Terraria (Wiki): Gungnir


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General Information

The Gungnir is an Ore Spear that pierces enemies.

A Gungnir cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches 17 tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Gungnir can pierce eight enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player. It is one of the key components in crafting the Tonbogiri (3DS).

When normally used, the Gungnir will emit light particles common in the Hallowed theme. It creates a small shockwave at the tip when used, but attacks do not go through walls. 

The Gungnir has the strongest knockback, highest base damage, and slowest use time among Ore Spears.

Combat-wise, all Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Gungnir is a melee weapon.

The Gungnir is best modified with Godly or Demonic for overall stats improvement. Both modifiers equally increase the average damage output.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Spear
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Gungnir


  • Highest base damage among Ore Spears.
  • Strongest knockback.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.


  • Cannot attack enemies from a greater distance (from 18 tiles away)
  • Tricky and risky to obtain.

How to get the Gungnir

At a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil, bring Hallowed Bar (12) to create a Gungnir. It can be crafted upon reaching Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Gungnir

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 61 (desktop, mobile, console) / 42 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6.4
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins & 60 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5.6
Special Properties: None

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