All Terraria NPCs: where to find them and what they offer you

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Terraria NPCs provide important services to the player. In this article we list them all for you, as well as teach you how to get them. You'll also know what useful services they can offer your character!

Below you will see that we have separated these NPCs into 3 tables, to facilitate your search:

  • Pre-Hardmode NPCs
  • NPCs do Harmode
  • NPCs that are not considered from the city

Pre-Hardmode NPCs

NPC



how to buy

Description

Item to drop

defense weapon

Guide

start a new world

Provides tips, a general guide on how to get other NPCs. Lists all recipes in which a displayed item can be used

green cap

Pre-Hardmode: Wooden bow with wooden arrows

hard fashion: Wooden bow with flaming arrows

Merchant

All players combined have 50+ silver coins in their inventories



Sells basic tools and supplies

No

Throwing knife

Nurse

A player has more than 100 life points

Heals players and cancels debuffs in exchange for coins.

No

syringes

demolitionist

A player has an explosive in their inventory

sell explosive items

No

Pomegranates

dye salesman

A player acquires a dye item or any item used to craft dye, in addition to defeating a pre-Hardmode boss or acquiring a strange plant


Sells the Dye Vat craft station. Provides rare dyes in exchange for strange plants

exotic scimitar


exotic scimitar

Dryad

A boss is defeated beyond King Slime, Lepus, or the Wall of Flesh.

Sells Nature / Corruption / Crimson items and can report the percentage of Corruption / Crimson and Hallow in the world

No

Dryad's Blessing

innkeeper

Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu is defeated, and you meet and speak with the Innkeeper

Sells items that summon and help fight the Army of the Ancients. Most cost Defense Medals, except Eternia Crystals, Eternia Crystal Stand, and Ale, which cost regular coins

beer launcher

Ale


arms dealer

A player has bullets or a gun that shoots bullets in their inventory

Sells guns, bullets and other ammunition


No

Pre-Hardmode:
Gun of
pederneira

hard fashion:
Minishark

Stylist 

Find him and talk to him in a spider's nest

Can change player's hair style and sells hair dyes

stylish scissors

stylish scissors

Painter

Another 8 city NPCs must be acquired

Sells paints, painting tools and paintings

Paintball gun

Paintball gun

Fisherman

Find him and talk to him in an ocean biome

Gives fishing quests and rewards players for completing them

No

ice dagger

Tinker Goblin

Defeat a Goblin Invasion and meet him in a cave

Sells items like Tinkerer's Workshop and can rework player items

No

Balls
Pontiagudas

Sorcerer

The queen bee is defeated

Sells the Blowgun, Imbued Station, Summoner of Equipment and Fountains.

No

Zarabatana

Tailor

Skeletron is defeated

Sells some basic items, including the Family set

Red Hat

Book of Skulls

Mechanic

Find him and talk to him in a Dungeon

Sells the wrench, wiring and other items related to your profession

No

Key

Party girl

1/40 chance to spawn after another 14 city NPCs are acquired

Sells items that create colorful visual effects. If killed, she doesn't always respawn the next day like other NPCs, but starts with a random chance to reappear each dawn.

Happy Pomegranate

Happy Pomegranate

NPCs do Hardmode

NPC

how to buy

Description

Items you drop

defense weapon

Mago

Find him in Hardmode in a cave

sell magic items

No

Fire Flower

tax collector

A tortured soul is transformed with purification powder in the underworld

Collects property taxes from other NPCs. Earn 50 copper coins per NPC present, which the player can collect

elegant sparkler

elegant sparkler

Truffle

A house is built in an above-ground mushroom biome during Hardmode.

Sells the Autohammer, Mushroom Spear and other mushroom-themed items

No

mushroom spore

Pirate

A pirate invasion is defeated

Sells the cannon and other piracy related items

No

Pirate Cannon

Steampunker

When a mechanical boss is defeated

Sell ​​the Clentaminator, Teleporter, Jetpack and other items

No

Mechanical Assault Rifle

Cyborg

Plantera is defeated

Sells the Proximity Mine Launcher, Rockets and Nanites

No

Rocket

Santa Claus

The Ice Legion is defeated, only appearing during Christmas

Sells Santa Claus costume, colored lights, Christmas trees and their decorations

No

Bijou

NPCs who don't move into houses

NPC

how to buy

Description

Items you drop

defense weapon

traveling merchant

22.12% chance to spawn during the morning (04:30 - 12:00) when two other NPCs are present

It stays until the night and sells a random selection of unique items each day.

peddler hat

Pre-Hardmode:
Stir


hard fashion:
Pulse Bow

Old man

starting a new world

Found at the entrance to the Dungeon. Summons Skeletron when talking to him, but only at night

When Skeletron is defeated, the Old Man moves to town as the Clothier.

No

No

Skeleton Merchant

Randomly found in caves

Sells Counterweights, Magic Lanterns, Yoyo Glove and some other items, based on the lunar cycle

No

Osso

See what are the Terraria Bosses

Learn how to get Terraria Wings

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