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Thrown weapons

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Thrown weapons are generally single use damage-dealing items. Thrown weapons 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 thrown weapons are retrievable after being used.

On the Console only.png Console versions and Mobile only.pngMobile versions, thrown weapons deal ranged damage, and receive bonuses from items and effects that improve ranged damage, though they do not count as any particular type of ammunition for the purposes of Shroomite armor or similar effects.

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

All thrown weapons are available prior to Hardmode. After this point, they are largely obsolete, though some are replaced by magic and melee weapons that operate in the same ways without being exhaustible.

It should be noted that both Thrown Water and explosives are thrown consumable weapons, however they do not deal thrown damage, nor are they 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.png Bone Glove Desktop only.png Obtained from Skeletron's Treasure Bag in Expert Mode. 11 1 16 (Very Fast) Bone.png Bone Projectiles bounce off the ground once
Ale Tosser.png Ale Tosser Desktop only.png Dropped by Tavernkeep with a 12.5% (1/8) chance. 20 6.5 38 (Very Slow) Ale.png Ale Projectiles have a wide area of effect

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Image Weapon Source Damage Velocity Use Time Notes
Snowball.png Snowball  1 × Snow Block.png (makes 15) 8 Desktop only.png / 4 Console only.png Mobile only.png 7 18 (Very Fast)
Shuriken.png Shuriken  Purchased from the Merchant.
Found in pots and chests.
10 9 14 (Very Fast)
Rotten Egg.png Rotten Egg  Obtained from Goodie Bags during Halloween. 13 9 18 (Very Fast) Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngThis is the only player-wielded weapon in the game that can hurt NPCs.
Throwing Knife.png Throwing Knife  Purchased from the Merchant during Blood Moons.
Found in chests.
12 10 14 (Very Fast)
Poisoned Knife.png Poisoned Knife  50 × Throwing Knife.png + 1 × Vile Powder.png (makes 50)
50 × Throwing Knife.png + 1 × Vicious Powder.png (makes 50)
14 12 14 (Very Fast) Has a 50% chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff on enemies.
Beenade.png Beenade  Dropped by Queen Bee, 1 × Grenade.png + 1 × Bee Wax.png 14 6 14 (Very Fast) Once it explodes, it releases bees that attack nearby enemies.
Bone Throwing Knife.png Bone Throwing Knife Desktop only.png 1 × Sturdy Fossil.png (makes 25) 14 10 13 (Very Fast)
Star Anise.png Star Anise Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png Obtained from Presents during Christmas. 14 12 14 (Very Fast) An upgraded, seasonal version of the shuriken.
Spiky Ball.png Spiky Ball  Dropped by Goblins, purchased from Goblin Tinkerer. 15 5 14 (Very Fast) Stays on the ground for a few seconds, dealing damage to enemies that touch it.
Javelin.png Javelin Desktop only.png Dropped by Hoplites. 17 11.5 23 (Fast)
Frost Daggerfish.png Frost Daggerfish Desktop only.png Fished in the Snow biome. 17 12.5 12 (Very Fast)
Bone.png Bone  Dropped by Angry Bones, Dark Casters and Cursed Skulls. 20 8 11 (Very Fast)
Molotov Cocktail.png Molotov Cocktail Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png 5 × Ale.png + 1 × Silk.png + 1 × Torch.png + 1 × Pink Gel.png (makes 5) Desktop only.png
10× Ale.png + 1 × Silk.png + 1 × Torch.png (makes 10) Console only.pngMobile only.png
23 Desktop only.png /40 Console only.pngMobile only.png 6.5 39 (Very Slow) Strong knockback (7), inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
Bone Javelin.png Bone Javelin Desktop only.png 1 × Sturdy Fossil.png (makes 15) 29 10 24 (Fast) Can stick to enemies, dealing additional damage for 15 seconds.
Happy Grenade.png Happy Grenade Desktop only.png Dropped (and then sold) by the Party Girl. 30 6 19 (Very Fast)
Grenade.png Grenade  Sold by the Demolitionist.

Found in pots (hardmode) and chests.

60 5.5 44 (Very Slow)
Sticky Grenade.png Sticky Grenade Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png 5 × Grenade.png + 1 × Gel.png (makes 5) 60 5.5 44 (Very Slow)
Bouncy Grenade.png Bouncy Grenade Desktop only.png 2 × Grenade.png + 1 × Pink Gel.png (makes 2) 65 6.5 39 (Slow)

Armor[edit | edit source]

Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

The following armor sets provide the player specific bonuses to the use of thrown weapons. No such items exist on the Console only.png Console versions and Mobile only.pngMobile versions, though items that increase the stats of ranged weapons fill this same purpose there. The Ninja Outfit, while being available on console, mobile, and 3DS, functions only as vanity.

Armor[edit | edit source]

Appearance Set Source Head Chest Legs Sum Bonuses
Ninja armor.png Ninja Clothes2.png Ninja Armor Dropped by
King Slime
2 4 3 9
  • 15% Increased Throwing Velocity
  • 15% Increased Throwing Damage
  • 10% Increased Throwing critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus : 33% chance to not consume thrown item
Fossil armor.png Female fossil armor.png Fossil Armor 75 × Sturdy Fossil.png 3 6 4 13
  • 20% Increased Throwing Velocity
  • 20% Increased Throwing Damage
  • 15% increased Throwing critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus : 50% chance to not consume thrown item
Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons  • Pygmy Staff.png Summoning weapons • Holy Water.png Thrown weapons