Skeleton Archer

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Skeleton Archer
Skeleton Archer.png
Type Undead Enemy
Environment Underground – Cavern
AI Type Fighter
Damage 35 (ranged attack)
45 (melee)
Max Life 210
Defense 14
Knockback Resist 45%
Coins 4 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Magic Quiver.png Magic Quiver 1%
Marrow.png Marrow 0.5%

The Skeleton Archer is a hardmode enemy that spawns in the Cavern layer and shoots Flaming Arrows at the player (but does not drop any of them). Their attacks have a chance of inflicting the On Fire! effect.

The Skeleton Archer is immune to the Poisoned debuff.

[edit] Notes

  • Several simple pit traps (7 blocks deep) can be very effective against such enemies as Skeleton Archers and Armored Skeletons.
  • Skeleton Archers rarely shoot the first arrow accurately, slowly adjusting aim, so moving around makes it almost impossible for them to hit you, as does standing above.
  • There is a small delay before the first arrow is shot, during which the Skeleton Archer is vulnerable to attack. If a player lands a hit it will interrupt its aiming, so a quick player can prevent it from firing a single shot.
  • Flaming Arrows shot by the Skeleton Archer are not extinguished by water.
  • It may be a reference from Minecraft's skeleton enemies.
Anomaly: The Skeleton Archer shoots flaming arrows yet they drop the Marrow that cannot shoot flaming arrows, and instead fires bone arrows.

[edit] History

  • 1.2: Health, damage and defense decreased from 260, 55 and 28 to 210, 45 and 14 respectively. Now drops Magic Quiver and Marrow.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
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