Dart Pistol

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Dart Pistol
  • Dart Pistol item spriteold Dart Pistol item sprite
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Uses ammoDarts
Damage28 (Ranged)
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell8 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 3007 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
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The Dart Pistol attacking a Target Dummy by firing Poison Darts.

The Dart Pistol is a Hardmode ranged weapon that auto-fires Seeds and darts as ammunition. It has a 1/5 (20%) chance to be dropped by the Crimson Mimic. It is the Crimson counterpart to the Corruption's Dart Rifle.

Its best modifier is Unreal.



  • It can be an extremely deadly mid-Hardmode weapon in the right situations when paired with the right darts: Crystal Darts for enclosed areas or crowded enemies close to each other, and Ichor Darts for bosses or enemies with high defense.
    • Ichor Darts are also especially useful in situations where dodging is a high priority, for their unique ability to multiply after a short distance, making it easy for at least one dart to hit.
    • Furthermore, Ichor Darts are useful for applying the Ichor debuff, even post-Moon Lord. The fact that the Dart Pistol uses darts as ammo means the player can freely use other ammo of their choice with other weapons, without having to worry about switching ammo type mid-fight.
  • Cursed Darts are useful against groups of grounded enemies, and their combination with the Dart Pistol can make for a powerful method of crowd control with high DPS. However, obtaining them requires creating an artificial Corruption biome with Corrupt Seeds purchased from the Dryad in a Graveyard, or bringing in materials from another world with Corruption or a drunk world.


  • The Dart Pistol could be considered the Hardmode version of The Undertaker, seeing how both are obtainable in worlds containing the Crimson and bear some visual resemblances. The only functional difference between the two is that The Undertaker consumes bullets as ammunition instead of darts.
  • The Dart Pistol and Dart Rifle have around the same overall DPS, despite their differences in damage and use time.


  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Damage increased from 28 to 33.
    • Sell value increased from 5 GC to 8 GC.