Rocket Launcher

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Rocket Launcher
  • Rocket Launcher item spriteold Rocket Launcher item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoRockets
Damage45 Desktop and Mobile versions / 50 Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version (Ranged)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipDoes extra damage on a direct hit
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Rocket I
    Rocket I
  • Rocket II
    Rocket II
  • Rocket III
    Rocket III
  • Rocket IV
    Rocket IV
  • Cluster Rocket I
    Cluster Rocket I
  • Cluster Rocket II
    Cluster Rocket II
  • Wet Rocket
    Wet Rocket
  • Lava Rocket
    Lava Rocket
  • Honey Rocket
    Honey Rocket
  • Mini Nuke Rocket I
    Mini Nuke Rocket I
  • Mini Nuke Rocket II
    Mini Nuke Rocket II
  • Dry Rocket
    Dry Rocket
  • Internal Item ID: 759
  • Internal Projectile ID: 134, 137, 140, 143, 776, 780, 784, 787, 790, 793, 796, 799
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Skeleton CommandoSkeleton Commando.pngSkeleton Commando15.56%10.8%
The Rocket Launcher being used with Rocket IIIs.

The Rocket Launcher is a Hardmode, post-Plantera launcher that fires explosive rockets. It has a 5.56*1/18 (5.56%) / 10.8*35/324 (10.8%) chance of being dropped by Skeleton Commandos, which only spawn in the Dungeon after Plantera is defeated. Its rocket ammunition can be purchased from the Cyborg, which similarly becomes available after defeating Plantera.

The projectiles of the Rocket Launcher are not affected by gravity, and leave a trail of gray and orange smoke before exploding upon impact.

Desktop and Mobile versions Projectiles of the Rocket Launcher deal double damage on direct hits to a single target.

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • All rockets deal splash damage that will harm the player if fired too close. They will not damage other players unless PvP is enabled.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Using the Rocket Launcher with Rocket IIs, Rocket IVs, or Mini Nuke IIsDesktop and Mobile versions, it can be used for efficient terraforming.
    • When used with Rocket IVs or Mini Nuke IIs, the tunnels created by the Rocket Launcher are wide enough to completely cut off Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow. It should be noted, though, that thorny bushes can still grow in the remaining tunnel, spreading their respective biome over it.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Damage decreased from 50 to 45.
    • Now does 2× damage on direct hits to a single target.
  • Desktop Rocket Launcher will now drop off of the Skeleton Commando.
  • Mobile
  • Damage decreased from 50 to 45.
  • Now does 2× damage on direct hits to a single target.