I've been trying to find shadow orbs so I can spawn in the Eater of Worlds. What's the fastest way to locate them?

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    You need hardmode souls to craft the megashark, and yet you're preparing to battle the Wall of Flesh? Am I missing a teeny tiny crucial detail here? – Gigazelle Feb 4 '14 at 11:25
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    What @Gigazelle says is true. You cannot craft a Megashark until after you defeat Wall of Flesh. – William Jackson Feb 4 '14 at 14:15
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    Let's assume the OP meant the Minishark which, as indeed pointed out, does not require the Illegal Gun Parts – Doktoro Reichard Feb 4 '14 at 14:43
  • Ok,ok,I understand. – Anthony Feb 15 '14 at 2:55

Shadow Orbs are always in the Corruption biome. If you see a vertical chasm in rock, at the bottom of it there will almost always be a Shadow Orb.

Alternatively, to summon Eater of Worlds you can craft Worm Food using 30 Vile Powder and 15 Rotten Chunks at a Demon Altar.

  • Would like to add that you need to break through some Ebonstone (using bombs or a Nightmare Pickaxe or better) before actually reaching the Orb. – Doktoro Reichard Feb 4 '14 at 14:45
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    @Doktoro Or you can just use the dust from the Dryad to remove the corruption above it. – bwarner Feb 5 '14 at 12:44

If you see a hole covered in purple cobblestone (this is easier if you fly or grapple down) go down. You will often find a purple ball (the shadow orb). Break it using a hammer.

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