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Brand of the Inferno
  • Brand of the Inferno item sprite
Autoswing
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage85 / 44 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast) /
25 (Fast)
TooltipRight click to guard with a shield
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell1
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffStriking MomentStriking Moment
Buff tooltip400% increased damage for next melee strike
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Chance25%
Duration5 seconds
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Ogre
(T2)
Ogre.pngOgre
16.67%10%
Ogre
(T3)
Ogre.pngOgre
13.33%

The Brand of the Inferno parrying a Skeleton's attack. (Version 1.3.4)

The Brand of the Inferno is a Hardmode sword dropped by the Ogre mini-boss during the Old One's Army event.

With any equipped shield (including the Squire's Shield, but not Huntress's Buckler) and holding this sword, right-clicking will cause the character to brace for the next attack (like Sergeant United Shield). When timed correctly, just before taking a hit, the enemy's attack will be parried, dealing some damage to the attacker and granting the Striking Moment buff for the next 5 seconds. This allows the next melee attack to deal 5x damage. Alternatively, if the shield is held in place, 20 defense is temporarily gained; this lasts until the shield is once again lowered.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Notes[]

  • The buff tooltip claims that damage is increased by 500% (i.e., multiplied by 6), which is incorrect.
  • The Brand of the Inferno's damage reflection ability can only be used to deflect contact damage from enemies; fall damage, lava damage, enemy projectiles and traps will still harm the player.
    • It can however reduce damage from many sources with the 20 defense gained while right-clicking.
  • The act of gaining the attack buff and switching to a more powerful weapon like Meowmere has potential for massive damage, especially if somehow timed perfectly with the Psycho Knife's buffs.
  • Parrying in Journey Mode with the God Mode power enabled will do nothing.

Trivia[]

  • The sword is likely a reference to the Brand of Sacrifice from Berserk.
  • The sword resembles the Fierce Deity Sword from the game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask because of the loop on the blade.
    • It also has similarities with the Tizona, as they have similar blade designs and its translated name firebrand is very similar to the Brand of the Inferno.
  • In the inventory, the sword's loops appear hollow. However, while being used, the loops are filled with flame. This is purely a graphical difference.

History[]

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