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NailheadHardmode exclusive
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage100/200/300 (contact)
30120270 (Nail)
Max Life4000/8000/12000
KB Resist90%/91%/92%
BannerNailhead BannerNailhead BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions

The Nailhead is a Hardmode, post-Plantera enemy found only during the Solar Eclipse event. In addition to dealing high contact damage, the Nailhead has a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) chance to fire three to five Nails in a spread when attacked. It has significantly more health than most other Solar Eclipse enemies, and has a high resistance to knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is a half-second cooldown between firing Nails.[1]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Despite having high health and dealing high damage, it moves slower than any other Solar Eclipse enemy, leaving it vulnerable to multiple attacks.
  • Due to the high contact damage, it is risky to fight the Nailhead at close range.
  • In Expert and especially Master Mode, the Nails become nearly as deadly as making contact with the Nailhead. It is crucial to deal damage from a distance, preferably from out of the line of fire.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Nailhead is a reference to the character Pinhead from the 1987 British supernatural horror movie Hellraiser.[2]
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Nailhead: "An intelligent being who seeks out souls to steal, utilizing nails from his own body both as a weapon and as defensive measures."

History[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_003_Fighters() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is