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Type Enemy
Environment Dungeon
AI Type Fighter
Damage 100 / 200 (melee)
120 / 180 (hammer)
Max Life 5000 / 10000
Defense 50
KB Resist 100%
Paladin Banner.png Paladin Banner
Coins 5 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Paladin's Hammer.png Paladin's Hammer
6.67% / 10%
Paladin's Shield.png Paladin's Shield
10% / 15%
Internal NPC ID: 290

Paladins are rare, resilient Hardmode enemies that spawn in the Dungeon after Plantera is defeated. They throw hammer projectiles rapidly that can pass through blocks and inflict extreme damage. Paladins only spawn in Dungeon areas with Brick Walls.

Paladins are immune to knockback, as well as the Poisoned, Venom, and Confused debuffs.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although Paladins have a visual height of 4 tiles, they can pass through 3 tile-tall corridors.
  • Paladins cannot throw hammers while moving.
  • In the Mobile version, Paladins are not immune to confusion.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Paladins are exceptionally tough enemies. Their projectile attack is unusually versatile for a non-boss enemy and inflicts extreme damage. A Paladin has more health than Skeletron, immunity to knockback and high defense, making it difficult to kill and dangerous to try to slip past or ignore.
  • A Paladin will not throw its hammers if you are close to him. A good strategy is to stay as close to it as possible while hitting it with any kind of melee weapon. A sword that allows you to attack in the opposite direction of where you're going, such as the Terra Blade, is most useful.
  • Paladins are less likely to target players outside their line-of-sight.
  • Fighting it in smaller hallways is not recommended, as this leaves no room for dodging, and often leads to a quick death. If you were to fight a Paladin in a longer, two-way corridor, you may be able to kill the Paladin by continuously attacking as you back away from it. This can still be dangerous though, as any additional enemies that sneak up from behind can worsen the situation.
  • A Paladin's attack will be interrupted if it takes damage, making fast weapons more effective at keeping it suppressed.
  • The damage taken from touching a Paladin is much weaker than its thrown hammers, unless in Expert mode.

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
Post-Plantera entities
Accessories Celestial Stone • Pc only.png Console only.png Festive Wings • Ghost Wings • Hercules Beetle • Hoverboard • Master Ninja Gear • Necromantic Scroll • Papyrus Scarab • Pygmy Necklace • Rifle Scope • Sniper Scope • Spooky Wings • Sun Stone • Tabi • Tattered Fairy Wings • Pc only.png Solar Wings • Pc only.png Vortex Booster • Pc only.png Nebula Mantle • Pc only.png Stardust Wings
Armor Pc only.png Console only.png Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor • Pc only.png Solar Flare armor • Pc only.png Vortex armor • Pc only.png Nebula armor • Pc only.png Stardust armor
Bosses Golem • Mourning Wood • Pumpking • Pc only.png Everscream • Pc only.png Console only.png Santa-NK1 • Pc only.png Console only.png Ice Queen • Pc only.png Martian Saucer • Pc only.png Lunatic Cultist • Pc only.png Celestial Tower • Pc only.png Moon Lord
Crafting Autohammer • Pc only.png Ancient Manipulator • Pc only.png Console only.png Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Pc only.png Spectre Bar • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Pc only.png Console only.png Beetle Husk • Pc only.png Luminite Bar • Pc only.png Solar Fragment • Pc only.png Vortex Fragment • Pc only.png Nebula Fragment • Pc only.png Stardust Fragment
Enemies Blue Armored Bones • Bone Lee • Diabolist • Dungeon Spirit • Flying Snake • Giant Cursed Skull • Hell Armored Bones • Lihzahrd • Necromancer • Paladin • Ragged Caster • Skeleton Commando • Skeleton Sniper • Tactical Skeleton
Events Pumpkin Moon • Pc only.png Console only.png Frost Moon • Pc only.png Martian Madness • Pc only.png Lunar Event
Tools Picksaw • The Axe • Pc only.png Shroomite Digging Claw • Spectre Pickaxe • Spectre Hamaxe • Spectre Paintbrush • Spectre Paint Roller • Spectre Paint Scraper • Pc only.png Laser Drill • Pc only.png Solar Flare Pickaxe • Pc only.png Solar Flare Axe • Pc only.png Solar Flare Hamaxe • Pc only.png Solar Flare Hammer • Pc only.png Solar Flare Drill • Pc only.png Solar Flare Chainsaw • Pc only.png Vortex Pickaxe • Pc only.png Vortex Axe • Pc only.png Vortex Hamaxe • Pc only.png Vortex Hammer • Pc only.png Vortex Drill • Pc only.png Vortex Chainsaw • Pc only.png Nebula Pickaxe • Pc only.png Nebula Axe • Pc only.png Nebula Hamaxe • Pc only.png Nebula Hammer • Pc only.png Nebula Drill • Pc only.png Nebula Chainsaw • Pc only.png Stardust Pickaxe • Pc only.png Stardust Axe • Pc only.png Stardust Hamaxe • Pc only.png Stardust Hammer • Pc only.png Stardust Drill • Pc only.png Stardust Chainsaw • Pc only.png Drill Containment Unit
Weapons Bat Scepter • Pc only.png Console only.png Blizzard Staff • Candy Corn Rifle • Pc only.png Console only.png Chain Gun • Pc only.png Console only.png Christmas Tree Sword • Pc only.png Console only.png Elf Melter • Flower Pow • Grenade Launcher • Golem Fist • Heat Ray • Inferno Fork • Jack 'O Lantern Launcher • Keybrand • Leaf Blower • Magnet Sphere • Nettle Burst • Pc only.png Console only.png North Pole • Paladin's Hammer • Piranha Gun • Possessed Hatchet • Proximity Mine Launcher • Pc only.png Console only.png Pulse Bow • Pygmy Staff • Rainbow Gun • Raven Staff • Pc only.png Console only.png Razorpine • Rocket Launcher • Scourge of the Corruptor • Shadowbeam Staff • Sniper Rifle • Pc only.png Console only.png Snowman Cannon • Spectre Staff • Staff of Earth • Stake Launcher • Stynger • Staff of the Frost Hydra • The Horseman's Blade • Vampire Knives • Venus Magnum • Wasp Gun • Pc only.png Laser Machinegun • Pc only.png Xenopopper • Pc only.png Electrosphere Launcher • Pc only.png Charged Blaster Cannon • Pc only.png Influx Waver • Pc only.png Solar Eruption • Pc only.png Daybreak • Pc only.png Vortex Beater • Pc only.png Phantasm • Pc only.png Nebula Arcanum • Pc only.png Nebula Blaze • Pc only.png Stardust Cell Staff • Pc only.png Stardust Dragon Staff • Pc only.png Star Wrath • Pc only.png Celebration • Pc only.png Last Prism • Pc only.png Lunar Flare • Pc only.png Rainbow Crystal Staff • Pc only.png Lunar Portal Staff • Pc only.png S.D.M.G. • Pc only.png Terrarian • Pc only.png Meowmere
Other Items Temple Key • Console only.png Mobile only.png Biome Key Mold • Biome Key • Wisp in a Bottle