Merchant

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Merchant
Merchant.png
Statistics
TypeNPC
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Map Icon Merchant.png
Map Icon
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.


This article is about the early game NPC unlocked by having 50 Silver Coin or more. For the NPC that occassionally visits temporarily with a random inventory, see Traveling Merchant. For the Underground skeleton-like NPC, see 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 and Console version Console version, the Merchant will lob Throwing Knives at nearby enemies to defend himself.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Mining Helmet.pngMining Helmet 4 Gold Coin Desktop VersionConsole Version3DS version

8 Gold Coin Old-gen console versionMobile Version

Always available.
Piggy Bank.pngPiggy Bank 1 Gold Coin Always available.
Iron Anvil.pngIron Anvil 50 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS version
If the world generated with Iron. Mobile Version
Lead Anvil.pngLead Anvil 75 Silver Coin If the world generated with Lead. Mobile Version
Bug Net.pngBug Net 25 Silver Coin Desktop Version

1 Gold Coin Old-gen console versionMobile Version

Always available.
Copper Pickaxe.pngCopper Pickaxe 5 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop VersionConsole Version
If the world generated with Tin. Mobile Version
Tin Pickaxe.pngTin Pickaxe 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin If the world generated with Copper. Mobile Version
Copper Axe.pngCopper Axe 4 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop VersionConsole Version
If the world generated with Tin. Mobile Version
Tin Axe.pngTin Axe 6 Silver Coin If the world generated with Copper. Mobile Version
Torch.pngTorch 50 Copper Coin Always available.
Lesser Healing Potion.pngLesser Healing Potion 3 Silver Coin Always available.
Lesser Mana Potion.pngLesser Mana Potion 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Wooden Arrow.pngWooden Arrow Copper Coin Always available.
Shuriken.pngShuriken 15 Copper Coin Always available.
Rope.pngRope 10 Copper Coin Always available.
Marshmallow.pngMarshmallow 1 Silver Coin When the merchant's house is in
a Snow biome (natural or artificial).
Throwing Knife.pngThrowing Knife 50 Copper Coin During a Blood Moon.
Glowstick.pngGlowstick 10 Copper Coin During night.
Safe.pngSafe 20 Gold Coin If Skeletron has been defeated.
Bottle.pngBottle 20 Copper Coin Always available. Mobile Version
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Iron Shortsword.pngIron Shortsword 14 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile Version
Iron Broadsword.pngIron Broadsword 18 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile Version
Iron Pickaxe.pngIron Pickaxe 20 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile Version
Iron Hammer.pngIron Hammer 16 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile Version
Iron Bow.pngIron Bow 14 Silver Coin At random. Exactly one iron item will sell at all times. Mobile Version
Disco Ball.pngDisco Ball 1 Gold Coin If Wall of Flesh has been defeated.
Flare.pngFlare Copper Coin When the player possesses a Flare Gun.
Blue Flare.pngBlue Flare Copper Coin When the player possesses a Flare Gun.
Sickle.pngSickle 60 Silver Coin Desktop VersionConsole Version Always available. Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version During Halloween.
Gold Dust.pngGold Dust 17 Silver Coin If Wall of Flesh has been defeated.
Nail.pngNailDesktop VersionConsole Version 1 Silver Coin When the player possesses a Nail Gun.Desktop VersionConsole Version
Greater Mana Potion.pngGreater Mana Potion 5 Silver Coin One Hardmode Boss Defeated. Mobile Version
Greater Healing Potion.pngGreater Healing Potion 50 Silver Coin One Hardmode Boss Defeated. Mobile Version
Poisoned Knife.pngPoisoned Knife 60 Copper Coin During Blood Moon.Mobile Version
Tax Collector's Hat.pngTax Collector's HatDesktop VersionConsole Version 3 Gold Coin During Halloween.Desktop VersionConsole Version
Tax Collector's Suit.pngTax Collector's SuitDesktop VersionConsole Version 3 Gold Coin During Halloween.Desktop VersionConsole Version
Tax Collector's Pants.pngTax Collector's PantsDesktop VersionConsole Version 3 Gold Coin During Halloween.Desktop VersionConsole Version
Valentine Ring.pngValentine RingMobile Version3DS version 1 Gold Coin During Valentine's Day.Mobile Version3DS version
Wiesnbräu.pngWiesnbräuMobile Version3DS version 9 Silver Coin 95 Copper Coin During Oktoberfest.Mobile Version3DS version
Turkey Feather.pngTurkey FeatherMobile Version3DS version 10 Gold Coin During Thanksgiving.Mobile Version3DS version
Heart Arrow.pngHeart ArrowMobile Version3DS version 50 Copper Coin During Valentine's Day.Mobile Version3DS version

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 version Mobile 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. "Kosh, kapleck Mog" means absolutely nothing 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]

  • Desktop 1.2.4.1: Fixed a typo in one of the Merchant’s first names (Isacc is now Isaac).
  • Desktop 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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