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A Non-Player Character (NPC) is an automated character that provides a service to players. They are a kind of reward for achieving certain feats in Terraria, such as collecting items, defeating bosses, and exploration. Most NPCs are vendors, selling items in exchange for coins, and vice versa. Exceptions are the Guide, Nurse, Dryad, Goblin Tinkerer, Old Man, and Angler. A player can utilize NPCs by standing near and right-clicking on them.

NPC General Details

NPC Selection Menu

NPCs share many of the stats of a player character. They occupy 3 blocks tall and 2 blocks wide. They are slightly slower than a player and can only jump 3 blocks high; they have 250 HP and can take damage from monsters (with exception of the Old Man), though their health automatically regenerates over time. All NPCs (excluding the Old Man and Santa Claus) have randomly chosen names. Many of the names are references to well-known characters from Legend, or in some cases Deities, or Higher Powers of some Religions. Some are even references to well-known games or films.

A list of all currently gained NPC's can be found by entering the inventory screen (default Esc.), then press the house symbol above the armor. To place an NPCs in a specific room, left click the portrait of the NPC and then left click room desired, leaving the NPC's banner in the clicked space if the housing is adequate. Clicking on the "question mark" box will allow the player to click on a potential NPC house and tell the player what the house still needs to be ready. If the housing is not enclosed properly then it will simply state that the house is not suitable; otherwise it will state that the house is suitable. When Night begins, NPC's will walk to their respective banner remaining there until dawn at which point they will walk around and go through doors. If an NPC can't reach its house then when all players move away from it and its house the NPC will automaticaly telport to its house. They also go to their houses when it's raining and only come out again when the rain stops (unless it is night time). NPC's will close doors they opened and leave doors alone that were open to begin with.

Main Article:Vendors

All vendors will purchase items for the same prices, regardless of what they sell. All purchasable items are worth five times more when bought from the NPCs than when selling them to the NPCs. Items sold to NPCs may be re-purchasable at the same price sold until the player closes the shop screen.

Spawn Conditions

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Terraria - NPC House

Main Article: Spawn

To spawn all but three of the 23 NPCs (the Guide, the Old Man, and the Travelling Merchant) the player must build a suitable 10x6 home. This consists of a light source, flat surface item, and comfort item enclosed by blocks with a door or platforms to access the outside and proper walls. Furthermore, each NPC has one other unique requirement for spawning, which are listed below (more information in the home page). This doesn't exclude the guide, who still requires the same to respawn should he die. NPCs will only spawn during the daytime. NPCs will not spawn during an event or if the house is in an area affected by too much Corruption or Crimson.

When all NPC requirements are met and suitable housing is available, the available NPC will spawn and a banner will appear in the occupied room. Upon spawning a text notification will display:

<NPC Name> the <NPC Type> has arrived.

Multiple NPC's can spawn in the same day. If the housing location is in view of the player, the new NPC will respawn slightly off screen, otherwise it will spawn in the available housing. A killed NPC will respawn the following day and move back into its house (provided it still meets the requirements). If a house occupied by an NPC is destroyed, the NPC will move out, but will walk around in the same area and will no longer stay still at night until the house is restored or a new one is built.

NPC List

The following NPC's are listed in alphabetical order. NPC's are not gained in a specific order. Click on an NPC's name or image to get more information.

All NPC's require standard susceptible housing. A few may have special requirements for housing beyond the standard.

This list was last updated for version 1.2.4.

NPC Image and Type Purpose and Conditions Inventory
Arms Dealer

NPC 19

  • Sells gun-related items
  • Spawns any time when the player has a Gun in his/her inventory.
Angler

Angler

  • Gives fishing quests, and rewards the player with pirate or fish-related items.
  • Can be found in the Ocean biome.
Does not sell items
Clothier

NPC 54

Cyborg

NPC 209

  • Sells various rockets.
  • Spawns any time after defeating Plantera
Demolitionist

NPC 38

  • Sells explosives.
  • Spawns any time the player has an explosive (i.e. Bombs, Dynamite, etc.) in his/her inventory.
Dryad

NPC 20

  • Sells nature-related items and tells the player the spread of the Corruption/Crimson and Hallow
  • Spawns any time the player has defeated any Boss
Dye Trader

NPC 207

  • Sells dyes and Dye Vat
  • Spawns any time the player has any kind of dye material in his/her inventory.
Goblin Tinkerer

NPC 107

  • Sells tools and can re-forge weapons and accessories for a price.
  • Spawns Underground after defeating the Goblin Army and must be unbound.
Guide

NPC 22

  • Gives advice to players for game progression and can determine what crafting recipes an item can be used for.
  • Spawns at the start of any map.
  • Needs to spawn in order to summon the Wall of Flesh
Does not sell items
Mechanic

NPC 124

  • Sells wire, wrenches, and pressure plates.
  • Spawns within the Dungeon when Skeletron is defeated and must be unbound.
Merchant

NPC 17

  • Sells various items
  • Spawns any time all players have a combined total wealth of 50 SilverCoin Small in their inventories.
Nurse

NPC 18

  • Heals the player for a price.
  • Spawns any time a player uses a Heart Crystal to increase his/her health.
Does not sell items
Old Man

NPC 37

  • Prevents entrance into the Dungeon until Skeletron is defeated.
  • Spawns at the entrance of the Dungeon at the start of any map.
Does not sell items
Painter

NPC 227

  • Sells paint and wallpaper.
  • Spawns any time when at least 3 NPCs have moved in. 
Party Girl

NPC 208

  • Sells party items
  • Spawns any time, with a 2% chance every day, when at least 8 NPCs have moved in.
Pirate

NPC 229

  • Sells cannons
  • Spawns any time after the player defeats the Pirate Invasion.
Santa Claus

NPC 142

  • Sells Christmas-related items.
  • Spawns any time the player defeats the Frost Legion after November 25th (IRL).
  • Will die after December 31st and will not respawn again until November 25th (IRL).
Steampunker

NPC 178

Stylist

NPC 353

  • Sells hair dye and can re-customize the player's hair.
  • Spawns any time in Spider Nests and must be unbound.
Travelling Merchant

TerrariaTravellingMerchant

  • Sells various items, with a different inventory each time he spawns.
  • Spawns any time randomly, then despawns at the end of the day.
Truffle

Mushroom

  • Sells mushroom-related items.
  • Spawns any time a suitable house is available in a Mushroom biome.
Witch Doctor

Witch Doctor

  • Sells Imbuing Station, fountains, and other tribal items.
  • Spawns any time the player defeats Queen Bee.
Wizard

NPC 108

Notes

  • The Guide and the Clothier can be damaged and killed with weapons by equipping the Guide Voodoo Doll or the Clothier Voodoo Doll (respectively) in an accessory slot. Other NPCs can only be damaged and killed with monsters, lava, boulders, traps, or Rotten Eggs.
  • If you leave a bound NPC without rescuing him or her, the NPC will despawn and respawn later at another location.
  • All female NPCs (excluding Party Girl) become irritable during a Blood Moon , snapping at the player when being talked to.
  • NPCs can live in houses made from Demonite bricks.
  • You can respawn Santa Claus by setting the date of your computer to 15-31 December.
  • The Lost Girl is not an NPC.
  • The Clothier, Merchant, Santa Claus and Wizard have the same head texture, although they each have different headgear.

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