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Guide
Guide.png
Map Icon Guide.png
Map Icon
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage81214 (arrows) [1]
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Drops
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Green CapGreen Cap
    Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version3DS version (Only if name is Andrew)
    Old-gen console version (Will always drop, regardless of name)
    100%
This article is about the NPC. For Guide articles, see Terraria Wiki:Projects/Guides.
The Guide always offers useful advice and crafting recipes. His origins and unusual connections to this world remain a mystery.

— The Bestiary

The Guide is the first NPC a player encounters. He spawns near the player when the world is created. He provides tips mainly aimed at new players and displays all crafting recipes (including the crafting station required) an item shown to him is used in.

Unlike most other NPCs, the Guide spawns upon world creation, before a house is available. He will, however, move into the first house built. If he is killed, a proper house will need to be built before he can respawn.

On the Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile versions, the Guide will defend himself against nearby enemies using a Wooden Bow and arrow, firing Wooden Arrows initially and then upgrading to Flaming Arrows in Hardmode. He deals 8 / 12 / 14 damage at the start of the game, and as players progress, he will gain various stat increases.[1]

Living Preferences Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

For Loves Likes Dislikes Hates
Biome None Forest Ocean None
Neighbours None ClothierClothier,ZoologistZoologistDesktop Version SteampunkerSteampunker PainterPainter

The Guide's advice[edit | edit source]

Some quotes may vary depending on what version of Terraria is being played.

  • If there are no tools[3] in the player's inventory:

    • "You can use your pickaxe to dig through dirt, and your axe to chop down trees. Just place your cursor over the tile and click!"
    • "If you want to survive, you will need to create weapons and shelter. Start by chopping down trees and gathering wood."
    • "Press Esc to access your crafting menu. When you have enough wood, create a workbench. This will allow you to create more complicated things, as long as you are standing close to it."
    • "You can build a shelter by placing wood or other blocks in the world. Don't forget to create and place walls."
    • "Once you have a wooden sword, you might try to gather some gel from the slimes. Combine wood and gel to make a torch!"
    • "To interact with backgrounds, use a hammer!"

    If there are no tools[3], no ore[4], and no bars[5] in the player's inventory:

    • "You should do some mining to find metal ore. You can craft very useful things with it."

    If there are no tools[3], at least one ore[4], and no bars[5] in the player's inventory:

    • "Now that you have some ore, you will need to turn it into a bar in order to make items with it. This requires a furnace!"
    • "You can create a furnace out of torches, wood, and stone. Make sure you are standing near a work bench."

    If there are no tools[3] and at least one bar[5] in the player's inventory:

    • "You will need an anvil to make most things out of metal bars."
    • "Anvils can be crafted out of iron or lead, or purchased from a merchant."

    Desktop Version At all times:

    • "When the moon goes red, the water becomes like blood. Creatures submerged within may become grotesque and malicious."

    If the player doesn't have more than 100 maximum health:

    • "Underground are crystal hearts which can be used to increase your max life. You can smash them with a pickaxe."

    If the player has 0 maximum mana:

    • "If you gather 3 fallen stars, they can be combined to create an item that will increase your magic capacity."

    If the player has 0 maximum mana and no Fallen Stars in their inventory:

    • "Stars fall all over the world at night. They can be used for all sorts of useful things. If you see one, be sure to grab it because they disappear after sunrise." [sic]

    Desktop Version If the Tavernkeep is present:

    • "Normally I'd try to teach you all about the Old One's Army, but you should probably ask <name of Tavernkeep> about that."

    If neither Merchant nor Nurse are present:

    • "There are many different ways you can attract people to move in to our town. They will of course need a home to live in."
    • "In order for a room to be considered a home, it needs to have a door, a chair, a table, and a light source. Make sure the house has walls as well."
    • "Two people will not live in the same home. Also, if their home is destroyed, they will look for a new place to live."
    • "You can use the housing interface to assign and view housing. Open your inventory and click the house icon."

    If the Merchant is not present:

    • "If you want a merchant to move in, you will need to gather plenty of money. 50 silver coins should do the trick!"

    If the Nurse is not present:

    • "For a nurse to move in, you might want to increase your maximum life."

    If the Arms Dealer is not present:

    • "If you had a gun, I bet an arms dealer might show up to sell you some ammo!"

    If the Dryad is not present:

    • "You should prove yourself by defeating a strong monster. That will get the attention of a dryad."

    If the Mechanic is not present and Skeletron has been defeated:

    • "Make sure to explore the dungeon thoroughly. There may be prisoners held deep within."

    If the Clothier is not present and Skeletron has been defeated:

    • "Perhaps the old man by the dungeon would like to join us now that his curse has been lifted."

    If the Demolitionist is not present:

    • "Hang on to any bombs you might find. A demolitionist may want to have a look at them."

    If the Goblin Tinkerer is not present and the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated:

    • "Are goblins really so different from us that we couldn't live together peacefully?"

    Desktop Version If the Witch Doctor is not present and the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated:

    • "I hear a race of lizardmen live in the jungle. Maybe you can get the attention of one by felling a giant beast of the jungle?"

    Desktop Version If the Stylist is not present:

    • "I once met a stylist in this region. She went off adventuring underground and that was the last I saw of her. Wonder what became of her?"

    Desktop Version If the Angler is not present:

    • "Ever caught a strange fish and you aren't sure what to do with it? I hear a fishing master lives near the ocean who might have a use for those..."

    Desktop Version If the Dye Trader is not present:

    • "There are some special plants and other ingredients that can be used to dye things. Maybe if you keep some with you, you'll find someone to show you how."

    Desktop Version If the Golfer is not present:

    • "They say sand is terrible for golfing. No self-respecting golfer would ever be caught in a desert...right?"

    Desktop Version If the Painter is not present and at least 5 town NPCs are present:

    • "Artists like to practice their craft, and painters like to paint. If enough people move in, we'll have enough homes that a painter might show up to spruce up the place!"

    Desktop Version If the Party Girl is not present and at least 11 town NPCs are present:

    • "A lot of people have moved in lately, haven't they? If it gets much more busy around here, a party girl will surely move in!"

    Desktop Version If the Tavernkeep is not present and the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated:

    • "Always keep an eye out for strangers in need! You never know when you might meet someone new who is in need of help."

    Desktop Version If the Traveling Merchant is not present and the Merchant is present:

    • "If <name of Merchant>'s wares don't interest you, a wandering merchant often visits with exotic merchandise you might prefer."

    Desktop Version If the Skeleton Merchant is not present and the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "Not all of the undead monsters are hostile. I hear one even sells merchandise deep underground."

    Desktop Version If the Zoologist is not present and the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "This world is full of many exciting and dangerous creatures to discover. There are some experts who might reward you for sharing that knowledge with them!"

    If there is at least one Lens in the player's inventory:

    • "If you combine lenses at a demon altar, you might be able to find a way to summon a powerful monster. You will want to wait until night before using it, though." (only in Corrupt worlds, or in Crimson worlds on Console version Console and Mobile version Mobile)
    • Desktop Version "If you combine lenses at a crimson altar, you might be able to find a way to summon a powerful monster. You will want to wait until night before using it, though." (only in Crimson worlds on Desktop version Desktop)

    If there is at least one Rotten Chunk, Worm Food, or Vertebrae (or, on Desktop version Desktop, Bloody Spine, Vile Powder, or Vicious Powder) in the player's inventory:

    • "You can create worm bait with rotten chunks and vile powder. Make sure you are in a corrupt area before using it." (only in Corrupt worlds)
    • "You can create a bloody spine with vertebrae. Make sure you are in a crimson area before using it." (only in Crimson worlds)

    If there is at least one Lens, Rotten Chunk, Worm Food, or Vertebrae (or, on Desktop version Desktop, Bloody Spine, Vile Powder, or Vicious Powder) in the player's inventory:

    • "Demonic altars can usually be found in the corruption. You will need to be near them to craft some items." (only in Corrupt worlds)
    • "Crimson altars can usually be found in the crimson. You will need to be near them to craft some items." (only in Crimson worlds)

    If there is no Grappling Hook[6] in the player's inventory (and, on Desktop version Desktop, the player's hook slot in their equipment menu is empty), the world is in pre-Hardmode, and neither the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu nor Skeletron has been defeated:

    • "You can make a grappling hook from a hook and 3 chains. Skeletons found deep underground usually carry hooks, and chains can be made from iron bars or lead bars."

    Desktop Version If the player has at least 140 maximum health and the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "If you thought rainy days were a drag, wait till you see it raining slime!"

    Desktop Version If the Goblin Army has not been defeated, the player has at least 200 maximum health, and at least one Shadow Orb/Crimson Heart has been destroyed:

    • "Ever seen the Goblin Scouts in the outer regions of the world? I wonder if an invasion is imminent..."

    Desktop Version If the Eye of Cthulhu, Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu, or Skeletron has been defeated:

    • "Have you ever seen beautiful lanterns floating across the night sky? The people of this world celebrate your victories, wishing you good fortune."

    Desktop Version If the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "If you place an empty bottle on a table, you can use it to craft all sorts of neat potions!"
    • "Hang up any banners you earn from defeating foes, as they will help you in future combat with that creature."
    • "It's pretty cold in the snow biome, but there are some unique treasures there as well. I'd check it out!"
    • "There are antlion tunnels deep beneath the desert, full of rare fossils and many hazards!"
    • "If you find a marble biome, be careful! They say that those locations are inhabited by some very dangerous creatures!"
    • "In granite biomes, the very stone itself is a threat, frequently coming to life and attacking intruders!"
    • "While you explore the underground, you may occasionally encounter helpful fairies. If you follow them, maybe they will lead you to treasure!"

    Desktop Version If there is any ore[4] and/or bars[5] in the player's inventory, and the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "Need to craft something with ores you can't find on <name of world>? Try fishing for crates, or placing silt and slush into the Extractinator!"

    Desktop Version If the player has not completed any quests for the Angler:

    • "If you ever need a break from all this adventuring, there's always time for some good old fashioned fishing."

    If neither the Eye of Cthulhu nor the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated:

    • "If you see a pot, be sure to smash it open. They contain all sorts of useful supplies."
    • "There is treasure hidden all over the world. Some amazing things can be found deep underground!"

    If the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has not been defeated:

    • "Smashing a shadow orb will sometimes cause a meteor to fall out of the sky. Shadow orbs can usually be found in the chasms around corrupt areas." (only in Corrupt worlds)
    • "Smashing a crimson heart will sometimes cause a meteor to fall out of the sky. Crimson hearts can usually be found in the chasms around crimtane areas." (only in Crimson worlds)

    If the Eye of Cthulhu has not been defeated and the player has less than 200 maximum health:

    • "You should focus on gathering more life crystals to increase your maximum life."

    If the Eye of Cthulhu has not been defeated and the player has at most 10 defense:

    • "Your current equipment simply won't do. You need to make better armor."

    If the Eye of Cthulhu has not been defeated and the player has at least 200 maximum health and more than 10 defense:

    • "I think you are ready for your first major battle. Gather some lenses from the eyeballs at night and take them to a demon altar." (only in Corrupt worlds, or in Crimson worlds on Console version Console and Mobile version Mobile)
    • Desktop Version "I think you are ready for your first major battle. Gather some lenses from the eyeballs at night and take them to a crimson altar." (only in Crimson worlds on Desktop version Desktop)

    If the Eye of Cthulhu has been defeated, the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has not been defeated, and the player has less than 300 health:

    • "You will want to increase your life before facing your next challenge. Fifteen hearts should be enough."

    If the Eye of Cthulhu has been defeated, the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has not been defeated, and the player at least 300 health:

    • "The ebonstone in the corruption can be purified using some powder from a dryad, or it can be destroyed with explosives." (only in Corrupt worlds, or in Crimson worlds on Console version Console and Mobile version Mobile)
    • "Your next step should be to explore the corrupt chasms. Destroy any shadow orb you find." (only in Corrupt worlds, or in Crimson worlds on Console version Console and Mobile version Mobile)
    • Desktop Version "Your next step should be to explore the caverns of the Crimson. Find and destroy any Crimson Hearts that you come across." (only in Crimson worlds on Desktop version Desktop)
    • Desktop Version "The Crimstone in the Crimson can be purified using some powder from a Dryad, or it can be destroyed with explosives." (only in Crimson worlds on Desktop version Desktop)

    If the Eye of Cthulhu and the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu have been defeated, but Skeletron has not been defeated:

    • "There is an old dungeon not far from here. Now would be a good time to go check it out."

    If the Eye of Cthulhu, the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu, and Skeletron have been defeated, the world is in pre-Hardmode, and the player has less than 400 maximum health:

    • "You should make an attempt to max out your available life. Try to gather twenty hearts."

    If the Eye of Cthulhu, the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu, and Skeletron have been defeated, the world is in pre-Hardmode, and the player has at least 400 maximum health:

    • "There are many treasures to be discovered in the jungle, if you are willing to dig deep enough."
    • "The underworld is made of a material called hellstone. It's perfect for making weapons and armor."
    • "When you are ready to challenge the keeper of the underworld, you will have to make a living sacrifice. Everything you need for it can be found in the underworld."

    Desktop Version If the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated and the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "Try to gather some obsidian, formed when water and lava meet. It can be used to protect against intense heat."

    Desktop Version If the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated, Queen Bee has not been defeated, and the player at least 300 health:

    • "Some say there are giant bee hives buried underground in the jungle. I could do with some honey myself."

    Desktop Version If there is at least one Desert Fossil in the player's inventory:

    • "You found some old fossils in the desert? I wonder if there is a way to extract them from the rock."

    Desktop Version If there is at least one Hellstone in the player's inventory and the world is in pre-Hardmode:

    • "It's time to upgrade that old Furnace! Look for a Hellforge in the Underworld, it's the only way to craft Hellstone bars."

    If the world is in Hardmode (and, on Desktop version Desktop, Plantera has not been defeated):

    • "Make sure to smash any demon altar you can find. Something good is bound to happen if you do!" (only in Corrupt worlds)
    • "Make sure to smash any crimson altar you can find. Something good is bound to happen if you do!" (only in Crimson worlds)
    • "Souls can sometimes be gathered from fallen creatures in places of extreme light or dark."

    If the Wizard is not present and the world is in Hardmode:

    • "I heard there was a powerful wizard who lives in these parts. Make sure to keep an eye out for him next time you go underground."

    Desktop Version If the Steampunker is not present and the world is in Hardmode:

    • "I hear there's a woman out there well-versed in fighting back the forces you just unleashed. Maybe if you prove yourself, you can get her attention."

    Desktop Version If the Cyborg is not present and all three Mechanical bosses have been defeated:

    • "Machines aren't so bad. Maybe we can build one of our own, if we can just get some explosive weaponry from the jungle..."

    Desktop Version If the Tax Collector is not present and the world is in Hardmode:

    • "The Tortured Soul down in the Underworld sure looks familiar...have you tried using Purification Powder on him?"

    Desktop Version If the Pirate is not present and the world is in Hardmode:

    • "There have been some pirates sighted around lately. If we befriend one, you think he might show us where he buried his treasure?"

    Desktop Version If the Truffle is not present and the world is in Hardmode:

    • "There are some special plants and other ingredients that can be used to dye things. Maybe if you keep some with you, you'll find someone to show you how."

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, the Pirate Invasion has not been defeated, and the player has at least 200 maximum health:

    • "I think I saw a treasure map floating around in the ocean once, but a shark ate it. Maybe you should go try and find one?"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, the player has no Wings equipped and is not currently riding a mount[7], and Plantera has not been defeated:

    • "Have you seen the Wyverns soaring high up in the clouds? If only I could fly like that..."

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, at least three Altars have been destroyed[8], and no Mechanical boss has been defeated:

    • "Try combining a Hellforge with some adamantite ore. I bet you could make some really powerful stuff with that!" (only in Adamantite worlds)
    • "Try combining a Hellforge with some titanium ore. I bet you could make some really powerful stuff with that!" (only in Titanium worlds)

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode and any Mechanical boss has been defeated:

    • "On rare occasions, the moon will blot out the sun, bringing out lots of scary monsters!"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, any Mechanical boss has been defeated, and the player has less than 500 maximum health:

    • "Run into any rare fruit growing in the jungle lately? If you eat it, it will increase your max life!"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, all three Mechanical bosses have been defeated, and Plantera has not been defeated:

    • "I've heard of glowing pink bulbs growing around the jungle recently. Be ready for anything if you decide to harvest one."

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, Plantera has been defeated, Golem has not been defeated, and there is at least one Temple Key in the player's inventory:

    • "That key you have can be used to unlock the Temple hidden in the jungle. Have you found it yet?"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, Plantera has been defeated, Golem has not been defeated, and there are no Temple Keys in the player's inventory:

    • "They say that there is a sealed Temple, hidden away in the jungle. I wonder how you could open it?"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode and there is at least one Biome Key of any kind in the player's inventory:

    • "Wow, that key you have is pretty nifty! I heard keys like that can be used to get rare treasure in the Dungeon!"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, Golem has been defeated, and Martian Madness has not been defeated:

    • "I saw some flashing lights, high up in the sky and far away. The truth is out there, I'm telling you."

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode and Duke Fishron has not been defeated:

    • "I've heard reports of a very strange worm in the underground mushroom fields. I wonder if it would be any good as bait?"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, Golem has been defeated, and neither Mourning Wood nor the Pumpking have been defeated:

    • "Ancient prophecies speak of a way to summon the monstrous hordes of Halloween through medallions crafted with pumpkins."

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, Golem has been defeated, and neither Everscream nor Santa-NK1 nor the Ice Queen have been defeated:

    • "Legends tell of a cursed gift that can turn the most festive of nights into an invasion of horrors!"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, Golem has been defeated, the Mysterious Tablet is present, and the Moon Lord has not been defeated:

    • "There are some strange people in hoods loitering outside of the Dungeon. Maybe you should check it out?"

    Desktop Version If the world is in Hardmode, the Lunar Events are active, and the Moon Lord has not been defeated:

    • "Where the heck did those Pillars come from?! You should clear out some of the monsters around them!"
  • Names[edit | edit source]

    The guide may have any of the following names:

    • Andrew
    • Asher
    • Bradley
    • Brandon
    • Brett
    • Brian
    • Cody
    • Cole
    • Colin
    • Connor
    • Daniel
    • Dylan
    • Garrett
    • Harley
    • Jack
    • Jacob
    • Jake
    • Jeff
    • Jeffrey
    • Joe
    • Kevin
    • Kyle
    • Levi
    • Logan
    • Luke
    • Marty
    • Maxwell
    • Ryan
    • Scott
    • Seth
    • Steve
    • Tanner
    • Trent
    • Wyatt
    • Zach

    Quotes[edit | edit source]

    Interaction quotes[edit | edit source]

  • In addition to tips, the Guide also has various quotes:

    • "Greetings, <name of player>. Is there something I can help you with?"
    • "I am here to give you advice on what to do next. It is recommended that you talk with me anytime you get stuck."
    • "They say there is a person who will tell you how to survive in this land... oh wait. That's me."

    At night:

    • "You should stay indoors at night. It is very dangerous to be wandering around in the dark."

    During Rain:

    • "Be advised that certain creatures only come out during rain."
    • "Don't be alarmed, it is just water. I hear certain species of fish can fly when it rains!"

    During a Windy DayDesktop Version:

    • "Don't get blown away by the strong gusts going on, and be wary of monsters which take advantage of them!"
    • "It's windy out there! Now is the best time to fly a kite."

    During a ThunderstormDesktop Version:

    • "It's dangerous to be out in a thunderstorm. Take cover, kid."
    • "Lightning is no joke, very powerful fiends come out in this weather."

    During a Blood Moon:

    • "Hey, buddy, do you know where any deathweed is? Oh, no reason; just wondering, is all."
    • "If you were to look up, you'd see that the moon is red right now."
    • "You can tell a Blood Moon is out when the sky turns red. There is something about it that causes monsters to swarm."

    During a PartyDesktop VersionConsole Version:

    • "Never been to a party before? You might want to check around with the others. People sometimes bring out special party favors."

    During a Lantern NightDesktop Version:

    • "What a beautiful night! With your recent victory, the world seems more at peace, and these lanterns are in celebration of that." (if the Moon Lord has not been defeated)
    • "Do you see the lanterns? Now that you've saved our world, there are regular celebrations of your victory. Always such a beautiful sight!" (if the Moon Lord has been defeated)

    During a Solar Eclipse:

    • "Huh?! Where is the sun? Why is it so dark? It must be a Solar Eclipse!"

    During a Slime RainDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions:

    • "If you defeat enough of these slimes, you might invoke the wrath of their king. Be careful!"

    If the TavernkeepDesktop VersionConsole Version is present:

    • "Normally I'd try to teach you all about the Old One's Army, but you should probably ask <name of Tavernkeep> about that."

    If the Wall of Flesh has been defeated:

    • "I wonder why my predecessor spontaneously burst into flames. Hopefully it doesn't happen to me..."

    If the Tax CollectorDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions is present, in Hardmode:

    • "I thought you said you purified <name of Tax Collector>? He's just as greedy as ever!"

    When in a GraveyardDesktop Version biome:

    • "Graveyards are spooky and very dangerous. I'd watch your step, kid."
    • "It's cold and ominous around here. I feel something very evil calling out to me."
  • Happiness quotes Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

  • When homeless:

    • "I'm quite used to not having a home, but I wouldn't mind one."

    When far from home:

    • "I'm far from my home, it seems."

    When in a Forest:

    • "I'm quite fond of wandering through the Forest. I like it here."

    When in an Ocean:

    • “I don't really like the Ocean. There's little to accomplish.”

    When in an Evil Biome or the Dungeon:

    • "I hate the Crimson/Corruption/Dungeon, the terrors here can tear a person apart in moments."

    When in a sparse area:

    • "Getting this place to myself... I greatly appreciate it."

    When overcrowded:

    • “I'm a free spirit. I dislike so many people close to me.“
    • “I hate overcrowding. I prefer the open world!”

    When near the Clothier:

    • “I'm quite fond of <Name of Clothier> the Clothier, we have a lot in common.”

    When near the Zoologist:

    • “I'm quite fond of <Name of Zoologist> the Zoologist, we have a lot in common.”

    When near the Steampunker:

    • “<Name of Steampunker> the Steampunker rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it's the weird clothing?”

    When near the Painter:

    • “I hate that <Name of Painter> the Painter is around. The world is fine the way it is made!“

    When Happiness is neutral:

    • “I'm feeling quite alright.“
  • Notes[edit | edit source]

    • In the 3DS version 3DS version if you are in a Crimson world the Guide will still say tips that he would normally say in a Corruption world.
    • The Guide's crafting tips for weapons show adjusted damage based on any bonuses the player currently has equipped, such as the Molten armor's set bonus. Unequip damage-adjusting items while speaking to the Guide to see base damage. This also applies to critical strike chance.
    • While NPCs cannot usually be attacked directly by players, the Guide Voodoo Doll will allow players to attack the Guide.
    • The Guide, like any other friendly NPC, will not respawn unless it is day.
    • Killing the Guide in the Underworld via use of a Guide Voodoo Doll, or (on Desktop version Desktop) allowing the Guide to die in the Underworld while he is in contact with LavaLava[9], will summon the Wall of Flesh.
      • The Guide must be alive to summon the Wall of Flesh, otherwise the Wall of Flesh will not spawn.
    • Unless on the Desktop version Desktop version, the Guide will not have many useful tips after unlocking Hardmode, except hinting about destroying Altars and finding Souls of Light and Night underground.
      • On Desktop version Desktop, the Guide was updated to include advice about many post-Hardmode events and NPCs.
    • Desktop Version The Guide is replaced by various NPCs in secret world seeds:
    • For those who regularly use this wiki, it is easy to dismiss the Guide as useless (except for his role in summoning the Wall of Flesh) -- more so since he's not even a vendor. It's worth remembering that for those who don't use this wiki to look up crafting recipes and game progression, the Guide lives up to his name, as a primary source of in-game hints and information.

    Achievements[edit | edit source]

    Achievement Real Estate Agent.png
    Real Estate Agent • "Have all possible town NPCs living in your world."
    All town NPCs are housed in your world. Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
    Achievement No Hobo.png
    No Hobo • "Build a house suitable enough for your first town NPC, such as the guide, to move into."
    Successfully get an NPC to move into your first House. Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
    Achievement Home Sweet Home.png
    Home Sweet Home • "The Guide has moved into your house"
    Have the Guide move into a house. Old-gen console version
    Achievement Appease the Volcano Gods.png
    Appease the Volcano Gods • "You sacrificed The Guide in boiling hot magma!"
    Let your Guide die in lava. Old-gen console version
    Achievement Homicidal.png
    Homicidal • "You killed The Guide, you maniac!"
    Equip the Guide Voodoo Doll and kill the guide. Old-gen console version

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • One of the Guide's names is Andrew, named for Andrew Spinks (aka Redigit), the lead developer of Terraria. The Green Cap is dropped if a Guide with that name (Old-gen console version or any name) is killed.
    • Terraria's lead developer, Redigit, said during an AMA on Reddit that he created the Guide Voodoo Doll so players could get revenge on him for always opening the door.[10]
    • The Guide is depicted in two paintings, "Guide Picasso" and "The Creation of the Guide".
    • Official Terraria Lore – According to the official game lore, there is an organization called "Order of the Guide", whose purpose is to preserve old legends and knowledge. It is likely that the Guide is a member of this order.
    • In the 3DS version 3DS version, the Guide mentions the St. Patrick's Day event, even though it is not implemented there.
    • The lead developer of Terraria, Redigit, has confirmed that the Guide is the Wall of Flesh on the official Terraria Discord.[11]
    • According to Redigit, the ninja inside King Slime is the Guide's brother.[12]
    • According to Redigit, the Guide is the son of the Moon Lord. It is unknown whether this is canon or a joke.[13]
    • The guide says that he shares much in common with the Zoologist and the Clothier. This may be referring to the fact that they are all cursed with some sort of transformation that is out of their control.
    • According to the Bestiary, the Guide is said to be the "Chosen One".[14]
    • Desktop Version If the guide dies in lava when in the underworld the Wall of Flesh will spawn.

    History[edit | edit source]

    • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
      • Massively overhauled the Guide’s help dialogue, adding hints and tips for content all the way up to the Lunar Events, addressing all new NPCs since 1.1, replacing outdated information, and bringing some previously bugged lines back into circulation.
      • The Wall of Flesh can now also be summoned if the Guide dies in the Underworld while in contact with lava.
    • Desktop 1.3.1.1: Fixed the Guide's help tips not detecting the Demolitionist nor the Goblin Tinkerer properly.
    • Desktop 1.2.4: Improved readability of two of the Guide's tips as per complaints.
    • Desktop 1.1: Now has random name given to him on spawn. His death will be reported with this name, and other NPCs will use it in their quotes.
    • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
      • Now shoots Arrows at nearby enemies.
      • Now only Guides named Andrew will drop the Green Cap.
    • Console 1.07: Improved readability of two of the Guide's tips as per complaints.
    • Console 1.02:
      • Drops the Green Cap upon death.
      • The Guide will no longer say you need a hammer to break Crystal Hearts (called Life Crystals by the Guide).
      • The Guide will no longer say you need 10 Fallen Stars to make a Mana Crystal.
    • Mobile 1.2.11212: Improved readability of two of the Guide's tips as per complaints.
    • Mobile 1.2.6508:
      • Drops the Green Cap upon death if named Andrew.
      • The Guide will no longer say you need a hammer to break Crystal Hearts (called Life Crystals by the Guide).
      • The Guide will no longer say you need 10 Fallen Stars to make a Mana Crystal.
    • Mobile 1.1.5536: The Guide's name will be reported on death, and other NPCs will reference it.

    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
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method HelpText() in Terraria.Main.cs
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Any item with a pickaxe, axe, or hammer power greater than 0 (except for the Copper PickaxeCopper Pickaxe and Copper AxeCopper Axe).[2]
    4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Copper, Iron, Silver, or Gold Ore, or (on Desktop version Desktop), Tin, Lead, Tungsten, or Platinum Ore.[2]
    5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Copper, Iron, Silver, or Gold Bars, or (on Desktop version Desktop), Tin, Lead, Tungsten, or Platinum Bars.[2]
    6. On the Desktop version Desktop version, any Hook obtainable in pre-Hardmode counts, except for the Squirrel HookSquirrel HookDesktop Version or Amber HookAmber HookDesktop Version. On other versions, only the actual Grappling HookGrappling Hook item counts – other hooks are disregarded.[2]
    7. Only actively riding a mount is checked for; the player can have a mount anywhere in their inventory (including in their mount slot in their equipment menu), as long as they are not actively riding it.[2]
    8. This condition can only be met once the type of third-tier Hardmode ore has been determined for the world - which happens once the third (or, in a specific world seed, the first) Altar is destroyed. Opening Hardmode Crates to obtain Adamantite or Titanium Ore does not set the world's Hardmode ore type flag(s), and thus does not satisfy this condition.[2] Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method SmashAltar() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs
    9. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method DoDeathEvents() in Terraria.NPC.cs
    10. I am Redigit - Creator of Terraria. Ask Me Anything! Sep 27, 2013
    11. Red's message in #journeys-end-chat (Image link)
    12. https://preview.redd.it/9hlaf44n1qy41.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=8186e015f7cee4d248dbdbe6971ee1edd8676321
    13. Red's message in #journeys-end-chat May 08, 2020
    14. https://i.redd.it/jevnjolst3051.jpg