Terraria (Wiki): Stylish Scissors


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General Information

The Stylish Scissors is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Stylish Scissors is the same weapon the Stylist NPC uses to combat hostile opponents. A Stylish Scissors cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches three tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Stylish Scissors can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Stylish Scissors will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls.

Combat-wise, the Stylish Scissors' decent damage and fast use time make it effective for fighting enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Stylish Scissors are a melee weapon.

The Stylish Scissors is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Stylish Scissors


  • Perfect against small groups of enemies.
  • Fast use time.


  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.
  • Tricky to obtain.

How to get the Stylish Scissors

The Stylist Scissors are dropped by the Stylist NPC upon death (12.5%). Players cannot normally inflict damage on town NPCs, so this item needs to be obtained using external damage sources. One of the simplest options is the Flymeal (desktop, mobile, console); other powerful alternatives include enemies, Explosive Bunnies, Land Mines, traps, lava, drowning, Boulders, or Rolling Cacti (desktop, mobile, console), and the Halloween-only Rotten Eggs (in conjunction with Frost armor). It can be obtained as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Stylish Scissors

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 14 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 12
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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