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Spiky Ball

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Spiky Ball
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Statistics
Type
Damage15 (Ranged Desktop versionOld-gen console version3DS version / Throwing Console VersionMobile version)
Knockback1 (Extremely weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
Velocity5
Rarity0*Rarity level: 0
Buy80*80
Sell16*16
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Spiky Ball
    Spiky Ball
Not to be confused with the invincible Spike Ball enemy found in the Dungeon.
Do you know why we all carry around these spiked balls? Because I don't.

The Goblin Tinkerer

Animation of the Spiky Ball.

Spiky Balls are consumable Desktop versionOld-gen console version3DS version ranged / Console VersionMobile version 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 after 1 minute. 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 each.

Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 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 fall 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, they are a decent money source early on.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Weapon type changed from Throwing to Ranged.
    • Item and projectile sprites updated.
  • Desktop 1.1: Sell cost changed from 4*4 to 16*16. Can now be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer.