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Scarab Bomb

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Scarab Bomb
  • Scarab Bomb item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Use time25 (Fast)
TooltipA narrow explosion that will destroy most tiles
Explosion aims away from your position
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Scarab Bomb
    Scarab Bomb
A player using Scarab Bombs in the Underground Desert.

The Scarab Bomb is a sticky thrown explosive used for mining large shafts. Once stuck to a block, it will explode after a short delay, creating a 21 block long and 3 block wide shaft facing directly away from the player. It can be crafted with a bomb and a piece of sturdy fossil, found in Oasis Crates, or found in Pots and Chests in the Underground Desert.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • They are good for harvesting Desert Fossil in the Underground Desert. Desert fossil often forms in flattish lodes that can be cleared layer by layer. Note that processing desert fossil in an Extractinator will yield an average of about one Sturdy Fossil for every 8 desert fossil, allowing easy replacement of the bombs used for harvesting.
  • In the Dungeon, They are quite useful for clearing the Spikes lining covered pits. In this context, the explosion-proof nature of Dungeon Brick becomes an advantage.
  • Scarab Bombs can be useful for creating Hellevator shafts quickly.
    • In Hardmode, they can be used to create many hellevator shafts to speed up cleansing the world's evil biome if the player has enough.
  • If used in the post-Mech-Boss jungle you can quickly start a Plantera Bulb farm.
  • The angle a Scarab Bomb will detonate is indicated by the particles coming from the front and rear of the bomb, and will always point away from the player even after being thrown. Moving perpendicular to the bomb while waiting for it to detonate can mess up the intended angle, or be used to limit the damage if a bomb is thrown by mistake.
  • Even though the explosion aims away from the player, it can damage a player if they are less than a tile or two away from the bomb.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A spoiler posted to the Terraria forums mentions the Scarab Bomb. The flavor text reads: "Unique to the Desert Biome and descended from the ancient beetles of legend, these handy helpers make digging long tunnels or shafts a breeze!"[1][2]
  • The color palette, such as the blue fire and purple shell, as well as the visual design in general, may be a reference to the covenant technology in the Halo series of games. The Scarab is a large mining device in the universe of Halo, and the function and name of the Scarab Bomb could be in reference to this.

History[edit | edit source]