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Bone Javelin

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Bone Javelin
  • Bone Javelin item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Damage20 Desktop Version / 29 Console VersionMobile Version (Ranged) Desktop Version / (Throwing) Console VersionMobile Version
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
Velocity10
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell10*10
Research99 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffPenetratedPenetratedDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Debuff tooltipBleeding Out
Duration15 seconds
Projectile created
  • Bone Javelin
    Bone Javelin

The Bone Javelin is a consumable throwing weapon crafted from Sturdy Fossils. Upon hitting an enemy, it will stick to the enemy and inflict the Penetrated debuff, dealing 3 damage per second. Up to six Bone Javelins can be pierced onto an enemy, dealing a total of 18 damage a second. Bone Javelins stuck in an enemy will dissipate after 15 seconds. Console VersionMobile Version Bone Javelins have no chance of dropping themselves after impacting blocks or hitting enemies.

Bone Javelins being thrown at a Target Dummy. Note how the damage over time increases once the second javelin is attached.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Bone Javelin is a powerful pre-Hardmode weapon with its high base damage of 20 and long sticking effect. Combined with Fossil Armor, this weapon could easily two-shot most pre-Hardmode enemies and is still viable in early-Hardmode. However it lacks the piercing ability of the Bone Throwing Knife, making it most effective against single enemies.
  • Even though the base damage can be amplified with armor, accessories, and buffs, the continuous damage of one Bone Javelin will still be 3 damage per second.
  • This item is not retrievable when you have the set bonus of the Fossil armor or Ninja armor.
  • While not being a melee weapon, it is affected by Flasks as well as the Magma Stone.
    • When using the Flask of Fire, the duration of the first hit's Penetrated debuff is increased.
  • Both Skeletron's and Skeletron Prime's head are immune to the Penetrated debuff.
  • Bone Javelins appear to have a strange effect on Granite Golems. When the Granite Golem turns invincible by crossing its arms, Bone Javelins will not do damage until the invincibility wears off, doing the damage via many 1's. It appears that the damage stacks over time, even while it's invincible.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Penetrated debuff can never be applied to players, so it lacks a correct debuff icon. It instead uses a duplicate of the Distorted debuff's icon.
  • Bone Javelins act similar to a Daybreak which both stick to an enemy and inflict a stacking damage debuff.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Damage decreased from 29 to 20.
    • Now crafted by 20 instead of 15.
    • Weapon type changed from Throwing to Ranged.