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The Pulse Bow is a powerful weapon that is rarely sold by the Travelling Merchant after defeating Plantera. When fired, it shoots a white bolt at a very high speed that bounces off blocks five times. Neutralizes the effects of arrows (such as Venom and Ichor) but still adds with their damage.

This can be a reliably powerful weapon for its cost, capable of defeating most hardmode enemies and hardmode bosses. As of 1.2.4, the Tsunami does the most damage of any bow, but there are many reasons one might use a Pulse Bow, such as the ricocheting factor.


  • It has the highest base damage of any bow in the game, although it still has lower DPS than the Tsunami or Phantasm against single targets.


  • The Charged arrows fly straight in PC, however in mobile the arrows are effected by gravity and fall after a second and then ricoschet.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.
Bows & Repeaters
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Pearlwood Bow.png  Pearlwood Bow Palm Wood Bow.png  Palm Wood Bow Item 99o copper.png  Copper Bow Tin Bow.png  Tin Bow
Item 99o iron.png  Iron Bow Lead Bow.png  Lead Bow Item 99o silver.png  Silver Bow Tungsten Bow.png  Tungsten Bow
Gold Bow New.png  Gold Bow Platinum Bow.png  Platinum Bow Item 44o.png  Demon Bow Tendon Bow.png  Tendon Bow
Item 120o.png  Molten Fury Hellwing Bow.png Hellwing Bow Sharanga-s.png  Sharanga Item 2888(0).png  The Bee's Knees
Ice Bow(0).png  Ice Bow Marrow.png  Marrow Item 3029(0).png  Daedalus Stormbow Item 3052o.png  Shadowflame Bow
Item 3540(0).png  Phantasm Aerial Bane.png  Aerial Bane Item 2624o.png  Tsunami Item 2223o.png  Pulse Bow
Item 435o.png  Cobalt Item 1187o.png  Palladium Item 436o.png  Mythril Item 1194o.png  Orichalcum
Item 481o.png  Adamantite Item 1201o.png  Titanium Chlorophyte Shotbow(0).png  Chlorophyte Item 578o.png  Hallowed
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