Cursed Flames

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Cursed Flames
  • Cursed Flames item spriteold Cursed Flames item sprite
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Damage55 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 35 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Magic)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Mana9 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 12 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) /
20 (Very fast) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
TooltipSummons unholy fire balls
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell4 GC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffCursed InfernoCursed Inferno
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration7 seconds
Projectile created
  • Cursed Flame (friendly)
    Cursed Flame (friendly)
This article is about the magic weapon. For the crafting material, see Cursed Flame. For the debuff, see Cursed Inferno.
The Cursed Flames attacking Target Dummies. Notice how the shots can pierce one enemy, exploding on contact with the second.

The Cursed Flames is a Hardmode magic weapon that auto-fires ricocheting green fireballs that move quite similarly to those from the Flower of Fire or Flower of Frost, are affected by gravity, and set enemies on fire with the Cursed Inferno debuff for a duration of 7 seconds. The Cursed Flames auto-fires at a rate of (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 4 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 3 attacks per second. Its fireballs can ricochet four times, dissipating on their fifth impact, and pierce enemies one time before dissipating on the second enemy hit.

The Cursed Flames is the Corruption counterpart to the Crimson's Golden Shower and the Hallow's Crystal Storm, all of which require a Spell Tome and ingredients exclusive to their underground biome counterparts.

Crafting the Cursed Flames requires ingredients found only in worlds containing the Corruption. In worlds originally generated with the Crimson, Corrupt Seeds can be purchased from the Dryad while in a Graveyard(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) in a Hardmode world in order to create the Underground Corruption biome in which Cursed Flames can be obtained.

Its best modifier is Mythical.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Cursed FlamesCursed Flames
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Cursed FlamesCursed Flames


  • The Cursed Flame's fireballs are also highly luminous and can travel through water without slowing down, making them useful for cave exploration.
  • The Cursed Flames's ricocheting, combined with its piercing ability, means that it is possible to hit an enemy twice by bouncing the projectile into an enemy that has been hit before.
  • The weapon is extremely similar to the Flower of Frost. Compared to it, the Cursed Flames pierces one time, autofires, and inflicts a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) similar / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) much stronger debuff, but has lower single target DPS.
  • A projectile that may not initially hit the intended target might hit it after ricocheting off of a surface due to the fact that it bounces four times without losing its velocity.
  • With the ability to bounce and pierce, the Cursed Flames are especially effective against Skeletron Prime, as they can damage multiple limbs and the head at the same time. Note that Skeletron Prime's limbs are vulnerable to the Cursed Inferno debuff.


  • The Cursed Flames' fireballs resemble the same fireball projectiles used by Clingers and Spazmatism's first form. However, the Cursed Flames' fireballs are capable of ricocheting off solid blocks rather than immediately dissipating from contact with them, in contrast with those fired by enemies.
  • The projectile of the Cursed Flames bears a resemblance to an ancient Byzantine incendiary weapon called "Greek fire", a combustible compound which instantaneously ignited invading ships and was unable to be doused by water.


  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 36 to 50.
    • Use time decreased from 20 to 15.
    • Mana cost decreased from 12 to 9.
  • Desktop 1.2: Crafting requirements reduced from 20 to 15 Souls of Night.