Thrown weapons are generally single use damage-dealing items. Thrown weapons stack in a player's inventory, with one unit being removed from the stack every time it is used to attack, leaving the slot empty when the last has been used. Many thrown weapons are retrievable after being used.
On the Console versions and Mobile versions, thrown weapons deal ranged damage, and receive bonuses from items and effects that improve ranged damage, though they do not count as any particular type of ammunition for the purposes of Shroomite armor or similar effects.
On the Desktop version, thrown weapons are a unique damage type, featuring two weapons that deal thrown damage and two sets of armor that improve the stats of thrown weapons. As a result, in this version, thrown weapons do not receive most ranged bonuses. They are still affected by ammo reservation effects and the Frost armor's set bonus.
All thrown weapons are available prior to Hardmode. After this point, they are largely obsolete, though some are replaced by magic and melee weapons that operate in the same ways without being exhaustible.
Types[edit | edit source]
Weapons[edit | edit source]
|Bone Glove||Obtained from Skeletron's Treasure Bag in Expert Mode.||11||1||16 (Very Fast)||Bone||Projectiles bounce off the ground once|
|Ale Tosser||Dropped by Tavernkeep with a 12.5% (1/8) chance.||20||6.5||38 (Very Slow)||Ale||Projectiles have a wide area of effect|
Consumables[edit | edit source]
|Snowball||1 × (makes 15)||8 / 4||7||18 (Very Fast)|
|Shuriken|| Purchased from the Merchant.
Found in pots and chests.
|10||9||14 (Very Fast)|
|Rotten Egg||Obtained from Goodie Bags during Halloween.||13||9||18 (Very Fast)||The only player-wielded weapon in the game that can hurt NPCs.|
|Throwing Knife|| Purchased from the Merchant during Blood Moons.
Found in chests.
|12||10||14 (Very Fast)|
|Poisoned Knife|| 50 × + 1 × (makes 50)
50 × + 1 × (makes 50)
|14||12||14 (Very Fast)||Has a 50% chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff on enemies.|
|Beenade||Dropped by Queen Bee, 1 × + 1 ×||14||6||14 (Very Fast)||Once it explodes, it releases bees that attack nearby enemies.|
|Bone Throwing Knife||1 × (makes 25)||14||10||13 (Very Fast)|
|Star Anise||Obtained from Presents during Christmas.||14||12||14 (Very Fast)||An upgraded, seasonal version of the shuriken.|
|Spiky Ball||Dropped by Goblins, purchased from Goblin Tinkerer.||15||5||14 (Very Fast)||Stays on the ground for a few seconds, dealing damage to enemies that touch it.|
|Javelin||Dropped by Hoplites.||17||11.5||23 (Fast)|
|Frost Daggerfish||Fished in the Snow biome.||17||12.5||12 (Very Fast)|
|Bone||Dropped by Angry Bones, Dark Casters and Cursed Skulls.||20||8||11 (Very Fast)|
|Molotov Cocktail|| 5 × + 1 × + 1 × + 1 × (makes 5)
10× + 1 × + 1 × (makes 10)
|23 /40||6.5||39 (Very Slow)||Strong knockback (7), inflicts the On Fire! debuff.|
|Bone Javelin||1 × (makes 15)||29||10||24 (Fast)||Can stick to enemies, dealing additional damage for 15 seconds.|
|Happy Grenade||Dropped (and then sold) by the Party Girl.||30||6||19 (Very Fast)|
|Grenade||Sold by the Demolitionist.||60||5.5||44 (Very Slow)|
|Sticky Grenade||5 × + 1 × (makes 5)||60||5.5||44 (Very Slow)|
|Bouncy Grenade||2 × + 1 × (makes 2)||65||6.5||39 (Slow)|
Armor[edit | edit source]
The following armor sets provide the player specific bonuses to the use of thrown weapons. No such items exist on the Console versions and Mobile versions, though items that increase the stats of ranged weapons fill this same purpose there. The Ninja Outfit, while being available on console, mobile, and 3DS, functions only as vanity.
Armor[edit | edit source]
|Ninja Armor|| Dropped by
|Fossil Armor||75 ×||3||6||4||13||