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Old Man

The Old Man is a Terraria NPC whose main function is to summon Skeletron. The Old Man is the same character as the Clothier who sells vanity items to the player after the player has defeated Skeletron. He will also judge the player’s health and defense as either worthy (more than 300 maximum health and 10 defense) or unworthy (less than 300 maximum health and 10 defense), but he will allow the player to fight Skeletron regardless. Once Skeletron is summoned, the Old Man appears to die, suggesting that the Old Man turns into Skeletron.



Required Conditions for the Old Man in Terraria


The Clothier originally appears as the Old Man who guards the Dungeon. He will spawn as the Clothier after the player has defeated Skeletron and will move in after there is an empty room.


Conclusion


The Old Man is a necessary character for fighting Skeletron, one of the most iconic bosses in the game. Defeating Skeletron is a necessary requirement for multiple NPCs, including the Old Man / the Clothier. The Old Man also serves as an important aspect of the lore of the game, and specifically Skeletron.


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Q. What do you do with the Old Man in Terraria?


A. The Old Man is a Terraria NPC whose main function is to summon Skeletron. The player can summon Skeletron by selecting the “curse” option when interacting with the Old Man. He will also judge the player's health and defense as either worthy or unworthy, but he will allow the player to fight Skeletron regardless.


Q. Is the Clothier the Old Man?


A. The Old Man is the same character as the Clothier who sells vanity items to the player after the player has defeated Skeletron.



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