Best place to farm Lenses?

#1StroutXPosted 4/9/2013 3:53:56 PM
Forests seem to spawn them mostly, but they still only spawn about once per minute, and usually don't drop them. Would being up on a floating island work better, since there is only one enemy (well... two for Hard Mode) that can spawn? I mean, being on the ground can spawn so many kinds of enemies or creatures like fish or bunnies.
#2the voidPosted 4/9/2013 3:57:29 PM
Best to farm them pre hardmode, so you don't have a bajillion other enemy types cluttering up the spawn. You don't want to go to sky islands because then mostly just harpies will spawn.
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#3SuddenClassicPosted 4/9/2013 3:57:47 PM
Try taking a battle potion at night and walk around near yourhouse. That's what worked best for me. If that fails I may have a few laying around I could spare or trade for something
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#4nilla151Posted 4/9/2013 3:57:54 PM
just make a new world and dont turn it hardmode. just keep running left and right on night time you'll have like 20 lenses by morning
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#5the voidPosted 4/9/2013 4:13:36 PM
You can also dig a simple lava pit trap and stand under it with a water candle while you afk. Just pick a flat area that doesn't have caves around it.
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#6OofreakoOPosted 4/9/2013 8:15:19 PM
i was having the same problem today. needed lenses to get the stuff for ocram spawn item. i just stood around on a pre-hardmode world with a water candle. i got like 8 in one night.

really wish there was a better/faster way. =/
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#7PavlovaOfFearPosted 4/9/2013 10:08:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlkWJD_k680
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#8StroutX(Topic Creator)Posted 4/9/2013 11:20:54 PM
PavlovaOfFear posted...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlkWJD_k680


I do that, and no one single Demon Eye came to me in 2 nights.
#9PavlovaOfFearPosted 4/9/2013 11:22:21 PM
StroutX posted...
PavlovaOfFear posted...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlkWJD_k680


I do that, and no one single Demon Eye came to me in 2 nights.


Strange. Are other mobs appearing at all? Try exiting and reentering your world, or using water candle/battle potion.
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#10FurioPosted 4/10/2013 9:10:58 AM
If you stand in one spot I think sometimes the mobs spawn underground and you can't get to them and they just stay put preventing others from spawning. In my experience running around helps.