Imagine you're mining, and you see some iron ore. You go to mine it, but instead of the block breaking, the whole ore vein breaks and is replaced by stone, and several (2-4) small creatures spawn. They start attacking you, and each drops 0-2 iron ore. Dervishes are small ore-colored creatures that spawn when dervish ore is mined. Dervish ore generates at iron layer and below even after initial world generation, and each dervish drops 0-2 ore of the block they're disguised as. They can also spawn naturally at the same level their respective ore spawns at. They are kinda like mimics for ore. Based off of the dervishes from neoquest. They look like this, but colored like each ore: Also, they are about 2x2 blocks. Copper dervish 20 health 7 damage 1 defense drops 0-2 copper ore Iron dervish 35 health 10 damage 3 defense drops 0-2 iron ore Silver dervish 45 health 15 damage 7 defense drops 0-2 silver ore Gold dervish 60 health 25 damage 10 defense drops (no prizes for guessing it) 0-2 gold ore Demonite dervish 75 health 30 damage 13 defense drops 0-2 demonite ore faster than normal dervishes Tin dervish 25 health 13 damage 3 defense drops 0-2 tin ore Lead dervish 40 health 15 damage 5 defense drops 0-2 lead ore Tungsten dervish 55 health 18 damage 10 defense drops 0-2 tungsten ore Platinum dervish 65 health 27 damage 12 defense drops 0-2 platinum ore Crimtane dervish 80 health 32 damage 15 defense drops 0-2 crimtane ore can regenerate health Obsidian dervish 90 health 35 damage 18 defense drops(gasp) 0-3 obsidian devilish Molten dervish 100 health 40 damage 20 defense drops 0-3 molten ore 50% chance to set player on fire for 10 seconds Magmite dervish(from one of my other suggestions) 111 health 60 damage 25 defense drops 0-5 magmite ore sets player on fire for 10 seconds Cobalt dervish 130 health 70 damage 30 defense faster than normal dervishes drops 1-5 cobalt ore Mythril dervish 150 health 80 damage 38 defense drops 1-5 mythril ore melatite Adamantite dervish 200 health 90 damage 42 defense drops 1-6 (you guessed it) adamantite ore Palladium dervish 140 health 75 damage 35 defense drops 1-5 palladium ore can regenerate health Orichalcum dervish 160 health 85 damage 40 defense drops 1-6 orichalcum ore shoots flower petals, as well as charging the player Titanium dervish 210 health 95 damage 45 defense has a 50% chance to dodge attacks drops 1-6 titanium ore chrysolite Chlorophyte dervish 300 health 120 damage 60 defense shoots leaves, as well as charging the player drops(suprise!) 2-7 chlorophyte ore Templite dervish(from one of my other suggestions) 400 health 140 damage 70 defense no special ability drops 0-7 templite ore Fury dervish(from one of my other suggestions) 500 health 250 damage 80 defense drops 3-7 fury ore, 50% projectile resistance Finally, you could get dervishes in worlds that don't normally generate with that type of ore, providing an alternative to crate fishing.