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Flails are weapons that fly out from the player and drop sharply almost

The Blue Moon in use.

instantly, dealing massive amounts of damage and returning to the player after being thrown, passing through and damaging even more enemies.

They lie somewhere between melee and ranged weapons. They aren't good for fighting off enemies from multiple angles or single, fast-moving enemies. They are devastating against enemies with many segments or tightly-packed clusters of enemies, such as the Eater of Worlds.

As of patch 1.0.6, if you hold down the left mouse button the flail will now stay

The Blue Moon

out and not return to you, and, will continue to damage enemies while it is out. Also, the size of the flail's spiked ball has been reduced. As of version 1.1.1, flails can no longer be reforged with any size modifiers, ruling out Legendary and leaving the best prefix as "Godly".

As of 1.4, you can now spin a flail before throwing it.

Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity AutoUse Recipe Value Obtainable from
Chain Knife

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11 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 2 No None 2 Silver Coin Has a chance of dropping from Cave Bats
Ball O' Hurt

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15 Melee Damage Strong Very Slow Tier 1 No None 54 Silver Coin Found in Chests and Drops from Shadow Orb
The Meatball

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16 Melee Damage Strong Very Slow Tier 1 No 10 Crimtane Bar
5 Tissue Sample
54 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Blue Moon

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23 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 2 No None 54 Silver Coin Found in Chests in the Dungeon
Harpoon
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25 Ranged Damage Average Average Tier 2 Yes None 54 Silver Coin Has a chance of dropping during Goblin Invasions

Anchor

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30 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 3 No None 1 Gold Coin Found in Wooden Crates or from fishing in the Ocean
Sunfury
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33 Melee Damage Strong Very Slow Tier 3 No None 54 Silver Coin Found in Shadow Chests
KO Cannon
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35 Melee Damage Strong Average Tier 4 Yes None 34 Silver Coin Possible drop during Blood Moon event in Hardmode
Chain Guillotines
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43 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 5 Yes None 2 Silver Coin Possible drop from Corrupt Mimics
Dao of Pow
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63 Melee Damage Strong Very Slow Tier 5 No 1 Dark Shard
1 Light Shard
7 Souls of Light
7 Souls of Night
2 Gold Coin 88 Silver Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Flower Pow
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65 Melee Damage Very Strong Very Slow Tier 7 No None 6 Gold Coin Possible drop from Plantera
Golem Fist
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76 Melee Damage Very Strong Average Tier 7 Yes None 5 Gold Coin Possible drop for the Golem boss

Flairon
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66 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 8 Yes None 5 Gold Coin Possible drop from Duke Fishron

Solar Eruption
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105 Melee Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 10 Yes 18 Solar Fragments 10 Gold Coin Crafted at an Ancient Manipulator
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