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  • Cascade item spriteold Cascade item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage27 (Melee)
Knockback4.3 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration1–4 seconds
Projectile created
  • Cascade

Cascade's animation while inflicting the On Fire! debuff.

The Cascade is a pre-Hardmode yoyo. With a base reach of 15.5 tiles and a maximum spin duration of 16 seconds before returning, it is the most powerful yoyo available pre-Hardmode. Upon striking an enemy, it has a chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff.

The Cascade has a 0.25*1/400 (0.25%) chance of being dropped by any enemy in or near The Underworld after Skeletron has been defeated. Once Hardmode begins, it will no longer drop, as the stronger Hel-Fire will drop instead.

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


  • When used, it will emit embers which can be used as a light source stemming 6 blocks away (13×13 tiles sized light; 6 tiles from all sides, excluding the source).
  • The Cascade can easily be farmed quickly by setting up statues that summon enemies and killing them with a thin layer of lava or fighting them with your preferred weapon.


  • The name Cascade comes from one of the many different yoyos sold by One Drop YoYos One drop logo.png. Their logo is the symbol listed at the bottom of the item's tooltip. There is a notable difference in color, though: While the real-life original is light blue, the Cascade appears to look like a CODE2 Dragon Slayer.
  • Unlike many other items, the Cascade's availability is very limited, as it can only be obtained between defeating Skeletron and the Wall of Flesh.
  • It is one of the only weapons that becomes completely unobtainable in Hardmode, the other being the Gray Zapinator.