Terraria (Wiki): Nettle Burst


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General Information

The Nettle Burst is a magic weapon that fires snake-like vines that extend up to 24 tiles. The created projectile will travel for approximately 2s until it disappears. During that, enemies without knockback immunity are stun-locked, penetrate DEF by 10 (desktop, mobile, console), and get damaged 9x (total of -250HP).   In combat, like the Vilethorn and Crystal Vile Shard, players may opt to build walls and kill enemies from cover without taking damage through the Nettle Burst’s wall-piercing capabilities. This unique property also makes the magic weapon a good choice for annihilating segmented enemies or bosses.   Nettle Burst is best modified with Mythical for a wide variety of improved stats.
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Others
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Nettle Burst


  • A decent magic weapon for Hardmode.
  • Offers better damage, faster use time, longer duration, and larger area effect than Vilethorn.
  • Good against armored enemies.


  • Extremely weak knockback to offer.
  • Better options exist.

How to get the Nettle Burst

Stats & Attributes of the Nettle Burst

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 35 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 1
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 32
Special Properties: None

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