Giant Worm

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Giant Worm
Giant Worm.png
A mysterious beast from the depths suddenly arrives, bringing much destruction. Be alert when working deep down, and leave an escape path open! Even a group of several armed dwarves can't handle these creatures.
Attack 3
Walking speed 96
Health 50
Icon Giant Worm icon.png
Slime.png Slime x2
Needles.png Needles x3
Chitin.png Chitin x5
Coin.png Coin x10
Silver Ore.png Silver Ore x10 (50% chance)
Gold Ore.png Gold Ore x10 (50% chance)
Mithril Ore.png Mithril Ore x10 (50% chance)

Giant worm[1] is a dangerous[2] hostile creature that appears from time to time in the deep underground of Snow and Desert Worlds.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

The giant worm only appears around dwarfs, i.e. it won't mess with random deep underground areas if dwarfs aren't there.

It takes a while to reappear, i.e. not twice between raids.

With the parameters above it's possible to somewhat limit/control the worm occurrence.

Totems placed deep underground block the worms' spawning within their influence radius.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The giant worm causes earthquakes when it strikes and removes a row of ten to twenty blocks. The displaced resources fall on the ground and none of them are lost, excepting earth. The worm eats 20% of the displaced earth resources.

It causes panic in dwarfs, making them paralize or run away, ignoring any attack orders around the worm.

The worm also inflicts a low area damage while passing by dwarfs. Despite its bestiary description, it represents no danger in standard campaign difficulty levels.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Worm hunter.jpg

The Worm hunter achievement is unlocked killing a giant worm.

Method[edit | edit source]

  1. Have a ridiculous amount of mana
  2. Use several magic explosions (not less than 8) on the worm until it has almost no health (almost invisible tiny heart Monster Health.png)
  3. Use a couple of fireballs (if step 2 is done correctly, 1 fireball is enough)
  4. Collect the loot.

Friendly tips[edit | edit source]

  • Do it on the central part of the map to reduce the mana costs.
  • Do it just before leveling up so you don't starve for mana after killing the worm.
  • Don't do it on very low XP levels, as your mana pool doesn't match step 1.
  • Open a portal and enter "Siege Mode" before using the spells to avoid damaging dwarfs.
  • Order an "attack" after "sieging" to tag the worm with the crossed swords icon, so you can target the spells right over the icon

Disabling[edit | edit source]

The giant worm is, along with the giant spiders, the most annoying creatures in Craft the World.[3]

Besides placing Totems everywhere underground to avoid worms, annoyed players can follow the instructions below.

For the Snow World

With the game closed, not running:

  1. Open the folder "data"
  2. On Windows it is:
    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\CraftTheWorld\data\
    On Windows x64 it is:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\CraftTheWorld\data\
  3. Make a backup copy of the file "templates.xml"
  4. Open the original "templates.xml" file with Notepad (or any other simple text editor)
  5. Find the line containing the expression: snow enableAll
  6. Click anywhere on this line
  7. Press Ctrl + F and find the next expression: name="worm" enabled="true"
  8. Change it to: name="worm" enabled="false"
  9. Save the file.
  10. Start the game.
For the Desert World

Do everything as above, only changing step 4:

  1. Find the line containing the expression: desert enableAll

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Refered simply as worm in game files.
  2. According to the bestiary classification.
  3. Worms annoy me