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  • Flairon item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage66 (Melee)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSpews homing bubbles
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Flairon
  • Flairon Bubble
    Flairon Bubble
Animation of the Flairon. (Note that the bubbles home in on enemies.)

The Flairon is a Hardmode melee weapon that auto-fires a ball-and-chain that is shaped like a Duke Fishron head about 25 tiles from the player, and releases homing bubble projectiles that damage enemies. The Flairon has a 1/5 chance of being dropped by Duke Fishron.

The Flairon is a launched Flail, and while it has the appearance of a normal flail it is more similar in function to the Chain Knife, the KO Cannon or Golem Fist. It is not affected by gravity, does not remain deployed when holding the fire button, and cannot be swung around. Rather, holding the fire button causes it to auto-fire repeatedly, returning and re-firing when it impacts or reaches its maximum range.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase its average damage output by the same amount.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Flairon will emit a bubble every 1/15th of a second while it is out. Because of this, it is beneficial to try and run away from the direction you throw it in, to maximize the damage output, or even to miss your target on purpose.
  • Like most projectiles, the Flairon moves slower in Liquids. However, as it emits bubbles while deployed, increasing the time it remains extended also increases its damage output.
  • In Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile versions, the Flairon's bubbles will not inflict debuffs and do not carry fire effects from the Magma Stone, its derivatives, or the Frost armor set bonus. The head, however, will carry all of these.
  • Without modifiers, the head travels at a speed of 102 MPH. This can be seen by using a Mechanical Cart (which travels at 102 MPH according to the Stopwatch), and firing the direction opposite of where you are going.
  • The Flairon and its projectiles can also go through one block thick walls. By flying against the wall in an up and down pattern and holding the fire button, the Flairon will sometimes go through the wall.
    • Simply standing right against the wall and firing as straight as possible into it will also work. This is best accomplished in the Console versions, as they have a 'non-cursor mode'.
  • On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS versions, the Flairon is one of most powerful melee weapons available. On the Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile versions, it is outclassed by the Solar Eruption, although its homing abilities make it useful in the endgame. On the Desktop version Desktopversion, it is heavily outclassed by the Zenith, the final weapon in the game.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because the Flairon produces the bubbles while it is being swung, it is more effective if aimed slightly away from desired targets. The bubbles do the same amount of damage as the main projectile but have the additional bonus of homing and frequency.
  • The Flairon can also be an effective weapon to use against Lunatic Cultist, celestial pillars, the Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The developers have referred to the Flairon as the "Flailron" in patch notes.[1]
  • The name Flairon is a portmanteau of Flail and Fishron.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Sell price increased from 200*2 to 50000*5.
    • Flairon’s chain will now go back faster if it is too far and disappear if it still cannot catch up.

References[edit | edit source]