Pirates

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Merge It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pirate Invasion.
Reason: "Pirates are only encountered during the Pirate Invasion."
This is for the type of enemies that spawn during the invasion. For the invasion itself, see Pirate Invasion. For other uses see Pirate (disambiguation).

Pirates are the main type of enemy that appear during Pirate Invasions, which spawn in addition to Parrots. Pirates follow the fighter AI style, though 3 of the 5 varieties also have ranged capabilities.

Variants[edit | edit source]

There are 5 variants of Pirate which will spawn:

  • Pirate Deckhand - The basic Pirate Invasion unit. Lowest damage of the event. Most common enemy of event.
  • Pirate Corsair - A more powerful enemy that moves faster and does more damage and has more health.
  • Pirate Deadeye - Basic ranged Pirate enemy. Fires bullets at the player. Bullets are highly accurate.
  • Pirate Crossbower - Ranged enemy. Stronger and more damaging, but less accurate, and shoots slower.
  • Pirate Captain - The most powerful Pirate enemy. Wields a very accurate cannon/machine gun and is very difficult to kill. Has even more health after 1.3 update.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Pirate Deckhand
Pirate Deckhand.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Pirate Invasion
AI Type Fighter
Damage 35
Max Life 200
Defense 16
Drops
Coins 7 Silver Coin
Pirate Corsair
Pirate Corsair.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Pirate Invasion
AI Type Fighter
Damage 50
Max Life 300
Defense 20
Drops
Coins 10 Silver Coin
Pirate Captain
Pirate Captain.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Pirate Invasion
AI Type Fighter
Damage 70
Max Life 2000
Defense 28
Drops
Coins 5 Gold Coin
Pirate Deadeye
Pirate Deadeye.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Pirate Invasion
AI Type Fighter
Damage 30
Max Life 150
Defense 12
Drops
Coins 10 Silver Coin
Pirate Crossbower
Pirate Crossbower.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Pirate Invasion
AI Type Fighter
Damage 35
Max Life 260
Defense 18
Drops
Coins 15 Silver Coin

Drops[edit | edit source]

All types of Pirates can drop the following items:

Any type of Pirate besides Pirate Captains can also drop:

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Dig a 3 block deep hole and block it from below, so that the pirates will be above the player. Use a Vilethorn to kill them. Useful accessories are the Mana Flower and Sorcerer Emblem.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Pirate invasion enemies are the only blatantly human enemies in the game. Cultists are also human enemies.
  • The Flying Dutchman spawns Pirate enemies other than Pirate Captain, it keeps spawning enemies even after the event is over