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Ragged CasterHardmode exclusive
Ragged Caster 1.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeCaster AI
Damage40/80/120 (melee)
80128192 (Lost Soul)
Max Life400/800/1200
Defense20
KB Resist40%/46%/52%
BannerRagged Caster BannerRagged Caster Banner
Immune toPoisonedConfused
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffBlackoutBlackout
Debuff tooltipLight vision severely reduced
Duration2–64–125–15 seconds
Drops
Coins153750
Ragged CasterOpen Coat Ragged Caster
Ragged Caster 2.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeCaster AI
Damage35/70/105 (melee)
80128192 (Lost Soul)
Max Life450/900/1350
Defense28
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerRagged Caster BannerRagged Caster Banner
Immune toPoisonedConfused
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffBlackoutBlackout
Debuff tooltipLight vision severely reduced
Duration2–64–125–15 seconds
Drops
Coins153750

The Ragged Caster is a Hardmode enemy found in the post-Plantera Dungeon. It is most common in areas backed by Slab Walls. These are identified by the related Faction Flag, the Ragged Brotherhood Sigil.

Ragged Casters attack by firing three homing projectiles at the player which inflict the Blackout debuff. Blackout is a stronger version of the Darkness debuff, greatly lowering the player's light vision. Ragged Casters teleport to a different location on-screen after a period of time and have no delay between teleporting and attacking.

Notes[]

  • Unlike the other Hardmode Dungeon casters, the Ragged Caster will not teleport immediately after being hit.
  • Ragged Casters can only teleport onto solid blocks. If there is no valid place to teleport to, they will remain in the same location.
  • They are only able to teleport while resting on a solid block.
  • In Expert Mode, Ragged Casters have a 0.13*1/800 (0.13%) chance to drop two Spectre Staves at once. The chance to drop exactly one Spectre Staff is 7.25*29/400 (7.25%), hence the chance to drop at least one is 7.38*59/800 (7.38%).

Tips[]

  • Weapons that stick to enemies (e.g., the Piranha Gun) are exceptionally useful, as they remain on the Ragged Caster after the teleport.
  • Weapons that deal high damage in single hits are effective against Ragged Casters. Weapons that fire multiple projectiles simultaneously may be able to land multiple hits before they teleport as well.
  • Weapons with homing capacities or minions can continue to track Ragged Casters after they teleport.

Trivia[]

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Ragged Caster: "With their cursed magic, the members of the Ragged Brotherhood leave their victims helplessly lost in utter darkness."

History[]

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