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  • Bone item spriteold Bone item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage20 / 22 (Ranged)
Knockback2.3 (Very weak) /
4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Bone
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Angry BonesAngry Bones 1.pngAngry Bones1-32-698.07%100%
Cursed SkullCursed Skull.pngCursed Skull1–32–698.07%100%
Dragon SkullDragon Skull.pngDragon Skull1–398.5%
Dark CasterDark Caster.pngDark Caster1-32-698.07%100%
SkeletonSkeleton.pngSkeleton1-390% Nintendo 3DS version

Got any spare bones for sale? I'm looking to replace my broken hip... again.

The Skeleton Merchant

Bones are crafting materials, consumable ranged weapons, and ammunition for the Bone Glove. They are dropped by Angry Bones, Dark Casters, and Cursed Skulls, which spawn in the Dungeon. On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, Bones are also dropped by normal Skeletons.

Bones are greatly affected by gravity, and arc similarly to Throwing Knives and Shurikens. Of these three consumable ranged weapons, Bones have the least range (Throwing Knives having the greatest). When used as weapons, Bones have a 50*1/2 (50%) chance of being retrievable after use, even if they hit enemies.

Furthermore, Bones can be placed as blocks using the Bone Wand, upon which they become Bone Blocks.


A player throwing Bones to attack Target Dummies.


ResultIngredientsCrafting station
BoneBone (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionNintendo Switch versiontModLoader version)Bone WelderBone Welder
BoneBone (tModLoader version)
BoneBone (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)By Hand
BoneBone (Nintendo 3DS version)Work BenchWork Bench
total: 4 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Nebula PianoNebula PianoAncient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Solar PianoSolar Piano
Stardust PianoStardust Piano
Vortex PianoVortex Piano
Bone BathtubBone Bathtub
  • BoneBone (14)
Bone WelderBone Welder
Bone BedBone Bed
Bone Block WallBone Block Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionNintendo Switch versiontModLoader version)
  • BoneBone
Bone BookcaseBone Bookcase
Bone CandelabraBone Candelabra
Bone ChairBone Chair
  • BoneBone (4)
Bone ChandelierBone Chandelier
Bone ChestBone Chest
Bone ClockBone Clock
Bone DoorBone Door
  • BoneBone (6)
Bone DresserBone Dresser
  • BoneBone (16)
Bone LampBone Lamp
Bone LanternBone Lantern
Bone PianoBone Piano
Bone PlatformBone Platform (2) (tModLoader version)
  • BoneBone
Bone SinkBone Sink
Bone SofaBone Sofa
Bone TableBone Table
  • BoneBone (8)
Bone ToiletBone Toilet
  • BoneBone (6)
Bone Work BenchBone Work Bench (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionNintendo Switch versiontModLoader version)
  • BoneBone (10)
Bone PlatformBone Platform (2) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
  • BoneBone
By Hand
Bone Work BenchBone Work Bench (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • BoneBone (10)
Lesion PianoLesion PianoDecay ChamberDecay Chamber
Void BagVoid BagDemon AltarDemon Altar
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
Void VaultVoid Vault
Flesh PianoFlesh PianoFlesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning Vat
Glass PianoGlass PianoGlass KilnGlass Kiln
Honey PianoHoney PianoHoney DispenserHoney Dispenser
Frozen PianoFrozen PianoIce MachineIce Machine
Lihzahrd PianoLihzahrd PianoLihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd Furnace
Living Wood PianoLiving Wood PianoLiving LoomLiving Loom
Plaguebringer's SkullPlaguebringer's SkullLoomLoom
Timeless Traveler's HoodTimeless Traveler's Hood
Mechanical SkullMechanical SkullMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Titan PotionTitan PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Bamboo PianoBamboo PianoSawmillSawmill
Boreal Wood PianoBoreal Wood Piano
Cactus PianoCactus Piano (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
Crystal PianoCrystal Piano
Dynasty PianoDynasty Piano (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
Ebonwood PianoEbonwood Piano
Granite PianoGranite Piano
Marble PianoMarble Piano
Martian PianoMartian Piano
Meteorite PianoMeteorite Piano
Mushroom PianoMushroom Piano
Palm Wood PianoPalm Wood Piano
Pearlwood PianoPearlwood Piano
Pumpkin PianoPumpkin Piano (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
Rich Mahogany PianoRich Mahogany Piano
Sandstone PianoSandstone Piano
Shadewood PianoShadewood Piano
Spider PianoSpider Piano
Spooky PianoSpooky Piano (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
Skyware PianoSkyware PianoSky MillSky Mill
Slime PianoSlime PianoSolidifierSolidifier
Steampunk PianoSteampunk PianoSteampunk BoilerSteampunk Boiler
Bone Block WallBone Block Wall (4) (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • BoneBone
Work BenchWork Bench
Bone ChairBone Chair (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • BoneBone (4)
Bone DoorBone Door (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • BoneBone (6)
Bone TableBone Table (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • BoneBone (8)
Cactus PianoCactus Piano (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
Dynasty PianoDynasty Piano (tModLoader version)
Necro BreastplateNecro Breastplate
Necro GreavesNecro Greaves
Necro HelmetNecro Helmet
Pumpkin PianoPumpkin Piano
Skull LanternSkull Lantern
Spinal TapSpinal Tap
Spooky PianoSpooky Piano (Old-gen console version)
total: 78 row(s)


  • The Skeleton Merchant will use Bones to defend himself if needed. The bones thrown by him are not retrievable.
  • In Expert Mode, Skeletons can throw bones at the player, making them far more dangerous.
  • Since Bones are used as ammo by the Bone Glove, they can be stored in the ammo slots of the inventory.
    • Since 1.4.1, Bones cannot be stored in ammo slots due to the Bone Glove being changed from a ranged weapon to an accessory. Any bones placed in the ammo slots prior to the update will still be located there.
  • While it may appear that ordinary Bones do more damage than the Bone Glove, the damage from Bones used as ammo is added to the Bone Glove's damage.



  • Taking only basic ammunition (arrows and bullets) into consideration, Bones have the second-highest base damage, beaten only by Luminite Bullets.


  • Desktop
    • Now used to craft the Void Bag, Void Vault and many new furniture.
    • Weapon type changed from Throwing to Ranged.
    • Can no longer be retrieved after using.
  • Desktop
    • Damage decreased from 22 to 20.
    • Knockback from 4 to 2.3.
    • Weapon type changed from Ranged to Throwing.