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Throwing Knife
  • Throwing Knife item sprite
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Damage12 (Ranged / Throwing )
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Throwing Knife
    Throwing Knife
Not to be confused with Flying Knife. For the similar Hardmode magic weapon, see Magic Dagger.

Animation of the Throwing Knife.

Throwing Knives are consumable ranged / throwing weapons that can pierce up to two enemies. They have a 50% chance of being retrievable after use, even after hitting enemies. Throwing Knives can be purchased from the Merchant during a Blood Moon for 50 each and may also be found in Chests.

Throwing Knives are greatly affected by gravity and arc similarly to Shurikens and Bones. They have the greatest range of these consumable throwing weapons (with Bones having the least).

The Merchant will use Throwing Knives to defend himself if needed. However, knives thrown by him will not have any chance to be retrievable once again.


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ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Poisoned KnifePoisoned Knife (50) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)By Hand
Poisoned KnifePoisoned Knife (20) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
total: 3 row(s)


  • Desktop
    • Damage type changed from Throwing to Ranged.
    • Can no longer be retrieved after use.
  • Mobile
    • Damage type changed from Throwing to Ranged.
    • Can no longer be retrieved after use.