Bat Scepter

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Bat Scepter
  • Bat Scepter item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage45 (Magic)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Mana6 / 3
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons bats to attack your enemies
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Bat
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
A player attacking a Target Dummy and a Mimic with the Bat Scepter. Note the homing abilities of the bat projectiles.

The bat scepter is a Hardmode, post-Plantera magic weapon that auto-fires 1–3 / 2–3 homing bat projectiles per shot. These projectiles will not ricochet off of blocks but dissipate upon contact with an enemy or block instead, unlike the Bee Gun or Wasp Gun. The Bat Scepter is dropped by the Pumpking during the Pumpkin Moon event with a 1.56 ~ 12.5% (6.25 ~ 12.5%) chance depending on the current wave.[1]

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • Although the Bat Scepter is superior to the Wasp Gun in terms of base damage and has higher DPS against a single target, the Wasp Gun may be preferred in enclosed places, (such as the Dungeon), or against large hordes of enemies (such as during events).
  • Bats will not start homing in on an enemy immediately; they must travel a certain distance first. Since they are fired in a random cone pattern and disappear rather than ricochet on contact with blocks, this restricts the number of bats that can hit an enemy in confined spaces, especially underground.
  • The projectiles cannot enter water or lava, but can enter honey.
  • The bats will move faster after they start tracking a target.


  • It can be considered the "Halloween version" of the Bee Gun and Wasp Gun.
  • The Bat Scepter makes the same sound as wings when fired.


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Bats now move roughly 30% faster when tracking a target (though they remain normal speed when not tracking).
  • Desktop
    • Average bats per cast increased from 2 to 2.5.
    • Mana cost increased from 3 to 6.
  • Console 1.02: Introduced with mechanics from Desktop
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with mechanics from Desktop
  1. Pumpkin Moon enemies have a greater chance of dropping loot in later waves than in earlier waves (except for guaranteed drops such as Spooky Wood, and, on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, except for trophies – which never drop except in wave 15 when they will always drop). Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method RegisterBoss_PumpkinMoon() in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.ItemDropDatabase.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is