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The Arms Dealer is an NPC that will move into a suitable house once the player has a firearm of any kind, besides the Flare Gun. The fastest way to get the arms dealer to move in to a house is to destroy Shadow Orbs or Pulsating Hearts (which have a chance to drop a Musket or The Undertaker respectively).

Despite the Flare Gun's name, it does not fulfill the Arms Dealer's spawning requirements because only weapons that fire bullets count towards it.


The Arms Dealer is a vendor who primarily deals in ranged weapons and related items, such as ammunition. To this end, he sells a variety of guns (including the Minishark and Shotgun, which can be found nowhere else) in addition to basic ammunition.


He uses a Flintlock Pistol to defend himself. However, he upgrades it to a Minishark when Hard Mode begins. The Flintlock and Minishark deal the exact same damage, however the Minishark is significantly faster.


Item Sale Price Special Conditions
Empty Bullet 3 Copper Coin Wall of Flesh defeated
Flintlock Pistol 5 Gold Coin None
Illegal Gun Parts 20 Gold Coin Night (Night)
Musket Ball 7 Copper Coin None
Minishark 35 Gold Coin None
Nurse Hat 3 Gold Coin Halloween
Nurse Shirt 3 Gold Coin Halloween
Nurse Pants 3 Gold Coin Halloween
Silver Bullet 15 Copper Coin Bloodmoon Icon.png (Blood Moon) or Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode)
Shotgun 25 Gold Coin Wall of Flesh defeated
Unholy Arrow 40 Copper Coin Night (Night), Eater of Worlds defeated
Stake 75 Copper Coin The Stake Launcher is present in inventory
Candy Corn 5 Copper Coin The Candy Corn Rifle is present in inventory
Stynger Bolt 75 Copper Coin The Stynger is present in inventory
Explosive Jack 'O Lantern 15 Copper Coin The Jack 'O Lantern Launcher is present in inventory

Arms Dealer's Quotes
  • "Make it quick! I've got a date with <Nurse's name> in an hour." (Nurse must be present).
  • "Keep your hands off my gun, buddy!"
  • "<Dryad's name> is a looker. Too bad she's such a prude." (Dryad must be present).
  • "I see you're eyeballin' the Minishark.. You really don't want to know how it was made."

During a blood moon:

  • "I love nights like tonight. There is never a shortage of things to kill!".
  • "Don't bother with <Demolitionist's name>, I've got all you need right here." (demolitionist must be present)
  • "What is <Demolitionist's name>'s problem? Does he even realize we sell completely different things?" (Demolitionist must be present).
  • "I want what <Nurse's name> is sellin'. What do you mean, she doesn't sell anything?" (Nurse must be present).
  • "Hey, this ain't a movie, pal. Ammo is extra." (Possibly a reference to most movies, where there is infinite ammo).

A bugpresumably causes this to be the only thing he says when Skeletron is defeated, but the Wall of Flesh is not, even if the Guide is dead.

  • "I heard there is a doll that looks very similar to <Guide's name> somewhere in the underworld. I'd like to put a few rounds in it."
Arms Dealer's Names
  • Andre
  • Brimst
  • Bronson
  • Dante (May be a reference to Dante, the protagonist of the Devil May Cry series.)
  • Darius
  • Darnell
  • Darryl (May be a reference to Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead.)
  • DeAndre
  • Demetrius
  • DeShawn
  • Dominique
  • Jalen
  • Jamal
  • Malik
  • Marquis
  • Maurice
  • Reginal
  • Terrance
  • Terrell
  • Tony
  • Trevon
  • Tyrone
  • Willie
  • Xavier


  • In the leaked version, this skin was used for the Demolitionist.
  • He seems to be infatuated with the nurse as seen in his quotes. As of 1.2.1 he also sells the Nurse Costume on Halloween. Why he has a costume of the nurse up for sale is currently unknown.
  •  In one of his quotes, he is referring to the Guide Voodoo Doll, telling it can be found in the underworld, and even saying he would like to 'put a few rounds in it', showing the Guide and the Arms Dealer don't like each other.
  • There are three emotes used more commonly by the Guide and the Arms Dealer; Fight, Kick, and Anger.
  • The quotes of the other female NPCs suggest that the Arms Dealer is interested in women.

Update Info





PC release

  • Added to the game.
Angler Head.png Angler Arms Dealer.png Arms Dealer Clothier.png Clothier NPC Head 16.png Cyborg
Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Dryad.png Dryad Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer
GolferHead.png Golfer Guide.png Guide Mechanic.png Mechanic Merchant.png Merchant
Nurse.png Nurse Old Man Small.png Old Man Painter Head.png Painter Party Girl Head.png Party Girl
Pirate Head.png Pirate Santa Face.png Santa Claus Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Stylist Head.png Stylist
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Truffle Head.png Truffle Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Wizard.png Wizard
SkeletonMerchant.png Skeleton Merchant Tax Collector's Head.png Tax Collector Tavernkeep's Head.png Tavernkeep
Purchasable Items
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Clothier.png Clothier Black Thread · Pink Thread · Summer Hat Sun.png · Plumber's Shirt · Plumber's Pants · The Doctor's Shirt · The Doctor's Pants · Familiar Shirt · Familiar Pants · Familiar Wig · Mime Mask Bloodmoon Icon.png · Beanie · Clown Hat · Clown Shirt · Clown Pants · Cowboy Hat · Cowboy Jacket · Cowboy Pants · Tam O' Shanter · Tiara · Princess Dress · Guy Fawkes Mask · Balla Hat · Gangsta Hat
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Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Bomb · Dynamite · Explosive Powder · Grenade · Hellfire Arrow Pwnhammer Icon.png · Land Mine
Dryad.png Dryad Acorn · Corrupt Seeds Bloodmoon Icon.png · Dirt Rod · Flower Wall · Grass Seeds · Grass Wall · Hallowed Seeds Pwnhammer Icon.png · Jungle Wall Pwnhammer Icon.png · Purification Powder · Sunflower · Vile Powder Bloodmoon Icon.png
Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Dye Vat · Silver Dye
Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer Grappling Hook · Rocket Boots · Ruler · Spiky Ball · Tinkerer's Workshop · Toolbelt
Mechanic.png Mechanic Actuator · Blue Pressure Plate · Blue Wrench · Brown Pressure Plate · Lever · Gray Pressure Plate · Green Pressure Plate · Green Wrench · Red Pressure Plate · Switch · Wire · Wire Cutter · Wrench · Yellow Pressure Plate
Merchant.png Merchant Blue Flare · Copper Axe · Copper Pickaxe · Disco Ball Pwnhammer Icon.png · Flare · Glowstick Moon CharmNew.png · Gold Dust Pwnhammer Icon.png · Iron Anvil · Lesser Healing Potion · Lesser Mana Potion · Marshmallow · Mining Helmet · Piggy Bank · Rope · Safe · Shuriken · Throwing Knife Bloodmoon Icon.png · Torch · Wooden Arrow
Painter Head.png Painter Black Paint · Blue Paint · Cyan Paint · Daylight · Evil Presence Bloodmoon Icon.png · First Encounter · Good Morning · Gray Paint · Green Paint · Lime Paint · Orange Paint · Paint Roller · Paint Scraper · Paintbrush · Pink Paint · Place Above The Clouds · Purple Paint · Red Paint · Sky Blue Paint · Teal Paint · The Land of Deceiving Looks · Through the Window · Underground Reward · Violet Paint · White Paint · Yellow Paint
Party Girl Head.png Party Girl Blue Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Bubble Machine · Bubble Wand · Confetti · Confetti Gun Celebration · Green Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Red Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Smoke Bomb · Yellow Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png
Pirate Head.png Pirate Bunny Cannon NPC 208.png · Cannon · Cannonball · Explosive Bunny NPC 208.png · Parrot Cracker · Pirate Hat · Pirate Pants · Pirate Shirt
Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Blend-O-Matic Moon CharmNew.png · Blue Solution · Clentaminator · Cog · Green Solution · Jetpack · Purple Solution Bloodmoon Icon.png · Red Solution Bloodmoon Icon.png · Solidifier Sun.png · Steampunk Hat · Steampunk Pants · Steampunk Shirt · Teleporter
Stylist Head.png Stylist Hair Dye Remover · Depth Hair Dye · Life Hair Dye · Mana Hair Dye · Time Hair Dye · Biome Hair Dye · Party Hair Dye · Rainbow Hair Dye · Speed Hair Dye · Money Hair DyePlatinum Coin
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Ammo Box · Angel Halo · Arcane Rune Wall · Blue Dynasty Shingles · Brick Layer · Celestial Magnet · Chalice · Companion Cube · Crimson Cloak · Diamond Ring · DPS Meter · Dynasty Wood · Extendo Grip · Fancy Dishes · Fez · Gatligator Pwnhammer Icon.png · Gi · Gypsy Robe · Katana · Kimono · Magic Hat · Mysterious Cape · Pad Thai · Paint Sprayer · Pho · Portable Cement Mixer · Pulse Bow · Red Cape · Red Dynasty Shingles · Revolver · Sake · Ultrabright Torch · Water Gun · Winter Cape
Truffle Head.png Truffle Autohammer · Dark Blue Solution · Hammush · Mushroom Cap · Mushroom Spear · Strange Glowing Mushroom
Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Blood Water Fountain · Blowgun · Corrupt Water Fountain · Crimson Water Fountain · Desert Water Fountain · Hallowed Water Fountain · Hercules Beetle · Icy Water Fountain · Imbuing Station · Jungle Water Fountain · Leaf Wings · Pure Water Fountain · Pygmy Necklace Moon CharmNew.png · Tiki Mask · Tiki Pants · Tiki Shirt · Tiki Totem · Stynger Bolt · Vial of Venom
Wizard.png Wizard Bell · Crystal Ball · Greater Mana Potion · Harp · Ice Rod · Music Box · Spell Tome