Dart Rifle

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Dart Rifle
  • Dart Rifle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoDarts
Damage52 (Ranged)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time38 (Very slow)
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell8 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 3008 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
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Expert mode icon.png Expert
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The Dart Rifle firing Poison Darts.

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

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 Cursed Darts for groups of grounded enemies.
  • Ichor Darts are useful against bosses and enemies with high defense. However, obtaining them requires creating an artificial Crimson biome with Crimson Seeds purchased from the Dryad in a Graveyard, or bringing in materials from another world with Crimson or a drunk world.
    • 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 Rifle 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.
  • With the right gear, the Dart Rifle can do over 200 damage on a critical hit. This damage, combined with the damage over time of Cursed Darts, allows it to pick off powerful enemies with a single shot. It remains useful even past Plantera's defeat, performing sufficiently well until the Chain Gun becomes available.


  • The Dart Rifle could be considered the Hardmode version of the Musket, seeing as both are obtainable in worlds containing the Corruption, and both looked almost visually identical before the Dart Rifle's sprite was changed in, Console and Mobile versions). The primary functional difference between the two is that the Musket consumes bullets as ammunition instead of darts.
  • The Dart Rifle is not capable of using the Rifle Scope or any of its upgrades to zoom in on targets, likely due to it not being considered a gun.
  • The Dart Rifle and Dart Pistol have around the same overall DPS, despite their differences in damage and use time.


  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite: Dart Rifle (pre-
    • Damage increased from 52 to 62.
    • Sell value increased from 5 GC to 8 GC.