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Santa-NK1.png     Santa-NK1 phase 2.png
Type Boss
Environment Frost Moon
AI Type Santa-NK1 AI
Damage 120 / 180 (melee)
72 / 144 (chain gun)
160 / 320 (spike balls)
84 / 168 (missiles)
100 / 200 (presents)
Max Life 18000 / 23400
Defense 56
KB Resist 100%
Immune to: Confused.png Poisoned.png Venom.png
Coins 1 Gold Coin

Higher item drop chance on Expert Mode.

Item (Quantity) Rate
Elf Melter.png Elf Melter
Chain Gun.png Chain Gun
Santa-NK1 Trophy.png Santa-NK1 Trophy
4.17% - 12.5% (wave 15+)
Internal NPC ID: 346

Santa-NK1 is a Hardmode, mini-boss that spawns during the Frost Moon event. When below half health, the face and beard of the Santa mask will be torn apart to reveal a rather morbid skull underneath.

Attack Phases[edit | edit source]

Santa-NK1 repeatedly cycles through three attack phases:

  • First phase: Chain gun fires bullets at the player.
  • Second phase: Presents launch high, then rain down via parachute from above, causing damage on contact with players. These travel through blocks.
  • Third phase: Rocket barrage. These also travel through blocks.

While moving, it also drops large spiked balls on the ground that deal high damage (120-150+ with Chlorophyte armor). These increase in frequency as Santa-NK1 takes damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The drop rate linearly increases from Wave 13 (or 15) to 20.
  • Santa-NK1 currently has one of the highest damage rates in the game.
  • He also has one of the highest defenses in Terraria, at 56.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Note that his Present launch and rocket barrage attacks are highly inaccurate.
  • If you use wings you can fly over him back and forth and make it harder for him to hit you with the chain gun and the rocket barrage

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Santa-NK1" is a play on the phrase "Santank" (ie. Santa Tank), the name used when the enemy was announced.
  • Its arm appears to be the Chain Gun, which it sometimes drops.
  • Mobile only.png In the Mobile version, Santa-NK1's face does not get torn off when its health is depleted, instead will tear off upon death.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Its Projectiles are fired slower and do less damage.
  • 1.2.2: Introduced.

Frost Moon Enemies
Small Enemies Present Mimic.png Present Mimic  • Flocko.png Flocko  • Gingerbread Man.png Gingerbread Man  • Zombie Elf.png Zombie Elf  • Elf Archer.png Elf Archer
Medium Enemies Nutcracker.png Nutcracker  • Yeti.png Yeti  • Elf Copter.png Elf Copter  • Krampus.png Krampus
Mini Bosses Everscream.png Everscream  • Santa-NK1.png Santa-NK1  • Ice Queen.png Ice Queen
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