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Anchor
  • Anchor item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage70 Desktop version / 55 Mobile version / 30 Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version (Melee)
Knockback8 (Very strong) Desktop version /
5 (Average) Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast) Desktop and Mobile versions /
30 (Average) Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Velocity20
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell1
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Anchor
    Anchor
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Pearlwood CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsPearlwood CratePearlwood CrateDesktop and Mobile versions13.78%
Not to be confused with Wall Anchor.

The Anchor being used. Note the arc fire.

The Anchor is a Hardmode melee weapon which acts in a similar fashion to the Harpoon, firing an anchor projectile in an arc. The projectile remains attached to the player via a rope and is heavily affected by gravity. It returns upon reaching a maximum distance or impacting a tile or enemy, and damages any enemies in its return path. The Anchor is found in Pearlwood CratesDesktop and Mobile versions or Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version Wooden Crates which are obtained from fishing after the Wall of Flesh has been defeated.

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

Tips[]

  • Since the projectile itself is comparably large and its return trip can pierce unlimited enemies, throwing it past a group of enemies and pulling it through them is an effective strategy, making the Anchor very useful for controlling large groups of enemies.
  • It is most useful early Hardmode, quickly being outclassed by better weapons as the player progresses.

Trivia[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage increased from 55 to 70.
    • Knockback increased from 5 to 8.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Damage increased from 30 to 55.
    • Use Time decreased from 30 to 20.
  • Desktop 1.2.4.1:
    • The anchor projectile now comes back to the player if it gets too far away.
    • Fixed bug that made the game crash when using the Anchor under certain circumstances.
  • Mobile 1.2.11587:
    • Fixed bug where Anchors were received as a quest reward instead of Wall Anchors.
    • Fixed bug where multiple Anchors could be thrown, like boomerangs.
  • 3DS 1.05: No longer behaves like the Chain Guillotines, firing multiple projectiles at once that all traveled in a straight direction. The projectile no longer spins during flight, returning to the player slower than when fired.