Dark Caster

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Dark Caster
Dark Caster.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeCaster AI
Max Life50/100220/150330
KB Resist40%/46%/52%
BannerDark Caster BannerDark Caster Banner
Immune toPoisonedConfused
Coins1 SC40 CCPre-Hardmode: 3 SC50 CCHardmode: 5 SC60 CC

The Dark Caster is an enemy encountered in the Dungeon. They follow the Caster AI, firing Water Sphere projectiles before teleporting to another on-screen location. Water Spheres travel through walls but can be destroyed with a single hit from any weapon.



  • The Water Spheres reveal the map as they travel, even while traveling through solid blocks. Therefore, Dark Casters can be used to map areas just outside the dungeon walls.
  • Water Spheres look nearly identical to the Water Bolt spell. Be careful when using the Water Bolt in the Dungeon, in case the two are mixed up.
    • Water Spheres can pass through blocks, while the Water Bolt projectiles cannot. If it passes through blocks, it is a hostile projectile.


  • The Dark Caster is almost identical with Tim, except for the Wizard Hat.
  • If the player equips the Skull and the Robe, they will strongly resemble the Dark Caster.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Dark Caster: "Doomed to watch over the Dungeon, these mages teleport to confuse their prey, before striking them down with a blast of water."


  • Desktop 1.0.5: A longer delay was added between the 3-shot volley and the next teleport.