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  • Flymeal item sprite
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Damage15 (Melee)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time17 (Very fast)
TooltipBest used for pranking townsfolk
'Makes others smell like cilantro'
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipYou smell terrible
Duration5 seconds

The Flymeal is a broadsword with the unique ability to damage friendly NPCs. It also inflicts the Stinky debuff, although this effect is purely cosmetic.

Using the Flymeal against the Guide.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station


  • The Flymeal completely ignores town NPCs' defense, and deals double damage to the Nurse.[1] The latter is most likely to counter her self-healing ability.
  • This weapon plays a Whoopie Cushion sound effect whenever it deals damage.
  • Armor sets and accessories 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 (with Gold Broadsword) / 77 (with Platinum Broadsword) in total, while the sword itself sells for 35.


  • The Flymeal shares a very similar tooltip to that of the Rotten Egg, another weapon that can damage friendly NPCs.



  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