Arms Dealer

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Arms Dealer
Arms Dealer.png
Type NPC
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15
KB Resist 50%
Internal NPC ID: 19
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Arms Dealer is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following criteria have been met:

  • There is an empty house.
  • You have at least one bullet firing Gun or Bullet in your inventory (not just stored in a Chest).

The easiest way to acquire a qualifying item is to smash either Shadow Orbs or Crimson Hearts in the Corruption or the Crimson. They may drop a Musket or an Undertaker, respectively. Guns stored in Chests will not fulfill this requirement, nor will magic guns such as the Space Gun or the Laser Rifle.

If the Arms Dealer is killed, he will only respawn if the above conditions are met again. This means you must place a Gun or Bullet in your inventory.

When threatened by enemies, the Arms Dealer will use a Flintlock Pistol to defend himself. Once Hardmode begins, he upgrades to a Minishark for self-defense.

Items sold[edit | edit source]


Item Cost Availability
Musket Ball.png Musket Ball 7 Copper Coin Always available.
Silver Bullet.png Silver Bullet 15 Copper Coin During a Blood Moon. (Always available after defeating the Wall of Flesh.)
Unholy Arrow.png Unholy Arrow 40 Copper Coin At night after defeating the Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu for the first time.
(Always available after defeating the Wall of Flesh.)
Flintlock Pistol.png Flintlock Pistol 5 Gold Coin Always available.
Minishark.png Minishark 35 Gold Coin Always available.
Illegal Gun Parts.png Illegal Gun Parts 20 Gold Coin Only at night.
Shotgun.png Shotgun 25 Gold Coin After defeating the Wall of Flesh.
Empty Bullet.png Empty Bullet 3 Copper Coin After defeating the Wall of Flesh.
Stynger Bolt.png Stynger Bolt 75 Copper Coin When the player possesses a Stynger.
Stake.png Stake 15 Copper Coin When the player possesses a Stake Launcher.
Nail.png Nail 1 Silver Coin When the player possesses a Nailgun. Pc only.png
Candy Corn.png Candy Corn 5 Copper Coin When the player possesses a Candy Corn Rifle.
Explosive Jack 'O Lantern.png Explosive Jack 'O Lantern 15 Copper Coin When the player possesses a Jack 'O Lantern Launcher.
Nurse Hat.png Nurse Hat 3 Gold Coin During Halloween.
Nurse Shirt.png Nurse Shirt 3 Gold Coin During Halloween.
Nurse Pants.png Nurse Pants 3 Gold Coin During Halloween.

Names[edit | edit source]

The arms dealer may have any of the following names:

  • Andre
  • Brimst
  • Bronson
  • Dante
  • Darius
  • Darnell
  • Darryl
  • DeAndre
  • Demetrius
  • DeShawn
  • Dominique
  • Jalen
  • Jamal
  • Malik
  • Marquis
  • Maurice
  • Reginald
  • Terrance
  • Terrell
  • Tony
  • Trevon
  • Tyrone
  • Willie
  • Xavier

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Keep your hands off my gun, buddy!"
  • "Hey, this ain't a movie, pal. Ammo is extra."(references how most movie/T.V show protagonists have infinite ammo)
  • "I see you're eyeballin' the Minishark.. You really don't want to know how it was made."
  • "Don't bother with [Name of Demolitionist], I've got all you need right here." (Only if Demolitionist is present.)
  • "What's [Name of Demolitionist]'s problem? Does he even realize we sell completely different stuff?" (Only if Demolitionist is present.)
  • "Make it quick! I've got a date with [Name of Nurse] in an hour." (Only if Nurse is present.)
  • "I want what [Name of Nurse] is sellin'. What do you mean, she doesn't sell anything?" (Only if Nurse is present. Also refers to the fact that the Nurse doesn't sell anything.)
  • "[Name of Dryad] is a looker. Too bad she's such a prude." (Only if Dryad is present.)

Only during night:

  • "I heard there is a doll that looks very similar to [Name of Guide] somewhere in the underworld. I'd like to put a few rounds in it." (This will be the only message available if Skeletron is defeated, but Wall of Flesh is not.) (This refers to the Guide Voodoo Doll)

Only during a Blood Moon:

  • "I love nights like tonight. There is never a shortage of things to kill."
  • "Man, it's a good night not to talk to anybody, don't you think, [Name of Player]?" (This is a reference to the NPCs becoming incredibly paranoid, sinister or rude during Blood Moons.)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name Brimst may be a reference to brimstone (sulfur), one of the ingredients of gunpowder.
  • Unlike several other NPCs, who sell their own clothes on Halloween, the Arms Dealer sells the Nurse's clothes. On a technical level, this may be because the Nurse does not have a shop interface through which to sell her own clothes.
  • The quote about the Guide Voodoo Doll still appears even if the Guide is dead, but the name will be random each time.
  • In one of his quotes he talks about having a date with the Nurse. This may be because he could have a crush on her.
  • The design for the arms dealer (Skin color, hair, coat, etc.) Was originally used for the demolitionist.

History[edit | edit source]

Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars