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  • Hel-Fire item spriteold Hel-Fire item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage41 (Melee)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration3–8 seconds
Projectile created
  • Hel-Fire
For the debuff inflicted by the Magma Stone and its derivative accessories, see Hellfire.

Hel-Fire's animation while inflicting the On Fire! debuff.

The Hel-Fire is a Hardmode yoyo. It has base range of 17 tiles and can spin up to 12 seconds. It has a 0.25*1/400 (0.25%) chance to be dropped from any enemy in the bottom half of the Caverns or Underworld. It has a chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff.

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


  • Like the Amarok, Yelets, and Kraken, the Hel-Fire will not drop from enemies spawned by a statue.
  • The Hel-Fire replaces the Cascade, which will no longer be dropped by enemies in and near the Underworld in Hardmode.


  • While not as powerful as the Amarok, Hel-Fire is arguably easier to acquire (as the Underworld is initially unaffected by entering Hardmode) and can be a great early-Hardmode option for yoyo users or melee players in general.
  • Using the Hel-Fire while wearing Frost armor allows the player to inflict both the On Fire! and the Frostburn debuff on enemies. Using Flask of Cursed Flames, Flask Of Venom, and an occasional Shadowflame Knife, you can also deal maximum damage over time.


  • Although its name is very similar to Hellfire, and it is obtained near the Underworld, it does not inflict the Hellfire debuff.