Star Anise

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Christmas-Only Content
Christmas-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Christmas event.
Star Anise
  • Star Anise item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage14 (Ranged)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell5 CC
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Star Anise
    Star Anise
  • Internal Item ID: 1913 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Projectile ID: 330
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
5.88% (Hardmode)
Animation of the Star Anise. Note how it can pierce through multiple enemies.

The Star Anise is a consumable ranged weapon, similar to Shurikens although slightly stronger. 20–40 can drop from Presents obtained during the Christmas event, with a 6.301% chance in pre-Hardmode and a 5.881% chance in Hardmode.


  • Star anise is a spice that originated in Asia, and is popular in Europe. It is commonly used in winter seasonal recipes.