Merchant

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Merchant
Merchant.png
Statistics
Type NPC
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15
KB Resist 50%

Map Icon Merchant.png
Map Icon
Internal NPC ID: 17
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.
Not to be confused with the Traveling Merchant or Skeleton Merchant.

The Merchant is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following conditions have been met:

  • There is an empty house.
  • All players in the game world have more than 50 Silver Coin between them in their inventories.

If the Merchant is killed, he will only respawn if the above conditions are met again. This means all players need to have over 50 Silver Coin in their combined inventories. Only coins in the main inventory or coin slots are counted; savings stored in the Piggy Bank or Safe do not count toward the requirement.

On the Desktop Version Desktop version, the Merchant will lob Throwing Knives at nearby enemies to defend himself.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Mining Helmet.png
4 Gold Coin Desktop Version

8 Gold Coin Console Version Mobile only.png

Always available.
Piggy Bank.png
1 Gold Coin Always available.
Iron Anvil.png
50 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop Version Console Version
If the world generated with Iron. Mobile only.png
Lead Anvil.png
75 Silver Coin If the world generated with Lead. Mobile only.png
Bug Net.png
25 Silver Coin Desktop Version

1 Gold Coin Console Version Mobile only.png

Always available.
Copper Pickaxe.png
5 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop Version Console Version
If the world generated with Copper. Mobile only.png
Tin Pickaxe.png
7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin If the world generated with Tin. Mobile only.png
Copper Axe.png
4 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop Version Console Version
If the world generated with Copper. Mobile only.png
Tin Axe.png
6 Silver Coin If the world generated with Tin. Mobile only.png
Torch.png
50 Copper Coin Always available.
Lesser Healing Potion.png
3 Silver Coin Always available.
Lesser Mana Potion.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Wooden Arrow.png
5 Copper Coin Always available.
Shuriken.png
15 Copper Coin Always available.
Rope.png
Rope 
10 Copper Coin Always available.
Marshmallow.png
1 Silver Coin When the merchant's house is in
a Snow biome (natural or artificial).
Throwing Knife.png
50 Copper Coin During a Blood Moon.
Glowstick.png
10 Copper Coin During night.
Safe.png
Safe 
20 Gold Coin If Skeletron has been defeated.

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Iron Shortsword.png
14 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile only.png
Iron Broadsword.png
18 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile only.png
Iron Pickaxe.png
20 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile only.png
Iron Hammer.png
16 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile only.png
Iron Bow.png
14 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile only.png
Disco Ball.png
1 Gold Coin If Wall of Flesh has been defeated.
Flare.png
7 Copper Coin When the player possesses a Flare Gun.
Blue Flare.png
Blue Flare Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
7 Copper Coin When the player possesses a Flare Gun.
Sickle.png
60 Silver Coin Desktop Version Always available. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg During Halloween.
Gold Dust.png
17 Silver Coin If Wall of Flesh has been defeated.
Nail.png
Nail Desktop Version
1 Silver Coin When the player possesses a Nail Gun.Desktop Version
Greater Mana Potion.png
5 Silver Coin One Hardmode Boss Defeated. Mobile only.png
Greater Healing Potion.png
50 Silver Coin One Hardmode Boss Defeated. Mobile only.png
Poisoned Knife.png
60 Copper Coin During Blood Moon.Mobile only.png
Tax Collector's Hat.png
3 Gold Coin During Halloween.Desktop Version
Tax Collector's Suit.png
3 Gold Coin During Halloween.Desktop Version
Tax Collector's Pants.png
3 Gold Coin During Halloween.Desktop Version
Valentine Ring.png
1 Gold Coin During Valentine's Day.Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Wiesnbräu.png
9 Silver Coin 95 Copper Coin During Oktoberfest.Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Turkey Feather.png
10 Gold Coin During Thanksgiving.Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Heart Arrow.png
50 Copper Coin During Valentine's Day.Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Merchant makes several quotes referencing things he does not sell. In addition, despite claiming they sell for a lot overseas, he gives no money for dirt blocks.
  • In Mobile only.pngMobile version, the iron item being sold will change each time the shop window is opened.

Names[edit | edit source]

The Merchant may have any of the following names:

  • Alfred
  • Barney
  • Calvin
  • Edmund
  • Edwin
  • Eugene
  • Finn
  • Frank
  • Frederick
  • Gilbert
  • Gus
  • Harold
  • Howard
  • Humphrey
  • Isaac
  • Joseph
  • Louis
  • Milton
  • Mortimer
  • Ralph
  • Seymour
  • Walter
  • Wilbur
  • Additional names have been added to the Xbox One version. Those names include Steve, Logan and Jason.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Morning:

  • "Sword beats paper! Get one today."
  • "Lovely morning, wouldn't you say? Was there something you needed?"
  • "You want apples? You want carrots? You want pineapples? We got torches."

Afternoon:

  • "The sun is high, but my prices are not."
  • "Boy, that sun is hot! I do have some perfectly ventilated armor."
  • "Check out my dirt blocks, they are extra dirty."

Evening:

  • "Ah, they will tell tales of [Name of Player] some day... good ones I'm sure."
  • "Night will be upon us soon, friend. Make your choices while you can."
  • "You have no idea how much Dirt Blocks sell for overseas."

Beginning of night:

  • "Kosh, kapleck Mog. Oh sorry, that's klingon for 'Buy something or die.'"
  • "[Name of Player] is it? I've heard good things, friend!"

Midnight:

  • "I wonder if the moon is made of cheese... huh, what? Oh yes, buy something!"
  • "The last guy who was here left some junk... er I mean... treasures!"
  • "Did you say gold? I'll take that off of ya."

End of night:

  • "I hear there's a secret treasure... oh never mind."
  • "Angel Statue you say? I'm sorry, I'm not a junk dealer."

Blood Moon:

  • "Have you seen Chith...Shith.. Chat... The big eye?"
  • "Keep your eye on the prize, buy a lense!" [sic]
  • "Not even a Blood Moon can stop capitalism. Let's do some business."
  • "Hey, this house is secure, right? Right? [Name of Player]?"
When Nurse and Mechanic are present:
  • "Oh, great. I can hear [Name of Mechanic] and [Name of Nurse] arguing from here."

When Eye of Cthulhu has NOT been defeated:

  • "I hope a scrawny kid like you isn't all that's standing between us and Cthulhu's Eye."
  • "I feel like an evil presence is watching me." (When the natural requirements for Eye of Cthulhu to spawn are acquired.)
  • "Look at that shoddy armor you're wearing. Better buy some more healing potions."

During a Party:

  • "You know what would be the best way to party? Buying things for others, especially from me."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Merchant's inability to pronounce "Cthulhu" during a Blood Moon is reference to the fact that H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu's creator, intended for the name to be impossible to pronounce. Although he is able to say the name correctly in another of his quotes ("I hope... us and Cthulhu's Eye.")
  • At the beginning of the night, the Merchant may say "Kosh, kapleck Mog. Oh sorry, that's Klingon for 'Buy something or die.'", when "Buy SOMETHING or die" is actually translated as "vay' blje'be'chugh vaj blHegh" in Klingon.
  • The Merchant is depicted in a painting called The Merchant.
  • On rare occasions, the Merchant and the Clothier can share the names "Alfred" or "Edmund."

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.4.1: Fixed a typo in one of the Merchant’s first names (Isacc is now Isaac).
  • 1.2.0.3: Items can no longer be duplicated with the Merchant.
  • 1.1:
    • Now has random name given to him on spawn. His deaths will be reported with this name. Also other NPCs will use it in their quotes.
    • Sells Disco Ball after activating hardmode.
    • Will no longer spawn second and third Merchants on multiplayer.
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