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Necro armor
  • Necro armor.pngAncient Necro Helmet (equipped).png
  • Necro armor female.pngAncient Necro Helmet (equipped) female.png
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense19 / 16 (set)
Set Bonus10% increased ranged critical strike chance
15% increased ranged critical strike chance
20% chance not to consume ammo
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell210 (set)

After-image shown when a full set of Necro armor is equipped.

Necro armor is a post-Skeletron armor set consisting of the Necro Helmet, Necro Breastplate, and Necro Greaves. Crafting a full set requires a total of 135 Cobwebs and 150 Bones.

The Ancient Necro Helmet is a rare drop from Angry Bones and Dark Casters in the Dungeon, with a 0.22*1/450 (0.22%) chance of dropping. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, it is functionally identical to the Necro Helmet and the two helmets are interchangeable with no bonus loss.

A full set grants a basic 19 / 16 defense and 10% / 15% increased ranged critical strike chance / 20% chance not to consume ammo. In addition, each piece increases ranged damage by 5%, increasing ranged damage by a total of 15%. It is currently one of only two ranged-specific pre-Hardmode armor sets on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, the other being Fossil armor. This set provides the highest offensive bonuses for the class prior to Hardmode. On Old-gen console version Old-gen console, 3DS3DS version, Switch version Switch, and tModLoader version tModLoader, it is the only ranged armor set available in pre-Hardmode.

If the full set is worn, the player leaves an afterimage while running (just like full Shadow armor). In addition, the sound the player makes when taking certain types of damage will be the same as for a Skeleton .

Set[]

Necro Helmet
  • Necro Helmet item spriteold Necro Helmet item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense6 / 5
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip5% increased ranged damage
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell90
Research1 required
Ancient Necro Helmet
  • Ancient Necro Helmet item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense6 / 5
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip5% increased ranged damage /
4% increased ranged damage
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell90
Research1 required
Necro Breastplate
  • Necro Breastplate item spriteold Necro Breastplate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense7 / 6
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased ranged damage
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell60
Research1 required
Necro Greaves
  • Necro Greaves item spriteold Necro Greaves item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense6 / 5
Body slotPants
Tooltip5% increased ranged damage
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell60
Research1 required

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Necro BreastplateNecro BreastplateWork BenchWork Bench
Necro GreavesNecro Greaves
Necro HelmetNecro Helmet
total: 3 row(s)

Notes[]

  • In a drunk world, this armor set is obtainable before defeating Skeletron, as Dungeon enemies can spawn prior to defeating the boss.
  • The Ancient Necro Helmet has the same sprite as the Necro Helmet had before 1.0.3, thus the phrase "Ancient" in it.
  • On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS3DS version version, the Ancient Necro Helmet grants 1% less bonus damage than the Necro Helmet.

Tips[]

  • The set bonus stacks with other ammo conservation bonuses. When used with the Megashark, it produces a 60% chance to not consume ammo. Furthermore, using the Ammo Box from the Traveling Merchant will result in a 68% chance not to consume ammo. If an Ammo Reservation Potion is then used, the player's chance not to consume ammo amounts to 74.4%, meaning only approximately every fourth shot consumes a bullet.
  • Given both Cobwebs and Bones in surplus, making Necro Helmets is the most profitable way of monetizing either of them.
  • In the Drunken World seed, this set is obtainable prior to defeating any bosses, as Angry Bones will spawn above where the Dungeon Guardians will, and cobwebs are always obtainable in the underground.

Trivia[]

  • The term necro comes from the Ancient Greek word νεκρός (nekrós, "dead").
  • It is the only armor set in the game of a Rarity level: 2 rarity.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Decreased the set bonus ranged critical chance from 15% to 10%.
    • Increasing defense of each piece by 1 (3 total), including Ancient Necro Helmet.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Set bonus changed from 20% chance not to consume ammo to 15% increased ranged critical strike chance.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1: Ancient Necro Helmet ranged damage bonus increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: Necro Armor reports the right ranged boost on its tooltip.
  • Desktop 1.1:
    • Amount of bones needed for crafting increased from 90 (25/35/30) to 150 (40/60/50).
    • Graphics variant for female characters added.
  • Desktop 1.0.6: Necro armor stats altered:
    • Added ranged damage increase and new set bonus.
    • Removed set bonus of 30% increased movement speed.
    • Defense of all pieces reduced by 1.

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