The Chiromaw Matriarch is a large, winged miniboss. The Matriarch is a giant Chiromaw with two feathers poking out of its head, tattered wings and large eyes. It was added in the 3.6.0 update, also known as the Birdbats, Boats and Banter Update.
Spawning[edit | edit source]
It spawns in the Raised Isles biome in a nest. Occasionally, more than one nest will spawn in a Raised Isles biome. As long as the player never stands on the central block of the nest, it along with other things the nest spawns will respawn.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
Occasionally, the matriarch will fly away from the nest, but won't abandon it completely. It tends to visit other Raised Isles structures and sometimes land on other nests.
It can pick up the player dealing damage over time before throwing/dropping them, drop bombs that leave an area of effect that causes blindness, or launch barbs that stun the player.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
It's a good idea to bring a volarkite and shield. You can protect yourself from the barb stun, though it's not much to fear. Hit the matriarch (with anything) to get it to drop you, and make sure to aim and time your use of the volarkite. If you let the matriarch carry you high and use the volarkite shortly before you land (make sure to land near the nest or the matriarch will lose interest) it will take awhile for the matriarch to get back to you, allowing you time to shoot it more.
Bringing a ring of ascent is also a good idea, as slow falling is great for the battle.