Arabian Merchant
AI TypePassive AI
Max Life250
KB Resist50%
Arabian Merchant Head.png Map Icon
Nurse.png This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Arabian Merchant is an NPC that will spawn once the following conditions have been met:

  • There is an empty house.
  • The Rukh has been defeated

If the Arabian Merchant is killed, he will only respawn if the above conditions are met again. He uses Wooden Knives to defend himself.

Items sold

Item Cost Availability
Genie Lamp.png Genie Lamp 14 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Java Hood.png Java Hood 1 Gold Coin.png  20 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Java Robe.png Java Robe 6 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Sandstone Ring.png Sandstone Ring 1 Gold Coin.png  20 Silver Coin.png Always available.
Bone Javelin.png Bone Javelin 3 Gold Coin.png  20 Silver Coin.png After beating the Eater of Worlds or the Brain of Cthulhu
Bone Throwing Knife.png Bone Throwing Knife 12 Gold Coin.png  50 Silver Coin.png After beating the Eater of Worlds or the Brain of Cthulhu
Desert Eagle.png Desert Eagle 6 Gold Coin.png  66 Silver Coin.png Hardmode only


The Arabian Merchant can have the following names:

  • Badruddin
  • Galib
  • Salavat
  • Zafar
  • Valid
  • Tunak
  • Nadim


  • "Salam aleykum! Do you need anything?"
  • "I got some sand in my pockets. I think throwing it will hurt your eyes."
  • "My wear was absolutely white long time ago. Maybe I should wash it with this perfect yellow water?"
  • "There are stories about what happened in the sands of this desert. But I won't tell you anything."
  • "In case something will happen with me... I bequeath you all my sand."
  • "The sands are telling me that... That... Ugh... That you will buy everything!"
  • "The sands are moving... Be careful or you will be sucked into unknown depths!"


  • According to his "Salam aleykum!" quote, the Arabian Merchant is revealed to be Muslim.
  • The "perfect yellow water" refers to how in the Desert, the water is yellow.
  • One of his names, Tunak, refers to Daler Mahndi's song "Tunak Tunak Tun"
  • The price of 6 gold, 66 silver for his desert eagle is possibly referencing the evil number 666.


  • Remastered 1.2: Introduced
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