Butcher's Chainsaw

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Butcher's Chainsaw
  • Butcher's Chainsaw item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 0%
  • Hammer icon.png 0%
  • Axe icon.png 150%
Knockback8 (Very Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 Fast
Tool speed8
TooltipSparks emit from struck enemies
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Butchers Chainsaw
    Butchers Chainsaw
Butcher's Chainsaw in action. Notice how the sparks deal half damage and also inflict the On Fire! debuff.

The Butcher's Chainsaw is a Hardmode, post-Plantera chainsaw that has a 2.5% / 3.75% (1/40 / 3/80) chance to drop from Butchers during a Solar Eclipse. Upon striking an enemy or critter, it will emit sparks akin to the projectiles produced by the Wand of Sparking, dealing damage to nearby enemies/extra segments as well. These sparks deal magic damage, meaning that any magic buffs, accessories, or armor will boost them. They also have a chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase its average damage output by the same amount.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Butcher's Chainsaw has a high DPS because it has a high damage per hit, and can hit enemies multiple times in rapid succession.
  • As the On Fire! debuff only applies to enemies hit by the sparks, not by the chainsaw itself, careful positioning is required to make full use of the weapon's damage potential.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Butcher, and the Butcher's Chainsaw, are both a tribute to the 1974 movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.[1]
  • The Butcher's Chainsaw has the highest base damage and knockback of any tool.
  • Enemies immune to the On Fire! debuff do not resist the damage from the sparks.
  • It is the only melee weapon that can deal magic damage, and one of the only few melee weapons able to inflict a debuff without using Flasks.

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