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Slap Hand
  • Slap Hand item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage35 (Melee)
Knockback20 (Insane)
Critical chance19%
Use time21 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required

Animation of the Slap Hand. Note the extremely high knockback.

The Slap Hand is a Hardmode melee weapon that is notable for having extremely high knockback – a rating of 20, the highest value among all player-caused sources of knockback and almost twice the Golem Fist, the item with the second highest value. Aside from this, it functions as a normal broadsword, swung over the player.

It is purchased from the Skeleton Merchant for 25 during a Hardmode Blood Moon.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • While not an especially potent weapon, the Slap Hand's extremely high knockback makes it a good choice for keeping enemies away instead of directly fighting.
  • With a decent knockback modifier and a Titan Glove (or one of its upgrades) equipped, the Slap Hand can easily catapult most enemies very far away.
  • It can be useful when spelunking or exploring when the player does not want to fight, due to the ease at which it can force enemies out of one's way.
  • Hitting a Snow Flinx, wingless Slimer, or especially a Pinky results in massive knockback, as they have negative knockback resistance.
  • Due to their nature, flying enemies (notably Corruptors) can be easily sent flying far off the screen with this weapon, causing them to despawn.
  • Summoning a Blood Moon manually with a Bloody Tear will also cause the Skeleton Merchant to be able to sell the Slap Hand.