Cursed Dart

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Cursed Dart
  • Cursed Dart item sprite
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Damage9 (Ranged)
Knockback2.2 (Very weak)
TooltipDrops cursed flames on the ground
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell6 CC
Research99 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffCursed InfernoCursed Inferno
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration3–6 seconds
Projectiles created
  • Cursed Dart
    Cursed Dart
  • Cursed Dart Flame
    Cursed Dart Flame
Cursed Darts fired from the Dart Pistol attacking Target Dummies. Note the dripping cursed flames.

The Cursed Dart is a type of Hardmode dart used with the Blowgun, Blowpipe, Dart Pistol, and the Dart Rifle. When fired, small flame projectiles called "Cursed Dart Flame" drip from the dart as it flies, each dealing 80% base damage and 50% knockback of the Cursed Dart.[1] The flames fall straight downwards and land on solid blocks, lingering for 2 seconds before disappearing. The flames can pierce up to 2 targets, hitting a total of 3 targets.[2] The falling flames and the darts themselves inflict the Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies for 3–6 seconds. The dripping cursed flame ability makes it effective for fighting large numbers of enemies or multi-part enemies. It is the Corruption's counterpart to the Crimson's Ichor Dart.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Cursed DartCursed Dart(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)100By Hand


  • The interval between cursed flames are spawned is randomly determined between 0.1 seconds and 0.33 seconds.[1]
  • Initially, the Cursed Dart can fly for 5 seconds before disappearing. After spawning a cursed flame projectile, if the remaining time of a Cursed Dart is more than 0.67 seconds, it will be reduced by 0.33 seconds.[3]
  • While they still fire well beyond the boundaries of the screen, Cursed Darts travel an unexpectedly short distance for ranged weapons, despawning after about 200 tiles (400 feet).


  • Shooting the dart directly upwards will create a "rain" of flame drips onto a single spot.
  • Shooting at a diagonal upwards multiple times will result in a wall of flames.
  • The flames left by the dart can be laid horizontally, resulting in great damage against worm-type enemies, including The Destroyer.
  • The flames pierce their target, so they will do immense damage against vertically positioned worm-type enemies as well.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_001() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method SetDefaults() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.
  3. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods AI_001() in Terraria.Projectile.cs and SetDefaults() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.