Terraria (Wiki): Vilethorn


Everything you need to know

General Information

The Vilethorn attacks with a spear-like projectile that extends for 15 tiles. It boasts wall and enemy-piercing capabilities, indispensable at fending off and stun-locking enemies caught within the projectile.   The Vilethorn is one of the best pre-Hardmode Area Effect Magic Weapons, as it can damage enemies behind any cover and is exceptionally mana-efficient. Although the player may suffer quick mana depletion in the early game, the Mythical modifier and related accessories with buffs could solve the issue.   When used, the Vilethorn's spear-like projectile lasts for 1.5s, hitting an enemy 7x in quick succession.
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Others
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Vilethorn


  • Great for segmented enemies and bosses.
  • Great for holding off invasions.
  • Great for enemies with high defense.
  • Can stun-lock enemies.
  • Projectile pierces and damages enemies behind any cover.


  • Unable to compete against other Hardmode Magic Weapons of the same category.
  • Fairly slow attack speed.

How to get the Vilethorn

Stats & Attributes of the Vilethorn

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 10 Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 1
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 50 Silver Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 20 Silver Coins (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 28
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 32
Special Properties: None

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