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ClownHardmode exclusive
Clown.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage60/120/180 (contact)
120 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 160 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)240360 (Happy Bomb)
Max Life800/1600/2400
KB Resist80%/82%/84%
BannerClown BannerClown Banner
Immune toConfused
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipMovement is reversed
Duration5 seconds10 seconds12.5 seconds
Coins1 GC2 GC50 SC
Projectile created
Projectile created
Projectile created
  • Happy Bomb
    Happy Bomb

The Clown is an uncommon Hardmode enemy that only appears during Blood Moons. Although it has a chance to inflict the Confused debuff upon contact with the player, its primary weapons are yellow Happy Bombs, which are thrown in an arc, bounce off surfaces, and deal high damage but do not destroy tiles. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, Clowns can also throw Chattering Teeth Bombs.

Once the player has defeated at least one Clown in a world, the Clothier will start selling the Clown set.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or its upgrades. The Clown requires 25 kills to be awarded completion of its Bestiary entry and corresponding banner, as opposed to the usual 50 kills.


  • Although spawn rates are significantly increased during a Blood Moon, it is not guaranteed that a Clown will spawn.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Although the Bananarang is a weapon, due to its stackable nature (a feature shared only with Light Discs), the Clown may drop multiple Bananarangs at a time.
  • In the Getfixedboi and Don't dig up Secret world seeds, Clowns will drop the Chain Knife instead of the KO Cannon.


  • This enemy is modeled after the archetypal evil clown, which has been a recurring urban legend in the United States since the 1900s. The archetype was popularized in 1940 by the Joker from DC Comics, and again in 1986 by Pennywise from the horror novel It by Stephen King.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Clown: "His origins unknown, this creepy fiend balances himself on a ball while hurling explosive destruction at everything around him."


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Damage of Happy Bombs reduced from 160 to 120.
    • Happy Bombs now glow, making them easier to see.
    • Clowns now make idle sounds.
    • Clown's drop pool has also been overhauled:
      • Is now the sole source of KO Cannon, having a 1/5 chance to drop it.
      • Bananarang drop rate has been increased from 1/30 to 1/10.
      • Bloody Tear drop rate increased from 1/100 to 1/10 (like other uncommon Blood Moon enemies).
  • Desktop 1.1.1:
    • Bombs thrown by Clowns will now show that the wall has been destroyed in multiplayer.
    • Will only throw bombs when players are in range.