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Yoyos are Flail-like melee weapons that can be thrown and seek after the player's cursor when used. Unlike Flails, they are easier to control but bounce off of enemies. 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.

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.

Types[edit | edit source]

Weapon Damage Speed Reach
Knockback Critical Chance Source One Drop
One drop logo.png
Wooden Yoyo.png Wooden Yoyo 9 Fast 9 4 Very Weak 4% 10 Wood.png + 20 Cobweb.png   @   Work Bench.png No
Rally.png Rally 14 Fast 10 5 Weak 4% Dropped randomly by 3 special Cavern enemies (Crawdad, Giant Shelly, and Salamander). Yes
Malaise.png Malaise 16 Fast 14 7 Average 4% 12 Demonite Bar.png   @   Iron Anvil.pngLead Anvil.png No
Artery.png Artery 17 Fast 12.5 6 Weak 4% 12 Crimtane Bar.png   @   Iron Anvil.pngLead Anvil.png No
Amazon.png Amazon 20 Fast 13 8 Weak 4% 1 Vine.png + 2 Stinger.png + 3 Jungle Spores.png + 8 Rich Mahogany.png   @   Iron Anvil.pngLead Anvil.png No
Code 1.png Code 1 21 Fast 13.5 9 Weak 4% Traveling Merchant after killing Eye of Cthulhu. Yes
Valor.png Valor 22 Fast 14 11 Weak 4% The Dungeon's locked Gold Chests. Yes
Cascade.png Cascade 27 Fast 15.5 16 Average 4% 1/400 drop chance by Underworld enemies after Skeletron is defeated, but only before Hardmode. Yes Inflicts On Fire! debuff
Format C.png Format C 29 Fast 16 8 Weak 4% Skeleton Merchant in Hardmode. Yes
Gradient.png Gradient 34 Fast 15.5 10 Weak 4% Skeleton Merchant in Hardmode. Yes
Chik.png Chik 39 Fast 17 16 Weak 4% 1 Wooden Yoyo.png + 15 Crystal Shard.png + 10 Soul of Light.png   @   Mythril Anvil.pngOrichalcum Anvil.png Yes
Hel-Fire.png Hel-Fire 41 Fast 17 12 Average 4% 1/400 drop from Cavern and Underworld enemies in Hardmode No Inflicts On Fire! debuff
Amarok.png Amarok 43 Fast 16.5 15 Very weak 4% Dropped randomly by Snow Biome enemies in Hardmode No Inflicts Frostburn debuff
Code 2.png Code 2 47 Fast 18
Weak 4% Traveling Merchant after killing any Mechanical Boss. Yes
Yelets.png Yelets 60 Fast 18 14 Weak 4% Dropped randomly by any enemy in the Hardmode Jungle after defeating any Mechanical Boss. Yes
Red's Throw.png Red's Throw 70 Fast 23
Average 4% Expert mode Treasure Bags as part of the Red's clothes equipment set. No
Valkyrie Yoyo.png Valkyrie Yoyo 70 Fast 23
Average 4% Expert mode Treasure Bags as part of the Lazure's clothes equipment set. No
Kraken.png Kraken 90 Fast 21
Average 4% Rare drop from post-Plantera, Hardmode Dungeon enemies. Yes
The Eye of Cthulhu.png The Eye of Cthulhu 115 Fast 23
Weak 4% Dropped randomly by Mothron after Plantera has been defeated. No
Terrarian.png Terrarian 190 Fast 25
Strong 14% 11.11% (1/9) chance drop from Moon Lord. Yes 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 Version
Achievement Sick Throw.png Sick Throw • "Obtain the Terrarian."
Get the Terrarian. Desktop 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 farming for the Cascade, Amarok, Yelets, Hel-Fire, and Kraken, hooking up wires to statues with lava in the respective area will save you from farming.
  • When the Wall of Flesh is defeated, before you teleport home, 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 brief time.
  • Stacking enough attack speed boosting buffs and items may cause yoyos to glitch, potentially making it a lot harder to hit enemies. As attack speed only increases the range of yoyos, it might be advisable to use pure damage boosting items such as the Warrior Emblem instead. (**Reported** in the forums)

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 has recently released a real world counterpart to the Terrarian.[2]
  • All yoyos have the same use time of 24 (fast) with the exception of the Terrarian, which has a use time of 25.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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]

Yoyos Desktop Version
Wooden Yoyo.png Wooden • Rally.png Rally • Malaise.png Malaise • Artery.png Artery • Amazon.png Amazon • Code 1.png Code 1 • Valor.png Valor • Cascade.png Cascade
Format C.png Format:C • Chik.png Chik • Hel-Fire.png Hel-Fire • Amarok.png Amarok • Code 2.png Code 2 • Gradient.png Gradient • Yelets.png Yelets • Red's Throw.png Red's Throw • Valkyrie Yoyo.png Valkyrie • Kraken.png Kraken • The Eye of Cthulhu.png The Eye of Cthulhu • Terrarian.png Terrarian
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