Flower of Fire

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Flower of Fire
  • Flower of Fire item spriteold Flower of Fire item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage48 / 44 (Magic)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Mana12 / 17
Critical chance4%
Use time16 (Very fast) /
20 (Very fast)
Velocity7.5 / 6
TooltipThrows balls of fire
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration5 seconds
Projectile created
  • Ball of Fire
    Ball of Fire
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Obsidian Lock BoxObsidian Lock BoxObsidian Lock Box120*1/5 (20%)
Shadow ChestShadow ChestShadow Chest120*1/5 (20%) Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile version
16.67*1/6 (16.67%) Nintendo 3DS version
The Flower of Fire being used.

The Flower of Fire is a pre-Hardmode magic weapon that can be found in Shadow Chests in The Underworld. It can also be found in the Obsidian Lock Box obtainable from Obsidian and Hellstone Crates. It launches a slow, non-piercing Ball of Fire that ricochets up to five / four times, dissipating on the sixth / fifth . It can inflict the On Fire! debuff upon impact.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • The Flower of Fire cannot be used under liquid and will not use mana. The projectile dissipates instantly on contact with water or honey.
  • In don't dig up and Get fixed boi seeds, the Flower of Fire receives the following changes:
    • Switched place with Unholy Trident. As a result, it is dropped by Red Devils instead of found in Shadow Chests and Obsidian Lock Boxes.
    • Damage increased from 48 to 85.
    • Use time decreased from 16 to 12.
    • Inflicts Hellfire instead of On Fire!.
    • Value increased from 1250 to 50.


  • The Flower of Fire does exceptionally high damage for a pre-Hardmode weapon. Prior to Hardmode, it is second only to the Star Cannon in per-hit damage, and even rivals many high-tier Hardmode weapons in that statistic.
  • The Flower of Fire is unusually cheap to reforge, costing only 41667 with no modifiers.


  • The Flower of Frost can be considered the Hardmode upgrade to the Flower of Fire.
    • Similar to the Flower of Frost, the Flower of Fire is a reference to the Super Mario platform game series, in which the Fire Flower is a power-up that gives the player the ability to throw similar bouncing fireballs.
    • While the Flower of Fire and Flower of Frost's stems look very similar, they are actually different: the leaves are shaped more circular on the Flower of Frost, and there is a distinct lack of shading as well.
  • The Wizard NPC hurls fireballs at enemies in his vicinity in a similar fashion to the Flower of Fire.
  • The light produced by the fireball is red, while the light produced from the trail is white and the light from the explosion is orange.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Projectile speed/distance increased from 6 to 7.5.
    • Now bounces one additional time.
  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Use time decreased from 20 to 16.
    • Mana cost decreased from 15 to 12.
  • Desktop
    • Mana cost reduced from 17 to 15.
    • Damage increased from 44 to 48.
  • Desktop 1.1:
    • Can no longer be used in water.
    • Mana cost decreased from 19 to 17.
    • Name changed from "Fire Flower" to "Flower of Fire".
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Makes a new sound when used.
    • Damage increased from 33 to 44.
    • Mana cost increased from 10 to 19.
    • Will now inflict the On Fire! debuff.
    • Now only found in Shadow Chests, no longer dropped by Fire Imps.
    • Speed increased significantly from slow to very fast.