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Player using a Yoyo.

Yoyos are Flail-like melee weapons that can be thrown and seek after the player's cursor when used. Once deployed, a yoyo will stay in the air for up to a certain maximum flight time which varies per yoyo. Unlike Flails, yoyos are easier to control but they bounce off of enemies on impact. Yoyos can be acquired in several different ways, including from crafting, as rare drops from enemies, and as merchandise from certain NPCs. There are currently 20 different types of yoyos.

All yoyos deal 25% less damage if at least one solid block is between the yoyo and its user. Checking if the string overlaps any blocks is a good way to tell if the yoyo's damage is reduced. The remaining flight time of a yoyo is decreased by 1/3 of a second every time it strikes an enemy. Flight time is decreased by a full second instead of only 1/3 if the yoyo has its damage reduced by being out of line of sight.

There are several accessories that affect the function of yoyos. String can be equipped to increase the range, a Counterweight can be equipped to release a second damaging projectile after hitting an enemy with the yoyo, and the Yoyo Glove allows the use of two yoyos. These three accessories can then be crafted into the Yoyo Bag, which combines the effects of all of them.

Yoyo range is determined by melee attack speed. However, yoyos cannot have their speed modified, and therefore cannot obtain the Legendary modifier. A Godly modifier has slightly better crowd control than a Demonic one, but the increased knockback may reduce the number of hits per second. Both modifiers can be regarded as the best.

Player guides yoyo through maze.
Player guides yoyo through maze.

Types[edit | edit source]

Weapon Damage Use Time Reach
Knockback Critical
Rarity Source One Drop
One drop logo.png
Sell Notes
Wooden Yoyo Wooden Yoyo
Internal Item ID: 3278
9 25
9 4 2.5
(Very Weak)
4% Rarity level: 0 10 Any Wood + 20 Cobweb @ Work Bench No 100*1 Silver Coin.png
Rally Rally
Internal Item ID: 3285
14 25
10 5 3.5
4% Rarity level: 1 Dropped randomly by 3 special Cavern enemies (Crawdad, Giant Shelly, and Salamander). Yes 5000*50 Silver Coin.png
Malaise Malaise
Internal Item ID: 3279
16 25
14 7 4.5
4% Rarity level: 1 12 Demonite Bar @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil No 10000*1 Gold Coin.png
Artery Artery
Internal Item ID: 3280
17 25
12.5 6 4
4% Rarity level: 1 12 Crimtane Bar @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil No 10000*1 Gold Coin.png
Amazon Amazon
Internal Item ID: 3281
20 25
13 8 3.75
4% Rarity level: 3 8 Rich Mahogany + 2 Stinger + Vine + 3 Jungle Spores @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil No 13000*1 Gold Coin.png 30 Silver Coin.png
Code 1 Code 1
Internal Item ID: 3262
21 25
13.5 9 3.25
4% Rarity level: 2 Traveling Merchant after killing Eye of Cthulhu. Yes 10000*1 Gold Coin.png
Valor Valor
Internal Item ID: 3317
22 25
14 11 3.85
4% Rarity level: 3 The Dungeon's locked Gold Chests. Yes 15000*1 Gold Coin.png 50 Silver Coin.png
Cascade Cascade
Internal Item ID: 3282
27 25
15.5 16 4.3
4% Rarity level: 3 1/400 drop chance by Underworld enemies after Skeletron is defeated, but only before Hardmode. Yes 18000*1 Gold Coin.png 80 Silver Coin.png Inflicts On Fire! debuff
Format:C Format:C
Internal Item ID: 3315
29 25
16 8 3.25
4% Rarity level: 3 Skeleton Merchant in Hardmode. Yes 40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Gradient Gradient
Internal Item ID: 3316
34 25
15.5 10 3.8
4% Rarity level: 3 Skeleton Merchant in Hardmode. Yes 40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Chik Chik
Internal Item ID: 3283
39 25
17 16 3.15
4% Rarity level: 4 Wooden Yoyo + 15 Crystal Shard + 10 Soul of Light @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil Yes 40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Hel-Fire Hel-Fire
Internal Item ID: 3290
41 25
17 12 4.5
4% Rarity level: 4 1/400 drop from Cavern and Underworld enemies in Hardmode No 40000*4 Gold Coin.png Inflicts On Fire! debuff
Amarok Amarok
Internal Item ID: 3289
43 25
16.5 15 2.8
(Very Weak)
4% Rarity level: 4 Dropped randomly by Snow Biome enemies in Hardmode No 40000*4 Gold Coin.png Inflicts Frostburn debuff
Code 2 Code 2
Internal Item ID: 3284
47 25
4% Rarity level: 5 Traveling Merchant after killing any Mechanical Boss. Yes 50000*5 Gold Coin.png
Yelets Yelets
Internal Item ID: 3286
60 25
18 14 3.1
4% Rarity level: 7 Dropped randomly by any enemy in the Hardmode Jungle after defeating any Mechanical Boss. Yes 50000*5 Gold Coin.png
Red's Throw Red's Throw
Internal Item ID: 3287
70 25
4% Rarity level: 9 Expert mode Treasure Bags as part of the Red's clothes equipment set. No 40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Valkyrie Yoyo Valkyrie Yoyo
Internal Item ID: 3288
70 25
4% Rarity level: 9 Expert mode Treasure Bags as part of the Lazure's clothes equipment set. No 40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Kraken Kraken
Internal Item ID: 3291
90 25
4% Rarity level: 8 Rare drop from post-Plantera, Hardmode Dungeon enemies. Yes 110000*11 Gold Coin.png
The Eye of Cthulhu The Eye of Cthulhu
Internal Item ID: 3292
115 25
4% Rarity level: 8 Dropped randomly by Mothron after Plantera has been defeated. No 110000*11 Gold Coin.png
Terrarian Terrarian
Internal Item ID: 3389
190 25
14% Rarity level: 10 11.11% (1/9) chance drop from Moon Lord. Yes 100000*10 Gold Coin.png Emits damaging and auto-aiming projectiles

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Throwing Lines.png
Throwing Lines • "Throw a yoyo."
Throw a Yoyo for the first time. Desktop VersionConsole Version
Achievement Sick Throw.png
Sick Throw • "Obtain the Terrarian."
Get the Terrarian. Desktop VersionConsole Version

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If you attack the back of an enemy, it will cause the enemy to bounce back into the yo-yo, effectively making the yo-yo attack quicker.
  • If used with a Yoyo Bag, the Terrarian is the most powerful melee weapon in the game in terms of damage per second.
  • If you must attack a group with a yo-yo, attack by putting the yo-yo in the middle of the group, as the yo-yo will bounce between the members of the group. When they inevitably split apart, attack the front again to bunch them up.
  • When the Wall of Flesh is defeated, before you teleport home, it is a good choice to farm for the Hel-Fire as it is a great early hardmode weapon.
  • If you are using a Yoyo when activating a teleporter, the yoyo will maintain its position and return to the player after a brief time.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yoyos that are marked with the logo of One Drop YoYos One drop logo.png in the tooltip have real life counterparts.
  • In real life, Redigit is a yoyo enthusiast and makes personal use of One Drop YoYos.[1] In addition to their designs being introduced to Terraria, One Drop released a real world counterpart to the Kraken and Terrarian (homing projectiles not included).[2]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Red's Throw & Valkyrie Yoyo are now both obtained from Red's and Lazure's developer sets, and their stats have been rebalanced.

References[edit | edit source]