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The harpoon isn't a throwing weapon, as the character doesn't go through a throwing animation. Also, the character holds a gun-like object when using it. I suggest that it is really a shooting weapon. -- 17:50, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

It follows flail arcing and projectile mechanics and is useful is roughly the same set of circumstances. It's certainly not a "gun". I'd agree with you if there were other comparable shooting weapons. It might end up in a different category several patches out, once we have more weapons. --Theothersteve7 18:56, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes. However,it follows the arch of a bow, as said in the Harpoon page. We say the bows are shot, so there are other comparable shooting weapons.-- 19:30, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
The harpoon is a bit of every ranged weapon. It's probably attached to the flails page because it is a spiky thing on a chain that you can launch infinitely.

Mechanics/bugs[edit source]

Ran into the bug where you can shoot a flail through a one-block thin vertical wall, so I figured I'd make a quick video and stick it here in case it's needed. Video Here. --Rydian 16:26, 30 December 2011 (UTC)