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For a sortable list of all available throwing weapons, along with their stats for comparison, see List of throwing weapons.

Throwing weapons or thrown weapons are weapons which are used in medium-ranged combat. The defining trait of throwing weapons is the fact that they are generally consumed upon use. They stack in a player's inventory, with one unit being removed from the stack every time it is used to attack, leaving the slot empty when the last has been used. Many throwing weapons have a chance of being retrievable after being used.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version, the throwing class is not present, with throwing weapons instead dealing ranged damage, and receiving bonuses from items and effects that improve ranged damage, though they do not count as any particular type of ammunition for Shroomite armor or similar effects.

On the Console version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version, throwing weapons are a unique damage type, featuring weapons that deal throwing damage and armor sets that improve the stats of throwing weapons. As a result, in this version, throwing weapons do not receive most ranged bonuses. They are still affected by ammo reservation effects and the Frost armor's set bonus.

All throwing weapons are available before Hardmode. After this point, they are largely obsolete, though some are replaced by magic and melee weapons that operate in similar ways without being exhaustible.

It should be noted that both Thrown Water and explosives are thrown consumable weapons. However, they neither inflict throwing damage nor are affected by buffs, accessories, or any other factors.

Types[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Image Weapon Source Damage Velocity Use Time Ammo Notes
Bone Glove Bone GloveDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions Obtained from Skeletron's Treasure Bag in Expert mode. 11 1 17 (Very Fast) BoneBone Projectiles bounce off the ground once
Ale Tosser Ale TosserDesktop VersionConsole Version Dropped by Tavernkeep with a 12.5% (1/8) chance. 20 6.5 40 (Very Slow) AleAle Projectiles have a wide area of effect

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Image Weapon Source Damage Velocity Use Time Notes
Snowball Snowball Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: Snow Block = 15 Snowball
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: Snow Block = 10 Snowball
8 Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 4 Old-gen console version3DS Version 7 19 (Very Fast)
Shuriken Shuriken Purchased from the Merchant. Found in Pots and chests. 10 9 15 (Very Fast)
Rotten Egg Rotten Egg Obtained from Goodie Bags during Halloween. 13 9 19 (Very Fast) This is the only player-wielded weapon in the game that can hurt NPCs without the Guide or Clothier Voodoo Doll.
Throwing Knife Throwing Knife Purchased from the Merchant during Blood Moons. Found in chests. 12 10 15 (Very Fast)
Poisoned Knife Poisoned Knife Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: 50 Throwing Knife + Vile Powder = 50 Poisoned Knife
or
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: 50 Throwing Knife + Vicious Powder = 50 Poisoned Knife
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: 20 Throwing Knife + Vile Powder = 20 Poisoned Knife
14 12 15 (Very Fast) Has a 50% chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff on enemies.
Beenade Beenade Dropped by Queen Bee
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: Grenade + Bee Wax = Beenade
14 6 15 (Very Fast) Once it explodes, it releases bees that attack nearby enemies.
Bone Throwing Knife Bone Throwing KnifeDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions Desktop version: Sturdy Fossil = 30 Bone Throwing Knife
or
Console versionMobile version: Sturdy Fossil = 25 Bone Throwing Knife
14 10 14 (Very Fast)
Star Anise Star AniseDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions Obtained from Presents during Christmas. 14 12 15 (Very Fast) An upgraded, seasonal version of the shuriken.
Spiky Ball Spiky Ball Dropped by Goblins, purchased from Goblin Tinkerer. 15 5 15 (Very Fast) Stays on the ground for a few seconds, dealing damage to enemies that touch it. Pierces indefinitely.
Javelin JavelinDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions Dropped by Hoplites. 17 11.5 24 (Fast)
Frost Daggerfish Frost DaggerfishDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions Fished in the Snow biome. 17 12.5 13 (Very Fast)
Bone Bone Dropped by Angry Bones, Dark Casters and Cursed Skulls. 20 8 12 (Very Fast)
Molotov Cocktail Molotov CocktailDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions Old-gen console version: 10 Ale + Silk + Torch = 10 Molotov Cocktail
or
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: 5 Ale + Pink Gel + Silk + Torch = 5 Molotov Cocktail
23 Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 40 Old-gen console version3DS Version 6.5 40 (Very Slow) Inflicts a knockback of 7 (Strong), inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
Bone Javelin Bone JavelinDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions Desktop version: Sturdy Fossil = 20 Bone Javelin
or
Console versionMobile version: Sturdy Fossil = 15 Bone Javelin
20 10 25 (Fast) Can stick to enemies, dealing additional damage for 15 seconds.
Happy Grenade Happy GrenadeDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions Dropped (and then sold) by the Party Girl. 30 6 20 (Very Fast)
Grenade Grenade Sold by the Demolitionist. Found in Pots (Hardmode) and chests. 60 5.5 45 (Very Slow)
Sticky Grenade Sticky GrenadeDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions 5 Grenade + Gel = 5 Sticky Grenade 60 5.5 45 (Very Slow)
Bouncy Grenade Bouncy GrenadeDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions 2 Grenade + Pink Gel = 2 Bouncy Grenade 65 6.5 40 (Very Slow)

Boost gear[edit | edit source]

The following items will boost the stats of throwing weapons.

Armor sets[edit | edit source]

The following armor sets provide the player specific bonuses to the use of throwing weapons. No such items exist on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version, though items that increase the stats of ranged weapons fill this same purpose there. The Ninja Outfit, while being available on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS, functions only as vanity.

Note: the stats shown below do not apply to console and mobile versions yet.[edit | edit source]
Appearance Set Source Head Chest Legs Sum Bonuses
Ninja armor.png Ninja armor female.png Ninja armor Dropped by
King Slime
2 4 3 9
  • 3% Crit Chance
  • 3% Crit Chance
  • 3% Crit Chance
  • Set Bonus : 20% Movement speed
Fossil armor.png Fossil armor female.png Fossil armorConsole version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version 75 × Sturdy Fossil 3 6 4 13
  • 3% Ranged Crit Chance
  • 3% Ranged Crit Chance
  • 3% Ranged Crit Chance
  • Set Bonus : 20% Chance to not consume ammo

Accessories/Buffs[edit | edit source]

All of these affect player damage and critical-strike chance in general, including throwing weapons.

Source Damage Bonus Critical Strike Chance
Well Fed 5% 2%
Plenty Satisfied 7.5% 3%
Exquisitely Stuffed 10% 4%
Avenger Emblem 12% -
Destroyer Emblem 10% 8%
Celestial Stone 10% 2%
Sun Stone (day only) 10% 2%
Moon Stone (night only) 10% 2%
Eye of the Golem - 10%
Rage - 10%
Wrath 10% -
Putrid scent 5% 5%