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Paladin
Paladin.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Dungeon
AI Type Fighter
Damage 100
Max Life 5000
Defense 50
KB Resist 100%
Drops
Coins 5 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Paladin's Hammer.png Paladin's Hammer 6.67% (10% Expert)
Paladin's Shield.png Paladin's Shield 10% (15% Expert)
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.

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.
  • Paladins are less likely to target players outside their line-of-sight, or players at higher elevations (it generally cannot fire above 45 degrees). They lack the ability to throw their hammers downward as well.
  • Fighting it in hallways is not recommended, as this leaves no room for dodging, and often leads to a quick death.
  • 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.

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 • 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
Armor Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor
Bosses Golem • Mourning Wood • Pumpking • Everscream • Santa-NK1 • Ice Queen
Crafting Autohammer • Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Beetle Husk
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 • Frost Moon
Tools Picksaw • The Axe • Shroomite Digging Claw • Spectre Pickaxe • Spectre Hamaxe • Spectre Paintbrush • Spectre Paint Roller • Spectre Paint Scraper
Weapons Bat Scepter • Blizzard Staff • Candy Corn Rifle • Chain Gun • Christmas Tree Sword • Elf Melter • Flower Pow • Grenade Launcher • Golem Fist • Heat Ray • Inferno Fork • Jack 'O Lantern Launcher • Keybrand • Leaf Blower • Magnet Sphere • Nettle Burst • North Pole • Paladin's Hammer • Piranha Gun • Possessed Hatchet • Proximity Mine Launcher • Pulse Bow • Pygmy Staff • Rainbow Gun • Raven Staff • Razorpine • Rocket Launcher • Scourge of the Corruptor • Shadowbeam Staff • Sniper Rifle • 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
Other Items Temple Key • Biome Key Mold • Biome Key • Wisp in a Bottle