Roman candle

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Nintendo 3DS version
3DS-Only Content: This information applies only to the 3DS version of Terraria.
Christmas-Only Content
Christmas-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Christmas event.
Roman candle
  • Roman candle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage10 (Magic)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
TooltipFire works!
RarityRarity level: 5
Buy5 GC
Sell1 GC
  • Internal Item ID: 5066 (3DS version)
Animation of the Roman candle.

The Roman candle is a magic weapon. It fires a small firework that changes colors. At a fairly short range it splits into three separate fireworks, each of them exploding into three streams of color. The Roman candle is purchased from the Demolitionist for 5 GC, during Christmas.

The Roman candle cannot be reforged, and therefore cannot have modifiers.


  • If the first firework strikes an enemy or block, it will not split apart.
  • It cannot autofire but also has no use time, meaning that it fires as fast as the player taps.
    • With external tools to allow faster tapping and a stock of Mana Potions, it can reach excessively high DPS.


  • Because it is more effective to have the three projectiles, one should aim a little off-target to allow it to split.
  • This weapon can be bought early on and has decent damage, meaning it can be a powerful first weapon for magic users. Via the 3DS settings, the player can change the date to between December 1st and January 15th to get this weapon as well as other Christmas items.


  • The real roman candle is a type of firework invented by the Chinese and improved by Romans. It is not shaped like a shotgun in the real world.