Throwing weapons

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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 Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version DS version, throwing 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 Shroomite armor or similar effects.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, 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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Obtained from Skeletron's Treasure Bag in Expert mode. 11 1 16 (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 38 (Very Slow) AleAle Projectiles have a wide area of effect

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Image Weapon Source Damage Velocity Use Time Notes
Snowball Snowball 1 Snow Block = 15 Snowball 8 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 4 Old-gen console version3DS Version 7 18 (Very Fast)
Shuriken Shuriken Purchased from the Merchant.
Found in pots and chests.
10 9 14 (Very Fast)
Rotten Egg Rotten Egg Obtained from Goodie Bags during Halloween. 13 9 18 (Very Fast) Desktop VersionConsole VersionThis is the only player-wielded weapon in the game that can hurt NPCs.
Throwing Knife Throwing Knife Purchased from the Merchant during Blood Moons.
Found in chests.
12 10 14 (Very Fast)
Poisoned Knife Poisoned Knife 50 Throwing Knife + 1 Vile Powder = 50 Poisoned Knife
50 Throwing Knife + 1 Vicious Powder = 50 Poisoned Knife
14 12 14 (Very Fast) Has a 50% chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff on enemies.
Beenade Beenade Dropped by Queen Bee
1 Grenade + 1 Bee Wax = Beenade
14 6 14 (Very Fast) Once it explodes, it releases bees that attack nearby enemies.
Bone Throwing Knife Bone Throwing KnifeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 1 Sturdy Fossil = 50 Bone Throwing Knife 14 10 13 (Very Fast)
Star Anise Star AniseDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Obtained from Presents during Christmas. 14 12 14 (Very Fast) An upgraded, seasonal version of the shuriken.
Spiky Ball 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 JavelinDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Dropped by Hoplites. 17 11.5 23 (Fast)
Frost Daggerfish Frost DaggerfishDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Fished in the Snow biome. 17 12.5 12 (Very Fast)
Bone Bone Dropped by Angry Bones, Dark Casters and Cursed Skulls. 20 8 11 (Very Fast)
Molotov Cocktail Molotov CocktailDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 5 Ale + 1 Silk + 1 Torch + 1 Pink Gel = 5 Molotov Cocktail Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
10 Ale + 1 Silk + 1 Torch = 10 Molotov Cocktail Old-gen console version3DS Version
23 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 40 Old-gen console version3DS Version 6.5 39 (Very Slow) Strong knockback (7), inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
Bone Javelin Bone JavelinDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 1 Sturdy Fossil = 15 Bone Javelin 29 10 24 (Fast) Can stick to enemies, dealing additional damage for 15 seconds.
Happy Grenade Happy GrenadeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Dropped (and then sold) by the Party Girl. 30 6 19 (Very Fast)
Grenade Grenade Sold by the Demolitionist.

Found in pots (hardmode) and chests.

60 5.5 44 (Very Slow)
Sticky Grenade Sticky GrenadeDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 5 Grenade + 1 Gel = 5 Sticky Grenade 60 5.5 44 (Very Slow)
Bouncy Grenade Bouncy GrenadeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 2 Grenade + 1 Pink Gel = 2 Bouncy Grenade 65 6.5 39 (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 DS 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 versionDS, functions only as vanity.

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
  • 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 Fossil armor female.png Fossil armor 75 × Sturdy Fossil 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

Accessories/Buffs[edit | edit source]

Source Damage Bonus Critical Strike Chance
Well Fed 5% 2%
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% -