Shadowflame Bow

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Shadowflame Bow
  • Shadowflame Bow item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoArrows
Damage47 (Ranged)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance7%
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipShoots Shadowflame Arrows
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffShadowflameShadowflameDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration2-5 seconds
Projectile created
  • Shadowflame Arrow
    Shadowflame Arrow
The Shadowflame Bow inflicting the Shadowflame debuff. Note how the Shadowflame Arrows pierce up to 3 enemies.

The Shadowflame Bow is a Hardmode bow which has a 16.7% / 33.3% / 33.3% (1/6 / 1/3 / 1/3) chance to drop from Goblin Summoner during a Hardmode Goblin Army. This bow acts much like the Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version-exclusive Sharanga, however the Shadowflame Bow will instead turn any type of arrow into special Shadowflame Arrows.

The Shadowflame Arrows fired will fly relatively slowly, but have an extremely high arc compared to most arrows, and may seem at first to be unaffected by gravity at all. If fired directly upwards, a Shadowflame Arrow can travel 250 tiles skyward before beginning their descent, taking approximately 12 seconds from firing to fall back down to the player's position. They pierce up to 3 enemies, and also inflict the Shadowflame debuff, which causes quick ticks of 5 damage each for up to 5 seconds, then fades to a few remaining 1-damage ticks.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Like the Pulse Bow, due to the fact that any particular arrow's special mechanics are replaced by the bow's properties, the best arrows to use are Venom Arrows or Cursed Arrows for their high per-arrow damage.
  • As the Shadowflame Bow converts any arrow into Shadowflame Arrows, an Endless Quiver can be useful, to have an infinite amount of arrows. The downside is that wooden arrows do 5 less damage when converted.
  • The low velocity of the Shadowflame Bow can be remedied with the Magic Quiver.
  • In addition to its functional similarity, the sprite also looks very similar to the Sharanga.

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