(I REALLY hope there isn't already a forum for this.) New to Terraria? Get slaughtered by skeletons every time you go plundering? Need advice? Well look no further, I am here to help. I can provide tips from what weapons/potions to bring to how to avoid being attacked all together. The basic beginner gear would be a full set of cactus armor, a cactus sword, a cactus pickaxe, 5 lesser healing potions, and 40 torches. After a couple of mining trips, you can upgrade what you are using. (For example from a cactus pickaxe to a iron pickaxe.) Mining potions should be used if you happen to have any lying around. If you have any questions that this didn't answer, comment your question and I will reply to it as soon as possible.