Skeleton Commando

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Skeleton Commando
Skeleton Commando.pngOld-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 (melee)
120240360 (Rocket)
Max Life400/800/1200
KB Resist60%/64%/68%
BannerSkeleton Commando BannerSkeleton Commando Banner(Desktop, Console, Mobile and 3DS versions)
Immune toPoisoned
Coins10 SC25 SC

The Skeleton Commando is a rare post-Plantera, Hardmode Dungeon enemy. Skeleton Commandos slowly approach the player, and, upon getting within their line of sight, stop in place before firing Rockets that explode upon contact with the player or with solid blocks.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or its upgrades.

The Skeleton Commando spawns most often in areas of the Dungeon backed by Brick Walls, along with Blue Armored Bones and Necromancers. Removing these naturally occurring back walls will prevent these enemies from spawning, but they cannot be replaced to spawn these enemies elsewhere. These areas can further be identified by the presence of Necromantic Signs and Marching Bones Banners, but these banners are purely indicative and do not influence spawning.


  • Skeleton Commandos have a large fire range, and their Rockets deal a lot of damage, so watch out for Rockets being fired from off-screen.


  • A commando is a combatant, or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force using dedicated operation techniques. The Skeleton Commando is implied to be one by its bestiary description.
  • In Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), the Skeleton Commando has a small chance of dropping two Rocket Launchers at once.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Skeleton Commando: "Rocket-powered and fueled with rage, these cursed skeletons prefer the nuclear option. Part of an elite military unit in their past lives."