Exploding Bullet

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Exploding Bullet
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Exploding Bullet inventory sprite
Type Ammunition
Damage 10 (Ranged)
Knockback 6.6 (Strong)
Velocity 4.7
Tooltip Explodes on impact
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Sell Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 1351
Internal Projectile ID: 286

Exploding Bullets are one of 6 types of craftable ammunition made from Empty Bullets, which are sold by Arms Dealer after Hardmode has been enabled. These bullets detonate upon contact with an enemy or terrain, causing small splash damage, and knockback, to all enemies caught within the blast radius, even through walls.

The cost of a stack of 50 Exploding Bullets is 13 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin, or 27 Copper Coin per round. The cost of crafting 1000 rounds of ammunition (20 stacks of 50) is Gold Coin 70 Silver Coin.

A Player utilising a Shotgun, with Exploding Bullets, against a Moss Hornet.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Work Bench.png Work Bench
Ingredient(s) Amount
Empty Bullet.png Empty Bullet 50
Explosive Powder.png Explosive Powder 1
Exploding Bullet.png Exploding Bullet 50

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Care must be taken when fighting close quarters as they will harm the player if too close. This is hazardous, when using strong enough weapons, as damage could reach over 250 hitpoints, just as though it is the same against others, especially when using the Sniper Rifle.
  • When fired rapidly, from certain guns, most prominently the Clockwork Assault Rifle, Exploding Bullets may sometimes pass through enemies unharmed. This also occurs with Hellfire Arrows probably due to the nature of explosive and piercing projectiles.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Exploding Bullets are reasonably powerful Bullets with a small area of effect and strong Knockback, making them good for engaging large groups of enemies.
  • Due to the area-of-effect of Exploding Bullets, they are especially effective against segmented enemies, such as worms.
  • Like most explosives, when the bullet explodes on a surface, particles will fall, lighting up the ground beneath it, useful for locating ores and caves.
  • Exploding Bullets can be extremely useful in early Hardmode, as they are easy to obtain and possess exceptional knockback.
  • The Tactical Shotgun works incredibly well with these, effectively clearing out large, compact groups very quickly.
  • Because Explosive Bullets inflict PvP deaths, you can effectively use the splash damage to purposefully kill yourself to respawn at full HP. You will save coins, but lose buffs.

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