Dart Trap

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Dart Trap
Dart Trap inventory icon
Type Block – Mechanism
Damage 5-12
Placeable Yes
Dimensions 1 wide ˣ 1 high
Max stack 999
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Use time 14
Sell 20 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 539
Internal Tile ID: 137

Dart Traps are traps that fire poisoned darts when triggered via wire. The trap does not consume any Ammunition, its output being limited only by how frequently it can be triggered, which is a maximum of once every three seconds. Dart Traps are found naturally placed in random areas on the Cavern layer, and more frequently in the Dungeon, and can be freed and harvested by players with a pickaxe. They are found wired to Pressure Plates that trigger a firing when the player or an enemy steps on them.

In order to use harvested Dart Traps, players must wire them to a triggering mechanism, which can only be done with tools available from the Mechanic (who can only be found after Skeletron is defeated). Dart Traps will be placed facing the direction the player is facing.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Placing multiple Dart Traps on top of each other in order to shoot more darts will not do damage per dart, but instead only one dart will do damage (unless the timing is staggered significantly).
  • Due to the 3-second cooldown period, a 1 Second Timer will still only trigger a firing once every 3 seconds.
  • In single-player, dart traps benefit from your critical strike chance when used against enemies.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Dart Trap's graphic resembles a stylized stone head. Traps involving such heads firing darts out of their mouths are a common sight in popular culture, such as the Indiana Jones movies.
  • This is the only reusable trap available prior to Hardmode.

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2: Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Underground and Dungeon Boulder • Dart • Explosives • Spike
Lihzahrd Flame • Spear • Spiky Ball • Super Dart • Wooden Spike
Tools Wire • Wrenchs • Wire Cutter
Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers
Devices Active/Inactive Stone Block • Actuator • Pumps • Teleporter • Functional Statues • Light sources • Gemspark Blocks
Traps Dart • Super Dart • Spear • Spiky Ball • Flame • Explosives
Tiles: Stone Block.png Blocks ( Red Brick.png Bricks) • Wood Wall.png Walls ( Cobalt Brick Wall.png Brick Walls)