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  • Snapthorn item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage18 (Summon)
Knockback1 (Extremely weak)
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity8 (effective)
Tooltip6 summon tag damage
Your summons will focus struck enemies
Strike enemies to gain attack speed
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffJungle's FuryJungle's Fury
Buff tooltipMelee speed is increased
Duration3 seconds
Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration4 seconds
Projectile created
  • Snapthorn

Snapthorn in action

The Snapthorn is a pre-Hardmode whip crafted out of Jungle materials.

Like most other whips, it causes minions to focus on the last-struck enemy and briefly increases their damage against all targets that it strikes. When striking an enemy, it will grant the Jungle's Fury buff, increasing attack speed by 20% for 3 seconds, and the buff duration can be refreshed by hitting enemies continuously. It also inflicts the Poisoned debuff on enemies for 4 seconds.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
SnapthornSnapthornIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


  • Due to the nature of Snapthorn's Jungle's Fury buff, switching to another whip or melee weapon while the buff is active will increase its speed for a brief duration.
  • Between the Leather Whip and Snapthorn, it is usually easier to obtain the Snapthorn first as it is made from craftable materials, while the Leather Whip requires the Zoologist to be present, costs 15. Depending on the player's preference, it may be worthwhile for summoners to venture into the Underground Jungle to collect materials to craft the Snapthorn in the early game, despite the dangers of the biome.
  • Because tag damage adds a fixed amount of damage per hit, Snapthorn works well with rapidly-attacking minions like Flinxes and Vampire Frogs, but works poorly with slow minions like Imps.
  • It is possible, if the player can scroll fast enough, to get the speed effects of the Snapthorn, the Durendal, and the Dark Harvest at the same time. Strike an enemy with one, then select the next, and finally select the last whip and receive its bonus. However, this strategy is very impractical, because by the time the player selects the last whip, the first speed bonus might have already run out. The strategy could be complemented by equipping Obsidian armor, or by only using two of the whips at a time.


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