Terraria (Wiki): Spinal Tap


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General Information

The Spinal Tap is a whip that pierces and damages multiple enemies. The last enemy hit by the Spinal Tap is targeted by summoned sentries and minions, amplified with +7ATK. A 10% damage reduction penalty is also applied to consecutive hits.

During combat, the Spinal Tap synergizes well with any summon count boosting accessories or the Obsidian Armor, making the whip more lethally effective. It is also a great option against the Wall of Flesh before obtaining stronger whips in Hardmode. 

Because of the Spinal Tap’s low damage reduction penalty, it is considered great for waves of enemies.

The Spinal Tap is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Whip
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Spinal Tap


  • Strongest Pre-Hardmode whip.
  • Easy to obtain.
  • Great against waves of enemies.


  • Very weak knockback.
  • 10% damage reduction penalty against multiple enemies.

How to get the Spinal Tap

At a Work Bench, combine Bone (90) and Cobweb (55) to create the Spinal Tap. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Spinal Tap

General Type: Summon Weapon
Damage value: 27 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 2
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Use Time: 30
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 10
Special Properties: None

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