Crystal Bullet

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Crystal Bullet
Crystal Bullet.png
Type Ammunition
Damage 8
Knockback 1
Max stack 999
Velocity 5
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Tooltip Creates several crystal shards on impact
Sell 6 Copper Coin
effects of Crystal Bullet.

Crystal Bullets are a Hardmode ammunition item. They shatter on impact with an enemy or solid block, splitting into three small shards that have limited range and deal 60% of the original bullet's damage.



Crafting Station
Orichalcum Anvil.pngMythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Musket Ball.png Musket Ball 50
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard 1
Crystal Bullet.png Crystal Bullet 50


  • The shards emitted by the crystal bullet on impact can damage enemies through walls.
  • When using this ammunition with the Tactical Shotgun or the Chain Gun, each individual projectile will split into shards on impact, potentially causing a great deal of secondary damage.


  • If you can craft a lot of them (at least two full stacks, or 1998 bullets total) and have access to the Megashark, Crystal Bullets are generally the quickest way to beat The Twins and Skeletron Prime. Many of their secondary shards tend to hit (even a single Twin) for multiple hits per shot and the highest possible damage rate (The Destroyer seems to take more damage from Holy Arrows, or the Magical Harp if available). Pre-Hardmode Bosses, including the Wall of Flesh, can be killed in seconds with the Megashark/Crystal Bullets.
  • Crystal bullets are useful in killing the Dungeon Guardian or Skeletron Prime once night turns to day. This is because the defense of both the bosses are very high (9999 maximum) and will cause any attack to deal 1 or 2(critical) damage; the shards will each count as an individual projectile, racking up damage faster.
  • Pairing Crystal Bullets with Frost Armor makes the bullets more effective in dealing with enemies, as each fragment will also take on the set bonus's effects.


  • 1.2: Damage reduced from 9 to 8, stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
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