Silver Bullet

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Silver Bullet
  • Silver Bullet item spriteold Silver Bullet item sprite
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Damage9 (Ranged)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Base Velocity4.5
Velocity Multiplier
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy15 CC
Sell3 CC
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Bullet
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Silver Bullets in action. Note the extra damage done to Werewolves.

The Silver Bullet is a type of bullet used as ammunition by guns. It deals 2 more damage and is slightly faster than Musket Balls.

Silver Bullets can be bought from the Arms Dealer for 15 CC each, or 1 GC50 SC for 1000 rounds. During pre-Hardmode, they are only sold during Blood Moons ((Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and only in worlds with Silver). Once Hardmode begins, they are always available. Silver Bullets can also be found replacing Wooden Arrows in Pots during Hardmode, in Shadow Chests, or crafted using Silver Bars.

Its alternate ore counterpart is the Tungsten Bullet(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Silver BulletSilver Bullet70Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil


  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Silver Bullets deal 3× damage to Werewolves.[1]
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Whereas most metal items can be crafted using their ore equivalent, Silver Bullets cannot be made using Tungsten Bars. Silver can still be obtained in any world by using Silt Blocks, Slush Blocks, or Desert Fossils at an Extractinator. It can also be dropped from crates and bonus drops(3DS version) from slimes.
  • In Drunk(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Get fixed boi(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) worlds, in which both Silver and Tungsten are present, the Arms Dealer will sell the bullet corresponding to whichever ore is most prevalent in the world upon joining. This is reset every time the world is re-opened.


  • Crafting Silver Bullets from Musket Balls purchased from the Arms Dealer is slightly more expensive than buying Silver Bullets, if they are available:
    • With base prices (disregarding NPC happiness(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)), a Silver Bar would sell for 6 SC, while 70 Musket Balls cost 4 SC90 CC. Buying 70 Silver Bullets directly would cost 10 SC50 CC.
    • At base prices, 15 Silver Bars would sell for 90 SC, and buying 999 Musket Balls would cost 69 SC93 CC, while buying 999 Silver Bullets directly would cost 1 GC49 SC85 CC. This would save 10 SC8 CC, covering a full recipe's worth.
    • With maximum NPC happiness (75% modifier to purchase prices, 133% to sale prices), 15 Silver Bars would sell for 1 GC19 SC70 CC, and buying 999 Musket Balls would cost 52 SC45 CC, while buying the Silver Bullets directly would cost 1 GC12 SC39 CC. This would save 59 SC76 CC.
That said, before Hardmode buying the Silver Bullets involves shopping during a Blood Moon, and the Arms Dealer may not be nearby. Even at his maximum happiness, the player is spending less than 60 SC extra on 999 ammo, let alone if they would be upgrading Musket Balls collected from Pots and the like.


  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Despite their folklore, Silver Bullets do not deal extra damage to Werewolves.



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Damage() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.