Crimson Rod

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Crimson Rod
  • Crimson Rod item spriteold Crimson Rod item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage12 (Magic)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Mana30 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 10 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 (Fast)
TooltipSummons a cloud to rain blood on your foes
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell1 GC50 SC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
20 SC (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Research1 required
Projectiles created
  • Blood Cloud Moving
    Blood Cloud Moving
  • Blood Cloud Raining
    Blood Cloud Raining
  • Blood Rain
    Blood Rain
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Crimson Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Crimson CrateCrimson Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)120%
Crimson HeartCrimson Heart (placed).pngCrimson Heart120% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) /
25% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Hematic Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Hematic CrateHematic Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)120%
The Crimson Rod's rain cloud attacking Target Dummies. Note how the rain pierces enemies and cannot penetrate walls.

The Crimson Rod is a pre-Hardmode magic weapon that launches a reddish rain cloud towards the cursor, where it rains damaging blood droplets downward onto enemies below. One cloud projectile can be placed at a time and it does not pass through terrain, instead stopping if it hits a surface before it reaches its target location. Once placed, the cloud will remain for (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) five minutes / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) one minute, similarly to the Nimbus Rod's cloud. As well, its coverage area is rather narrow, making it difficult to use in open areas or against agile foes. The droplets can pierce one enemy, dissipating upon hitting a second one or a solid block.

The Crimson Rod has a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1/5 (20%) / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1/4 (25%) chance of being obtained from destroying Crimson Hearts found in the Crimson or a 1/5 (20%) chance from Crimson Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Hematic Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), which are fished in the Crimson.

Its best modifier is Demonic or Deadly for damage output, or Mystic for mana conservation because it cannot get modifiers that affect knockback. Note that with the Rod's sentry-like summon pattern, mana usage is unlikely to be an issue, and that boosts to speed only affect how quickly the cloud can be resummoned, not how quickly the cloud produces rain.


  • Spawning the cloud directly above a one-block thick floor will allow the rain to pass through the block, hitting enemies below it.
  • The cloud spawns 5.55 raindrops per second.[1]
  • The raindrops dissipate after 5 seconds,[1] giving them a maximum range of 96.5 tiles.


  • The Crimson Rod can be good at taking out large groups of enemies, especially during events, such as the Goblin Army or Blood Moon.
  • The Crimson Rod alone can take out most pre-Hardmode bosses faster than most magic weapons.



  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Duration of clouds increased to 5 minutes.
    • Now uses static frames, so immune frames will no longer interfere with non-Crimson Rod sources of damage.
    • Mana cost increased from 10 to 30.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. The relevant part is the aiStyle == 45 block.