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Snake Charmer's Flute
  • Snake Charmer's Flute item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time90 (Snail)
TooltipSummons rope snakes
RarityRarity level: 1
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Mystic Snake Coil
    Mystic Snake Coil
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mirage CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsMirage CrateMirage CrateDesktop and Mobile versions112.5%
Oasis CrateDesktop and Mobile versionsOasis CrateOasis CrateDesktop and Mobile versions112.5%
Sandstone ChestDesktop and Mobile versionsSandstone ChestSandstone ChestDesktop and Mobile versions114.29*1/7 (14.29%)

The Snake that comes out of the pot. Note that it is blocked by a Wood Block; its maximum length is significantly longer.

The Snake Charmer's Flute is an item that summons a climbable snake. When used, it places a pot that a snake rises from. Once the snake reaches its full height of 80 blocks or touches a block, it stops rising and becomes climbable like a Rope. It is also possible to place blocks against it when it is fully extended, and as such, it is possible to climb to the top of the Space layer by alternating between using the flute and blocks. The snake and the pot disappear after approximately 25 seconds. It also produces a small amount of light. It can be found in chests in the Underground Desert biome, or from Oasis crates.


  • The pot the snake comes from sits on top of breakable background objects. This means it cannot be used directly in front of particularly tall trees, and will sit on top of tall grass, cacti, tree branches, other pots and the like.
  • The pot and snake can be summoned in lava where the default variety of rope cannot be placed.
  • This item is a good pre-Hardmode alternative to the Ice Rod for building into the sky, as blocks can be placed next to the snake.
  • The snake does not appear to be able to be used to lower oneself into a pit, as you cannot summon the snakes in a hole.


  • The Snake Charmer's Flute has one of the longest base use times in the game, and is one of the few that have it listed as "Snail speed".


  • Desktop Fixed an issue where Snake Ropes would never vanish if the player who summoned it quit out of the server.