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Dart Rifle
  • Dart Rifle item spriteold Dart Rifle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoDarts
Damage52 / 62 !!Error: Invalid EICONS input! (Ranged)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time38 (Very slow)
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell8 / 5
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Corrupt MimicCorrupt Mimic2.pngCorrupt Mimic120%

The Dart Rifle firing Poison Darts.

The Dart Rifle firing Poison Darts.

The Dart Rifle is a Hardmode ranged weapon that consumes darts as ammunition. It has a 20*1/5 (20%) chance to be dropped by Corrupt Mimics. It is the Corruption counterpart to the Crimson's Dart Pistol.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • It does not receive any specialized boosts from Shroomite armor helmets, though it can still receive general ranged boosts.
  • This weapon can also shoot the Seeds collected by breaking plants while carrying a Blowgun or a Blowpipe.


  • It can be an extremely deadly mid-Hardmode weapon in the right situations when paired with the right darts: Crystal Darts for enclosed areas or crowded enemies, Cursed Darts for many grounded enemies, or Ichor Darts for bosses or enemies with high defense. Ichor Darts are also especially useful in situations where dodging is a high priority, for their unique ability to multiply after a short distance, making it easy for at least one dart to hit.
  • With the right gear, the Dart Rifle can do over 200 damage on a critical hit. This damage, combined with the damage over time of Cursed Darts, allows it to pick off powerful enemies with a single shot. It remains useful even past Plantera's defeat, performing sufficiently well until the Chain Gun becomes available.


  • The Dart Rifle could be considered the Hardmode version of the Musket, seeing as both are obtainable in worlds containing the Corruption, and both looked almost visually identical before the Dart Rifle's sprite was changed in The primary functional difference between the two is that the Musket consumes bullets as ammunition, instead of darts.
  • The Dart Rifle is not capable of using the Rifle Scope or any of its upgrades to zoom in on targets, likely due to it not being considered a gun.


  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Damage increased from 52 to 62.
    • Sell value increased from 5 to 8.