Bloody Machete

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Halloween-Only Content
Halloween-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Halloween event.
Bloody Machete
  • Bloody Machete item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage20 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 15 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Melee)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell1 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Bloody Machete
    Bloody Machete
The Bloody Machete falling after reaching its maximum range and returning after hitting a wall.

The Bloody Machete is a rare and unique boomerang-type weapon that has a 1/2000 (0.05%) chance of being dropped by any weak enemy during the Halloween seasonal event. When thrown, as it falls downward after reaching a maximum range, and returns to the thrower upon impacting a block or enemy. Its physics are similar to the Magic Dagger, but it must return to the player before being thrown again. It inflicts melee damage, rather than magic or ranged damage.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • At the correct angle, its maximum horizontal range is 46 feet, or 23 tiles.


  • Using the Goblin Invasion is a good way to farm this item, as all the enemies qualify for its drop and they spawn constantly.
  • It lasts exactly 60 seconds after being thrown.
  • Since it falls downwards after reaching maximum range, it is easy to utilize the infinite piercing ability of boomerangs when returning, by throwing diagonally upwards. It is a useful technique for pre-Hardmode invasion events such as Blood Moon, Goblin Army, Slime Rain, and Old One's Army.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) During Halloween seasons, it is a very powerful weapon when obtained early on, outperforming other early-game boomerangs until Thorn Chakram. Note that while Shroomerang and Ice Boomerang have higher base damage, Bloody Machete performs better in both short-ranged and long-ranged due to faster use time and projectile speed. While Trimarang may have better DPS in long-ranged combat, Bloody Machete has better accuracy (faster projectile) and can be used as a piercing weapon.


  • This is the iconic weapon of Jason Voorhees, the hockey-mask-wearing serial killer from the American horror film series Friday the 13th. However, Jason mostly uses it in melee combat, whereas in Terraria, the machete is thrown.


  • Desktop Fixed an oversight in Halloween drop rates based on HP that caused Bladed Glove and Bloody Machete to be too rare in Expert.