Pulse Bow

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Pulse Bow
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Pulse Bow inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 65 (Ranged)
Knockback 3 (Very Weak)
Critical chance 11%
Use time 21 (Fast)
Velocity 7.75
Tooltip Shoots a charged arrow
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Buy / Sell 45 Gold Coin / 9 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 2223
Desktop VersionConsole Version Old-gen console versionMobile only.png Desktop/Console/Old-gen console/Mobile-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktopconsoleold-gen console, and mobile versions of Terraria.
Pulse Bow in action.

The Pulse Bow is a unique post-Plantera Hardmode bow that auto-fires a high-velocity glowing white bolt, which is unaffected by gravity, will pierce enemies, can ricochet five times, and fly for 3.5 seconds (~480 tiles) before dissipating. It is purchased from the Traveling Merchant for 45 Gold Coin, after Plantera has been defeated.

Desktop VersionConsole VersionThe Traveling Merchant will use it for self-defense once a world is in Hardmode.

Like other bows and repeaters, it can use any arrow type as ammunition, but always fires the same unique white projectile, rather than providing any particular arrow's usual sprite. Effects normally provided by a particular arrow type are cancelled, except for their damage statistic.

The Pulse Bow has a base 11% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%.

Its best Modifier is Unreal.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Pulse Bow operates differently compared to other bows. Even though it consumes arrows, its projectiles appear as if they were cast by a magic weapon in that they emit a particle glow, ricochet, pierce, dissipate in midair, and are unaffected by gravity.
  • The Pulse Bow also operates differently on the mobile version, where its projectiles are slower and affected by gravity.
Demonstration of ricocheting through walls.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Pulse Bow is generally considered one of the best bows in the game, although the Tsunami and Phantasm can outdamage it against single targets.
  • It is an excellent weapon for discovering Floating Islands, due to its high speed and ricochet ability.
  • Its piercing and ricochet abilities make it useful in confined spaces, such as Dungeons.
  • If shot at the right angle, the Pulse Bow's projectiles can ricochet through one-block walls. This appears to happen when the projectile hits a block at an entry angle of 40 to 50 degrees, and is easier to pull off when first bouncing the projectile off of another surface. This useful trick can be used in many situations to attack enemies behind cover.
  • Because the Pulse Bow cancels additional arrow effects, damage is the only factor that should be considered in choosing an arrow type. The highest base damage can currently be achieved with Venom Arrows or Cursed Arrows (82).
  • The Endless Quiver will work as usual, allowing the Pulse Bow to fire bolts indefinitely.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Pulse Bow's color scheme is similar to that of Shroomite equipment.

History[edit | edit source]

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