Molotov Cocktail

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Molotov Cocktail
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Molotov Cocktail inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 23 Desktop Version / 40 Mobile only.pngConsole Version (Throwing)
Knockback 7 (Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 39 (Very Slow)
Velocity 6.5
Tooltip A small explosion that puts enemies on fire
Lights nearby area on fire for a while
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Sell 1 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 2590
Molotov Cocktail's effect.

The Molotov Cocktail is a thrown consumable 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]

Desktop version

Crafting Station
By Hand
Ingredient(s) Amount
Ale.png Ale 5
Silk.png Silk 1
Torch.png Torch 1
Pink Gel.png Pink Gel 1
Molotov Cocktail.png Molotov Cocktail 5

Console and Mobile Versions

Crafting Station
By Hand
Ingredient(s) Amount
Ale.png Ale 10
Silk.png Silk 1
Torch.png Torch 1
Molotov Cocktail.png Molotov Cocktail 10

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It is somewhat difficult to obtain in the PC 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 console, it crafts 10 without the need of Pink Gel.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Molotov cocktails were originally anti-tank, diesel-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]

    • Damage reduced from 40 to 23.
    • Added Pink Gel to crafting recipe.
    • Weapon type changed from Ranged to Thrown.
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