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Spirit Flame
  • Spirit Flame item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage85 (Magic)
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana14 / 18
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast) /
30 (Average)
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Spirit Flame
    Spirit Flame

The Spirit Flame in use.

The Spirit Flame is a Hardmode magic weapon. When used, a small purple flame will appear in a random location around the player and hover in midair. When an enemy comes within 25 tiles and has a clear line of sight to the flame, it will home in on that enemy.[1] Upon impact with any enemy or block, it will cause a small explosion, dealing splash damage. The Spirit Flame can be used repeatedly to summon multiple flames. The flames dissipate if no target is acquired within three seconds of casting.

Its best modifier is Mythical.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Spirit FlameSpirit FlameMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


  • Like all homing attacks, the flames will not home in on other players in multiplayer.
  • The location of the spawned flames is generated randomly. If it is within solid blocks, the game will generate another location, but it will only retry for a maximum of 9 times.[2] Therefore, it is possible that a flame will spawn inside solid blocks, where it will vanish immediately. The weapon still consumes mana in this case.
  • The flames will keep focusing on an enemy once locked on, even if it moves out of range (e.g. if it is very fast). If they do not explode within five seconds after locking on, however, they will dissipate.[1]



  • The purple flames and the explosions they make are very similar to the Desert Spirit's projectiles, which are what this weapon is based on.
  • Despite being made with the Desert Spirit Lamp, it cannot be placed whatsoever. This is likely because the Spirit Flame is a weapon, unlike the former.


  • Desktop
    • Use time decreased from 30 to 22.
    • Mana cost decreased from 18 to 14.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method ItemCheck_Shoot in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is