Spear Trap

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Spear Trap
  • Spear Trap item spriteold Spear Trap item sprite
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  • Pickaxe icon.png 210% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell20 SC
Research5 required
Projectile created
  • Spear

The Spear Trap is a trap found naturally in the Jungle Temple and, rarely, outside the Temple's door. When activated, it launches a spear in a straight line that can pierce an infinite number of targets and retracts upon hitting a solid block or reaching its maximum range of 19.5 tiles. It has a cooldown of (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1.5 seconds / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 2 seconds between firings. The spear deal 120 / 240 / 360 damage to players (60 damage to NPCs, enemies, and critters).[1]

(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Spear Traps can be rotated 90° with a hammer.

(Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Unlike Lihzahrd Bricks, breaking Spear Traps does not require the Picksaw.



  • Spear Traps are good for battle arenas.
  • When actuated, Spear Traps can be used as a very efficient way to kill off bosses, or clear waves in events like Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon, easily.


  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Sprite updated.
    • Can now be hammered to rotate 90 degrees at a time.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: No longer shoots the retracting spear head upwards like a projectile if the trap is in inactive state (by the means of an Actuator).


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods HitWireSingle() in Terraria.Wiring.cs and Damage() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.