|AI Type||Caster AI|
|AI Type||Caster AI|
“In life, these sorcerers bore the Necromantic Sign of their order, and they shall continue to do so forever . . . even in death.
— The Bestiary
Necromancers attack by rapidly firing beams of purple light at the player which reflect off walls multiple times. They travel at an extremely high velocity, being fired nearly instantly, and inflict the Slow debuff. Necromancers teleport to a different location on-screen after firing six times or when being hit.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Necromancers can only teleport onto solid blocks. If there is no valid place to teleport to, they will remain in the same location.
- They are only able to teleport while resting on a solid block.
- A Necromancer's attack is always directly aimed at the player, regardless of obstacles.
- In Expert Mode, Necromancers have a 1/800 (0.13%) chance to drop two Shadowbeam Staves at once. The chance to drop exactly one Shadowbeam Staff is 29/400 (7.25%), hence the chance to drop at least one is 59/800 (7.38%).
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Weapons that stick to enemies are exceptionally useful, as they remain on the Necromancer after the teleport. The Piranha Gun, Daybreak, and Bone Javelins are viable options.
- Weapons that deal high damage in single hits are effective against Necromancers. Weapons that fire multiple projectiles simultaneously may be able to land multiple hits before they teleport as well.
- Weapons with homing capacities or minions can continue to track Necromancers after they teleport.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Despite inflicting the Slow debuff, they do not drop Fast Clocks.
- Necromancers are magicians that engage in communication with the dead, although in Terraria they do not have this ability.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Sprites updated.
- Desktop 1.3.5: Sprites updated.
- Desktop 22.214.171.124:
- Is now less likely to teleport when hit.
- Can now drop its own respective banner.
- Drop chance of Shadowbeam Staff increased from 2.5% to 5%.
- Desktop 1.2.4: Beam length decreased.
- Desktop 1.2: Introduced.
- Console 1.02: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile 1.2.6508: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.