Talk:Skeleton Merchant

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Mandible Calavera

Mandible Calavera is NOT the name of the NPC. It's one of the possible names for the NPC. Just saying 23:40, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

This page is mostly for people who search the wiki for the info they see on the trailer. Once the actual name of the NPC is revealed it'll be pretty painless to just move the page. --KM100 (talk) 00:32, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Official name

Official name is "Skeleton Merchant" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Celestialghost (talkcontribs) at 01:30, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Strange Brew not always available

Apologies beforehand for not having a login, but i wanted to mention, that in my experience with the 1.3 update, the strange brew did not show up yet on my map amongs the skeleton merchant's buyable stuff. -- 14:29, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

I can second this. I've found the Skeleton Merchant twice so far in an expert, non-hardmode world and he hasn't had the strange brew either time. VelocityCubeR (talk) 17:43, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
it isnt always available because u probably found him on the waning/waxing gibbeous/crescent. the strange brew (restores 80 life, 400 mana) is only available on a full moon, new moon, or 1st/3rd quarter moon phases. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 13:51, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Stock partially refreshes when re-opening shop

Not sure the exact mechanics, but figured I'd put it here so someone can edit it into the page nicely. Only seems to cycle the glowstick/torch (into possible spelunker's glowstick/bone torch).

Encountered this on expert, not sure if that would matter. 14:00, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Lifeform analyzer

Is this detectable by lifeform analyzer? FunAlways (talk) 17:02, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

No, Lifeform Analyzer does not detect this NPC and there is no NPC icon for him. MushaShukou (talk) 03:36, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Torches and Bone Torches

They seem to alternate between the two depending on whether the time is odd or even (in minutes). — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 14:17, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

"Immune to Monsters"

Something was certainly hurting him in my game just now; he got down around half health. He may be immune to melee damage but not ranged (or possibly poison); the main thing that was shooting at me when I noticed the merchant was losing health were Hornets. 09:03, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

He's definitely not immune to damage from monsters. I'll remove it. Scorch238 the Insufficiently Caffinated (talk) 05:21, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

His type is "town"?

how can he be a town NPC if he does not require a house and does not persist after he is no longer considered "active" by the game? At least the traveling merchant persists and stays near a town during the day, but this guy? Surely there must be a mistake...--Macks2008 (talk) 02:22, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Not appearing until Hardmode? Nope

Just got the item. Weird… he was showing Spelunker Glowstick… and now I just remembered that they appear in the day on a full moon… ugh… -- 06:42, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

It sucks! I remember having to check the clothier every single day for the princess dress to complex my collection EnderCake (talk) 15:49, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Item table

Can somebody add that some of the items are exclusive to the desktop version EnderCake (talk) 15:47, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

It's not really needed as the NPC was introduced in 1.3, which mobile currently lacks. The banner at the top of the page should explain that it's esclusive to Desktop and Console, which also makes things that he sells exclusive if no other source is available. -- Murrayzero (talk) 17:13, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

i play on mobile and encountered the skeleton merchant next to a marble mini biome so u probably ignored the desktop/console/MOBILE — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 13:57, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Lifeform Analyzer, again

I know there's already a question about this higher up on the page, but that one is quite old and this is still an issue: The article now claims that the Lifeform Analyzer can detect the Skeleton Merchant, though from experience on Mobile, it cannot. What's the issue? --2057clones (talk) 16:17, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

On the Desktop version, his name is shown on the Lifeform Analyzer:
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It might be a mobile-exclusive issue :/ --Pajama Day (talk) 16:49, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
It probably is. Sadly. 2057clones (talk) 17:43, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

doubting mage

I once found this thing. it was all black except for a white circle in the middle. it looked like the silhouette of a robe. It had the name doubting mage, it was looking back and forward really quick. I went to check it out. when I interacted with him he said the spider quote, and turned into a regular looking skeleton merchant named marrow mc gee. Any clue what’s going on? 20:59, 13 August 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by

Undocumented Spawn Rate Increase

Usually I don't like to cite anecdotal evidence involving RNG mechanics but I believe the Skeleton Merchant's spawn rate was drastically increased. I used to see him maybe once every 30 minutes underground. Now I regularly see him spawn within seconds of another version of him despawning. I've seen him spawn 2-3 times regularly now each time I fall down my Hellevator. Could someone check and compare the source code between versions to confirm? -- 15:30, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

I don't see anything standing out, though I might be missing something. His spawn chance remains unchanged at 1/35 from all through --Rye Greenwood (talk) 19:02, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Happiness price changes

I can't figure out how to fix this so posting here hoping for someone more knowledgeable to wander by and do it. It says right at the end of the article that happiness was fixed on pc, not sure about mobile, but the note above his wares should lose the pc comment at least. ty 04:56, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for noting! --Rye Greenwood (talk) 21:00, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Spawn rate

Plase I need help I can't find him I have spent like 6 hours trying to find him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 16:01, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Finding him is luck based (no not the ingame luck system) which means that your best bet is to continue serching for him (Remember to do so in the cave layer) or play normaly and wait until he finds you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Albirmsam2004 (talkcontribs) at 18:45, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

Code 1

The wiki page for skeleton merchant does not show that he sells Code 1 or under which conditions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Albirmsam2004 (talkcontribs) at 18:39, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

The Skeleton now sells the radar.

I've seen him sell other items from wooden chests as well, such as the Wand of Sparking and the Guide to Plant Fiber Cordage. --Geoman265 (talk) 17:39, 2 October 2022 (UTC)

Artsian's Loaf addition

The wiki page for the skeleton merchant could possibly now include the fact that a Shimmered (i.e see Shimmer ) Skeleton Merchant can now sell the Artsian's Loaf.

DeeForeSeen (talk) 18:17, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

It can appear before he's Shimmered. I found it before I fought any bosses on my second encounter of him. Don't recall what the purchase requirement was though. BratG7 (talk) 04:55, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Trivia Slap Hand

The trivia says that he collects a slap hand in the credits scene. This is may be a reference to his quote: "I'd lend you a hand, but last time I did that, I didn't get it back for a month." Monkeyboypick1 (talk) 01:43, 16 November 2023 (UTC)

Skeleton Merchant in the Desert

The page says that the Skeleton Merchant cannot spawn on jungle grass and evil blocks, but I think that also extends to desert blocks as I can't get him to spawn in the underground desert. Random32I (talk) 13:54, 21 May 2024 (UTC)