Star Cannon

From Terraria Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Star Cannon
Star Cannon.png
Type Weapon
Damage 55
Max stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 2
Use time 11 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Shoots fallen stars
Sell 10 Gold Coin

The Star Cannon is an upgraded version of the Minishark that shoots Fallen Stars. The Star Cannon deals approximately 65-90 damage per shot without modifiers, making it one of the most powerful pre-hardmode weapons in the game.

For finding ammunition, the player may regularly pick up Fallen Stars even after maxing their mana. A skybridge can be used to farm them efficiently.

The Star Cannon launches Fallen Stars at a speed of 52.5 blocks or 105 feet per second. A star survives exactly 1 minute after being launched, which means it can travel 3150 blocks or 6300 feet. After the star reaches this point or upon striking a solid block, it will explode with a firework animation, very similar to the Magic Missile.

Despite the additions of the Megashark and the Shotgun, even with the new ammo, the Star Cannon remains one of the most powerful Ranged Weapons for sheer Damage per Second, being beaten by the Candy Corn Rifle, the Megashark with Chlorophyte Bullets and Shroomite Armor, and the SDMG.

The Star Cannon cannot be reforged with any modifiers that affect knockback, as it has none. The best modifier prefix for a ranged weapon without knockback is Demonic.



Crafting Station
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil /
Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Minishark.png Minishark 1
Meteorite Bar.png Meteorite Bar 20
Fallen Star.png Fallen Star 5
Star Cannon.png Star Cannon 1


  • The Star Cannon is a good weapon for boss fights and PvP since the increase of firing speed from very slow to very fast in the 1.1 Terraria Update. Some multiplayer servers ban this item for this reason.
  • The Megashark can easily surpass the Star Cannon's DPS while using Chlorophyte Bullets and Shroomite Armor. However, the components listed above are not a straight upgrade to the Star Cannon, seeing as the Star Cannon can pierce through enemies, or segments of worm type enemies, causing the Star Cannon to be extremely useful.
  • The Star Cannon can be obtained by opening presents (mobile version).
  • The Star Cannon only does 54 damage as Fallen Stars have a damage of -1.


  • 1.2.4: Damage decreased from 62 to 55.
  • 1.2:
    • Damage increased from 55 to 62.
    • Fixed bug where boosting Star Cannon's damage to over 100 would cause fired stars to drop during night.
  • 1.1.1: Speed slightly decreased but still Very Fast, Damage reduced further from 60 to 55.
  • 1.1: Speed increased to Very Fast.
  • 1.0.5: Damage reduced from 75 to 60, rate of fire drastically reduced to Very Slow.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Meteorite.png Ore • Meteorite Bar.png Bar • Meteor Hamaxe.png Hamaxe • Red Phaseblade.png Phaseblade • Space Gun.png Space Gun • Star Cannon.png Star Cannon • Meteor Suit.png Armor • Meteor Shot.png Shot • Meteor Head.png Meteor Head
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