The Plaguebringer Goliath

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The Plaguebringer Goliath
The Plaguebringer Goliath.png
Statistics
TypeBoss
EnvironmentJungle
AI TypeThe Plaguebringer Goliath AI
Damage100 / 180 / 225 / 258 (Contact)
80 / 128-152 / 160-190 / 184-218 (Plague Stinger)
100 / 160-184 / 200-230 / 230-264 (Plague Missile)
120 / 192 / 240 / 276 (Plague Nuke Barrage)
Max Life58,500 / 93,600 / 123,640 / 176,000
Defense (DR)55 / 55-105 (25% DR)
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffPlaguePlague
100% chance
Debuff duration5 seconds (Contact)
4 seconds (Plague Stinger explosions)
5 seconds (Plague Missiles)
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
Inflicts debuffHorrorHorror
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds (Contact)
Debuff tooltipThe horror...
Inflicts debuffMarkedMarked
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds (Contact)
Debuff tooltipDamage reduction reduced
Immune toAll debuffs except:
Ichor (debuff)Cursed InfernoAbyssal FlamesArmor CrunchDemon FlamesGod Slayer InfernoNightwitherShredWhispering DeathSilva StunDaybrokenHoly FlamesShellfish ClapsEnraged
Drops
Coins 2 Platinum Coin.png 25 Gold Coin.png
Plaguebringer Goliath map.png
Map Icon
Not to be confused with Plaguebringer, a miniboss with a similar appearance and AI.

Plaguebringer Goliath Trophy.png "A horrific amalgam of steel, flesh, and infection." Plaguebringer Goliath Trophy.png

The Plaguebringer Goliath is a Hardmode boss and the central force of the plague afflicted onto the Jungle after the Golem's defeat.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

The Plaguebringer Goliath can be summoned manually with the Abombination. She must be summoned in the Jungle or Underground Jungle.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Plaguebringer Goliath behaves similarly to Queen Bee, charging at the player and using a variety of dangerous attacks. If the player leads the Goliath above ground, she will enrage and fire more projectiles and have increased movement speed. Attacks gain increased damage, speed, and intensity as her health drops.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Phase 1[edit | edit source]

  • Will rapidly sweep across the screen, attempting to ram the player.
  • Will charge in a diagonal fashion.
  • Fires powerful plague stingers and plague rockets at the player.
  • Spawns Plague Chargers that vary in strength and size.
  • Will enrage if the player ever exits the Jungle biome.
  • At 50% health the Plaguebringer enters her second phase.

Phase 2[edit | edit source]

  • The status message "PLAGUE NUKE BARRAGE ARMED, PREPARING FOR LAUNCH!!!" appears.
  • Retains all abilities from her first phase except she no longer summons Plague Chargers and instead spawns a number of homing plague missiles that have their own individual health bars and can be killed.
  • Can now dash above the player, raining down missiles at the start of each dash.

In Expert Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Stinger projectiles now explode.
  • All her projectiles deal more damage as she loses health.
  • Defense increases greatly as health depletes.
  • Higher chance to fire a plague missile instead of a stinger.
  • Spawns Plague Mines, which chase the player and explode at a close range. They move slower after a short period of time has passed, and are invincible until they have stopped moving.

In Revengeance Mode[edit | edit source]

In Death Mode[edit | edit source]

  • The Plaguebringer Goliath immediately starts in her second phase, so the Plague Nuke Barrage is active from the beginning of the fight.
  • Fires more rockets and charges at higher speeds.
  • Stingers home in on the player.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Boss Servants[edit | edit source]

Plague Homing Missile
Plague Homing Missile.png
Statistics
TypeFlying Enemy
EnvironmentJungle
AI TypePlague Homing Missile AI
Damage90 / 180 / 225 / 258
Max Life1000
Defense 10
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffPlaguePlague
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
Immune toIchor (debuff)Cursed InfernoBrimstone FlamesPoisonedFrostburnVenomShadowflameOn Fire!PlagueDaybrokenHoly Flames
Plague Mine
Plague Mine.png
Statistics
TypeFlying Enemy
EnvironmentJungle
AI TypePlague Mine AI
Damage200 / 230
Max Life100
Defense 0
KB Resist100%

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Plague Charger Plague Charger Phase 1
Plaguebringer Plaguebringer Phase 1 in Revengeance Mode
Always when enraged in Revengeance Mode

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If you get too far away from The Plaguebringer Goliath, she will instantly teleport to you.
  • If you leave the Jungle for a prolonged amount of time she will despawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • It is recommended to make an arena with a ceiling or a shelter where the player can survive the barrage of exploding projectiles. With it most if not all projectiles will hit the blocks instead of the player.
  • Spamming projectiles which can overwhelm the screen with weapons such as scythes, magic weapons or summons/sentries that have ranged attacks, may give you a bigger chance to defeat this enemy as it will get constant damage.
  • Try making more vertical movements, as it will lower your chances of getting hit by her ram attack.
  • Take care to avoid her diagonal ramming attack, as it can throw the player off guard and potentially kill the player.
  • The Flame Scythe is a powerful weapon for both melee and rogue players due to its high damage and large hit box.
  • The Conclave Crossfire combined with high damaging bullets can make quick work of The Plaguebringer Goliath.
  • The Primordial Earth can easily damage The Plaguebringer Goliath due to the massive size of its projectiles hitbox.
  • The Hive Pod can deal massive burst of damage to both The Plaguebringer Goliath and her summons due to its lingering Hivelings.
  • The Heavenfallen Stardisk can make quick work of The Plaguebringer Goliath due to its high base damage and splitting projectiles when airborne.
  • Equipping the Alchemical Flask will make you immune to the Plague debuff.
  • Equipping the Honey Dew or an upgrade will reduce the amount of damage The Plaguebringer Goliath inflicts by 25 percent.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Plaguebringer Goliath's theme is Fly of Beelzebub, which was composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
    • If the Calamity Music add-on mod is disabled, Boss 3 will play instead.
    • Prior to the release of Fly of Beelzebub, the placeholder theme was a remix of Boss 1, which was also composed by DM DOKURO.
  • The status message "MISSILES LAUNCHED, TARGETING ROUTINE INITIATED!!!" may be a reference to the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage DLC's Eclipse boss fight where he may say the same quote.
  • There was some foreshadowing to this boss with the Queen Bee's lore item talking about controlling them.
  • The Plaguebringer Goliath's sprite is doubled exactly in size in-game, meaning that each visible pixel on her is 4 by 4 real pixels, as opposed to Terraria's typical pixel being 2 by 2 real pixels.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Jungle Tyrant conducted a great number of projects and experiments during his rule. It was during one such experiment that Yharim and his researchers unwittingly created a terrible yet powerful weapon - infectious nanomachines capable of spreading to virtually any organic material that rotted the host from the inside out, sustaining the victim's life as they suffered to enable their proliferation. Yharim swiftly declared the results too dangerous for use and locked the bio-tech virus away under high security. However, one of Yharim's head scientists recovered the nanomachines from storage and silently added them to another of Yharim's projects as it was prepared for field use. Armed with a slew of advanced weaponry and filled with a sadistic disease, mechanized Queen Bees poisoned their hives as they were stationed throughout the Jungle.

Their lesser brethren contracted the plague and proceeded to spread it further still, cascading through the ecosystem in the blink of an eye. The outbreak was uncontrollable, the nanomachines impossible to purge from the cyborg insects without destroying them entirely. As the Jungle around him wasted away in agony, the tyrant king turned his eye to the devastating might of his living weapons. The mechanical abominations became known and feared as the Plaguebringers - capable of razing a thriving city to the ground with ordnance as easily as they could transform it into an apocalyptic wasteland. Though not the most powerful of Yharim's forces, the Plaguebringers promised their victims a gruesome, painful, and extremely slow demise.