Shadowflame Bow

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Shadowflame Bow
  • Shadowflame Bow item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Uses ammoArrows
Damage47 (Ranged)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance7%
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipShoots Shadowflame Arrows
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell2 GC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffShadowflameShadowflame(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration2–5 seconds
Projectile created
  • Shadowflame Arrow
    Shadowflame Arrow
  • Internal Item ID: 3052 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 153 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Projectile ID: 495
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Goblin Warlock(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Goblin Warlock.gifGoblin Warlock(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)116.7%33.3%
The Shadowflame Bow inflicting the Shadowflame debuff. Note how the Shadowflame Arrows can pierce two enemies.

The Shadowflame Bow is a Hardmode bow that converts any type of arrow into special Shadowflame Arrows, which pierce up to two enemies before dissipating on the third hit while also inflicting the Shadowflame debuff for 2–5 seconds. Shadowflame Arrows fly relatively slowly, but have an extremely high arc compared to most arrows, and may seem at first to be unaffected by gravity at all. If fired directly upwards, Shadowflame Arrows can travel 250 tiles skyward before beginning their descent, taking approximately 12 seconds from firing to fall back down to the player's position. The Shadowflame Bow also has a base 7% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%.

The Shadowflame Bow has a 1/6 (16.67%) / 1/3 (33.33%) chance to drop from Goblin Warlocks during a Hardmode Goblin Army.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • Like the Pulse Bow and Marrow due to the fact that any particular arrow's special mechanics are replaced by the bow's properties, the best arrows to use are Venom Arrows or Cursed Arrows for their high base damage. As the Shadowflame Bow converts any arrow into Shadowflame Arrows, an Endless Quiver can be useful, to have an infinite amount of arrows. The downside is that the quiver's arrows only have 5 base damage.
  • The low velocity of the Shadowflame Bow can be remedied with the Magic Quiver or its upgrades.


  • The Shadowflame Bow's sprite looks somewhat similar to that of the Sharanga(Old-gen console and 3DS versions).

See also