Thrown weapons

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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 only.png Console versions and Mobile only.pngMobile 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 Pc only.png Desktop version, thrown weapons are a unique damage type, featuring a single weapon that deals thrown damage and two sets of armor that improve the stats of thrown weapons. As a result, in this version, thrown weapons no longer receive bonuses from ranged damage increases.

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.

It should be noted that both Thrown Water and explosives are thrown consumable weapons, however they do not deal thrown damage, nor are they affected by buffs, accessories, or any other factors.

Types[edit | edit source]

Pre-Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Image Weapon Source Damage Velocity Use Time Notes
Snowball.png Snowball 1 × Snow Block.png (makes 15) 8 Pc only.png / 4 Console only.png Mobile only.png 7 18 (Very Fast)
Shuriken.png Shuriken Purchased from the Merchant.
Found in pots and chests.
10 9 14 (Very Fast)
Rotten Egg.png 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.png Throwing Knife Purchased from the Merchant during Blood Moons.
Found in chests.
12 10 14 (Very Fast)
Poisoned Knife.png Poisoned Knife 50 × Throwing Knife.png + 1 × Vile Powder.png (makes 50)
50 × Throwing Knife.png + 1 × Vicious Powder.png (makes 50)
14 12 14 (Very Fast) Has a 50% chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff on enemies.
Beenade.png Beenade Dropped by Queen Bee, 1 × Grenade.png + 1 × Bee Wax.png 14 6 14 (Very Fast) Once it explodes, it releases bees that attack nearby enemies.
Bone Throwing Knife.png Bone Throwing Knife Pc only.png 1 × Sturdy Fossil.png (makes 25) 14 10 13 (Very Fast)
Star Anise.png Star Anise Obtained from Presents during Christmas. 14 12 14 (Very Fast) An upgraded, seasonal version of the shuriken.
Spiky Ball.png 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.png Javelin  Pc only.png Dropped by Hoplites. 17 11.5 23 (Fast)
Frost Daggerfish.png Frost Daggerfish Pc only.png Fished in the Snow biome. 17 12.5 12 (Very Fast)
Bone.png Bone Dropped by Angry Bones, Dark Casters and Cursed Skulls. 20 8 11 (Very Fast)
Molotov Cocktail.png Molotov Cocktail 5 × Ale.png + 1 × Silk.png + 1 × Torch.png + 1 × Pink Gel.png (makes 5) Pc only.png
10× Ale.png + 1 × Silk.png + 1 × Torch.png (makes 10) Console only.pngMobile only.png
23 Pc only.png /40 Console only.pngMobile only.png 6.5 39 (Very Slow) Strong knockback (7), inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
Bone Javelin.png Bone Javelin Pc only.png 1 × Sturdy Fossil.png (makes 15) 29 10 24 (Fast) Can stick to enemies, dealing additional damage for 15 seconds.
Happy Grenade.png Happy Grenade Pc only.png Dropped (and then sold) by the Party Girl. 30 6 19 (Very Fast)
Grenade.png Grenade Sold by the Demolitionist.

Found in pots (hardmode) and chests.

60 5.5 44 (Very Slow)
Sticky Grenade.png Sticky Grenade 5 × Grenade.png + 1 × Gel.png (makes 5) 60 5.5 44 (Very Slow)
Bouncy Grenade.png Bouncy Grenade Pc only.png 2 × Grenade.png + 1 × Pink Gel.png (makes 2) 65 6.5 39 (Slow)
Bone Glove.png Bone Glove Pc only.png Obtained from Skeletron's Treasure Bag in Expert Mode. 11 1 16 (Very Fast) Is not actually consumable - it uses Bones as ammunition.
Ale Tosser.png Ale Tosser Pc only.png Tavernkeep 12.5% of dropping. 20 6.5 38 (Very Slow) Is not actually consumable - it uses bones as Ale.

Armor[edit | edit source]

Pc only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

The following armor sets provide the player specific bonuses to the use of thrown weapons. No such items exist on the Console only.png Console versions and Mobile only.pngMobile 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]

Appearance Set Source Head Chest Legs Sum Bonuses
Ninja armor.png Ninja Clothes2.png Ninja Armor Dropped by
King Slime
2 4 3 9
  • 15% Increased Throwing Velocity
  • 15% Increased Throwing Damage
  • 10% Increased Throwing critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus : 33% chance to not consume thrown item
Fossil armor.png Female fossil armor.png Fossil Armor 75 × Sturdy Fossil.png 3 6 4 13
  • 20% Increased Throwing Velocity
  • 20% Increased Throwing Damage
  • 15% increased Throwing critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus : 50% chance to not consume thrown item
Weapons (List):

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