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  • Flymeal item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage15 (Melee)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time17 (Very fast)
TooltipBest used for pranking townsfolk
'Makes others smell like cilantro'
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell35 SC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipYou smell terrible
Duration5 seconds
  • Internal Item ID: 5129 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 120

The Flymeal is a pre-Hardmode sword with the unique ability to damage friendly NPCs. It also inflicts the Stinky debuff for 5 seconds, although this effect is purely cosmetic.

The Flymeal being used against the Guide.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
FlymealFlymeal(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)HoneyHoney


  • Upon dealing damage, the Flymeal produces the fart sound effect that a Whoopie Cushion makes.
  • The Flymeal completely ignores town NPCs' defense, and deals double its base damage to the Nurse.[1] The latter is most likely to counter her self-healing ability.
  • Armor sets, accessories, and flasks that allow the player to inflict debuffs can also be used with the Flymeal to apply these to NPCs.


  • The Flymeal has lower damage and knockback than the Platinum Broadsword, despite the latter being one of its possible components, and has the same attack speed. Players who only wish to improve their damage should not upgrade their Platinum Broadsword into a Flymeal.
  • This item is helpful for getting town NPCs out of the way of things players may use such as Chests or Beds.
    • This is also the easiest method of killing NPCs for certain drops (e.g. Mechanic for Combat Wrench), as unlike Rotten Eggs or lava, the Flymeal is much more convenient and will not displace furniture.
  • It is more profitable to sell the Flymeal's ingredients, which sell for 68 SC (with Gold Broadsword) / 77 SC (with Platinum Broadsword) in total, while the sword itself sells for 35 SC.


  • The Flymeal shares a very similar tooltip to that of the Rotten Egg, another weapon that can damage friendly NPCs.
  • The tooltip 'Makes others smell like cilantro' is a reference to real-life stink bugs, which produce a chemical that smells like cilantro or coriander.



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method ProcessHitAgainstNPC() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is