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Demon Scythe

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Demon Scythe
Demon Scythe inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 35 (Magic)
Knockback 5
Max stack 1
Mana 10
Velocity 0.2
Critical chance 4%
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Casts a demon scythe
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% (1:50) chance of being dropped by Demons in The Underworld.

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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe's projectile is capable of dealing damage up to five times, piercing through enemies until doing so or until encountering a solid block.
    • The projectile may hit the same enemy more than once, but regardless of this and according to the above, it will never hit more than five times in total.
  • The projectile can travel through a 1-block gap.
  • It seems to have a better drop chance from arch demons.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe remains useful well 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.
  • It is an extremely potent weapon vs. The Wall of Flesh, able to damage ALL enemies associated with it, as well as the boss itself thanks to piercing.
  • Can be effective against The Destroyer if you place a scythe then move out of the way. Use a Hunter Potion to see where The Destroyer will emerge.
  • Its Reforge cost is surprisingly low, and gaining the Mythical Modifier is worthwhile.
  • The slow speed allows the user to lay temporary traps. If you are fighting worm monsters, get into a position where you know they will jump up at you from below. Aim in the rough direction you think the worm will travel and fire off a few scythes before moving out of the way. This can cause extreme amounts of damage, and even kill a Bone Serpent with just one scythe.
  • Flying creatures can easily become annoying as they swarm you, like the Hellbat. The best way to kill them with one scythe is to wait for them to get close to you, then fire a scythe just before they get in close enough to damage you. The scythe will damage/knock them back, and if flying at the right angle, will ram into them again, killing them instantly.
  • It's effective for finding unseen caves or minerals. Simply fire a scythe about 10 blocks away and when the scythe hits the wall, the sparks will shoot far into the wall.
  • Demon Scythes can be shot through Wood platforms, and hence can make a good weapon for farming flying enemies, such as Demon Eyes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe projectile is actually called a Demon Sickle.

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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