Counterweight

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Counterweight
Red Counterweight.png Green Counterweight.png Blue Counterweight.png Purple Counterweight.png Black Counterweight.png Yellow Counterweight.png
Statistics
Type AccessoryCrafting material
Tooltip Throws a counterweight after hitting an enemy with a yoyo
Rarity Rarity Level: 2
Buy / Sell 5 Gold Coin / 1 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 3309-3314
Pc only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
A Yellow Counterweight being used with Red's Throw.

A Counterweight is an accessory sold by the Traveling Merchant and the Skeleton Merchant. They fire a second yoyo-type projectile after hitting an enemy with a Yoyo that travels towards the Yoyo, then arcs over the player.

There are 6 variants, and all function identically. Counterweights can also be used to craft a Yoyo Bag.

Variants[edit | edit source]

From Traveling Merchant[edit | edit source]

Type Cost Availability Chance
Black Counterweight.png Black Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3309
5 Gold Coin 1/4
Yellow Counterweight.png Yellow Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3314
5 Gold Coin 1/3

From Skeleton Merchant[edit | edit source]

Type Cost Availability
Blue Counterweight.png Blue Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3310
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 1(full), 5(new).
Red Counterweight.png Red Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3311
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 2, 6.
Purple Counterweight.png Purple Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3312
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 3, 7.
Green Counterweight.png Green Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3313
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 4, 8.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Yoyo Bag.png White String.pngWhite String Tinkerer's Workshop.png Tinkerer's Workshop
Yoyo Glove.pngYoyo Glove
Black Counterweight.pngBlack Counterweight
Yoyo Bag.png White String.pngWhite String
Yoyo Glove.pngYoyo Glove
Blue Counterweight.pngBlue Counterweight
Yoyo Bag.png White String.pngWhite String
Yoyo Glove.pngYoyo Glove
Green Counterweight.pngGreen Counterweight
Yoyo Bag.png White String.pngWhite String
Yoyo Glove.pngYoyo Glove
Purple Counterweight.pngPurple Counterweight
Yoyo Bag.png White String.pngWhite String
Yoyo Glove.pngYoyo Glove
Red Counterweight.pngRed Counterweight
Yoyo Bag.png White String.pngWhite String
Yoyo Glove.pngYoyo Glove
Yellow Counterweight.pngYellow Counterweight

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Multiple equipped Counterweights do not stack. Only one will function at a time.
  • The particular color equipped will display on a character, unlike the Yoyo Bag, which shows a random color.
  • Does not stack with the Yoyo Bag.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Counterweights are real-world yo-yo accessories used to aid in tricks where the yo-yo is swung from the middle of the string rather than its end. Real-world counterweights are often patterned after (or made out of) polyhedral dice, and Terraria's follow suit: the Blue and Red Counterweights are four-sided dice, the Purple and Green Counterweights are six-sided dice, and the Black and Yellow Counterweights are twelve-sided dice.

History[edit | edit source]

Equipable Items: Adamantite Breastplate.png Armor • Anklet of the Wind.png Accessories ( Cobalt Shield.png Combat) • Pharaoh's Robe.png Vanity ( Diamond Ring.png Accessories • Purple Dye.png Dyes)