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Demon Scythe

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Demon Scythe
  • Demon Scythe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage35 (Magic)
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana14 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 10 Old-gen console version3DS version
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipCasts a demon scythe
Rarity3*Rarity level: 3
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Demon Scythe
    Demon Scythe
The Demon Scythe being used. Note how the projectile pierces through the first four enemies, disappearing after dealing damage a fifth time.

The Demon Scythe is a magic weapon that fires circular projectiles that can pierce through multiple enemies and/or large enemies for multiple hits on each. Its projectiles have little to no movement for the first second or two, then gradually gain speed. The Demon Scythe has a 2.86% (1/35) chance of being dropped by Demons and Voodoo Demons in The Underworld.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe's projectiles emit a fair amount of light, and depending on their momentum when impacting a surface, will produce illuminating sparks that continue on the same trajectory, even through thick walls.
  • It does not pierce through blocks but if an enemy is directly on the other side of a block, the projectile can damage it as it hits the block.
  • After picking up to full speed, it travels at exactly 61 mph.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe remains useful into Hardmode, as its damage rate rivals that of many Hardmode weapons, especially when fired up-close for continuous damage while the projectile is still picking up speed.
  • The Demon Scythe is comparatively inexpensive to reforge.
  • The Demon Scythe is useful when fighting the Wall of Flesh as its attacks can pierce The Hungry and Leeches that the boss summons.
  • Similarly, the piercing, persistent attacks are very useful against the Eater of Worlds, making the fight more possible even if the player otherwise is not geared up to defeat it.
  • Due to its already high damage, early availability and relatively low mana cost, this weapon makes a potent weapon well into Hardmode and pairs very well with magic armor and a mana flower.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Demon Scythe projectile is called a Demon Sickle in death messages.
  • The book may appear with the Demonic modifier, resulting in the name "Demonic Demon Scythe".
  • The Demon Scythe's item model is a recolored Water Bolt.
  • The Demon Scythe appears in the video game Dungeon Defenders 2 as a weapon.

History[edit | edit source]