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  • The Goblin Army is an event that can be fought once a Shadow Orb/Crimson Heart is smashed or a Goblin Battle StandardGoblin Battle Standard is used. The event consists of goblin-like enemies. Once initiated, the event will continue until enough enemies are defeated.

    The Event[]

    Pre-Hardmode[]

    The event enemies consists of Goblin PeonGoblin Peons, Goblin ThiefGoblin Thieves, Goblin SorcererGoblin Sorcerers, Goblin ArcherGoblin Archers, and Goblin WarriorGoblin Warriors. Each enemy does what its name describes (except thieves and peons). The enemies can also break down doors to attack NPCs, stressing the player. When an enemy is defeated, it can drop Spiky BallSpiky Balls and the HarpoonHarpoon.

    Hardmode[]

    In Hardmode, a new enemy, the Goblin SummonerGoblin SummonerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, can spawn. This enemy attacks by conjuring Shadowflame ApparationShadowflame Apparations and Chaos Balls. Defeating the Summoner can result in it dropping the Shadowflame KnifeShadowflame KnifeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, Shadowflame BowShadowflame BowDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, or the Shadowflame Hex DollShadowflame Hex DollDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions.

    Preparation[]

    General Tips[]

    This content is transcluded from Guide:Practical tips § Combat.

    Terrain Preparation[]

    Due to the MechanicMechanic likely not being available and most enemies are grounded, a simple lava pit with a thin layer of lava is ideal. The lava should just thick enough to burn the enemies but not drops. Once hardmode is entered and the Goblin TinkererGoblin Tinkerer found, raise the lava levels so it burns copper coins but not silver. Don't worry about the spiky balls as you can buy them and there are better sources of damage. Make sure there are Town NPC's nearby if you wish to perform this strategy or the goblins will not spawn, and be wary of Goblin SorcererGoblin Sorcerers and the Goblin SummonerGoblin SummonerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions. You can also add a roof in order to hang the relative Goblin Warrior BannerBanner.

    Gearing Up[]

    Armor[]

    Pre-Hardmode[]
    Hardmode[]

    Weapons[]

    Pre-Hardmode[]
    For Melee Users[]
    For Ranged Users[]
    For Magic Users[]
    For Summoners[]

    Options are limited before Hardmode:

    Hardmode[]
    For Melee Users[]
    For Ranged Users[]
    For Magic Users[]
    For Summoners[]
    • The Spider StaffSpider StaffDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions is available early, and a solid improvement over the Pre-Hardmode options, especially with the spiders' ability to latch onto Summoners (putting walls behind your arena can make the spiders more mobile). Later staffs such as the Pirate StaffPirate StaffDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions are also good.
    • For sentries, one should use the Queen Spider StaffQueen Spider StaffDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions as it is the best one available.

    Potions[]

    Accessories[]

    Pre-Hardmode[]
    Hardmode[]

    Strategies[]

    • It is recommended that you build a sky base to keep your GuideNPCs from ground troops.