Brand of the Inferno

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Brand of the Inferno
  • Brand of the Inferno item sprite
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Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 Fast
TooltipRight click to guard with a shield
RarityRarity level: 5
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Grants Buff
BuffStriking MomentStriking MomentDesktop VersionConsole Version
Buff tooltip500% increased damage for next melee strike
The Brand of the Inferno parrying a Skeleton's attack.

The Brand of Inferno is a Hardmode sword dropped by the Ogre mini-boss during the Old One's Army event.

With any equipped shield (including the Squire's Shield, but not Huntress's Buckler) and holding this sword, right-clicking will cause your character to brace for the next attack. When timed correctly, just before taking a hit, the enemy's attack will be parried, dealing some damage to the attacker and granting the Striking Moment buff for the next five seconds. This allows your next melee attack to deal 500% of its damage. Alternatively, if the shield is held in place, 20 defense is temporarily gained; this lasts until the shield is once again lowered.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Brand of the Inferno's damage reflection ability can only be used to deflect damage from enemies; fall damage, lava damage, and traps will still harm the player.
    • It can however reduce damage from many sources with the 20 defense gained while right-clicking.
  • The act of gaining the attack buff and switching to a more powerful weapon like Meowmere has potential for massive damage, especially if somehow timed perfectly with the Psycho Knife's buffs.
  • While Striking Moment's tooltip says it "increases" the damage of the next hit by 500%, it actually multiplies it by that amount instead. A conventional 500% increase would make the strike hit for 6 times its base value.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brand of the Inferno along with Tizona both (closely) resemble the Fierce Deity Sword from the game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask because of the loop on the blade.

History[edit | edit source]