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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
AI TypePassive AI
Damage243642152226 (bullets) [1]
Max Life250
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) 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 Ring. On the Desktop version Desktop version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Item Cost Availability

Musket BallMusket Ball 7*7 Always available.
Silver BulletSilver Bullet 15*15 During a Blood Moon, in a world with silver ore and Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version tungsten ore.
(Always available in Hardmode.)
Tungsten BulletTungsten BulletDesktop Version 18*18 During a Blood Moon, in a world with tungsten ore.
(Always available in Hardmode.)
Unholy ArrowUnholy Arrow 40*40 During the night after defeating the Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu.
(Always available in Hardmode.)
Flintlock PistolFlintlock Pistol 50000*5 Always available.
MinisharkMinishark 350000*35 Always available.
Illegal Gun PartsIllegal Gun Parts 200000*20 Only at night.
ShotgunShotgun 250000*25 In Hardmode.
Empty BulletEmpty Bullet 5*5 In Hardmode.
Stynger BoltStynger Bolt 75*75 When the player possesses a Stynger.
StakeStake 15*15 When the player possesses a Stake Launcher.
NailNailDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions 100*1 When the player possesses a Nail Gun.
Candy CornCandy Corn 5*5 When the player possesses a Candy Corn Rifle.
Explosive Jack 'O LanternExplosive Jack 'O Lantern 15*15 When the player possesses a Jack 'O Lantern Launcher.
Nurse HatNurse Hat 30000*3 During Halloween.
Nurse ShirtNurse Shirt 30000*3 During Halloween.
Nurse PantsNurse Pants 30000*3 During Halloween.
Quad-Barrel ShotgunQuad-Barrel ShotgunDesktop Version 350000*35 In Graveyard Biome.
Any PylonAny PylonDesktop Version 100000*10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences Desktop Version[edit | edit source]


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 Version 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 VersionConsole Version:

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

    During Rain Desktop Version:

    • "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 Version:

    • "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 Version:

    • "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 Version:

    • "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 Version[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."
  • Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • The name Brimst may be a reference to brimstone (sulfur), one of the ingredients of gunpowder.
    • Unlike several other NPCs, who sell their own clothes on Halloween, the Arms Dealer sells the Nurse's clothes. On a technical level, this may be because the Nurse does not have a shop interface through which to sell her own clothes. It may also suggest a romantic relationship with her, therefore having access to her clothes.
    • The quote about the Guide Voodoo Doll still appears even if the Guide is dead, but the name will be random each time.
    • 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.
    • The Arms Dealer and Guide seem to argue with each other through Emotes, implying they don't get along. This is further evidenced by his quote regarding the Guide Voodoo Doll.
    • The name Demetrius may be a reference to the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
    • If you place the Arms Dealer and the Nurse together, no matter if they are in a hated biome or near a hated Town N.P.C, he will sell a pylon. This is most likely because of the Arms Dealer's and Nurse's relationship.
    • 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. Also other NPCs will 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 source code, function AI_007_TownEntities() in Terraria.NPC.cs