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Spiky Ball Trap

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Spiky Ball Trap
  • Spiky Ball Trap item sprite
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Statistics
TypeBlockMechanism
PlaceableYes 1 wide × 1 high
Use time15 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 0
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Spiky Ball Traps are Traps that can be found in the Jungle Temple in Hardmode Underground Jungle Biomes.

When activated, the Traps dispense orange spiky balls that bounce several times, dealing around 90 damage to players (for which the damage is doubled) and around 40 for enemies. They have a cooldown of Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version5/Old-gen console version3DS Version4 seconds.

Spawn Limits[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions of Terraria.

Before it spawns a spiky ball, the game goes through every spiky ball in the world, and adds up their 'effect' on the trap based on the pixel distance between the trap's center and the spiky ball's center (a tile on the map is 16*16 pixels) A spiky ball's effect is:

50, if the distance falls in [0,50)

15, [50,100)

10, [100,200)

8, [200,300)

6, [300,400)

5, [400,500)

4, [500,700)

3, [700,900)

2, [900,1200)

1, [1200,+infinity)

Add the 'effect' up and if the sum is less than 200 (not equal), the spiky ball can spawn.

The Spiky Ball Trap with Super Dart Traps and Spear Traps

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Damage to players is doubled, stack with the double effect of Expert mode, yielding 4 times of damage.
  • If there are at least two blocks directly under the trap, the ball will be ejected up rather than dropping down.
  • Only bounces off solid blocks, not platforms.
  • If there is just one block beneath a Trap, the ball will go straight through the block. Therefore, you can set up two rows of Spiky Ball Traps on top of each other and double the number of balls falling down on every activation.
  • In 1.3 there is a cap for Spiky Balls being allowed at once. It is not a definite value, but rather like the mechanics for the Statue spawns (at most 3 spawns in a small region, 6 in a medium region and 10 in the whole world), although it is more complicated.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Effective for home defense, especially while using enemy-triggered Pressure Plates.
  • Effective for farming enemies. But due to the change in 1.3 (spawning trap and extended cooldown time) it is not very suitable. Try using Spear Traps instead.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Sprite updated.
    • Can now be hammered to rotate 90 degrees at a time.