Ancient Phalanx

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Ancient Phalanx
Ancient Phalanx.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
TypeUndead Enemy
EnvironmentMarble Cave
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life125250375
KB Resist80%82%84%
Immune toPoisoned.png
BannerAncient Phalanx Banner.pngAncient Phalanx Banner
"Colossal guardians from an ancient civilization, they have little to protect but themselves."

The Ancient Phalanx is an enemy that is found in Marble Caves, along with Ancient Archers and Ancient Chargers, after Skeletron has been defeated. It walks towards its target to deal contact damage, and periodically raises its shield, granting it temporary invincibility.


  • In ancient war times, a phalanx actually refers to a line of hoplites multiple lines deep. This strategy of pushing the front lines was effective in driving back enemy forces.
  • It can be considered the marble equivalent to the Granite Golem.


  • Can now drop Pizza and Gladius.
  • Nerfed damage from 36 / 72 to 32 / 64, life from 135 / 270 to 125 / 250, and defense from 26 to 20.
  • Increased damage from 35 / 70 to 36 / 72, added immunities and vanilla loot.
  • Sprite updated.
  • Sprite updated.
  • Introduced.