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  • Red Counterweight.png Green Counterweight.png Blue Counterweight.png Purple Counterweight.png Black Counterweight.png Yellow Counterweight.png
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TooltipThrows a counterweight after hitting an enemy with a yoyo
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required

A Yellow Counterweight being used with The Eye of Cthulhu on two Target Dummies, one being behind the player.

Counterweights are accessories sold by the Traveling Merchant and the Skeleton Merchant. They fire a second yoyo-type projectile after hitting an enemy with a yoyo, dealing the same damage of the yoyo and traveling towards it, then arcing over the player.

There are 6 variants, all functioning identically.


From Traveling Merchant[]

Black Counterweight Black Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3309
Yellow Counterweight Yellow Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3314

From Skeleton Merchant[]

Counterweight Availability
Blue Counterweight Blue Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3310
During Moon phases 1 (full) and 5 (new) Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 5 (New Moon).
Red Counterweight Red Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3313
During Moon phase 2 and 6 Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent).
Purple Counterweight Purple Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3312
During Moon phase 3 and 7 Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 7 (First Quarter).
Green Counterweight Green Counterweight
Internal Item ID: 3311
During Moon phase 4 and 8 Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous).


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Yoyo BagYoyo BagTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 6 row(s)


  • Multiple equipped counterweights do not stack. Only one will function at a time.
  • The particular color equipped will display on a character, unlike the Yoyo Bag, which shows a random color.
  • A counterweight does not stack with the Yoyo Bag.


  • Counterweights are real-world yo-yo accessories used to aid in tricks where the yo-yo is swung from the middle of the string rather than its end. Real-world counterweights are often patterned after (or made out of) polyhedral dice, and Terraria's follow suit: the Blue and Red Counterweights are four-sided (tetrahedral) dice, the Purple and Green Counterweights are six-sided (cubic/hexahedral) dice, and the Black and Yellow Counterweights are twelve-sided (dodecahedral) dice.