Jester's Arrow

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Jester's Arrow
  • Jester's Arrow item spriteold Jester's Arrow item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage10 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 9 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Ranged)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Base Velocity0.5
Velocity Multiplier
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell20 CC
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Jester's Arrow
    Jester's Arrow

Jester's Arrow is a type of arrow. It is unaffected by gravity and can pierce an infinite number of enemies. It emits an ample amount of light when fired, making it useful for lighting up dark areas like caves. When hitting an enemy or block, it vanishes in a shower of non-damaging sparks. In addition to being crafted, Jester's Arrows can be found in Gold Chests in the Underground and Cavern layers.

Jester's Arrows can be considered an upgrade of Unholy Arrows. Their unlimited piercing makes them efficient against enemies with multiple segments such as the Eater of Worlds, and may occasionally render them stronger than otherwise better arrows, such as the Hellfire Arrow.

Jester's Arrows are never recoverable after use ((Old-gen console and 3DS versions) unlike other arrows).



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Jester's ArrowJester's Arrow10By Hand


  • Jester's Arrows have a duration limit of 2 seconds after being fired and disappear when time is up. Since the limit is based on time and not distance, the arrows' range can be extended with an Archery Potion. This effect, however, does not apply for the Magic Quiver.


  • Jester's Arrows are very useful for finding ores, as their sparkly explosion goes through walls. If one has a lot of Fallen Stars to spend, it may be a good choice to make some of these, especially in Hardmode, when some valuable ores (e.g. Chlorophyte or Adamantite) are difficult to see.
    • Otherwise, Glowsticks may be a cheaper alternative.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The damage of Jester's Arrows decreases by 10% for every enemy hit.


  • Before the 1.2 update, Jester's Arrows were non-craftable, which made them the most difficult arrow to maintain a stockpile of in the game.


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Recipe changed back to 10 Wooden Arrows.
    • Applies a 10% damage penalty to the next hit for each enemy a projectile pierces.
  • Desktop
    • Now requires 20 Wooden Arrows to craft.
    • Damage increased from 9 to 10.