Arms Dealer

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Arms Dealer
Arms Dealer.png
Map Icon Arms Dealer.png
Map Icon
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage243642152226 (bullets) [1]
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%

The Arms Dealer is an NPC that will spawn once the following criteria have been met:

If the Arms Dealer is killed, he will only respawn if the above conditions are met again.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, when threatened by enemies, the Arms Dealer will use a Flintlock Pistol to defend himself. Once Hardmode begins, he upgrades to a Minishark for self-defense. He deals 24 / 36 / 42 damage in Pre-Hardmode (decreasing to 15 / 22 / 26 damage in Hardmode, although he does gain an increased rate of fire to compensate), and (on the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version) as players progress he will gain various stat increases.[1]

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy RingDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions. On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Musket BallMusket Ball 7 Always available.
Silver BulletSilver Bullet 15 During a Blood Moon, in a world with silver ore and Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version tungsten ore.
(Always available in Hardmode.)
Tungsten BulletTungsten BulletDesktop and Mobile versions 18 During a Blood Moon, in a world with tungsten ore.
(Always available in Hardmode.)
Unholy ArrowUnholy Arrow 40 During the night after defeating the Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu.
(Always available in Hardmode.)
Flintlock PistolFlintlock Pistol 5 Always available.
MinisharkMinishark 35 Always available.
Illegal Gun PartsIllegal Gun Parts 20 Only at night.
ShotgunShotgun 25 In Hardmode.
Empty BulletEmpty Bullet 5 In Hardmode.
Stynger BoltStynger Bolt 75 When the player possesses a Stynger.
StakeStake 15 When the player possesses a Stake Launcher.
NailNailDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 1 When the player possesses a Nail Gun.
Candy CornCandy Corn 5 When the player possesses a Candy Corn Rifle.
Explosive Jack 'O LanternExplosive Jack 'O Lantern 15 When the player possesses a Jack 'O Lantern Launcher.
Nurse HatNurse Hat 3 During Halloween.
Nurse ShirtNurse Shirt 3 During Halloween.
Nurse PantsNurse Pants 3 During Halloween.
Quad-Barrel ShotgunQuad-Barrel ShotgunDesktop and Mobile versions 35 In Graveyard Biome after defeating the Skeletron.
Any PylonAny PylonDesktop and Mobile versions 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences Desktop and Mobile versions[edit | edit source]

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Names[edit | edit source]

The Arms Dealer may have any of the following names:

  • Andre
  • Brimst
  • Bronson
  • Dante
  • Darius
  • Darnell
  • Darryl
  • DeAndre
  • Demetrius
  • DeShawn
  • Dominique
  • Jalen
  • Jamal
  • Malik
  • Marquis
  • Maurice
  • Reginald
  • Terrance
  • Terrell
  • Tony
  • Trevon
  • Tyrone
  • Willie
  • Xavier

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Interaction quotes[edit | edit source]

    • "Keep your hands off my gun, buddy!"
    • "Hey, this ain't a movie, pal. Ammo is extra."
    • "I see you're eyeballin' the Minishark.. You really don't want to know how it was made."

    When Nurse is present:

    • "Make it quick! I've got a date with <name of Nurse> in an hour."
    • "I want what <name of Nurse> is sellin'. What do you mean, she doesn't sell anything?"

    When Dryad is present:

    • "<name of Dryad> is a looker. Too bad she's such a prude."

    When Demolitionist is present:

    • "Don't bother with <name of Demolitionist>, I've got all you need right here."
    • "What's <name of Demolitionist>'s problem? Does he even realize we sell completely different stuff?"

    At night, after Skeletron has been defeated, but the Wall of Flesh has not:

    • "I heard there is a doll that looks very similar to <name of Guide> somewhere in the underworld. I'd like to put a few rounds in it." (refers to the Guide Voodoo Doll)
      • If these conditions are met this will be the only quote available (Desktop and Mobile versions except during Windy Days, Rain and Thunderstorms).
      • If there is no Guide, no name will show up where the name of Guide should be.

    During a Blood Moon:

    • "I love nights like tonight. There is never a shortage of things to kill!"
    • "Man, it's a good night not to talk to anybody, don't you think, <name of player>?"

    During a PartyDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions:

    • "Parties are great for getting people to come out of their shell, just like with bullets."

    During Rain Desktop and Mobile versions:

    • "Heard a rumor that some clouds are literally out to get you! Show 'em whose boss with one of my guns!"
    • "Flying fish? I call that target practice!"

    During a ThunderstormDesktop and Mobile versions:

    • "A lightning gun? Don't have time for that, man. I love my bullets!"
    • "If you time it right, no one will hear your gunshots with the thunder."

    During a Windy DayDesktop and Mobile versions:

    • "Was tryin' out my new gun, but the wind kept me off target!"
    • "Don't spray and pray in the wind, buddy!"

    When in a GraveyardDesktop and Mobile versions:

    • "I hate places like this. I can't kill what's already dead!"
    • "If you see any suspicious activity out in that fog, I wasn't involved."
  • Happiness quotes Desktop and Mobile versions[edit | edit source]

  • When homeless:

    • "I don't have a place to stay, pal!"

    When neutral:

    • "I'm good, buddy!"

    When far from home:

    • "I don't like doin' business this far from home."

    When in a sparse area:

    • "This is what I'm talkin' about, privacy!"

    When overcrowded:

    • "Shh, I think there's some people nearby, don't like doin' my deals here."
    • "Hey, I can't do what I do with so many people watchin' me."

    When in a Desert:

    • "Ya know, the Desert is secluded and great for business, if you catch my drift."

    When in a Snow biome:

    • "Yeah, no, the Snow makes me very uncomfortable."

    When in an Evil biome or the Dungeon:

    • "I hate the Corruption/Crimson/Dungeon - hunting isn't quite as fun if you're the prey!"

    When near the Nurse:

    • "Think <name of Nurse> the Nurse ever, ya know, checks me out?"

    When near the Steampunker:

    • "Yeah, I like <name of Steampunker> the Steampunker, wicked cool person."

    When near the Golfer:

    • "I don't really like <name of Golfer> the Golfer bein' on my turf, ya know?"

    When near the Demolitionist:

    • "I'd REALLY like to use <name of Demolitionist> the Demolitionist as a range target sometime."

    When near the Princess:

    • "I never would have expected it, man, but <name of Princess> the Princess knows her way around a gun!"
  • Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • The name Brimst may be a reference to brimstone (sulfur), one of the ingredients of gunpowder.
    • The name Demetrius may be a reference to the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, where Demetrius is one of the iconic lovers.
    • He seems to be attracted to both the Nurse and the Dryad. This is seen in his quote about the date with the Nurse, and the Dryad's quote about him flirting with her. He also flirts with the Mechanic, according to her quote about the pressure plate, but he seemingly has more of an interest in the Nurse.
      • His interest in the Nurse is further backed by selling her clothes on Halloween instead of his own (though on a technical level, this may be because the Nurse does not have a shop interface through which to sell her clothes).
    • The Arms Dealer and Guide seem to argue with each other through Emotes, implying they do not get along. This is further evidenced by his quote regarding the Guide Voodoo Doll.
    • The quote about the Guide Voodoo Doll still appears even if the Guide is dead, but the name will be random each time.
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Arms Dealer: "The Arms Dealer has everything anyone could need to shoot things dead, from little round bullets to guns made from sharks."

    History[edit | edit source]

    • Desktop 1.1:
      • Now has random name given to him on spawn. His death will be reported with this name. Other NPCs will also use it in their quotes.
      • Illegal Gun Parts are sold every night, not just during new moons.
      • Silver Bullets and Unholy Arrows are always available after defeating the Wall of Flesh.
      • Shotgun added to inventory.

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, function AI_007_TownEntities() in Terraria.NPC.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.1.