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  • Meowmere item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage200 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 10
Sell20 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Meowmere
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Moon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Moon Lord's Head.gifMoon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)122.2%
Treasure Bag
(Moon Lord)
Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Treasure Bag
(Moon Lord)

The Meowmere is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord sword that autofires a projectile trailed by a rainbow and shaped like a cat's head once per swing, which consumes no mana or ammunition. The cat head projectiles deal 125% of the weapon's base damage (250 damage), are affected by gravity, and can pierce enemies or ricochet off solid blocks up to four times before dissipating (upon hitting a fifth enemy or upon colliding with a block for the fifth time). The Meowmere's cat head projectiles emit rainbow-colored explosions that damage surrounding enemies each time they ricochet off blocks and grow in size with each ricochet. The Meowmere has a 2/9 (22.22%) chance to be dropped from the Moon Lord.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
ZenithZenith(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil


The Meowmere attacking Target Dummies.
  • The cat projectile makes a "meow" sound and produces a small rainbow explosion every time it ricochets. This explosion deals damage to all enemies within a 3×3-tile rectangle centered on the point of impact, and grows by half a tile each ricochet, up to a 5×5-tile rectangle on the final explosion.[1]
  • The cat projectile travels at 61 mph.


  • It can be very useful in close-range situations, for instance inside the Hardmode post-Plantera Dungeon. The bouncing projectiles with area-of-effect damage are highly effective against large crowds of enemies in small chambers.
  • The cat projectiles can be reflected by enemies like the Selenian. Care should be taken around those enemies, especially at close range.
  • If the player is annoyed by the Meowmere's sound, they can alter the game's sound files to remove or change it: The relevant files are Item_57.xnb and Item_58.xnb in the sounds folder (<Steam folder>\steamapps\common\Terraria\Content\Sounds). They can be deleted or alternatively be replaced with copies of Item_8.xnb, a hardly noticeable sound.



  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Use time reduced from 16 to 14.
    • Projectiles now deal 1.25× of the base sword damage.
    • Projectiles now use local immunity: each individual bouncing cat has its own damage timer, so they will never conflict with each other.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method HandleMovement() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Redigit via IRC: "There is a new sword called Meowmur" August 29, 2013
  3. Swords at the Dungeon Defenders 2 Wiki
  4. Meowmere at the Stardew Valley Wiki
  5. Redigit on Reddit May 17, 2021