Cursed Sapling

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Cursed Sapling
  • Cursed Sapling item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a cursed sapling to follow you
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell2 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffCursed SaplingCursed Sapling
Buff tooltipA cursed sapling is following you
Summons Pet
  • Cursed Sapling
    Cursed Sapling
Cursed Sapling (flying).gif
The Cursed Sapling flying in a trail of flames.
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mourning WoodMourning Wood.gifMourning Wood12–20%5–20%

The Cursed Sapling is a Hardmode, post-Plantera pet-summoning item that spawns a Cursed Sapling to follow the player around. It appears as a small, dark blue tree stump with a jagged head, a jack-o-lantern face, and roots on which it walks. The Cursed Sapling is dropped by the Mourning Wood during the Pumpkin Moon event with a 2–20% (5–20%) chance depending on the current wave.[1]


  • If the Cursed Sapling gains too much distance from the player, it will propel itself toward the player while emitting a trail of flames, ignoring blocks and giving off a decent amount of light. If it cannot reach a stable spot to stand on, the Cursed Sapling will start flying around the player in circles.
    • This is a useful feature as a pet, as the light it provides when flying helps find nearby caves. It can, however, make fishing more difficult as the sound the sapling makes when hitting water is identical to that of a bobbing line, forcing the player to rely on sight (or the use of Sonar Potions) to determine whether anything has been hooked.


  • Unlike most pets, the Cursed Sapling item has the same name as the pet it summons.
The Cursed Sapling circling around the player.




  1. Pumpkin Moon enemies have a greater chance of dropping loot in later waves than in earlier waves (except for guaranteed drops such as Spooky Wood, and, on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, except for trophies – which never drop except in Wave 15 when they will always drop). Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method RegisterBoss_PumpkinMoon() in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.ItemDropDatabase.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is