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I'd like to build an Eater of Worlds arena but I'm confused regarding what his summon requirements are.

I see some arenas built entirely of wood. The wiki vaguely references corrupted dirt (how much?) and ebonstone (200+).

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The wooden arenas may be from an older version, in which EoW would chase you across the map. –  Arkive Dec 12 '11 at 20:32

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The Eater of Worlds must be spawned in a Corrupted environment. There are certain requirements of a number of Ebonstone blocks for an area to be considered Corrupted. I'm attempting to find the exact numbers, but I believe the 200+ is correct. When you're in a Corrupted environment, the music and background will change. By watching/listening for that, you can know whether you can spawn the Eater of Worlds.

Edit: Alright, looks like 200+ is correct.

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I've seen reference to 500(!) ebonstone being required. I'll have to try building an EoW stadium now to see... –  Cory J Dec 12 '11 at 19:57
    
Heh. You beat me to it by 10 seconds :P –  SaintWacko Dec 12 '11 at 19:58
    
According to the official wiki, you only need 200+ Ebonstone in the latest version (1.1). –  Arkive Dec 12 '11 at 20:34
    
Really? On the Eater of Worlds page it says 500+ –  SaintWacko Dec 12 '11 at 21:03
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Check the correuption page under Notes or History. http://wiki.terrariaonline.com/The_Corruption –  Arkive Dec 12 '11 at 21:10

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