Laser Rifle

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Laser Rifle
  • Laser Rifle item spriteold Laser Rifle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage29 (Magic)
Knockback2.5 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Velocity85 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell3 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Purple Laser
    Purple Laser
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Treasure Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
(Wall of Flesh)
Treasure Bag (Wall of Flesh)Treasure Bag
(Wall of Flesh)
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Wall of FleshWall of Flesh.gifWall of Flesh125%(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
16.67%(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
The Laser Rifle being fired. Note how the shot pierces the first two dummies, but not the third.

The Laser Rifle is a Hardmode magic weapon that autofires violet lasers which penetrate up to two enemies and emit moderate light. Despite its name, it does not count as a gun, cannot receive ranged weapon modifiers, and will not fulfill the requirements for the Arms Dealer to move in. The Laser Rifle can be considered an upgrade of the Space Gun, although the set effect of Meteor armor does not apply to it. The Laser Rifle has a 1/4 (25%) chance of being dropped by the Wall of Flesh.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • The Laser Rifle is a fairly powerful weapon against worms due to its high fire rate and ability to pierce multiple segments.
  • This weapon is fairly mana-efficient.
  • While it deals relatively low damage, its high fire rate can allow it to remain useful even until mid-Hardmode.


  • A rifle is normally defined by its barrel being rifled, with helical grooves that cause the projectile to spin. However, this technicality was often ignored in pulp magazines, resulting in terms such as "laser rifle" or "plasma rifle" becoming part of popular culture. In real life, a laser weapon would not have a rifled barrel, as there is no projectile to be spun.
  • The player can use the Laser Rifle while sleeping in a Bed (firing in a non-horizontal direction will wake them up).