The Overloaded Soldier is a Hardmode enemy which can be found in the Cavern layer and Dungeon. It appears to have once been an Armored Skeleton, with phantoplasmic slime now leaking from its orifices and limbs. While falling, its horizontal speed increases incredibly quickly, easily clearing the player's screen unless it is stopped by a block.
After Providence, the Profaned Goddess is defeated, it begins dropping Phantoplasm, a crafting material used in various items such as the Necroplasmic Beacon.
- It is one of two enemies which can drop Phantoplasm that spawn in the Cavern layer, the other being Phantom Debris. This is unlike the other phantoplasmic creatures which are found in the Dungeon.
- Overloaded Soldiers only begin dropping Phantoplasm after Providence has been defeated, despite the fact that Phantom Spirits begin spawning after Moon Lord has been defeated.
- Due to its stats being relatively low compared to a post-Moon Lord player, it is easy and safe to farm it for Phantoplasm after Providence has been defeated.