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Counterweights

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Counterweight
  • Red Counterweight.png Green Counterweight.png Blue Counterweight.png Purple Counterweight.png Black Counterweight.png Yellow Counterweight.png
Statistics
TypeAccessoryCrafting material
TooltipThrows a counterweight after hitting an enemy with a yoyo
RarityRarity Level: 2
Buy / Sell5 Gold Coin / 1 Gold Coin
A Yellow Counterweight being used with Red's Throw.

A Counterweight is an accessory sold by the Traveling Merchant and the Skeleton Merchant. They fire a second yoyo-type projectile after hitting an enemy with a Yoyo that travels towards the Yoyo, then arcs over the player.

There are 6 variants, and all function identically. Counterweights can also be used to craft a Yoyo Bag.

Variants[edit | edit source]

From Traveling Merchant[edit | edit source]

Type Cost Availability Chance
Black CounterweightBlack CounterweightDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3309
5 Gold Coin 1/4
Yellow CounterweightYellow CounterweightDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3314
5 Gold Coin 1/3

From Skeleton Merchant[edit | edit source]

Type Cost Availability
Blue CounterweightBlue CounterweightDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3310
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 1 Moon phase 1 (Full)(full), 5 Moon phase 5 (New Moon)(new).
Red CounterweightRed CounterweightDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3313
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 2 Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous), 6 Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent).
Purple CounterweightPurple CounterweightDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3312
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 3 Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter), 7 Moon phase 7 (First Quarter).
Green CounterweightGreen CounterweightDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3311
5 Gold Coin During Moon phase 4 Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent), 8 Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous).

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Multiple equipped Counterweights do not stack. Only one will function at a time.
  • The particular color equipped will display on a character, unlike the Yoyo Bag, which shows a random color.
  • Does not stack with the Yoyo Bag.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Counterweights are real-world yo-yo accessories used to aid in tricks where the yo-yo is swung from the middle of the string rather than its end. Real-world counterweights are often patterned after (or made out of) polyhedral dice, and Terraria's follow suit: the Blue and Red Counterweights are four-sided (tetrahedral) dice, the Purple and Green Counterweights are six-sided (cubic/hexahedral) dice, and the Black and Yellow Counterweights are twelve-sided (dodecahedral) dice.

History[edit | edit source]