Terraria (Wiki): Tentacle Spike


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General Information

The Tentacle Spike is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Tentacle Spike, like the Daybreak, embeds the projectile of the same name into an enemy upon impact and deals +3ATK/s with each strike. These spikes have a 9s duration and can stack up to 5x on each target, dealing +15ATK/s when all spikes are embedded. A Tentacle Spike cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches four tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Tentacle Spike can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Tentacle Spike will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls. It inflicts debuffs on enemies that cause damage to be dealt with gradually.

Combat-wise, the Tentacle Spike's damage output and fast use time make it effective for fighting waves of enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Tentacle Spike is a melee weapon.

The Tentacle Spike is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Tentacle Spike


  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Fast use time.


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

How to get the Tentacle Spike

The Tentacle Spike is dropped by the Eater of Souls, Devourer, Crimera, Face Monster, and Blood Crawler once slain (0.19%). The drop probability is increased to 1% for The Constant seed. It can be obtained as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Tentacle Spike

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 20 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 5.5
Sell-Value: 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 21
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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