The Hot Foot is an aggressive Creature that lives on the Lava layer underground. It will also spawn on blocks of Hardened Lava, Igneous Rock and rarely on other rocks or Nodes typical for this fiery layer.
|Health:||800 health points (200 hits with a Twig)|
|Time to tame:||Becomes your friend in 20 seconds|
|Attack(s):||Ram: Hotfoot will ram the player. May have a chance to burn.
Burn: This may either be a special attack, or a % chance. Burns the player on a ram, dealing fire damage over time for 3 seconds
|Location:||Lava layer during day and night|
|Other note(s):||Hotfoot's attacks come out very fast, and have a short cooldown between each attack. Due to this, some players consider the hotfoot even more dangerous than anything else.|
The Hot Foot can only appear in darkness and if hit by sunlight it will burst into blue flames, perishing away without leaving anything behind.
If Hot Feet spot player-characters they will come hopping and start attack (except for worlds set to "peaceful") with hits and quite often also with burning-attacks that last for ca. 2 seconds and do heavy damage. However, unlike many other creatures, a Hot Foot's attack rate and attack speed are rather fast, making it deceivingly more dangerous than it seems.
Additional to that the Lava layer itself can also inflict fire damage when the heat-scale has fully turned red.
Blazing Pie and Blazing Sandwich (both made with liquid Lava) will "inverse fire damage" for 15 minutes. This will help a lot when exploring the Lava layer or hunting Hot Feet, because as soon as your character starts to burn, the health bar will go down at first, but will then be healed again by the "blazing" buff potentially.
Fire Resistance Potion on the other hand will make the environment-temperature-scale go away for 10 minutes, but does not help against the fire-damage.
If Hot Feet are killed or dismissed, they can drop Gunpowder, Coal, Iron Ore (very rarely, only 1 piece of Ore every 10-20 times), (blocks of) Hardened Lava, Stun Bombs, Red Pigment and/or (blocks of) Red Wood Wall. There is also a small chance of receiving some Explosive Bombs and/or TNT.
You can harvest the same materials and things from Pet Hot Feet like they would drop if killed, but usually more in numbers and sometimes better quality or rarer additions, like Explosive Bombs or TNT.
Hot Foot and Warmworm farming can be done easily on the surface by creating large layers of diamond nodes. As of R40 (April 2017), Hot Foot and Warmworm will spawn even when there is no complete darkness; a lava cataract (or pool) surrounded by diamond nodes on the surface layer will spawn Hot Foot and Warmworm at night.
A good farming technique for large quantities of Hot Foot and Warmworm would be to build an enclosed arena and place tar along the sides. Following the diamond farming method by freezing and flaming the tar with the respective bombs, a ring of diamond nodes will form if done correctly. You may choose to place a pool of lava in the middle of the arena for additional light/lava farming purposes.
Make sure there is an entrance to the arena that can be opened and closed by the player only. You do not want to leave an opening where Hot Foot may wander out of when they spawn.
Wait till nightfall and check in on your farm. A farm of about 20 x 20 diamond nodes (w/ or w/o lava) may easily spawn 3-5 Warmworms and a few Hot Foot per night.
Common Mistakes Edit
- Making the arena out of flammable material etc wood, leaves. Warmworm's special attacks spew flames everywhere and will easily set things on fire. Fire attacks by Hot Foot may also set the arena on fire
- Having the arena close to your house, near Wood/Forest/Jungle biomes or "hot" biomes. Things go up in flames, very quickly.
- Leaving the entrance as an empty gap. Hot Foot will wander out, and may possibly swarm an inexperienced player. A group of even 3 Hot Foot are very dangerous and will make short work of unprepared or inadequately armed players.
- Rushing into the arena without health potions or fire resistance. If you arena is large and sport multiple Warmworm and Hot Foot, it is advisable to lure the Hot Foot out and defeat them individually.