Martian Madness

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Martian Saucer Trophy.png "Martians are invading!" Martian Saucer Trophy.png

Martian Probe.png Martian Probe (alarmed).png
The Martian Probe before spotting the player (left) and after (right). If the Probe is able to escape after detecting the player, the event begins.

Martian Madness is a Hardmode, post-Golem invasion-style event that includes several alien-themed enemies. It can be triggered only after Golem has been defeated.

Martian Madness is triggered by a Martian Probe, which spawns randomly in the two outer thirds of the map horizontally (with a higher spawn chance in the Space layer). When this small flying enemy detects a player or is attacked, it immediately attempts to fly away. If the Probe is allowed to escape without being destroyed by players, the Martian Madness event begins.

Once triggered, the status message "Martians are invading!" appears, and UFOs start flying in the background (see preview Banner); though Martian Madness enemies will not actually begin spawning until the player is located near the default spawn point or near an NPC with valid housing. As with other invasion-style events, a progress bar is shown in the bottom right corner while the event is ongoing. This bar fills as event enemies are defeated. When it reaches 100%, the event ends and new Martian enemies stop spawning.

Content[edit | edit source]

Extra 10.png
Martian Madness progress bar icon
Martian Madness
Characters Unique Drops
Martian Saucer.png Martian SaucerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Scutlix.png ScutlixDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Walker.png Martian WalkerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Drone.png Martian DroneDesktop VersionConsole Version
Tesla Turret.png Tesla TurretDesktop VersionConsole Version
Gigazapper.png GigazapperDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Engineer.png Martian EngineerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Officer.png Martian OfficerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Ray Gunner.png Ray GunnerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Gray Grunt.png Gray GruntDesktop VersionConsole Version
Brain Scrambler.png Brain ScramblerDesktop VersionConsole Version


Martian Scutlix Gunner Banner.png Martian Scutlix Gunner BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Scutlix Banner.png Scutlix BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Walker Banner.png Martian Walker BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Drone Banner.png Martian Drone BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Tesla Turret Banner.png Martian Tesla Turret BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Gigazapper Banner.png Martian Gigazapper BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Engineer Banner.png Martian Engineer BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Officer Banner.png Martian Officer BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Raygunner Banner.png Martian Raygunner BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Gray Grunt Banner.png Martian Gray Grunt BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Brainscrambler Banner.png Martian Brainscrambler BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version

From all enemies:

Martian Conduit Plating.png Martian Conduit PlatingDesktop VersionConsole Version

From all walking enemies::

Martian Costume Mask.png Martian Costume MaskDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Costume Shirt.png Martian Costume ShirtDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Costume Pants.png Martian Costume PantsDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Uniform Helmet.png Martian Uniform HelmetDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Uniform Torso.png Martian Uniform TorsoDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Uniform Pants.png Martian Uniform PantsDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Scutlix Gunner:

Brain Scrambler (item).png Brain Scrambler (item)Desktop VersionConsole Version

From Martian Saucer:

Laser Machinegun.png Laser MachinegunDesktop VersionConsole Version
Xenopopper.png XenopopperDesktop VersionConsole Version
Xeno Staff.png Xeno StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version
Cosmic Car Key.png Cosmic Car KeyDesktop VersionConsole Version
Laser Drill.png Laser DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version
Electrosphere Launcher.png Electrosphere LauncherDesktop VersionConsole Version
Charged Blaster Cannon.png Charged Blaster CannonDesktop VersionConsole Version
Influx Waver.png Influx WaverDesktop VersionConsole Version
Anti-Gravity Hook.png Anti-Gravity HookDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Saucer Trophy.png Martian Saucer TrophyDesktop VersionConsole Version

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Martian Madness seems to be the rarest event in Terraria, because it is the only invasion event that cannot be summoned manually and Martian Probe will not spawn in center third of map where most players create their base.
  • A Martian Probe will not spawn if the Lunar Events are active, if a Martian Madness event is already started, or if another Martian Probe is currently already present anywhere in the world.
  • Playing in Expert mode doesn't increase the drop rate of Martian Madness items.
  • It is possible to override Martian Madness with the Pumpkin Moon, Frost Moon, or other events.
  • Exiting the world just before the Probe despawns may prevent the event from occurring when it is re-entered.
  • Martian Saucers are much more common after 50% of the event has been completed.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • You may want to kill smaller enemies to allow more Martian Saucers to spawn during one event, as it has the most valuable drops. Moving to a small arena high enough above the ground makes it easier to ensure no ground-based enemies spawn around you.
    Martian Probe Portal Summon.gif
  • While most Minions will not deliberately target the Martian Probe, some can still accidentally kill it before it has the chance to detect players and escape, preventing the event from triggering. Minions should be dismissed if the player is trying to cause an invasion to occur.
  • By using two portals or teleporters placed about 1000 feet apart you can quickly despawn regular invasion enemies without progressing the event, giving Martian Saucer more chances to spawn.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Tin-Foil Hatter.png Tin-Foil Hatter • "Triumph over a martian invasion, when beings from out of this world come to scramble your brains and probe you in uncomfortable places."
Defeat the martian invasion for the first time. Desktop Version

History[edit | edit source]

Random Events Rain • Slime RainDesktop VersionConsole Version • Blood Moon • SandstormDesktop Version • Solar Eclipse
Summonable Events Goblin Army • Frost Legion • Pirate Invasion • Solar Eclipse • Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon • Martian MadnessDesktop VersionConsole Version • Lunar EventsDesktop VersionConsole Version • PartyDesktop Version • Old One's ArmyDesktop Version
Seasonal Events Valentine's DayMobile Version3DS version • St. Patrick's DayMobile Version • EasterMobile Version3DS version • OktoberfestMobile Version3DS version • ThanksgivingMobile Version3DS version • Halloween • Christmas
Unimplemented Events Chinese New YearMobile Version
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