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The Plaguebringer Goliath

The Plaguebringer Goliath is a Hardmode post-Golem boss.

The Plaguebringer Goliath
The Plaguebringer Goliath.png
Statistics
Type Boss
Environment Jungle
AI Type The Plaguebringer Goliath AI
Damage 90 / 144-194 / 151-203 / 216-291 (melee)
80 / 112-136 / 117-142 / 168-204 (stinger)
100 / 144-168 / 151-176 / 216-252 (missile)
114 / 168 / 176 / 252 (nuke)
Max Life 58,500 / 93,600 / 113,400 / 160,000
Defense (DR) 40 (40% DR)
KB Resist 100%
Inflicts debuff
Plague.png Plague
100% chance
Debuff duration 3 seconds (Contact)
8.33 seconds (Missiles)
4.67 seconds (Stingers)
Debuff tooltip Rotting from the inside
Inflicts debuff
Horror.png Horror
100% chance
Debuff duration 10 seconds (On contact)
Debuff tooltip The horror...
Drops
Coins 2 Platinum Coin.png 25 Gold Coin.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
The Hive.png The Hive
25% / 33%
Blight Spewer.png Blight Spewer
25% / 33%
Malevolence.png Malevolence
25% / 33%
Virulence.png Virulence
25% / 33%
Diseased Pike.png Diseased Pike
25% / 33%
Plague Staff.png Plague Staff
25% / 33%
Pestilent Defiler.png Pestilent Defiler
25% / 33%
Pandemic.png Pandemic
25% / 33%
Plague Cell Canister.png Plague Cell Canister
10-14 / 12-17
100%
Plaguebringer Goliath Mask.png Plaguebringer Goliath Mask
14%
Plaguebringer Goliath Trophy.png Plaguebringer Goliath Trophy
10%
Bloom Stone.png Bloom Stone
10%
The Plaguebringer Goliath (Lore).png The Plaguebringer Goliath (Lore)
• Always on first kill
100%
Treasure Bag (The Plaguebringer Goliath).png Treasure Bag (The Plaguebringer Goliath)
• in Expert Mode only
100%
Malachite.png Malachite
• in Revengeance Mode only
1%

Plaguebringer Goliath map.png
Map Icon
Plaguebringer Goliath Trophy.png "MISSILES LAUNCHED, TARGET ROUTINE INITIATED!!!" Plaguebringer Goliath Trophy.png
Not to be confused with Plaguebringer, a miniboss with a similar appearance and AI.

SpawnEdit

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

BehaviorEdit

The Plaguebringer Goliath behaves similarly to Queen Bee, charging at the player and using a variety of dangerous attacks.

AttacksEdit

Phase 1Edit

  • Will rapidly sweep across the screen, attempting to ram the player.
  • Will charge in a diagonal fashion.
  • At the beginning of a dash the Plaguebringer Goliath will rain down rockets.
  • Occasionally spawns homing plague missiles that have their own individual health bars and can be killed.
  • 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 2Edit

  • Retains all abilities from her first phase.
  • Can now activate the Plague Nuke Barrage. This will be indicated by the status message "MISSILES LAUNCHED, TARGETING ROUTINE INITIATED!". Once five seconds have passed, a barrage of about thirty plague missiles will rain down from above and cause massive damage if the player isn't under solid tiles.

In Expert ModeEdit

  • Stinger projectiles now explode.
  • At certain health intervals, all her projectiles receive a damage boost (75%, 50%, 25%)
  • Defense and chance to fire rockets increases greatly as health depletes.
  • Spawns Plague Mines which chase the player and explode at a close range.

In Revengeance ModeEdit

In Death ModeEdit

  • 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.

SummonsEdit

Image Name Condition
  Plague Charger Always
  Plague Homing Missile Always
  Plague Mine In Expert Mode
  Plaguebringer In Revengeance Mode

NotesEdit

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

TipsEdit

  • 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.
  • Equipping the Honey Dew or an upgrade will halve the amount of melee damage The Plaguebringer Goliath inflicts.
  • Equipping the Alchemical Flask will make you immune to the Plague debuff.

TriviaEdit

  • The status message that appears upon the bosses spawn may be a reference to the Borderlands Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage DLC's Eclipse boss fight where he may say the same quote.
  • The Plaguebringer Goliath's theme is Fly of Beelzebub, which was composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
    • This is currently the only theme in the mod that has lyrics.
    • Prior to the release of Fly of Beelzebub, the placeholder theme was a remix of Boss 1, which was also composed by DM DOKURO.

LoreEdit

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.

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