Spiky Ball

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Spiky Ball
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Spiky Ball inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 15 (Throwing)
Knockback 1 (Extremely Weak)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Velocity 5
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell 80 Copper Coin / 16 Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 161
Not to be confused with the Spike Ball enemy found in the Dungeon.

Spiky Balls are consumable weapons that are primarily used as passive traps, by tossing them to the ground, where enemies who pass over them will take damage up to 5 times (after which the Spiky Balls vanish). They can also be used as thrown weapons, but they have a very short arc and quickly fall to the ground. Spiky Balls are dropped by all Goblins in the Goblin Army, and can be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer. The Goblin Tinkerer also uses them to defend himself.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Spiky Balls will not harm the player who threw them, nor will they damage NPCs. They will damage other players in PvP matches.
  • Once thrown, a Spiky Ball cannot be picked up again.
  • Spiky Balls will not pass through platforms (tested in
  • Spiky Balls will also disappear after a while.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Useful against groups of enemies, or bosses, if you can get them to charge you through a group of Spiky Balls, or fly/tunnel through them.
  • Especially useful against the Eater of Worlds, since all its segments continue emerging from the same point on the ground.
  • When wearing frost armor, Spiky Balls will glow from the Frostburn effect and can serve as makeshift Glowsticks.
  • When thrown on the ground they can serve as an immobilizer to any monster without knockback resistance.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Changed from a Ranged weapon to a Thrown weapon.
  • 1.2: Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1: Sell cost changed from 4 Copper Coin to 16 Copper Coin. Can now be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer.
  • 1.0.6: Damage increased from 12 to 15.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other
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