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Brand of the Inferno

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Brand of the Inferno
  • Brand of the Inferno item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage85 Desktop version / 44 Console Version (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
TooltipRight click to guard with a shield
Rarity5*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffStriking MomentStriking MomentDesktop and Console versions
Buff tooltip500% increased damage for next melee strike
The Brand of the Inferno parrying a Skeleton's attack.

The Brand of the 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 (like Sergeant United Shield). 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 5x 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 buff tooltip is mathematically incorrect. The code states that your damage is multiplied by 5, which would be a 400% increase. The tooltip, however, claims that your damage is increased by 500% (AKA multiplied by 6).
  • 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.
  • Parrying in Journey ModeDesktop version with the Godmode power enabled will do nothing.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The sword is likely a reference to the Brand of Sacrifice from Berserk.
  • 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.
    • It could also be a reference to the Tizona, as they have similar blade designs and its translated name firebrand is very similar to the Brand of the Inferno.

History[edit | edit source]