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The Magic Missile is a spell that summons a shimmering projectile that can be launched and controlled by pressing and holding the left mouse button. It also changes color throughout use.


  • There is a delay from moving the cursor to moving the missile. The farther the missile is from the player the greater the delay.
  • The projectile is very similar in behavior to the Flamelash and the Rainbow Rod, with the ability to be controlled after firing, and dissipating upon contact with enemies or solid objects.
  • It also lights the surroundings much like a torch or the Flamelash spell, but the particles do not drop, therefore are less useful for exploration (besides the open ocean).
  • This item is also extremely useful to harvest cobwebs, vines, pots, etc.
  • By moving the missile over a breakable object, one may obtain the items inside without actually coming into contact with them.


  • This is, perhaps, a reference to Dungeons and Dragons in which magic missile is one of the lowest tier spells a wizard starts with.
  • The Magic Missile displays a particle effect similar to that of the Magic Mirror.


  • The Magic Missile caused every player to crash (except if the host uses it, he or she will not crash) on the console versions as of release.Console(Fixed)
  • Icon xbox360.png Icon ps3.png Because the cursor can go anywhere on the screen, you can use it to access chests or interact with items from far away, even off the screen.
  • In the iOS and Android version of Terraria controlling the missile will continue to create more missiles at the expense of using more mana. This makes the missile an effective high-damage weapon. This bug applies the same for the Flamelash.

Update Info


  • New sprite.


  • Speed of projectile increased.
  • Instead of disappearing, the projectile now launches upon releasing the mouse button.
  • Damage decreased from 32 to 22.
  • Mana per shot reduced from 16 to 10.

PC release

  • Added to the game.


Pre-Hard Mode Offensive

Item 3377(0).png  Amber Staff

Item 739(0).png  Amethyst Staff

Terraria Aqua Scepter.png  Aqua Scepter

Item 1121(0).png  Bee Gun

Item 1313(0).png  Book of Skulls

Item 1256(0).png  Crimson Rod

Terraria Demon scythe.png  Demon Scythe

Item 744(0).png  Diamond Staff

Item 742(0).png  Emerald Staff

Item 218(0).png  Flamelash

Item 112(0).png  Flower of Fire

Item 113(0).png  Magic Missile

Item 743(0).png  Ruby Staff

Item 741(0).png  Sapphire Staff

Item 127(0).png  Space Gun

Item 740(0).png  Topaz Staff

Item 64(0).png  Vilethorn

Item 165(0).png  Water Bolt

Item 3069(0).png  Wand of Sparking

Hard Mode Offensive

Item 1801(0).png  Bat Scepter

Item 1931o.png  Blizzard Staff

Item 2623(0).png  Bubble Gun

Item 3014(0).png  Clinger Staff

Item 3209(0).png  Crystal Serpent

Terraria Crystal Storm.png  Crystal Storm

Item 3051(0).png  Crystal Vile Shard

Cursed Flames.png  Cursed Flames

Item 726o.png  Frost Staff

Item 1336(0).png  Golden Shower

Item 1295(0).png   Heat Ray

Terraria Ice Rod.png  Ice Rod

Item 1445(0).png  Inferno Fork

Item 2795(0).png

Laser Machinegun

Item 514(0).png  Laser Rifle

Item 3541(0).png  Last Prism

Item 1178(0).png  Leaf Blower

Item 3006(0).png  Life Drain

Item 3570(0).png  Lunar Flare

Magic Dagger.png  Magic Dagger

Magical Harp.png  Magical Harp

Item 1266(0).png  Magnet Sphere

Item 3269(0).png  Medusa Head

Item 3476(0).png  Nebula Arcanum

Item 3542(0).png  Nebula Blaze

Item 788(0).png  Nettle Burst

Item 1244(0).png  Nimbus Rod

Item 1308(0).png  Poison Staff

Item 1260(0).png  Rainbow Gun

Terraria Rainbow Rod.png  Rainbow Rod

Item 2622(0).png  Razorblade Typhoon

Item 1930(0).png  Razorpine

Item 1444(0).png  Shadowbeam Staff

Item 3053(0).png  Shadowflame Hex Doll

Item 1446(0).png  Spectre Staff

Item 1296(0).png  Staff of Earth

Item 683(0).png  Unholy Trident

Item 2188o.png  Venom Staff

Item 1155(0).png  Wasp Gun


Item 3124(0).png  Cell Phone

Dirt Rod1.png  Dirt Rod

Item 3199(0).png  Ice Mirror

Terraria Ice Rod.png  Ice Rod

Item 50(0).png  Magic Mirror

Item 1326(0).png  Rod of Discord