Dark Harvest

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Dark Harvest
  • Dark Harvest item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage100 (Summon)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Use time27 (Average)
Velocity12 (effective)
TooltipYour summons will focus struck enemies
Strike enemies with dark energy to gain whip attack speed
Dark energy jumps from enemies hit by summons
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell10 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffHarvest TimeHarvest Time(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Buff tooltipWhip speed is increased
Duration3 seconds
Projectiles created
  • Dark Harvest
    Dark Harvest
  • Reaping
  • Internal Item ID: 4680 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 311 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Projectile ID: 849, 916
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
PumpkingPumpking head.gifPumpking11.56–12.5%6.25–12.5%
The player attacking a Shark with the Flinx Staff alongside the Dark Harvest's effect. Note the chaining ability for the Dark Harvest's damage, allowing it to pass through walls and strike the Goblin Scouts.

The Dark Harvest is a Hardmode, post-Plantera whip which, upon striking an enemy, applies an aura of dark energy to the target. When a minion or sentry damages an enemy afflicted with a dark aura, the aura creates an explosion of dark energy, dealing 10 damage to the afflicted target as well as nearby enemies. Nearby enemies do not need to be tagged by the Dark Harvest for the secondary damage to occur. This effect can pass through solid blocks, is not affected by any damage bonuses, and has 50 armor penetration.

Striking an enemy with the Dark Harvest will also grant the Harvest Time buff, which increases attack speed by 35% for 3 seconds. The buff's duration can be refreshed by hitting enemies with the Dark Harvest again, which also reapplies the dark aura effect to damaged enemies. Like other whips, it causes minions and sentries to focus on the last-struck enemy.

If the Dark Harvest hits multiple targets in a single attack, the damage dealt by each consecutive hit will be reduced by 10%. The Dark Harvest is dropped by the Pumpking during the Pumpkin Moon event with a 1.56–12.5% (6.25–12.5%) chance depending on the current wave.[1]

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • Due to the nature of the Dark Harvest's Harvest Time buff, switching to another whip while the buff is active will increase its attack speed for a brief duration.
  • Like the Firecracker, the Dark Harvest forgoes summon tag damage for an on-hit special effect.
  • Dark Harvest's high attack speed grants it the third highest DPS of all whips behind the Morning Star and Kaleidoscope. With melee speed-boosting accessories, the Dark Harvest is capable of competing with the Morning Star and surpassing it, though this requires specialized builds.
  • The Dark Harvest is one of the best post-Plantera whips the player can obtain before killing the Empress of Light. However, the Morning Star may be better for a single target, due to its buffs to minion damage and critical strike chance.
  • The Dark Harvest is an excellent choice for events, as the player can focus on mini-bosses while the dark energy kills nearby, weaker enemies.
  • The Dark Harvest works better with rapidly attacking minions such as the Xeno Staff or Blade Staff than with slower minions.
  • If the player can switch weapons fast enough, they can get all the melee speed buffs from the Snapthorn, the Durendal, and the Dark Harvest at the same time. Strike an enemy with one, then select the next, and finally select the last whip and receive its bonus. However, this strategy is very impractical without other bonuses, because by the time the player selects the last whip, the first buff might have already run out. The strategy could be complemented by equipping the Obsidian armor, or by only using two of the whips at a time.


  • This weapon is similar to a kusarigama, a Japanese weapon consisting of a sickle with a weighted chain attached to it.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Use time reduced from 30 to 27.
    • Attack speed bonus from Harvest Time reduced from 50% to 35%.
    • Reaping (Dark Harvest's special tag debuff) will now proc damage on the affected target as well as nearby targets. This acts as an effective 10 tag damage.
    • Fixed an issue where the whip speed buff would incorrectly apply the buff to melee weapons.
  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Range increased.
    • Damage penalty for each additional target hit per swing reduced from 30% to 10%.


  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