Drippler Crippler

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Drippler Crippler
  • Drippler Crippler item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage110 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time40 (Very slow)
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required
Projectiles created
  • Drippler Crippler
    Drippler Crippler
  • Drippler Crippler (extra ball)
    Drippler Crippler (extra ball)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Blood EelBlood EelBlood Eel112.5%

The Drippler Crippler is a Hardmode flail that drops from Blood Eels. When used, it will spin around the player and can be thrown outwards to deal very high damage before being pulled back in. At the end of the throw, it also releases a projectile that bounces and is affected by gravity. The projectile deals half of the weapon's base damage and can hit up to two targets.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • This weapon has an exceptionally high base damage for an early-Hardmode weapon, making this flail incredibly useful even up to mid-Hardmode.
  • Like all flails, the Drippler Crippler is especially effective at clearing out crowds of enemies or damaging enemies with large hitboxes.


Drippler Crippler chain.png
The six segments of the chain.
The Drippler Crippler in use.
  • The ball projectile of the Drippler Crippler resembles its namesake, the Drippler, with the addition of bony spurs to act as the flail's spikes.
  • Although its name might suggest it, it does not do bonus damage against Dripplers. That said, Dripplers have only 50 life and 14 defense; with any damage bonus at all, even the half damage of a "spin" attack will kill a Drippler in Classic Mode in one hit.
  • The pattern on the chain is always the same and consists of six segments before repeating.
  • The Drippler Crippler is one of three flails that fire additional projectiles, the others being the Flower Pow and the Flairon. Out of these, the Drippler Crippler is the only one that lacks any kind of auto targeting, but it can be obtained the earliest.