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Molotov Cocktail

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Molotov Cocktail
  • Molotov Cocktail item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage23 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 40 Old-gen console versionMobile Version Throwing
Knockback7 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time39 Very Slow
TooltipA small explosion that puts enemies on fire
Lights nearby area on fire for a while
RarityRarity Level: 1
Sell1 Silver Coin
Molotov Cocktail's effect.

The Molotov Cocktail is a consumable throwing weapon with relatively short range. Upon hitting a solid object or enemy, it will explode and release flaming embers. Contact with these projectiles deals damage and inflicts the On Fire! debuff. Its high damage and ability to inflict fire damage makes it a powerful early to mid-game weapon. Unlike other explosives, this weapon will not damage the thrower.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Molotov CocktailMolotov CocktailDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version (10) (Old-gen console versionMobile version)By Hand
Molotov CocktailMolotov CocktailDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version (5) (Desktop versionConsole version)
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It is somewhat difficult to obtain in the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, as you need to have defeated Pinky at least once (to obtain its gel), who only has a 1/180 chance of spawning in place of a regular slime. Also taking into consideration that Pinky has a lot of health and is extremely vulnerable to knockback, it can be very challenging to new players. Another downside is that it only crafts 5 Molotov bottles, whereas on mobile and old-gen console, it crafts 10 without the need of Pink Gel.

Tips[edit | edit source]

It helps to aim for the hungry, as its splash will mow them down quickly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Molotov cocktails were originally anti-tank, gasoline-filled bottles the Finnish Army used against the Russians in the "Winter War" of 1939. The term is still used to refer to any small makeshift fire grenade made from a bottle of fuel or strong alcohol with a lit cloth in the neck.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Damage reduced from 40 to 23.
    • Damage type changed from Ranged to Throwing.
    • Crafting recipe changed:
      • Ale decreased from 10 to 5.
      • Pink Gel added.
      • Quantity produced decreased from 10 to 5.