Spinal Tap

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Spinal Tap
  • Spinal Tap item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage27 (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity10 (effective)
Tooltip7 summon tag damage
Your summons will focus struck enemies
Performs better against multiple targets than most whips
'This goes to eleven'
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell1 GC50 SC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Spinal Tap
    Spinal Tap
The Spinal Tap in action.

The Spinal Tap is a pre-Hardmode, post-Skeletron whip crafted from Cobwebs and Bones. Like other whips, it causes minions and sentries to focus on the last-struck enemy and increases their damage against the target by 7.

If the Spinal Tap hits multiple targets in a single attack, the damage dealt by each consecutive hit will be reduced by 10%.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Spinal TapSpinal Tap(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Work BenchWork Bench


  • The Spinal Tap's damage penalty per hit in a single swing is very low (10%), which makes it an excellent weapon for crowd control and effective against The Hungry during the fight against the Wall of Flesh. Along with this, it is one of the best weapons for farming the Brain of Cthulhu in pre-Hardmode, as well as the Eater of Worlds to a lesser extent.
  • Due to the nature of Dungeon generation of drunk worlds, it is possible to encounter Dungeon enemies pre-Skeletron, allowing summoners to craft this whip very early.


  • The tooltip is a reference to a line from the 1984 American mockumentary movie This Is Spinal Tap, in which the guitarist for the band Spinal Tap, Nigel Tufnel, shows an amplifier to the crew and notes that the dials go "up to eleven".
  • A spinal tap is another name for a lumbar puncture, which is a medical procedure that involves inserting a needle into the spinal canal.