Shark Fin

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Shark Fin
  • Shark Fin item spriteold Shark Fin item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell40 CC
Research25 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Bone Biter(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Bone Biter.gifBone Biter(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Crystal Thresher(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Crystal Thresher.gifCrystal Thresher(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Flesh Reaver(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Flesh Reaver.gifFlesh Reaver(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Sand Shark(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Sand Shark.gifSand Shark(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
SharkShark.gifShark195% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
98% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)

The Shark Fin is a crafting material that has a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 95% / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 98% chance of being dropped by Sharks found in the Ocean biome, and a 1/8 (12.5%) chance of being dropped by Sand Sharks(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) during a Sandstorm.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
MegasharkMegasharkMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Neptune's ShellNeptune's Shell
Hunter PotionHunter PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Water Walking PotionWater Walking Potion


Sand Shark Fins.png
The different colors of Shark Fins dropped by Sand Sharks.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Similarly to Gel, Shark Fins dropped by Sand Sharks will have special coloration. The first Shark Fin in a stack determines the color of the rest.
    • If two differently colored stacks of Shark Fins are combined, the new stack takes on the color of the stack put onto the other, no matter the stack size.
    • Shark Fins will always appear as the default color on Item Frames. However, hovering over the Item Frame shows an unobtainable white-colored Shark Fin.
    • The Quick stack animation always shows the default colored Shark Fin.
    • Shark Fin color will return to the default color if the player drops or places it on an Item Frame and picks it back up or exits a world and rejoins.


  • Sharks themselves can be frustratingly rare in the Oceans, so various alternatives can be taken to acquire Shark Fins:
    • Hunting the Ocean during a Blood Moon will find a good deal more Sharks, as well as the enemies producing some scarce dyes. A Gills Potion (or in Hardmode, a Neptune's Shell or upgrade) will help, or the player can build a breathing area underwater.
    • In Hardmode, it might be easier to obtain Shark Fins from Sand Sharks as they spawn in the surface layer of the desert during a Sandstorm.
    • Shark Fins can also be obtained from Shark Statues.
    • As with all mob farms, the player can use the Water Candle and Battle Potion to increase spawn rate.