The Plaguebringer Goliath

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The Plaguebringer Goliath
The Plaguebringer Goliath.png
AI TypeThe Plaguebringer Goliath AI
Damage100 / 180 / 226 / 234 (Contact)
80 / 128-152 / 160-190 / 218 (Plague Stinger)
100 / 180 / 216 / 234 (Plague Missile)
120 / 192 / 240 / 276 (Plague Nuke Barrage)
Max Life81,000 / 129,600 / 170,400
Defense40 / 40-60 / 60
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 ClapsEnragedFrostburnBetsy's CurseCelledOiledWar CleaveKami Flu
Coins 25 Gold Coin.png
Plaguebringer Goliath map.png
Map Icon

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

Not to be confused with the Plaguebringer, a related miniboss.

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 Plaguebringer Goliath above ground, out of the Jungle biome, or both, 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 level herself horizontally with the player and fly back and forth three times.
  • Fires powerful plague stingers and plague rockets at the player.
  • Spawns Plague Chargers that vary in strength and size.
  • At 50% health The Plaguebringer Goliath 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]

  • The Plaguebringer Goliath moves faster and is able to perform diagonal dashes when she is below 80% health.
  • Spawns Plaguebringers.
  • Missiles travel faster and spawns more projectiles.
  • Can spawn more Plague Chargers at once.
  • The Horror and Marked debuffs are applied to the player on contact.
  • Stingers home in on the player.

In Death Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Plague Nuke Barrage and Diagonal Dashes are available from the beginning of the fight.
  • Fires more rockets and charges at higher speeds.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Boss Servants[edit | edit source]

Plague Homing Missile
Plague Homing Missile.png
TypeFlying Enemy
AI TypePlague Homing Missile AI
Damage90 / 180 / 210 / 224
Max Life1000
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffPlaguePlague
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
Immune toIchor (debuff)Cursed InfernoBrimstone FlamesPoisonedFrostburnVenomShadowflameOn Fire!PlagueDaybrokenHoly FlamesConfused
Plague Mine
Plague Mine.png
TypeFlying Enemy
AI TypePlague Mine AI
Damage200 / 240 / 260
Max Life100
KB Resist100%

Enemies[edit | edit source]

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

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although the player can summon The Plaguebringer Goliath on the surface Jungle, she will still enrage on the surface.
  • If you get too far away from The Plaguebringer Goliath, she will instantly teleport to you.
  • The entire screen is tinted green for the duration of the fight.
  • If you leave the Jungle for a prolonged amount of time she will despawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating the Plaguebringer Goliath, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:The Plaguebringer Goliath strategies.
  • 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 thanks to her aggressive movement with the large hurtbox.
  • 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 Subduction Slicer is a powerful weapon for both melee and rogue players due to its high damage and large hitbox.
  • The Snowman Cannon or Helstorm combined with high damaging bullets can make quick work of The Plaguebringer Goliath.
  • The Laser Machinegun and Forbidden Sun are options for mages.
  • The Primordial Earth can easily damage The Plaguebringer Goliath due to the massive size of its projectiles hitbox.
  • The Resurrection Butterfly is the preferred choice for summoners in this stage of the game.
  • 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.
  • Plaguenades can make quick work of The Plaguebringer Goliath's summons because of all the bees they spawn.
  • Equipping the Alchemical Flask will make you take half damage from the Plague debuff.
    • Alternatively, the Margarita drink will halve its duration at the cost of some defense and life regeneration.
  • Equipping the Honey Dew or an upgrade will reduce the amount of damage The Plaguebringer Goliath inflicts by 25 percent, with the exception of her rockets, which deal full damage.

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.
  • There is some foreshadowing to this boss with the Queen Bee's lore item talking about controlling them.

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.