Goblin Warlock

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Goblin WarlockHardmode exclusive
Goblin Warlock.gif
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life2000/3400/5100
KB Resist85%/87%/88%
BannerGoblin Warlock BannerGoblin Warlock Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfusedShadowflame
Coins50 SC1 GC25 SC

The Goblin Warlock is a Hardmode enemy that spawns during a Goblin Invasion in Hardmode. Because of her high stats and relatively high difficulty compared to other goblins, she will present a challenge for new players. Defeating her, however, rewards the player with weapons that are themed after Shadowflame, all of which accordingly inflict the Shadowflame debuff.

The Goblin Warlock initially seems to behave like a typical Fighter AI enemy, though once she is close enough to the player, she will summon a Shadowflame Apparition above herself before flying into the air. She will not stop her ascent until she is above the player, at which point she will then dash over towards the player's current position before slowly gliding towards the ground in a somewhat rectangular flight pattern. The Goblin Warlock also flies towards the player if they move too far away from her and passes through any solid blocks in her path. If she is hovering at any time, she will fire Chaos Balls approximately once every half-second, which any weapon or projectile can destroy.

She is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer or its upgrades. The Goblin Warlock requires 25 kills to be awarded completion of her Bestiary entry and corresponding banner, as opposed to the usual 50 kills.


  • The Goblin Warlock can jump and fly fairly high into the air, almost as high as a player with wings.
  • Knockback can stop the Goblin Warlock from flying to the player.


  • She can be easily defeated with a ranged weapon (a rapid-fire ranged weapon that has enough knockback to freeze her in place proves useful), a long platform suspended high in the air, and Hermes Boots (or a Unicorn Mount/Minecart Track). Simply run away from the warlock continuously – if she is constantly moving she will not summon the Shadowflame Apparitions.


  • The Goblin Warlock is explicitly confirmed to be female through her Bestiary entry, even though the term warlock is typically used to describe a male practitioner of witchcraft.
  • Although the Goblin Warlock drops various Shadowflame weapons, she will never use any of them in battle. Even the Shadowflame Hex Doll, which is clearly part of her sprite, is never used.
  • The Goblin Warlock is the only Hardmode-exclusive goblin. She is also the only goblin with unique hurt and death sounds, as well as a custom idle sound.
  • If one slows down the death sound of the Goblin Warlock by about 50%, then they will be left with an audio that sounds like she screams "Help!".
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Goblin Warlock: "Gifted in the darkest of magics, she conjures unfathomable shadowflame ghasts through a powerful hex."