Storm Spear

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Storm Spear
  • Storm Spear item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage14 (spear) / 21 (Storm Spear Shot) (Melee)
Knockback6 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time28 (Average)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell30 SC
Research1 required
Projectiles created
  • Storm Spear
    Storm Spear
  • Storm Spear Shot
    Storm Spear Shot
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mirage Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mirage CrateMirage Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Oasis Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Oasis CrateOasis Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Sandstone Chest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Sandstone ChestSandstone Chest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11/3 (33.33%)
The Storm Spear being used on Target Dummies.

The Storm Spear is a pre-Hardmode spear that fires a Storm Spear Shot when thrust, a small, non-piercing bolt of electricity that deals 150% of the spear's base damage (21 damage) and inflicts half its knockback (base knockback of 3 (Very weak)).[1] The Storm Spear has a 1/3 (33.33%) chance of being found in Sandstone Chests in the lower 3/7ths of the Underground Desert and a 1/8 (12.5%) chance of being found in Oasis Crates and Mirage Crates obtained from fishing in the Oasis.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • Due to its high attack rate when direct contact is made with the spear, it proves to be quite an effective early-game weapon.
    • It is also one of the first projectile melee weapons one can get access to, on par with the Ice Blade.
    • Being able to attack in any direction and extending into walls makes it an effective weapon against Tomb Crawlers and Man Eaters.
  • The Storm Spear Shot projectile gives it a greater reach than other early-game spears, making it especially useful in Master Mode where keeping a distance from enemies and early bosses like the Eye of Cthulhu and King Slime is more important due to increased contact damage. It can also light up spaces through walls.
  • When standing close a one-tile thick wall, the Storm Spear Shot can sometimes be shot through the wall.
    • The more melee speed a player has the further distance they can shoot through walls, even able to reach up to 3 block thick walls with enough melee speed.
  • In Don't dig up worlds, the Storm Spear can be obtained from the lower chests that spawn below the underground desert walls with much less risk.
  • If a Sandstone Chest contains a Thunder Zapper or Bast Statue as its primary item, the player is low enough to obtain the Storm Spear. Otherwise, they need to dig lower before they have a chance of finding one.
  • In Celebrationmk10 worlds, the Desert Spear can be found with the normally-incompatible Legendary modifier. The size boost will not take effect, though it is still the best modifier possible.


  • It bears an obvious resemblance to the Thunder Zapper, a pre-Hardmode magic weapon which can also be found in Sandstone Chests in the Underground Desert.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Damage increased from 12 to 14.
    • Projectile damage increased from 1.25× to 1.5× of base damage.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_019_Spears() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.