Terraria (Wiki): Firecracker


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General Information

The Firecracker is a whip that pierces and damages multiple enemies, inflicting the Hellfire debuff (100%) for 4s. The last enemy hit by the Firecracker is targeted by summoned sentries and minions, amplified with +2.75xATK and a small explosion. The explosion is AoE, effectively applying +1.75xATK. The explosion effect is triggered again if an enemy is hit by the Firecracker. A 33% damage reduction penalty is also applied to consecutive hits.

During combat, the Firecracker sacrifices damage bonuses from debuffs for its unique explosion effect, extra hit damage, and extra minion attack damage and speed. The whip also specializes against waves of enemies albeit the noticeable damage reduction penalty, but fixable by inheriting attack speed bonuses. 

The Firecracker may also be partnered with summoning staffs such as Abigail’s Flower, Desert Tiger Staff, and Stardust Dragon Staff for increased based minion damage. As for other whips, the Firecracker’s unique summon tag effects and Durendal’s or Snapthorn’s quick swinging speed can be a lethal combination against waves of enemies.

When exploring caves or finding ores, the Firecracker produces light, aiding the player.

Despite the 33% damage reduction penalty, the Firecracker’s unique summon tag effects make it fairly good against waves of enemies.

The Firecracker is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Whip
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Firecracker


  • Viable even after defeating the Moon Lord.
  • Unique summon tag effects.
  • Good for exploring caves and finding ores.
  • Great against slow-hitting minions with high base damage output.


  • Very weak knockback.
  • Inflicted debuff is outperformed by other whip’s debuffs.
  • 33% damage reduction penalty against multiple enemies.

How to get the Firecracker

The Firecracker is dropped by the Wall of Flesh (or its Treasure Bag) once slain (25%). It is obtainable only after reaching Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Firecracker

General Type: Summon Weapon
Damage value: 37 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 2
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Use Time: 30
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 8
Special Properties: Inflicts the Hellfire debuff (100%), draining -15HP/s for 4s. Afflicted enemies are deprived of health regeneration.

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