Frostburn Arrow

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Frostburn Arrow
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Frostburn Arrow inventory icon
Type Ammunition
Damage 9 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 7 Mobile only.pngOld-gen console version3DS logo.svg (Ranged)
Knockback 2.2 (Very Weak)
Velocity 3.75
Inflicts debuff Frostburn.png Frostburn
Debuff tooltip It's either really hot or really cold. Either way it REALLY hurts
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Sell Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 988

Frostburn Arrows are a type of ammunition similar to Flaming Arrows, but have a slightly higher base damage and cause the Frostburn debuff instead of the On Fire! debuff. It does slightly more damage than On Fire! and cannot be put out underwater, plus there are only 23 creatures which are immune to Frostburn, making this a great weapon considering how cheap it is.

Like Flaming Arrows, Frostburn Arrows have a 1/3 chance to drop as an item upon impact, allowing them to be recovered. However, only 1/3 of those that do will remain Frostburn Arrows; the rest will revert to Wooden Arrows.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
By Hand
Ingredient(s) Amount
Wooden Arrow.png Wooden Arrow 10
Ice Torch.png Ice Torch 1
Frostburn Arrow.png Frostburn Arrow 10

Console and Mobile Versions[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
By Hand
Ingredient(s) Amount
Wooden Arrow.png Wooden Arrow 5
Ice Torch.png Ice Torch 1
Frostburn Arrow.png Frostburn Arrow 5

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike Flaming arrows, Frostburn Arrows do not extinguish when shot underwater, allowing for a temporary light source.
  • Frostburn Arrows are useful against early-game bosses due to their debuff and how easy they are to obtain. Together with a Gold Bow or Platinum Bow, they can be quite effective against the Eye of Cthulhu and Brain of Cthulhu.
  • The Frost Armor will convert Wooden Arrows into Frostburn arrows, making it especially useful with the Endless Quiver.
  • While the Frostburn Arrows pale in comparison to Hardmode arrows in terms of damage, the Frostburn debuff makes up for this, and thus they are still viable in early Hardmode, as long as you have the resources required to craft them.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Mobile only.png Mobile-Only Content: This section’s information applies only to the mobile version of Terraria.
  • The Dungeon Guardian is not immune to Frostburn and will take full damage from it. This makes it a very good ammo to use when fighting it.
    • With two players fighting the Dungeon Guardian, one player can fire Heart Arrows while the other fires Frostburn Arrows for an extremely easy and quick Dungeon Guardian kill.

History[edit | edit source]

Desktop VersionDesktop version

  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 7 to 9.
    • Crafting output increased from 5 to 10.
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