Terraria 1.4 Optimal NPC Placement (Housing)

Terraria Optimal NPC Happiness Housing 1.4

Below I will provide an explanation for in a quick description why I have located who I have collectively in the identical household. I am open to reviews and different idea’s so sense free to comment and permit me know.

Terraria NPC Happiness

If you already know what happiness is and the way it outcomes the NPC, sense free to skip this part.

In the new 1.4 update, NPCs now have individual choices about living close to other NPCs or what biome they stay in which in turn affects their costs. The lowest fees they are able to get all the way down to are 75% of the original fee when they’re happy. The highest fees they can stand up to are 150% of the original price.

So, this device blessings gamers who treat their NPCs with care and now not don’t simply cramp all of them into one small box. You will need to elevate the happiness of any NPC Vendor before they’ll sell you Pylons for the biome they’re currently in. You may have a max of 2 NPCs inside 25 blocks and a max of four NPCs within a hundred and twenty blocks, otherwise it’ll be considered “over crowded” and raise expenses for all NPCs affected.

Get extra of a reduction for putting them with NPCs they love vs just like. If you positioned them with NPCs they dislike or hate, then costs will move up. This would not have an effect on the Travling or Skeleton Merchant; they use exclusive mechanics which I’ll cover below.

Optimal NPC Preview

Housing Description


  • Guide + Merchant – Near/in your foremost base inside the forest
  • Zoologist + Golfer – Anywhere at the least 25 blocks faraway from the Guide and Merchant so that you do not get terrible happiness


Prior to shifting the Tax Collector (or Santa) you will need to transport Mechanic and Cyborg to the snow biome and buy the pylon.

  • Santa – Likes the snow but hates Tax Collector so make sure he’s far sufficient away
  • Tax Collector + Any NPC Pet – Likes the snow, I’m now not sure if happiness impacts how much/rapid he makes money needs testing but will maximum probable flow him as soon as I get Santa. Need 2 NPCs to use the Pylon and pets remember as an NPC to use Pylons.


  • Steampunk + Cyborg – Best charges for Steampunk, she loves Cyborg and Desert and Cyborg likes Steampunk
  • Gun Dealer + Nurse – Getting satisfactory charge from Gun Dealer


  • Witch Doctor + Dryad – They just like the jungle and each different
  • Painter + Clothier – Painter likes the jungle and wished a spot to put the Clothier (I do not value him very excessive if you can’t tell he is free to roam)


  • Pirate + Angler – Best fees for Pirate for buying gadgets to reinforce your defenses for invasions
  • Stylist + Dye Trader – Best charges for Stylist, she loves the Dye Trader and Ocean

Mushroom Surface

  • Truffle + Any NPC Pet – Truffle will spawn on Mushroom surface, however you will want to create it manually first while in hardmode. Need 2 NPCs to use the Pylon and pets matter as an NPC to use Pylons. You will need to move any other NPC (Dryad for example) with Truffle to shop for the Pylon first then you may circulate the Dryad out and move the Pet in


  • Wizard + Party Girl – They both like Hallow and each other


  • Demolitionist + Tavernkeep – Love each other and likes underground, desirable to have the pylon right here for gem tree farm
  • Goblin Tinkerer + Mechanic – Best charges for reforging with the Goblin Tinkerer

Terraria Traveling and Skeleton Merchants

Traveling Merchant

His costs are maximum the the closer he’s to the initial spawn. The further away he’s from the initial spawn the decrease his prices are. He has a risk to randomly spawn every day next to 2 NPC’s. So make certain to have city in Ocean biome and what ever biome is next in your dungeon and wish he spawns there for the lowest fees.

Skeleton Merchant

His prices and item he sells are suffering from the phase of moon which I will display the charge exchange below. During the sunlight hours his expenses will pass up 10% and all through night time time there may be no effect to prices. Note that he spawns randomly underground and could despawn as soon as he’s off.

NPC Layout

Here is an instance of the format I will be using. 8 x 8 11 x 8 eight x eight (counting outer walls).

This leaves room for you to add a few chests or decorations if you want around the pylon.

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