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Witch Doctor

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Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor.png
Map Icon Witch Doctor.png
Map Icon
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage203035 (Poison Dart) [1]
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%

The Witch Doctor is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following criteria have been met:

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Witch Doctor will shoot Poison Darts at nearby enemies with a Blowgun to defend himself. In addition to poisoning enemies, his darts deal 20 / 30 / 35 damage at the start of the game, and (on the Desktop version Desktop version) as players progress he will gain various stat increases.[1]

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy RingDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions. On the Desktop version Desktop version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Imbuing StationImbuing Station 70000*7 Always available.
BlowgunBlowgun 50000*5 Always available.
Stynger BoltStynger Bolt 75*75 When player has a Stynger.
StakeStake 15*15 When player has a Stake Launcher.
CauldronCauldron 15000*150 During Halloween.
Tiki TotemTiki Totem 2000000*2 When spoken to in a Hardmode Jungle biome.
Leaf WingsLeaf Wings 750000*75 When spoken to in a Hardmode Jungle biome, during night only.
Vial of VenomVial of Venom 1500*15 After defeating Plantera.
Tiki MaskTiki Mask 500000*50 After defeating Plantera. Desktop version
After defeating Plantera and requires the Pygmy Staff in the player's inventory. Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Tiki ShirtTiki Shirt 500000*50 After defeating Plantera. Desktop version
After defeating Plantera and requires the Pygmy Staff in the player's inventory. Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Tiki PantsTiki Pants 500000*50 After defeating Plantera. Desktop version
After defeating Plantera and requires the Pygmy Staff in the player's inventory. Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Pygmy NecklacePygmy Necklace 400000*40 After defeating Plantera, during night only. Desktop version
After defeating Plantera, during night only, and requires the Pygmy Staff in the player's inventory. Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Hercules BeetleHercules Beetle 400000*40 After Plantera has been defeated, and spoken to in Jungle biome. Desktop version
After defeating Plantera and spoken to in Jungle biome, and requires the Pygmy Staff in the player's inventory. Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Pure Water FountainPure Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Desert Water FountainDesert Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Jungle Water FountainJungle Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Icy Water FountainIcy Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Corrupt Water FountainCorrupt Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Crimson Water FountainCrimson Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Hallowed Water FountainHallowed Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Blood Water FountainBlood Water Fountain 40000*4 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
No value Old-gen console version3DS version
Always available. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
After defeating Plantera. Old-gen console version3DS version
Cavern Water FountainCavern Water FountainDesktop version 40000*4 Always available.
Oasis Water FountainOasis Water FountainDesktop version 40000*4 Always available.
Bewitching TableBewitching TableDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 100000*10 If Wizard is present.
Any PylonAny PylonDesktop version 100000*10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences Desktop version[edit | edit source]

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/an/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

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

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Interaction quotes[edit | edit source]

    • "Which doctor am I? The Witch Doctor am I."
    • "Choose wisely, <name of player>, my commodities are volatile and my dark arts, mysterious."
    • "The heart of magic is nature. The nature of hearts is magic."
    • "I sense a kindred spirit in the Etherian Dark Mages. A pity they are our enemies, I would have liked to learn from them."

    When Nurse is present:

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

    When the Dryad is present

    • "<Name of Dryad> is a kindred spirit of nature, my soul is at peace in their presence."

    During a PartyDesktop and Console versions:

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

    During a Windy Day:

    • "Keep your talismans close... if you wind some, you lose some."
    • "The wind blows with the leaves, the leaves blow with the wind."

    During a Storm:

    • "Lightning casts powerful shadows, shadows cast powerful lightning."
    • "The spirits sound loudly this day, in blinding majesty."

    When in a GraveyardDesktop version:

    • "You may remove the reaper from the cemetery, but you may not remove the cemetery from the reaper..."
    • "Rise, zombie! Zombie, arise!"
  • Happiness quotes Desktop version[edit | edit source]

  • When homeless:

    • "A hut would suffice. Not all of my surroundings embrace tranquility."

    When far from home:

    • "I have strayed far from my calm place."

    When in a sparse area:

    • "Strong energy flows through unimpeded by neighboring presence, very pleasant."

    When overcrowded:

    • "The close presence of others disrupts my juju and comfort."
    • "Too many of your kind are gathering too near, growing much malice in my soul."

    When in the Jungle:

    • "I cannot fathom existing elsewhere, the Jungle is the center of my voodoo spirits."

    When in the Hallow:

    • "The magicks of the Hallow are of oppression, not true purity, my heart and soul are enraged."

    When in an Evil Biome or the Dungeon:

    • "I sense a grim evil pervading the land and all living things in the Corruption/Crimson/Dungeon."

    When near the Dryad:

    • "[Name of Dryad] the Dryad is a kindred spirit of nature, my soul is at peace in their presence."

    When near the Guide:

    • "[Name of Guide] the Guide is a kindred spirit of nature, my soul is at peace in their presence."

    When near the Nurse:

    • "I dislike the practices of [Name of Nurse] the Nurse. True healing cannot come from metal and glass."

    When near the Truffle:

    • "Fury fills my being as abominations sprout from tainted earth - I speak of [Name of Truffle] the Truffle."

    When neutral:

    • "I embody contentedness."
  • Notes[edit | edit source]

    • A spot counts as within a Jungle biome if the background changes to the Jungle-themed background and/or Jungle-themed music starts to play.
      • A total of 140 (Desktop version) / 80 (Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version) Jungle blocks are required to achieve this. Mud Blocks covered with Jungle grass, the numerous Jungle-themed plants, and Lihzahrd Bricks count as Jungle blocks; see Biomes for additional info.
      • The biome requirements for the Witch Doctor's shop selections are measured for the player speaking to him, not for the Witch Doctor himself. Thus, it technically does not matter what biome the Witch Doctor is in, as long as the player interacting with him is in the correct biome (e.g. Jungle).

    Tips[edit | edit source]

    • Players can teleport the Witch Doctor to the Jungle using the King Statue.

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • A "witch doctor" was the colonialist term for African shamans and "wise men" of various tribal traditions, essentially the same role as the Native American "medicine man".
    • The quote "Which doctor am I? The Witch Doctor am I." plays on the homophone "which/witch". Both sentences sound almost identical but have very different meanings.
    • The quote "Rise, zombie! Zombie, arise!" is a reference to the memetically famous "Chicken, Arise" sequence from the cartoon series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in which the protagonists recruit the aid of a somewhat dubious witch doctor who uses a similar chant in a protracted effort to resurrect a chicken.
    • Many of his quotes contain two sentences that use the same words to play on each other.
    • 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.[2] It is also mentioned in his Bestiary's entry.
    • The staff that the Witch Doctor holds may look like a pygmy staff, but it is actually a "Dream catcher", a wooden circle atop a stick, with strings resembling a spiders web & feathers that hang from them. They originate from Native American tribes.
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Witch Doctor: "It's unusual for a Lihzahrd to be outside the Temple. Even more unusual are the voodoo things he sells. He prefers his jungle digs."

    History[edit | edit source]

    • Desktop 1.4.0.1: ‍
      • Now sells the Oasis and Cavern Water Fountains.
      • Leaf Wings price reduced from 1000000*1 to 750000*75.
      • No longer requires the Pygmy Staff to be in the player's inventory to sell the Tiki Armor Set, Hercules Beetle, and Pygmy Necklace.
    • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
      • Now sells the Bewitching Table.
      • Fountains now cost 40000*4 to buy.
      • Sprite updated.
    • Desktop 1.2.1.2: Witch Doctor now correctly sells cauldrons during Halloween.

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, function AI_007_TownEntities() in Terraria.NPC.cs
    2. PC 1.3.2 Changelog Jul 22, 2016