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Venom Arrow
  • Venom Arrow item spriteold Venom Arrow item sprite
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Damage19 / 17 (Ranged)
Knockback4.2 (Average)
Base Velocity4.3
Velocity Multiplier
TooltipInflicts target with Acid Venom
RarityRarity level: 3
Research99 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffAcid VenomAcid Venom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration10 seconds
Projectile created
  • Venom Arrow
    Venom Arrow

Venom Arrows are post-Plantera arrows used as ammunition for bows and repeaters. They have the highest base damage of all arrows and they inflict the Acid Venom debuff upon hitting an enemy.

Of all the Hardmode arrows, they are the easiest to craft, as their ingredients can both be bought from NPCs: they require only Wooden Arrows (5 each, bought from the Merchant) and a Vial of Venom (15 each, bought from the Witch Doctor), totaling 1675 for 35 Venom Arrows (approximately 48 per arrow), or 4789 for a full stack of 999 Venom Arrows.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Venom ArrowVenom Arrow (35)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


  • Despite the high damage and the debuff of Venom Arrows, there are other arrows that can technically deal more DPS, such as the echoing ability of Luminite Arrows, Holy Arrows' stars or the defense-reducing ability of Ichor Arrows.
  • Venom Arrows' high base damage makes them the best choice for bows that convert all arrows into special types.