Counterweights

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Counterweights
  • Red Counterweight.png Green Counterweight.png Blue Counterweight.png Purple Counterweight.png Black Counterweight.png Yellow Counterweight.png
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Statistics
Type
TooltipThrows a counterweight after hitting an enemy with a yoyo
RarityRarity level: 2
Buy5
Sell1
Research1 required
A Yellow Counterweight being used with The Eye of Cthulhu on two Target Dummies, one being behind the player.

A Counterweight is an accessory sold by the Traveling Merchant and the Skeleton Merchant. It fires 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.

Types[edit | edit source]

From Traveling Merchant[edit | edit source]

Counterweight
Black Counterweight Black CounterweightDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3309
Yellow Counterweight Yellow CounterweightDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3314

From Skeleton Merchant[edit | edit source]

Counterweight Availability
Blue Counterweight Blue CounterweightDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
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 CounterweightDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3313
During Moon phase 2 and 6 Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent).
Purple Counterweight Purple CounterweightDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3312
During Moon phase 3 and 7 Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 7 (First Quarter).
Green Counterweight Green CounterweightDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 3311
During Moon phase 4 and 8 Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous).

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

History[edit | edit source]