Defender Medal

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Defender Medal
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Defender Medal inventory icon
Tooltip Currency for trading with the Tavernkeep
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Internal Item ID: 3817
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

Defender Medals are a form of currency used by the Tavernkeep NPC. A new character can obtain 5 Defender Medals by talking to the Tavernkeep and selecting "Eternia Crystal", but this can only be done once. Defender Medals can also be obtained by completing waves in the Old One's Army event, dropped by the Eternia Crystal if it is still intact. Betsy will also drop a Treasure Bag in Expert mode that rewards extra Defender Medals when opened.

Items acquired with Defender Medals can be sold for Gold Coins, at an exchange rate of Buy: 5 Defender Medal / Sell: 1 Gold Coin. Since sell price is 20% of buy price, internally a Defender Medal is worth one Gold Coin.

To purchase every single item available, you would need 1795 Defender Medal.

Uses[edit | edit source]

Item Price
Defender's Forge.png Defender's Forge Desktop only.png 75 Defender Medal
Squire armor.png Squire armor Desktop only.png 75 Defender Medal (set)
Monk armor.png Monk armor Desktop only.png 75 Defender Medal (set)
Huntress armor.png Huntress armor Desktop only.png 75 Defender Medal (set)
Apprentice armor.png Apprentice armor Desktop only.png 75 Defender Medal (set)
Dark Artist armor.png Dark Artist armor Desktop only.png 225 Defender Medal (set)
Red Riding armor.png Red Riding armor Desktop only.png 225 Defender Medal (set)
Shinobi Infiltrator armor.png Shinobi Infiltrator armor Desktop only.png 225 Defender Medal (set)
Valhalla Knight armor.png Valhalla Knight armor Desktop only.png 225 Defender Medal (set)
Item Price
Ballista Rod.png Ballista Rod 5 Defender Medal
Ballista Cane.png Ballista Cane 25 Defender Medal
Ballista Staff.png Ballista Staff 100 Defender Medal
Explosive Trap Rod.png Explosive Trap Rod 5 Defender Medal
Explosive Trap Cane.png Explosive Trap Cane 25 Defender Medal
Explosive Trap Staff.png Explosive Trap Staff 100 Defender Medal
Flameburst Rod.png Flameburst Rod 5 Defender Medal
Flameburst Cane.png Flameburst Cane 25 Defender Medal
Flameburst Staff.png Flameburst Staff 100 Defender Medal
Lightning Aura Rod.png Lightning Aura Rod 5 Defender Medal
Lightning Aura Cane.png Lightning Aura Cane 25 Defender Medal
Lightning Aura Staff.png Lightning Aura Staff 100 Defender Medal

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As its displayed name is stored in a separate language file, Defender Medals have an internal name of "our first non coin currency!" in the item initialization file.

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History[edit | edit source]

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