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Christmas-Only Content
Christmas-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Christmas event.
Star Anise
  • Star Anise item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage14 (Ranged Desktop versionOld-gen console versionMobile version / Throwing Console Version)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Star Anise
    Star Anise
Dropped by Dropped by
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Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
5.88% (Hardmode)

Animation of the Star Anise. Note how it can pierce through multiple enemies.

Star Anises are consumable Desktop versionOld-gen console versionMobile version ranged / Console Version throwing weapons, similar to Shurikens. They are dropped in stacks of 20–40 from Presents obtained during the Christmas event, with a chance of 6.301% in pre-Hardmode and 5.881% in Hardmode. They are slightly stronger than Shurikens, but have no chance of being collected after use.


  • Star anise is a spice that originated in Asia, and is popular in Europe. It is commonly used in winter seasonal recipes.