Armored Skeleton

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Armored SkeletonHardmode exclusive
Armored Skeleton.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage40/80/120
Max Life260/520/780
Defense28
KB Resist60%/64%/68%
BannerArmored Skeleton BannerArmored Skeleton Banner
Immune toPoisoned
Inflicts debuff
DebuffBroken ArmorBroken Armor
Debuff tooltipDefense is cut in half
Chance16.67%
Duration120240 seconds
Drops
Coins410
Armored SkeletonHeavy SkeletonHardmode exclusive
Armored Skeleton.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage50/101/151
Max Life400
Defense32
KB Resist66%/69%/73%
BannerArmored Skeleton BannerArmored Skeleton Banner
Immune toPoisoned
Inflicts debuff
DebuffBroken ArmorBroken Armor
Debuff tooltipDefense is cut in half
Chance16.67%
Duration120140 seconds
Drops
Coins4591150

The Armored Skeleton is a Hardmode enemy which can be found in the Caverns. It has a 1/6 chance to inflict the Broken Armor debuff for 2 minutes / 4 minutes on contact.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Approximately slightly above lava level, a larger and more powerful version of Armored Skeletons can spawn. It is called "Heavy Skeleton" internally.
  • Armored Skeletons are the only source of Armor Polish before having defeated Plantera.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Armored Skeleton: "Remnants of a long lost expeditionary force, these stout warriors mindlessly patrol the caves in which they died."

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Health reduced from 340 to 260, damage reduced from 60 to 40, and defense reduced from 36 to 28.
    • Now has a chance to drop Armor Polish and/or a Beam Sword.
    • Heavy Skeleton variant no longer has a unique name, but it retains its stats.