Rod of Discord

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Rod of Discord
  • Rod of Discord item spriteold Rod of Discord item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipTeleports you to the position of the mouse
Causes the chaos state

Mobile version Teleports you to the position of the cursor
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell10 GC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffChaos StateChaos State
Debuff tooltipUsing the Rod of Discord will take life
Duration6 seconds (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
9 seconds (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Chaos ElementalChaos Elemental.gifChaos Elemental10.2%0.25%
The Rod of Discord's casting animation.
"RoD" redirects here. For a list of rod-related items, see Rod (disambiguation).

The Rod of Discord is a Hardmode tool that instantly teleports the player to the mouse cursor. Using the Rod of Discord costs no mana or ammunition; however, each use inflicts the Chaos State debuff on the player for (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 6 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 9 seconds. Using the Rod while this debuff is active causes the player to lose health equal to (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1/7 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1/6 of their maximum health. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Rod of Discord's teleport range is limited to 960 pixels (60 tiles) horizontally and 600 pixels (37.5 tiles) vertically from the player's center. The Rod of Discord has a 1/500 (0.2%) / 1/400 (0.25%) chance of being dropped by Chaos Elementals.

It can be upgraded into the Rod of Harmony(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) by throwing it into Shimmer after the Moon Lord has been defeated.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Rod of HarmonyRod of Harmony(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
(After Moon Lord is defeated)
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • The target location must be at least 3 tiles high and 2 tiles wide. Pressing the Use / Attack button will always place the player's feet at the cursor position. Thus, in order to teleport into a 3-tile-high opening, the player must aim at the floor. Unsuccessful teleports play the same sound, but do not inflict the debuff.
    • While riding a mount, the target location must usually be higher, depending on the mount's height. For instance, while riding the Unicorn Mount, the location must be 5 tiles high.
  • The Rod of Discord will not teleport the player before Plantera is defeated if the background wall at cursor location is an unsafe Lihzahrd Brick Wall, and the cursor location is lower than surface. In Don't dig up(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Get fixed boi(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) worlds, this effect is always applied, regardless of depth.[1] This effectively prevents the player from entering the Jungle Temple pre-Plantera.
  • While teleporting cancels fall damage, it does not reset the wing flight timer.
  • Despite causing no damage to enemies, the Rod of Discord can be placed on a Weapon Rack.
  • Using the Rod of Discord when moving maintains the player's movement speed.
  • Using it does not cancel the Shroomite armor's stealth.
  • If the player simply taps the Use / Attack button with the Rod of Discord on the Mobile version Mobile version, they will be teleported slightly right of the spot where they were standing (and above if blocks are in the way or furniture is to the right). Using the thumbpad can see mixed results if the aim mode is set to "Aim & Use" rather than "Aim Only".
  • The damage incurred by Chaos State cannot be dodged with a Black Belt/Master Ninja Gear, Holy Protection or Brain of Confusion(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
    • It bypasses and does not trigger invincibility frames.
    • It is always negated in Godmode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), like all other damage.
  • In Celebrationmk10(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) worlds, the drop rate of the Rod of Discord is increased to 1/100 (1%).


  • If this item is used correctly, it has the potential to become one of the best items for maneuvering the map. For instance, it is very useful for capturing Truffle Worms because they can be caught almost immediately upon materializing. It is also useful for maintaining high movement speed, e.g. on fast mounts, by surpassing obstacles that would otherwise require slowing down.
  • This item is valuable for dodging high-damage attacks, such as the Moon Lord's(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Phantasmal Deathray, contact damage from the Dungeon Guardian, or the Empress of Light's(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Ethereal Lance, Everlasting Rainbow, and Prismatic Bolts during her daytime "enraged" state.
  • While it is one of the rarest items in the game, it can be obtained immediately after the start of Hardmode without requiring defeating any additional bosses.
  • Since this item is one of the few ways to deal self-damage on command, it can be used with the Shrimpy Truffle or the Panic Necklace to activate the speed boost. Furthermore, it allows easily getting the Frequent Flyer achievement.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Using other items to increase the player's view, then quickly switching to the Rod of Discord and using it, allows teleporting larger distances. This can be done by using items like the Binoculars, Rifle Scope, or any of its upgrades.


  • Dying from teleporting during the Chaos State will display unique death messages:
  • The Chaos State debuff was introduced to combat the problem of being able to use the Rod of Discord repeatedly, which would grant the user an arguably overpowered method of transportation or evasion.
  • The abbreviation of the Rod of Discord, RoD, is the same as the first word, rod.
  • This is one of the only ways in the game the player can have negative health. Verify
  • In earlier mobile versions, using the Rod of Discord would instantly kill its user, and the death message would read "Structures".


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Teleport range is now limited to 960 pixels (60 tiles) horizontally and 600 pixels (37.5 tiles) vertically from the player's center.
  • Desktop
    • Now has an increased drop rate of 1/400 (0.25%) in Expert Mode.
    • Now leaves a trail when teleporting.
  • Desktop Teleporting now quickly shifts the viewpoint instead of instantly setting it to the destination point.
  • Desktop Chaos State damage reduced from one sixth to one seventh of user's total health, and duration decreased from 8 to 6 seconds.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Chaos State damage reduced from one fifth to one sixth of user's total health, and duration decreased from 10 to 8 seconds.
    • Rod of Discord works properly when gravity is flipped.
    • Using a Rod of Discord releases all hooks.
  • Desktop
    • Inflicts Chaos State upon use to deter teleport spamming.
    • Can no longer be used to enter a Jungle Temple (unless the Lihzahrd Walls at target location are removed).
    • Using Rod of Discord near the end of the map will no longer causes crash.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method ItemCheck_UseTeleportRod() in Terraria.Player.cs.