Slap Hand

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Slap Hand
  • Slap Hand item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage55 (Melee)
Knockback20 (Insane)
Critical chance19%
Use time20 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required
Animation of the Slap Hand. Note the extremely high knockback.

The Slap Hand is a Hardmode melee weapon that is notable for having extremely high knockback – a rating of 20, one of the highest values among all player-caused sources of knockback. Aside from this, it functions as a normal broadsword, swung over the player's head.

It is purchased from the Skeleton Merchant for 25 during a Hardmode Blood Moon.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • While not an especially potent weapon, the Slap Hand's extremely high knockback makes it a good choice for keeping enemies away instead of directly fighting.
  • With a decent knockback modifier and a Titan Glove (or one of its upgrades) equipped, the Slap Hand can easily catapult most enemies very far away.
  • It can be useful when spelunking or exploring when the player does not want to fight, due to the ease at which it can force enemies out of one's way.
  • Hitting a Snow Flinx, wingless Slimer, or especially a Pinky results in massive knockback, as they have negative knockback resistance.
  • Due to their nature, flying enemies (notably Corruptors) can be easily sent flying far off the screen with this weapon, causing them to despawn.
  • A Blood Moon, the requirement for purchasing the Slap Hand, can be summoned manually with a Bloody Tear.


  • The Jousting Lance and its upgrades have no upper limit on knockback and can thus surpass the Slap Hand's knockback. For instance, the Shadow Jousting Lance inflicts a knockback of 23.47 if the player is moving at 60 mph.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Damage increased from 35 to 55.
    • Use time reduced from 21 to 20.
    • Now has a unique sound when hitting an enemy with it.