some time to kill. For this reason, it is a good idea to fight them when no other creatures (which might join the battle) are nearby.
Like Cave Spiders, one of the easiest ways to kill Snurtles is to simply attack them each time they poke their head out of their shell until their health is worn down. Doing such is also more efficient than any other method - the player will do far less damage whilst they are in the shell, making it more taxing on one's weapons to get a kill. Slurtles will retreat into their shell when the player throws a Boomerang, mitigating most damage, yet still consuming the 10% per throw durability on the Boomerang.
Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Snurtle or Slurtle when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.
|No. of hits for||142||45||36||23||20||17||15||11-21||9 or 14||12||11||10||9||6||1|
|No. of hits for||48||15||12||8||7||6||5||6-11||3 or 5||4||4||4||3||2||1|
- The name "Slurtle" is a portmanteau of "slug" and "turtle", and the name "Snurtle" is a portmanteau of "snail" and "turtle."
- Maxwell does not remember creating either the Snurtle or the Slurtles, and Wickerbottom does not recognise it from her home world, meaning that the creature's origins are a mystery.
- Like the Slurtle, the Snurtle won't make a breaking noise (the breaking noise is when a Broken Shell is dropped) when the Shell Armor is dropped upon death.
- Woodie's quote for the Slurtles ("He's just misunderstood.") may be a reference to Woodie's curse, and how he consumes wood; similar to how Slurtles (and Snurtles) consume minerals.