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Demon Scythe

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Demon Scythe
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Demon Scythe inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 35 (Magic)
Knockback 5 (Average)
Mana 14
Critical chance 4%
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Velocity 0.2
Tooltip Casts a demon scythe
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Sell 20 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 272
The Demon Scythe being used. Note how the projectile pierces through the first four enemies, disappearing after dealing damage a fifth time.
The Demon Scythe's projectile hitting a single enemy four times, disappearing after a fifth hit against a different enemy.

The Demon Scythe is a Magic Weapon that fires circular projectiles that can pierce through multiple enemies and/or large enemies for multiple hits on each. Its projectiles have little to no movement for the first second or two, then gradually gain speed. The Demon Scythe has a 2.86% chance of being dropped by Demons in The Underworld.

As with most magic weapons, the best Modifier available to the Demon Scythe is Mythical.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Because of its low cost, the Demon Scythe is incredibly inexpensive to reforge.
  • The Demon Scythe remains useful into Hardmode, as its damage rate rivals that of many Hardmode weapons, especially when fired up-close for continuous damage while the projectile is still picking up speed.
  • The Demon Scythe's projectiles emit a good deal of light, and depending on their momentum when impacting a surface, will produce illuminating sparks that continue on the same trajectory, even through thick walls. It can therefore be useful for cave exploration.
  • It does not pierce through blocks but if an enemy is directly on the other side of a block, the projectile can damage it as it hits the block.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe projectile is called a Demon Sickle in death messages.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2: Mana usage reduced from 14 to 10.
  • 1.1: Mana usage reduced from 18 to 14.
  • 1.0.5: Introduced.
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