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  • Flamelash item sprite
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Damage32 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 34 Old-gen console version3DS version (Magic)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Mana21 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 16 Old-gen console version3DS version
Critical chance4%
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipSummons a controllable ball of fire
Rarity03*Rarity level: 3
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration4-8 seconds
Projectile created
  • Flamelash
The Flamelash's projectile following the player's cursor and inflicting the On Fire! debuff.

The Flamelash is a magic weapon that launches a controllable ball of fire, similar to the Magic Missile. It is obtained from Shadow Chests in The Underworld. It can also be found in the Obsidian Lock BoxDesktop and Mobile versions found in Obsidian CratesDesktop and Mobile versions and Hellstone CratesDesktop and Mobile versions. When the attack button is released, the Flamelash's projectile keeps its course until it hits something. The projectile can be controlled for up to one minute before dissipating.

Desktop and Mobile versions If an enemy is nearby, the projectile will home into the enemy on release. It can also pierce one enemy, retaining its homing ability and exploding on contact with a second enemy.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Mana regenerates even while controlling the fire
  • The projectile fired by the Flamelash cannot enter water or honey and will dissipate on contact. It can be controlled in lava.
    • Attempting to use this while at least partially submerged in any liquid fails, and does not consume mana. Oddly, this includes lava.
  • The Flamelash will veer in whichever direction the player is moving if fired up or down.
  • The projectile moves at ~90 mph.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions Although the projectile visibly increases in size after hitting the first enemy, the second hit does not inflict additional damage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The light particles that the projectile emits can fall deep into the ground, illuminating the area below even if it is not hollow. This is useful for finding undiscovered caverns or ores.
  • Because of its controllable nature, the Flamelash can be used to safely clear out overgrown caves, while providing light. It will also clear Thorny Bushes without fading away and can easily dispatch Hornets.
  • It has potential to be an effective magic weapon well into Hardmode.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions Projectiles can hit a target twice if given enough space, it will pierce the enemy and then circle around to hit it once more.
  • It is recommend to use the Flamelash against The Twins, as the projectile will hit both eyes for reliable and consistent damage.

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See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage decreased from 36 to 32.
    • Mana cost increased from 18 to 21.
  • Desktop The item has been overhauled:
    • Projectile sprite updated.
    • Projectile moves much faster.
    • Projectile now homes into enemies upon being released.
    • Projectile now pierces once.
    • Projectile now produces a small area-of-effect explosion on impact.
    • Damage decreased from 40 to 36.
    • Use Time increased from 20 to 30
    • Mana usage increased from 12 to 18.
    • Now obtainable from Obsidian Lock Box found in Obsidian and Hellstone Crates.
  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 34 to 40.
    • Mana usage decreased from 16 to 12.
  • Desktop 1.0.6: Received some gameplay changes:
    • Makes a new sound when used.
    • Damage decreased from 41 to 34.
    • Mana to cast reduced from 20 to 16.
    • Hits only once per attack instead of twice.
    • Projectile launched after release the mouse button, rather than disappearing.
    • Can inflict the On Fire! debuff.
    • Now only found in Shadow Chests, no longer dropped by Bone Serpents.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Damage increased from 34 to 40.
    • Mana usage decreased from 16 to 12.
  • Console 1.02:
    • No longer incredibly rare.
    • Weapon speed increased to make it more viable.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508:
    • No longer incredibly rare.
    • Weapon spead increased to make it more viable.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with mechanics of Desktop