Snake Charmer's Flute

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Snake Charmer's Flute
  • Snake Charmer's Flute item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time90 (Snail)
TooltipSummons rope snakes
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell1 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Mystic Snake Coil
    Mystic Snake Coil
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mirage Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mirage CrateMirage Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Oasis Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Oasis CrateOasis Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Sandstone Chest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Sandstone ChestSandstone Chest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11/4 (25%)

The Snake Charmer's Flute is a pre-Hardmode tool that places a pot from which a snake rises. Once the snake reaches its full height of 100 tiles or touches a block, it stops rising and becomes climbable like a rope. It is also possible to place blocks against it when it is fully extended. The snake and the pot disappear after approximately 25 seconds. It also produces a small amount of light. The Snake Charmer's Flute has a 1/7 (14.29%) chance of being found in Sandstone Chests in the Underground Desert and a 1/8 (12.5%) chance of being found in Oasis Crates and Mirage Crates obtained from fishing in the Oasis.


  • The pot the snake comes from sits on top of breakable background objects. This means it cannot be used directly in front of particularly tall trees, and will sit on top of tall grass, cacti, tree branches, other pots and the like.
  • The pot and snake can be summoned in lava where the default variety of rope cannot be placed.
  • This item is a good pre-Hardmode alternative to the Ice Rod for building into the sky, as blocks can be placed next to the snake.
    • Related to that, it is possible to easily climb to the top of the Space layer by alternating between using the flute and placing blocks next to the snake.
      • Using this method makes it very easy to search for floating islands in early pre-Hardmode.
  • It seems that the pot cannot be summoned off-screen. As a result, it is not suitable to lower oneself into a pit.




  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Snake coil now grows substantially faster than before.
    • Maximum height increased from 80 to 100 tiles.
  • Desktop Fixed an issue where Snake Ropes would never vanish if the player who summoned it quit out of the server.