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The Rotted Fork
  • The Rotted Fork item spriteold The Rotted Fork item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage14 (Melee)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time31 (Slow)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell150 /
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • The Rotted Fork
    The Rotted Fork
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Crimson CrateCrimson CrateCrimson Crate120%
Crimson HeartCrimson Heart (placed).pngCrimson Heart120% /
Hematic CrateHematic CrateHematic Crate120%

Animation of The Rotted Fork. Note its piercing abilities.

The Rotted Fork is a spear that drops from Crimson Hearts found in Crimson chasms, and can also be obtained by opening Crimson Crates which are found by fishing in the Crimson.

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


  • It is a very effective weapon against the Brain of Cthulhu, as it can easily kill the Creepers in the first phase and knock it back in the second phase.


  • Desktop versionConsole 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 Rotted Fork". 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.
  • Despite appearing to be a weapon made of Crimtane Bars and Tissue Samples, it is uncraftable.
  • It resembles a real-world guandao, a type of Chinese pole weapon that is used in some forms of Chinese martial arts.
  • Strangely, there is no Corruption equivalent to The Rotted Fork, despite the Ball O' Hurt having a Crimson equivalent in The Meatball.


  • Desktop
    • Aligned sell value with all other Crimson Heart/Shadow Orb loot, increasing it from 20 to 150.
    • Item and projectile sprites updated.