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  • Javelin item sprite
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Damage17 (Ranged)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 (Fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell5 CC
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Javelin (friendly)
    Javelin (friendly)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
Hoplite(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Hoplite.gifHoplite(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)40–8050%
Animation of the Javelin.

The Javelin is a consumable ranged weapon. It can pierce up to three enemies and has a long range, flying straight for approximately thirty-six tiles before dropping abruptly. Javelins have no chance of dropping themselves after impacting blocks or hitting enemies. They are only obtainable from Hoplites found in Marble Caves, which drop 40–80 Javelins with a 1/2 (50%) chance.


  • Javelins are useful during events such as Slime Rain and Blood Moon, where their piercing properties, decent damage, and fast throw speed allow them to efficiently destroy crowds.
  • Javelins can be quickly farmed in massive quantities from a Hoplite Statue.


  • Javelins move at a speed of 59 mph.

See also

  • Bone JavelinBone Javelin(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), a similar weapon.


  • Desktop
    • Weapon type changed from Throwing to Ranged.
    • No longer works with Flasks and Magma Stone.
    • Increased sell value from none to 5 CC.