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  • Meowmere item sprite
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Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time16 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 10
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Projectile created
  • Meowmere
Meowmere attack animation. Note the projectile bouncing 4 times.

The Meowmere is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord melee weapon. It has the highest base damage of all weapons. When swung, it fires a cat-shaped projectile trailed by a rainbow that consumes no mana or ammunition. The projectile is affected by gravity, and will bounce four times, piercing multiple enemies, before dissipating on the fifth hit. The Meowmere has a 11.11% (1/9) chance to be dropped by the Moon Lord. It is capable of autoswing.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When the cat projectile is reflected, it makes a "meow" sound and produces small rainbow explosions which grow in size with each ricochet. These are purely visual and deal no damage.
  • The cat projectile travels horizontally at about 62 mph. It seems to speed up every time it bounces and/or pierces.
  • Damage seems to increase over time, rising from 200 to 244 (most noticeable if the enemy has a defense level of 0).
  • Projectile-reflecting enemies, such as the Selenian and closed Mimics, will reflect the cat projectile. As the Meowmere is often used at close range to strike with the blade, this can prove especially deadly to the wielder.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon can be very useful in close range situations, for instance inside the Hardmode Dungeon, because of the tight corridors and small chambers with relatively flat geometry.
  • Once this weapon is obtained, farming the Moon Lord becomes significantly easier. He can easily be defeated by auto-swinging the sword backwards while running, allowing the player to outrun the Moon Lord's many homing attacks. Flying up and down when the Core is exposed while aiming up or down with the Meowmere also can make a "tower" of cat projectiles, which can damage the Core quickly enough to defeat it without lasers killing the player.
  • The overlapping sounds produced by the Meowmere can become annoying. It is possible to mute the cats by going to the game's directory and into the Sounds folder (<Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Terraria\Content\Sounds), and deleting the files Item_57.xnb and Item_58.xnb.
    • Rather than deleting the files, it may be better to append the file name with a short explanation (altering the file name should be sufficient to prevent the game from using it). For example, Item_57.xnb could be renamed to Item_57_meowmere.xnb. This way the player may not wonder, many months later, why some files are missing. And of course, one could restore the original file name at any time.
    • An alternative solution is to copy Item_8.xnb twice and rename those copied files to Item_57.xnb and Item_58.xnb so there are no missing files. The sound file for Item_8.xnb is hardly noticeable.
    • Altering sound files can cause the game to freeze, disabling all user input and effectively breaking the game until next restart. If this happens, restore the original files immediately.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Having the highest base damage of all melee weapons, the Meowmere is considered by many as the strongest melee weapon in the game.
    • Even though the Meowmere has the highest damage in the game, the weapon with the second-highest base damage, the Terrarian, still has a higher Damage per Second (DPS) because of the homing projectiles it launches, and the Yoyo Bag accessory.
  • The cat-shaped rainbow projectiles that the sword fires are inspired by the Nyan Cat meme.
  • Some weapons like Dynamite, Bunny Cannon and Explosives have more damage than even a Ruthless Meowmere.
  • The Meowmere resembles the Palladium Sword's design.
  • It was referred to as the Meowmur before 1.3 was released.[1]
  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, one of the developers changed the game credits on April Fools' Day to mention a supposed new melee weapon that would shoot cat projectiles. This is referring to the Meowmere, of course.

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