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Pirate Captain

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Pirate Captain
Pirate Captain.png
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage70 / 140 (melee)
200 / 400 (cannonball)
30 / 60 (gun)
Max Life3000 / 6000 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
2000 Old-gen console version3DS Version
Defense30 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
28 Old-gen console version3DS Version
KB Resist100%
BannerPirate Captain BannerPirate Captain BannerDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version3DS Version
Immune toVenomConfusedPoisoned
Coins50000*5 Gold Coin.png
This article is about enemy. For the NPC that spawns after defeating the invasion, see Pirate.

The Pirate Captain is a Hardmode enemy which appears during a Pirate Invasion. It attacks using an assault rifle-like gun that shoots at a speed comparable to the Minishark, then stops to fire its underbarrel mounted cannon. The cannonball has a short range and detonates upon impact with blocks, much like those fired from the Flying DutchmanDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version.

Pirate Captains are immune to knockback. When the Pirate Captain is killed a Pirate's Curse spawns, and will slowly drift towards the player through walls much like Wraiths. Unlike the Captain, the Pirate's Curse is affected by knockback.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, it is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Only one Pirate Captain can exist at a time, but multiple can spawn over the course of an invasion.
  • It does not attack if there are solid blocks in the line of sight.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Players should focus on taking out other pirates first, as Pirate Captains will spawn again after killing the first one, and make the same amount of progress after being killed

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Pirate captain now turns into a ghost captain when killed.
  • Desktop
    • Health increased from 2000 to 3000.
    • Defense increased from 28 to 30.
    • Can now drop its own respective banner.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Now immune to Confused debuff.
    • Fixed bug where pirate captains would drop 5 heads as corpse parts and no arms or legs when killed.