Spiky Ball

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Spiky Ball
  • Spiky Ball item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Damage15Throwing
Knockback1 (Extremely Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 Very Fast
Velocity5
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy80*80 Copper Coin.png
Sell16*16 Copper Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Spiky Ball
    Spiky Ball
Do you know why we all carry around these spiked balls? Because I don't.

The Goblin Tinkerer

Not to be confused with the invincible Spike Ball enemy found in the Dungeon.

Spiky Balls are consumable throwing weapons that are primarily used as passive traps, by tossing them to the ground, where enemies who pass over them will take damage up to 6 times (after which the Spiky Balls vanish). If not destroyed, they will automatically vanish in 1 in-game hour (1 minute in real time). They can also be used as throwing weapons, but they have a very short arc and quickly fall to the ground. Spiky Balls are dropped by all goblins in the Goblin Army, and can be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer for 80*80 Copper Coin.png each.

Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version The Goblin Tinkerer uses Spiky Balls to defend himself against nearby enemies.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Spiky Balls will not harm the player who threw them, nor will they damage NPCs. They will, however, damage other players in PvP matches.
  • Once thrown, a Spiky Ball cannot be picked up again.
  • Spiky Balls will not pass through platforms.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Spiky Balls are useful against groups of enemies or bosses (e.g. the Eater of Worlds), especially because they can be set up in advance.
  • When wearing Frost armor, Spiky Balls will glow from the Frostburn effect and can serve as makeshift Glowsticks.
  • When thrown on the ground, they can serve as an immobilizer to any monster without knockback resistance.
  • As Spiky Balls are a very common drop during the Goblin Army event, with each Spiky Ball selling for 16*16 Copper Coin.png, they are a decent money source early on.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.1: Sell cost changed from 4*4 Copper Coin.png to 16*16 Copper Coin.png. Can now be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer.