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Grenade Launcher
  • Grenade Launcher item spriteold Grenade Launcher item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Uses ammoRockets
Damage60 / 55 (Ranged)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast) /
30 (Average)
Velocity10
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell7
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Grenade I
    Grenade I
  • Grenade II
    Grenade II
  • Grenade III
    Grenade III
  • Grenade IV
    Grenade IV
  • Cluster Grenade I
    Cluster Grenade I
  • Cluster Grenade II
    Cluster Grenade II
  • Wet Grenade
    Wet Grenade
  • Lava Grenade
    Lava Grenade
  • Honey Grenade
    Honey Grenade
  • Mini Nuke Grenade I
    Mini Nuke Grenade I
  • Mini Nuke Grenade II
    Mini Nuke Grenade II
  • Dry Grenade
    Dry Grenade
  • Internal Item ID: 758
  • Internal Projectile ID: 133, 136, 139, 142, 777, 781, 785, 788, 791, 794, 797, 800
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntitySpecial dropRate
Plantera
(Second Form)
PlanteraPlantera
(Second Form)
Grenade LauncherGrenade Launcher
+ Rocket IRocket I ( 50–149
20–49
)
(will always drop the first time Plantera is defeated in a world that is neither in Expert nor Master Mode)
14.29%
16.67%
Treasure Bag
(Plantera)
Treasure Bag (Plantera)Treasure Bag
(Plantera)
Grenade LauncherGrenade Launcher
+ Rocket IRocket I (50–149)
14.29%

The Grenade Launcher used with Rocket I. Note the bouncing ability of the grenade.

The Grenade Launcher is a Hardmode, post-Plantera launcher that consumes rockets and launches a grenade with a timed fuse. The grenade explodes when the fuse expires, or if it comes into contact with an enemy. The Grenade Launcher has a 14.29*1/7 (14.29%) or 16.67*1/6 (16.67%) chance to be dropped from Plantera, and on non-Expert or Master Mode worlds, it is guaranteed to drop the first time Plantera is defeated. In addition, 50–149 / 20–49 Rocket Is will be dropped alongside the Grenade Launcher.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Notes[]

  • The grenades fired from the Grenade Launcher are strongly affected by gravity and can inflict massive self-damage. For this reason, using it in any tight area requires exceptional care to avoid it bouncing back to the player.
  • Selenians cannot reflect the grenade as it will instantly explode on contact.

Tips[]

  • Compared to the Rocket Launcher, the Grenade Launcher can be obtained much earlier but has an arc and will not explode on contact with blocks right away. The Grenade Launcher also deals 33.33% / 20% / 10% more damage.

Trivia[]

  • Despite the name, the Grenade Launcher cannot fire Grenades, as they are hand grenades and are incompatible with it.
  • Despite being the first launcher that the player can obtain, it fires special projectiles instead of rockets.
  • Its firing sound is atypical for ranged weapons, resembling that of a spring loaded mechanism. This makes sense as an explosive propellant would likely detonate the grenade prematurely.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Use time decreased from 30 to 20.
    • Added an explosion sound effect to the usage sound.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Damage increased from 55 to 60.
    • Rockets dropped from Plantera increased from 20-49 to 50-149.
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