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|AI Type||Fighter AI|
224466 (ranged attack)
|Banner||Goblin Archer Banner|
|Coins||2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 8|
- Item (Quantity)Rate
- Spiky Ball (1-5)49.75%
- Internal NPC ID: 111
The Goblin Archer is an enemy of the Goblin Army that shoots Wooden Arrows at the player while standing still. Its attacks can be interrupted by knocking it back.
- It is recommended to make this enemy a priority when dealing with an invasion. The Goblin Archer can attack from range and its attacks cannot be shot or struck down, making it a nuisance to players with low defense.
- Unlike the Goblin Sorcerer, however, its arrows will not pass through blocks, allowing players to simply take cover when it shoots. It is also very useful to dig a three block tall tunnel and stay cornered at the end so that its arrows cannot hit the player.
- Its arrows are unaffected by banners, making them one of the more dangerous enemies that spawn in a Goblin Invasion.
- Goblin Archers seem to shoot arrows on a timer. This is especially apparent when playing with multiple players, as more will spawn, and sometimes a huge flood of arrows will fly from the horde of Archers. Grenades are recommended for this situation.
- The debuff Confused causes Goblin Archers to become very unstable, sometimes running faster than the Goblin Thief, and flipping between left and right in place.
- Even with Blood and Gore turned off, its bow will still drop when it dies, just like a body part.
- Goblin Archer and the Goblin Scout are the only goblin enemies with blue skin, with the former being the only event one to be blue.
- The Bestiary entry for the Goblin Archer: "Lending ranged support to the Goblin Army, archers keep a distance and pick off distracted and overwhelmed foes."
- Desktop 22.214.171.124: Sprite updated. Original sprite was .
- Desktop 126.96.36.199: Fixed not counting tally and dropping its banner.
- Desktop 188.8.131.52: Sprite updated. Old sprite was .
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: Now drops its respective banner.
- Desktop 1.1: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.