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The Plaguebringer Goliath
The Plaguebringer Goliath.png
AI TypeThe Plaguebringer Goliath AI
Damage100 / 180 / 226 / 234 (Contact)
80 / 136 / 160 / 180 (Plague Stinger)
100 / 180 / 216 / 234 (Plague Missile)
120 / 192 / 220 / 240 (Plague Nuke Barrage)
Max Life88,750 / 142,000 / 170,400
Defense40 / 40-60
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffPlaguePlague
100% chance
Debuff duration4 seconds (Contact)
4 seconds (Plague Stinger explosions)
3 seconds (Plague Missiles)
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
Immune toConfusedPearl AuraPlaguePoisonedVenom

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

Not to be confused with Plaguebringer, a related mini boss.

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


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


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 out of the Jungle biome, she will enrage, fire more projectiles, have increased movement speed, and will accelerate faster and faster the longer she charges until she is faster than and ahead of the player. Attacks gain increased damage, speed, and intensity as her health drops.


Phase 1

  • Will level herself horizontally with the player and fly back and forth three times.
  • Fires powerful plague stingers and plague rockets at the player.
    • A plague rocket will replace every fifth stinger shot.
  • Spawns Plague Chargers that vary in strength and size.
    • Below 50% health, 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.

In Expert Mode

  • Some of her stingers home in on the player.
  • Stinger projectiles now explode after travelling a certain distance.
  • All her projectiles deal more damage as she loses health.
  • Defense increases greatly as health depletes.
  • 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.
    • Spawns additional Plague Mines when enraged.
  • At 50% health The Plaguebringer Goliath enters her second phase.

Phase 2

  • The status message "PLAGUE NUKE BARRAGE ARMED, PREPARING FOR LAUNCH!!!" appears.
  • Retains all abilities from her first phase.
  • Can now dash above the player, raining down missiles at the start of each dash.

In Revengeance Mode

  • The Plaguebringer Goliath moves faster and is able to perform diagonal dashes when she is below 80% health.
  • Missiles travel faster and shoots projectiles at a higher rate.
  • Can spawn more Plague Chargers at once.

In Death Mode

  • Fires more rockets and charges at higher speeds.
  • Gains increased top speed and spawns minions and shoots missiles at a higher rate.

In Malice Mode

  • Charges 5 times instead.
  • Shoots many more missiles in Phase 2.


Boss Servants

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 toConfusedPearl AuraPlaguePoisonedVenom
Plague Mine
Plague Mine.png
TypeFlying Enemy
AI TypePlague Mine AI
Damage200 / 240 / 260
Max Life100
KB Resist100%
Immune toConfusedPearl AuraPlaguePoisonedVenom


  • If the player gets too far away from The Plaguebringer Goliath, she will instantly teleport to them.
  • The entire screen is tinted green for the duration of the fight.
  • If the player leaves the Jungle for a prolonged amount of time she will despawn.


For more elaborate strategies on defeating the Plaguebringer Goliath, including weapon and arena recommendations, see Guide:The Plaguebringer Goliath strategies.
  • 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 hitbox.
  • 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.
  • Pay attention to her location when she's using her Plague Nuke Barrage, go in the same direction that she's dashing in to have a better chance of avoiding them.
    • A Rod of Discord can also help with that.


  • 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.
  • If the Boss Checklist Mod is installed, her unique despawn message will be "HOSTILE SPECIMENS TERMINATED. INITIATE RECALL TO HOME BASE."
  • The Plaguebringer Goliath has a Draedon's Log entry dedicated to her that can be found in the Jungle Bio-center Lab.


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.