The Plaguebringer Goliath

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The Plaguebringer Goliath
The Plaguebringer Goliath.png
DamageThis attack will cause defense damage on hit. 100 / 180 Expert Mode / 216 Revengeance Mode / 234 Death Mode / 297 Master Mode (Contact)
88 / 156 Expert Mode / 184 Revengeance Mode / 200 Death Mode / 270 Master Mode (Plague Stinger, Plague Missile)
This attack will cause defense damage on hit. 120 / 192 Expert Mode / 220 Revengeance Mode / 240 Death Mode / 330 Master Mode (Plague Nuke Barrage)
Max Life88,750 / 142,000 Expert Mode / 170,400 Revengeance Mode / 213,000 Master Mode / 255,600 Revengeance Mode Master Mode
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffPlaguePlague
100% chance
Debuff duration4 seconds (Contact)
4 seconds (Plague Stinger explosions)
3 seconds (Plague Missiles)
Debuff tooltipYou are rotting from the inside
Immune toConfusedPearl AuraPlaguePoisonedAcid Venom

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

Like Queen Bee, The Plaguebringer Goliath has three distinct attacks that are used throughout the fight. After an attack is finished, another one will be randomly chosen. She cannot repeat the same attack twice in a row.

  • Will level herself horizontally with the player and charge three times.
  • Fires powerful plague stingers and plague rockets at the player.
    • A plague rocket will replace every fifth stinger shot.
  • Below 50% health, she 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.
  • 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 can be killed.
    • 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.
  • Gains a new attack, where she dashes 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.

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.

On the For the worthy seed

  • Plague stingers and missiles travel faster.
  • Plague rockets have a larger explosion.
  • Plague Homing Missiles and Plague Mines explode quicker.


Boss Servants

Plague Homing Missile
Plague Homing Missile.png
TypeFlying Enemy
DamageThis attack will cause defense damage on hit. 90 / 180 Expert Mode / 210 Revengeance Mode / 224 Death Mode / 270 Master Mode
Max Life1000 / 1500 Master Mode
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffPlaguePlague
100% chance
Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipYou are rotting from the inside
Immune toConfusedPearl AuraPlaguePoisonedAcid Venom
Plague Mine
Plague Mine.png
TypeFlying Enemy
DamageThis attack will cause defense damage on hit. 200 Expert Mode / 240 Revengeance Mode / 260 Death Mode / 330 Master Mode
Max Life1000 / 2000 Expert Mode / 3000 Master Mode
KB Resist100%
Immune toConfusedPearl AuraPlaguePoisonedAcid Venom


  • 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.
  • Weapons with piercing capabilities can easily get multiple hits in at a time due to The Plaguebringer Goliath's large hitbox and aggressive movements.
  • Focusing on vertical movements will make dodging her charges easier.
  • Take care to avoid her diagonal charges in Revengeance or above, as it can throw the player off guard and potentially kill them.
  • Moving away from the missles fired during the Plague Nuke Barrage will widen the gaps between them, allowing them to be dodged more easily.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for The Plaguebringer Goliath: "Machinery and nanobots have nearly entirely eaten away at the form of this Queen Bee. One wonders if it would simply be more efficient to create one from the ground up."
  • 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, which talks 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.