Witch Doctor

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

Map Icon Witch Doctor.png
Map Icon
Internal NPC ID: 228
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Witch Doctor is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the Queen Bee has been defeated and when there is an empty House available.

On the Desktop Version Desktop version, the Witch Doctor will shoot poison darts to nearby enemies with a Blowgun to defend himself.

Items Sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Imbuing Station.png
7 Gold Coin Always available.
Blowgun.png
5 Gold Coin Always available.
Stynger Bolt.png
75 Copper Coin When player has a Stynger.
Stake.png
75 Copper Coin When player has a Stake Launcher.
Cauldron.png
1 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin During Halloween.
Tiki Totem.png
2 Platinum Coin While in a Hardmode Jungle biome.
Leaf Wings.png
1 Platinum Coin While in a Hardmode Jungle biome, during night only.
Vial of Venom.png
10 Silver Coin After defeating Plantera.
Tiki Mask.png
50 Gold Coin Pygmy Staff in inventory and Plantera has been defeated.
Tiki Shirt.png
50 Gold Coin Pygmy Staff in inventory and Plantera has been defeated.
Tiki Pants.png
50 Gold Coin Pygmy Staff in inventory and Plantera has been defeated.
Pygmy Necklace.png
40 Gold Coin Pygmy Staff in inventory, Plantera has been defeated, during night only.
Hercules Beetle.png
40 Gold Coin Pygmy Staff in inventory, Plantera has been defeated, and living in Jungle biome.
Pure Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Desert Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Jungle Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Icy Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Corrupt Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Crimson Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Hallowed Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Blood Water Fountain.png
4 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop Version After defeating Plantera. Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Bewitching Table.png
10 Gold Coin Wizard is present. Desktop Version

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Which doctor am I? The Witch Doctor am I."
  • "Choose wisely, [Name of Character], my commodities are volatile and my dark arts, mysterious."
  • "The heart of magic is nature. The nature of hearts is magic."

When Nurse is present:

  • "[Name of Nurse] may help heal your body, but I can make you embody healing."

During a Party

  • "I wanted to see how your kind celebrate, I am not disappointed"

After defeating Tier 1 of the Old One's Army:

  • "I sense a kindred spirit in the Etherian Dark Mages. A pity they are our enemies, I would have liked to learn from them."

Names[edit | edit source]

The Witch Doctor may have any of the following names:

  • Abibe
  • Gboto
  • Jamundi
  • Kogi-ghi
  • Konah
  • Opuni
  • Tairona
  • U'wa
  • Xirigua
  • Zop'a

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Players do not need to move the Witch Doctor to the Jungle biome, placing 80 Jungle blocks (Jungle Grass Seed on Mud) near his house will change the Biome and allow you to buy from his Jungle specific inventory.
  • Players can also summon the Witch Doctor to the Jungle using the King Statue to gain access to his special buys.
  • Lihzahrd blocks will also count towards a Jungle biome, but won't spawn Jungle hostiles.
  • A house counts as within a Jungle Biome if the background changes to the Jungle-themed background while in the housing, or Jungle-themed music starts to play.
  • The Witch Doctor is a Lihzahrd, as can be seen by his green skin and tail. This is especially evident by his party quote, "I wanted to see how your kind celebrate". This was confirmed by Leinfors on the Terraria forums.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quote "Which doctor am I? The Witch Doctor am I." plays on the homophone "Which/Witch" while having the two sentences said the same, but having different meanings.
  • Many of his quotes contain two sentences which use the same words to play on each other.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Now sells the Bewitching Table, Fountains now cost 4 gold to buy.
  • 1.2.1.2: Witch Doctor now correctly sells cauldrons during Halloween.
  • 1.2: Introduced.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses • Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Pets