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The Eye of Cthulhu
  • The Eye of Cthulhu item spriteold The Eye of Cthulhu item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage115 (Melee)
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • The Eye of Cthulhu
    The Eye of Cthulhu
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntitySpecial dropRate
MothronMothron.pngMothronThe Eye of CthulhuThe Eye of Cthulhu
Always / After defeating Plantera
Not to be confused with Eye of Cthulhu, the boss, or True Eye of Cthulhu, the enemy summoned by the Moon Lord.

The Eye of Cthulhu in use (infinite spin).

The Eye of Cthulhu is a Hardmode, post-Plantera yoyo which has a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) / 55.56*5/9 (55.56%) chance to drop from Mothron during a Solar Eclipse. It is one of the few yoyos that can stay in the air indefinitely, and it has a reach of 23 tiles. It is currently the second strongest yoyo in the game, only beaten by the Terrarian.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • A greater damage output can be achieved by using the Yoyo Bag accessory.
  • If this yoyo is obtained pre-Golem, it can be a useful weapon when fighting Golem due to its high DPS.


  • Desktop only.pngConsole versionMobile versionNintendo 3DS version Modifier prefixes are added in front of the "The" in its name, which can result in a grammatically incorrect name such as "Keen The Eye of Cthulhu". It shares this trait with all other items that can obtain modifiers and whose names begin with "The". This error is not present in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version.
  • The sprite of the yoyo seems to be lacking the Eye of Cthulhu's green ring around its pupil.
  • Despite being named the same as the Eye of Cthulhu, it is not dropped by it.
  • There is a yoyo made by OneDrop based on this yoyo.


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