Terraria (Wiki): Venom Bullet


In this page, you will learn everything about the Venom Bullet. That includes how the ammunition works, ways of obtaining, some useful tips and tricks for maximized efficiency, and more.

Everything you need to know

General Information

The venom-infused ammunition boasts the second-highest base damage, albeit other types outperform it in many ways.

Venom Bullets coming into enemy contact apply the Acid Venom debuff, which deals +2DMG/s for 10s. Aside from the base damage (including used guns), 50 total damage is done.

During combat, Venom Bullets are treated as secondary ammo because of their damaging debuff. The extra punch it offers complements other bullets, like how Ichor reduces an enemy's armor.

Type: Ammunition
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Venom Bullet


  • Inflicts additional damage.
  • Inflicted debuff also prevents health regeneration.


  • Better bullets exist.
  • Despite having the second-highest damage output, it is not strong enough against other types.

How to get the Venom Bullet

After defeating Plantera and reaching Hardmode, combine Vial of Venom (1) and Empty Bullet (50) at the Work Bench to create Venom Bullets (50).

Stats & Attributes of the Venom Bullet

General Type: Ranged
Damage value: 15 (desktop, mobile, console) / 14 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 4.1
Sell-Value: 8 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Required Research: 99
Velocity: 5.3
Velocity Multiplier: 3x
Special Properties: Inflicts the Acid Venom debuff for 10s, draining -30HP/s (desktop, mobile, console) / -6HP/s (3DS, old-gen consoles) from the afflicted. Health Regeneration is also negated.

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