Pulse Bow

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Pulse Bow
Pulse Bow.png
Type Weapon
Damage 65
Knockback 3
Max stack 1
Velocity 7.75
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Use time 21 (Fast)
Tooltip Shoots a charged arrow
Buy / Sell 45 Gold Coin / 9 Gold Coin
Pc only.png PC-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the PC version of Terraria.
The shots fired by a Pulse Bow.

The Pulse Bow is a unique post-Plantera Hardmode ranged weapon that fires a high-velocity white bolt that is unaffected by gravity and can pierce or ricochet five times, or fly for 3.5 seconds (about 480 blocks), before dissipating. It can be autofired by holding down the attack button. It is sometimes sold by the Traveling Merchant after Plantera has been defeated.

Like other Bows or Repeaters, it can use any Arrow type as ammunition, but always fires the same unique white bolt projectile, rather than providing an Arrow's usual sprite and animation. All effects normally provided by a particular Arrow type are cancelled, except for its damage statistic.

The Pulse Bow has a base 11% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%.

The best Modifier for the Pulse Bow is Unreal.


  • The Pulse Bow operates in a drastically different manner than other Bows. Even though it consumes Arrows, its projectiles do not resemble arrows in their animation or in their physics, rather being more like magic weapon projectiles in that they ricochet, pierce, dissipate in midair, and are unaffected by gravity.


  • It is generally considered one of best bows in the game, due to the fact that it is the only auto-firing bow which can pierce and ricochet while unaffected by gravity. However, the Tsunami can outdamage it against single targets.
  • The Pulse Bow is an excellent tool for finding floating islands if you haven't discovered them already, as the arrows out-speed Meteor Shot.
  • Because of the piercing and ricochet abilities, this bow is useful in confined spaces like the Dungeon.
  • Because the Pulse Bow cancels additional arrow effects, arrow damage is the only factor one should consider in choosing which arrow type to use with it. The highest base damage arrow is currently the Venom Arrow.
  • With Venom Arrows, its base damage can reach about 82. This is without modifiers, accessories, or armor that increase arrow damage, such as the Shroomite armor.
  • The pulse bow's arrows can go through the 1 pixel black spaces that separate blocks if fired directly at that point. This may be a bug.


  • Its color scheme appears similar to that of Shroomite-based armor and equipment.


Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons • Holy Water.png Other Weapons

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