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
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Damage14 (Ranged)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Star Anise
    Star Anise
Obtained from Obtained from
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Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
5.88% (Hardmode)
Animation of the Star Anise. Note how it can pierce through multiple enemies.

Star Anises are consumable ranged weapons, similar to Shurikens. 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. They are slightly stronger than Shurikens, but cannot be collected after use.


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