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Clothier
Clothier.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Map Icon Clothier.png
Map Icon
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage162428 (shadowflame skulls) [1]
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Drops

The Clothier is an NPC vendor who sells mainly vanity items. He is the same character as the Old Man who guards the Dungeon before Skeletron is defeated. After defeating Skeletron, the Old Man is freed from his curse, and he disappears from the Dungeon's entrance. Once a suitable vacant house is available thereafter, he spawns and sells items. His clothes are no longer tattered, his eyes have turned blue (from red), and he is wearing a Red Hat.

Equipping the Clothier Voodoo Doll allows a player to attack and kill the Clothier (similar to the Guide Voodoo Doll). Doing so at night re-summons Skeletron.

Shadowflame Skull.gif
Shadowflame skull projectile

When threatened on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, the Clothier fires shadowflame skull projectiles similar to those produced by the Book of Skulls. They inflict enemies with the Shadowflame debuff for 5–10 seconds[2] and deal 16 / 24 / 28 damage at the start of the game, but as the player progresses, the Clothier will gain various stat increases.[1]

Items sold[]

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

Black ThreadBlack Thread 1 Always available.
Pink ThreadPink Thread 1 Always available.
Summer HatSummer Hat 1 During the day.
Plumber's ShirtPlumber's Shirt 25 During a full moon (Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)).
Plumber's PantsPlumber's Pants 25 During a full moon (Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)).
White Tuxedo ShirtWhite Tuxedo Shirt 25 During the night of a full moon (Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)).
White Tuxedo PantsWhite Tuxedo Pants 25 During the night of a full moon (Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)).
The Doctor's ShirtThe Doctor's Shirt 20 During a Waning Gibbous (Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)).
The Doctor's PantsThe Doctor's Pants 20 During a Waning Gibbous (Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)).
Familiar ShirtFamiliar Shirt 1 Always available.
Familiar PantsFamiliar Pants 1 Always available.
Familiar WigFamiliar Wig 1 Always available.
Clown HatClown Hat 2 If the Clown has been defeated.
Clown ShirtClown Shirt 1 If the Clown has been defeated.
Clown PantsClown Pants 1 If the Clown has been defeated.
Mime MaskMime Mask 2 During a Blood Moon.
Fallen Tuxedo ShirtFallen Tuxedo Shirt 25 During a Blood Moon.
Fallen Tuxedo PantsFallen Tuxedo Pants 25 During a Blood Moon.
Solar Cultist HoodSolar Cultist Hood 10 During the day, if the Lunatic Cultist has been defeated.
Solar Cultist RobeSolar Cultist Robe 10 During the day, if the Lunatic Cultist has been defeated.
Lunar Cultist HoodLunar Cultist Hood 10 During the night, if the Lunatic Cultist has been defeated.
Lunar Cultist RobeLunar Cultist Robe 10 During the night, if the Lunatic Cultist has been defeated.
Tax Collector's HatTax Collector's Hat 3 If the Tax Collector is present.
Tax Collector's SuitTax Collector's Suit 3 If the Tax Collector is present.
Tax Collector's PantsTax Collector's Pants 3 If the Tax Collector is present.
Gravedigger HatGravedigger Hat 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Gravedigger CoatGravedigger Coat 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Funeral HatFuneral Hat 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Funeral CoatFuneral Coat 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Funeral PantsFuneral Pants 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Tragic UmbrellaTragic Umbrella 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Victorian Goth HatVictorian Goth Hat 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
Victorian Goth DressVictorian Goth Dress 10 If spoken to in a Graveyard.
BeanieBeanie 1 If spoken to in a Snow biome.
Guy Fawkes MaskGuy Fawkes Mask 3 During Halloween.
Tam O' ShanterTam O' Shanter 250 In Hardmode, during a third-quarter moon (Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter)).
Blue Graduation CapBlue Graduation Cap 10 In Hardmode, during a waning crescent (Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)).
Blue Graduation GownBlue Graduation Gown 10 In Hardmode, during a waning crescent (Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)).
TiaraTiara 25 In Hardmode, during a new moon (Moon phase 5 (New Moon)).
Princess Dress (Clothier)Princess Dress (Clothier) 10 In Hardmode, during a new moon (Moon phase 5 (New Moon)).
Maroon Graduation CapMaroon Graduation Cap 10 In Hardmode, during a waxing crescent (Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)).
Maroon Graduation GownMaroon Graduation Gown 10 In Hardmode, during a waxing crescent (Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)).
Cowboy HatCowboy Hat 5 In Hardmode, during a first-quarter moon (Moon phase 7 (First Quarter)).
Cowboy JacketCowboy Jacket 5 In Hardmode, during a first-quarter moon (Moon phase 7 (First Quarter)).
Cowboy PantsCowboy Pants 5 In Hardmode, during a first-quarter moon (Moon phase 7 (First Quarter)).
Black Graduation CapBlack Graduation Cap 10 In Hardmode, during a waxing gibbous (Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)).
Black Graduation GownBlack Graduation Gown 10 In Hardmode, during a waxing gibbous (Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)).
Balla HatBalla Hat 1 If the Frost Legion has been defeated.
Gangsta HatGangsta Hat 1 If the Frost Legion has been defeated.
Clothier's JacketClothier's Jacket 3 During Halloween.
Clothier's PantsClothier's Pants 3 During Halloween.
Bundled Party BalloonsBundled Party Balloons 2 During a Party.
Balloon AnimalBalloon Animal 2 During a Party.
Silly Sunflower PetalsSilly Sunflower Petals 3 During a Party.
Silly Sunflower TopsSilly Sunflower Tops 3 During a Party.
Silly Sunflower BottomsSilly Sunflower Bottoms 3 During a Party.
Hunter CloakHunter Cloak 15 When the player has an accumulate golf score of 2000 or more.
Any PylonAny Pylon 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.
Old Walking StickOld Walking Stick 1 Always available.
George's HatGeorge's Hat 1 During a Blood Moon, male character.
George's SuitGeorge's Suit 25 During a Blood Moon, male character.
George's PantsGeorge's Pants 25 During a Blood Moon, male character.
Fabulous RibbonFabulous Ribbon 1 During a Blood Moon, female character.
Fabulous DressFabulous Dress 25 During a Blood Moon, female character.
Fabulous SlippersFabulous Slippers 25 During a Blood Moon, female character.
Oktober LocksOktober Locks 80 During Oktoberfest.
Dirndl BlouseDirndl Blouse 1 20 During Oktoberfest.
Dirndl SkirtDirndl Skirt 1 During Oktoberfest.
Alpine HatAlpine Hat 80 During Oktoberfest.
LederwesteLederweste 1 20 During Oktoberfest.
LederhosenLederhosen 1 During Oktoberfest.
Festive top hatFestive top hat 1 During Christmas.
Toro's HeadToro's Head 10 During a Blood Moon.
Toro's BodyToro's Body 25 During a Blood Moon.
Toro's LegsToro's Legs 25 During a Blood Moon.
Monomi HeadMonomi Head 10 During a Blood Moon.
Monomi BodyMonomi Body 25 During a Blood Moon.
Monomi LegsMonomi Legs 25 During a Blood Moon.
Shiren ShirtShiren Shirt 25 During a full moon (Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)).
Shiren PantsShiren Pants 25 During a full moon (Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)).

Living preferences []

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Quotes[]

Interaction quotes[]

    • "Thanks again for freeing me from my curse. Felt like something jumped up and bit me." (reference to the 1994 American comedy-drama film Forrest Gump)
    • "Mama always said I would make a great tailor." (reference to Forrest Gump)
    • "Life's like a box of clothes; you never know what you are gonna wear!" (reference to Forrest Gump)
    • "Of course embroidery is hard! If it wasn't hard, no one would do it! That's what makes it great." (a mock-up of a line from the 1992 American sports comedy-drama film A League of Their Own)
    • "I know everything they is to know about the clothierin' business." (reference to Forrest Gump)
    • "Being cursed was lonely, so I once made a friend out of leather. I named him Wilson." (reference to the 2000 American survival drama film Cast Away)

    When the player is wearing a Red Hat:

    • "That Red Hat of yours looks familiar..."

    When Nurse is present:

    • "T'were I younger, I would ask <name of Nurse> out. I used to be quite the lady killer." (reference to the 1955 British black comedy crime film The Ladykillers)

    When Mechanic is not present:

    • "I keep having vague memories of tying up a woman and throwing her in a dungeon."

    When Truffle is present:

    • "I'll give you a discount on your wears if you can convince <name of Truffle> to come over for a...sizing."

    During a Blood Moon:

    • "... we have a problem! It's a Blood Moon out there!" [sic] (reference to the 1995 American space docudrama film Apollo 13)

    During a Party:

    • "Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can party on."

    During Rain:

    • "It's raining alright! Little bitty stingin' big ol' fat sideways rain! At least it ain't coming from straight up underneath us!" (reference to Forrest Gump)
    • "One day it started raining like this, and it didn't quit for four days!" (reference to Forrest Gump)

    During a Windy Day:

    • "Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough windmills."
    • "The air has certainly got it, today!"

    During a Storm:

    • "Remember to keep breathing, because eventually this storm will pass!"
    • "If it wasn't storming, everyone would go outside. It's the lightning that makes it dangerous."

    When in a Graveyard:

    • "I've been cursed! Take me to the hospital!"
    • "It's a big graveyard, we'll divide it up! The dead stay in their half, we'll stay in ours!"
  • Happiness quotes []

  • When homeless:

    • "No home at all? I will not be subjected to criminal abuse!"

    When neutral:

    • "What's normal, anyways?"

    When far from home:

    • "It's a highly tedious procedure, cranking out a spyglass and looking for my house."

    When in a sparse area:

    • "I'm not a popular man, but I know what tranquility is."

    When overcrowded:

    • "The local population is like living with dead weight on my back."
    • "Overcrowding is as overcrowding does."

    When in the Caverns:

    • "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most likeable things are in the Underground." (reference to the 2004 American Christmas film The Polar Express)

    When in the Hallow:

    • "There just aren't enough dark rooms in the Hallow."

    When in an Evil Biome or the Dungeon:

    • "My soul feels torn here in the Corruption/the Crimson/the Dungeon, as if my very being is at war between good and evil."

    When near the Truffle:

    • "<name of Truffle>? I hadn't seen anything so delicious in my life."

    When near the Tax Collector:

    • "I can't quite place it, but I find <name of Tax Collector> fascinating."

    When near the Nurse:

    • "For some reason, being around <name of Nurse> makes me feel uneasy."

    When near the Mechanic:

    • "I hate <name of Mechanic> and I don't know why."

    When near the Princess:

    • "There's no greater joy than seen through the eyes of <name of Princess>!"
  • Tips[]

    • Placing a shallow lava pit in the floor of the Clothier's house (e.g. by pouring one Lava Bucket into an 8- or 9-tile long horizontal recession of one tile height) will cause the Clothier to die and respawn often, leaving behind the Red Hat each time, which can be sold for 2 each.
      • However, it is more lucrative to fight Skeletron by using a Clothier Voodoo Doll to kill the Clothier at night, which causes Skeletron to spawn. Skeletron drops 5 when defeated, not accounting the other drops that can be sold.

    Names[]

    The Clothier may have any of the following names:

    • Alfred
    • Arthur
    • Benjamin
    • Cedric
    • Clive
    • Cyril
    • Edgar
    • Edmund
    • Edward
    • Eustace
    • Fitz
    • Graham
    • Henry
    • Herald
    • James
    • Lincoln
    • Lloyd
    • Mervyn
    • Nigel
    • Pip
    • Rodney
    • Rodrick
    • Roland
    • Rupert
    • Sebastian

    Trivia[]

    • Most of the Clothier's dialogues refer to movies starring the American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, namely Cast Away, Forrest Gump, The Ladykillers, Apollo 13, A League of Their Own, and The Polar Express.
    • One of possible names for the Clothier is James. This is a reference to Terraria YouTuber James Benett, who is better known as ChippyGaming and uses the Clothier as his avatar.
    • The Clothier appears to want to eat the Truffle. This can be seen in the Truffle's quote, "Everyone in this town feels a bit off. I woke up to the clothier chewing on my foot last night." and the Clothier's quote, "I'll give you a discount on your wears if you can convince <name of Truffle> to come over for a...sizing."
      • This is further confirmed by the Clothier loving to live near the Truffle, while the Truffle dislikes being a neighbor of the Clothier.
    • The quote "I keep having vague memories of tying up a woman and throwing her in a dungeon." is a reference to the fact that the Bound Mechanic is found in the Dungeon. This implies that he, while possessed by Skeletron, was responsible for the act.
      • This is further confirmed by the Clothier's hatred of the Mechanic.
    • The quote "That Red Hat of yours looks familiar..." is a reference to player murdering him for the hat, as that is the only way to obtain it legitimately. Additionally, this quote will always override all others as long as the hat is on.
      • This may also suggest that the Clothier may have an awareness of his previous self, as he is 1 of the only 2 NPCs to say something like that, the other being the Guide with the line "I wonder why my predecessor spontaneously burst into flames. Hopefully it doesn't happen to me..."
    • The name Pip may be a reference to Philip Pirrip, called Pip, the protagonist in the 1861 novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Pip goes through multiple different profession changes, and eventually becomes a responsible person at the end. The Clothier starting off as an old man and then turning into a man with a stable job and income may be a metaphor for what Pip had gone through in the book.
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Clothier: "Once trapped under a curse, the Clothier is the master of thread. If it's fashion that's desired, he's the man! He talks in a familiar way."

    History[]

    • Desktop 1.2.0.3: The Clothier can now be attacked with the Clothier Voodoo Doll equipped.
    • Desktop 1.2:
      • Now sells more unique vanity sets during Hardmode, as well as the Balla and Gangsta Hats.
      • Can now be killed with a Clothier Voodoo Doll to summon Skeletron at night.
    • Desktop 1.1: Now has random name given to him on spawn. His deaths will be reported with this name. Also other NPCs will use it in their quotes.

    References[]

    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. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.3.2.
    2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method StatusNPC() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.3.2.
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