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Spear Trap
  • Spear Trap item spriteold Spear Trap item sprite
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  • Pickaxe icon.png 210% Desktop and Mobile versions
Placeable (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research5 required
Projectile created
  • Spear

The Spear Trap is a trap found naturally in the Jungle Temple. When activated, it launches a spear in a straight line that can pierce an infinite number of enemies and retracts upon hitting a block or reaching its maximum range of 19.5 blocks. It has a cooldown of Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 1.5 seconds / Old-gen console version3DS version 2 seconds between firings and deals 60 damage to enemies and 120 damage to players.

Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Spear Traps can be rotated 90° with a hammer.


  • If two spears hit the same player or creature at the same time, the victim only takes damage once, due to the immunity time of the first spear.
  • Old-gen console version In singleplayer, Spear Traps inflict the Frostburn debuff if the player wears Frost armor.


  • Desktop and Mobile versions Rarely, Spear Traps will spawn outside the temple, but cannot be harvested until the player acquires a Picksaw.
  • They are good for battle arenas.
  • When actuated, these can be used as a very efficient way to kill off bosses, or clear waves in events like Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon, easily.


  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Sprite updated.
    • Can now be hammered to rotate 90 degrees at a time.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: No longer shoots the retracting spear head upwards like a projectile if the trap is in inactive state (by the means of an Actuator).