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  • Javelin item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage17 (Ranged Desktop and Mobile versions / Throwing Console Version)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell5 Desktop and Mobile versions / No value Console Version
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Javelin (friendly)
    Javelin (friendly)
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
HopliteDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsHoplite.pngHopliteDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions40-8050%

Animation of the Javelin.

The Javelin is a consumable Desktop and Mobile versions ranged / Console Version throwing weapon. It can pierce up to three enemies and has a long range, flying straight for approximately thirty-six blocks before dropping abruptly. Javelins have no chance of dropping themselves after impacting blocks or hitting enemies. They are only obtainable from Hoplites found in the Marble biome, which drop 40–80 Javelins with a 50*1/2 (50%) chance.


  • Despite not being a melee weapon, the Javelin is affected by flasks.


  • Javelins are useful during events such as Slime Rain and Blood Moon, where their piercing properties, decent damage, and fast throw speed allow them to efficiently destroy crowds.
  • Javelins can be quickly farmed in massive quantities from a Hoplite Statue.


  • Javelins travel at a speed of 53 mph.

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  • Desktop
    • Weapon type changed from Throwing to Ranged.
    • Increased sell value from none to 5.