The Demolitionist is an NPC that will move in and sell explosives when his conditions are met. He spawns once the player obtains either a stick of Dynamite, Grenade, Bomb, or a Sticky Bomb and holds the item in their inventory (placing explosives in the Hotbar will have no effect), and, as always, the player will need a home for him.

He will only spawn in worlds in which the player has held an explosive in any part of their inventory, and the object doesn't need to be used. He will leave his house in the morning, and return back at night.

If the player acquires an explosive prior to meeting the requirements to get the Merchant, he will not spawn until the Merchant has spawned.


Uses Grenades against nearby enemies.


Item Sale Price Special Conditions
Grenade 4 SilverCoin Small None
Bomb 5 SilverCoin Small None
Dynamite 1 GoldCoin Small  50 SilverCoin Small None
Hellfire Arrow 1 SilverCoin Small Pwnhammer Icon Must be in Hardmode
Land Mine 5 GoldCoin Small After defeating Plantera and Pirate Invasion.
Explosive Powder 12 SilverCoin Small Pwnhammer Icon Must be in Hardmode
Roman Candle Icon mobile 5 GoldCoin Small Christmas season

Demolitionist's Quotes
"Check out my goods, they have explosive prices!"

"Trying to get through that ebonrock, huh? Check out my explosives!"
"Dynamite, my own special cure-all for what ails ya."
"It's a good day to die!"
"Explosives are da' Bomb these days. Buy some now!"
"I wonder what happens if I... (BOOM!)... Oh, sorry, did you need that leg?"
"I'm sure (Nurse's name) will help if you accidentally lose a limb to these" (Nurse must be present)
"Why purify the world when you can blow it up?" (Dryad must be present)
"Even (Arms Dealer 's name) wants what I'm selling!" (Arms Dealer must be present)
"If you throw this one in the bathtub and close all the windows, it'll clear your sinuses and pop your ears!"
"Wanna play Fuse chicken?"
"Would you rather have a bullet hole or a grenade hole? That's what I thought." (Arms Dealer must be present)
"Hey, could you sign this Griefing Waiver?"

During a Blood Moon

"There was a bomb sitting right here, and now I can't seem to find it."
"Hey, have you seen a clown around?"
"I've got something for them zombies alright!"
"Did you know it was a blood moon?"

Demolitionist's Names
Note: Upon adding a new name, make sure you add it according to the ABC list.
  • Bazdin
  • Beldin
  • Boften
  • Darur
  • Dias
  • Dolbere
  • Dolgen
  • Dolgrim
  • Duerthen
  • Durim
  • Fikod (Dwarf Fortress reference)
  • Garval
  • Gimli (Lord of the Rings reference)
  • Gimut
  • Jarut
  • Morthal (Skyrim reference)
  • Norkas
  • Norsun
  • Ovard
  • Oten
  • Ovbere
  • Tordak
  • Urist (Dwarf Fortress reference)


  • The small thing he carries around is a bird. It was used by miners in real life to determine if there was a gas leak; if the bird stops singing or falls over, there is a gas leak somewhere.
  • The quote "There was a bomb sitting right here, and now I can't seem to find it..." might explain where the Clown gets his bombs.
  • He could be a dwarf, based on his names and being a couple pixels shorter than the player.


  • Icon mobile The Demolitionist will use quotes used in Hard Mode during the Blood Moon even before Hard Mode is activated in a world.

Update Info



  • Now sells Explosive Powder.
  • Price for dynamite changed to 1 gold and 50 silver, used to be only 50 silver.


  • Now gets a random name when he spawns.

PC release

  • Added to the game.

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