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
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Mystic Snake Coil
    Mystic Snake Coil
The Snake that comes out of the pot. Note that it is blocked by a Wood Block; its maximum length is significantly longer.
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mirage CrateMirage CrateMirage Crate112.5%
Oasis CrateOasis CrateOasis Crate112.5%
Sandstone ChestSandstone ChestSandstone Chest114.29*1/7 (14.29%)

The Snake Charmer's Flute is a tool item that summons a climbable snake. It can be found in Sandstone Chests in the Underground Desert biome, or from Oasis Crates and Mirage Crates.

When used, it places a pot that a snake rises from. 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 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.