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Type Enemy
Environment Marble Cave
AI Type Fighter
Damage 24 / 48 (42) Desktop Version (melee)
48 / 96 Desktop Version (ranged)
Max Life 80 / 160 (176) Desktop Version
Defense 12
KB Resist 60% / 64 Desktop Version
Immune to: Poisoned.pngVenom.png
Hoplite Banner.png
Coins 3 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Javelin Desktop Version
• 40-80
Gladiator Helmet.png
Gladiator Breastplate.png
Gladiator Leggings.png
Internal NPC ID: 481
Desktop Version Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

The Hoplite is an enemy that spawns in Marble Caves. It throws piercing Javelins at the player, which can deal a lot of damage to the player, especially in Expert Mode, where its projectiles deal double the damage than in normal mode. The Javelins thrown are also pretty accurate, and are more likely to hit the player than most other enemy-fired projectiles. This makes Hoplites an enemy to avoid early on in the game, until players are properly equipped and ready to face them.

An advised strategy to combat Hoplites is to rush them before they can use their ranged attack. They deal much less contact damage and can easily be stun-locked, making the fight easier. However, one must take note that while they may not be able to attack while being damaged, they do have high knockback resistance, allowing them to close the gap quickly.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Using a Magma Stone will also, strangely, affect the Javelins thrown by Hoplites, making them also inflict the On Fire! Debuff. One should keep this in mind, as this can make them even deadlier.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hoplites were ancient Greek soldiers who typically carried spears and shields. This might be the reason why Hoplites are referred to in the game files as Greek Skeleton.

History[edit | edit source]

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