Heart Arrow

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Nintendo 3DS version
3DS-Only Content: This information applies only to the 3DS version of Terraria.
Valentine's Day-Only Content
Valentine's Day-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Valentine's Day event.
Heart Arrow
  • Heart Arrow item spriteold Heart Arrow item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage4 (Ranged)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
TooltipLegendary arrows from cupid himself, stuns enemies on hit
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy50 CC
Sell10 CC
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffStunnedStunned(3DS version)
Debuff tooltipParalyzed by love
Duration1.5 seconds
Projectile created
  • Heart Arrow
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  • Internal Item ID: 5049 (3DS version)
  • Internal Buff ID: 200 (3DS version)

The Heart Arrow is a type of arrow that always inflicts the Stunned debuff on enemies hit, stunning them for 1.5 seconds. They can be purchased from the Merchant for 50 CC each during the Valentine's Day seasonal event on the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version.


  • Wyverns and similar worm-type enemies' heads will continue moving if only the body is frozen, leaving the segment behind. After the debuff wears off, it will follow the movement of the head, not teleporting to the rest of the "body".
  • The debuff cannot be inflicted on a player.
  • The only enemy immune to Stunned is Duke Fishron.


  • Heart Arrows are very effective during many boss fights:
    • Shooting Heart Arrows at bosses can prevent them from entering their second phase.
      • This will also prevent them from leaving or despawning at times they would otherwise do so, such as a night boss upon entering day.
    • Shooting a Heart Arrow at the Wall of Flesh's mouth will freeze the entire wall. However, this does not work for the eyes, as this will only freeze the eye.
    • The Dungeon Guardian can be frozen and easily defeated with Heart Arrows. As each arrow only deals 1 damage and it has 9999 health, 9999 arrows are required, disregarding critical hits.
    • Shooting a Heart Arrow at The Destroyer's head will immobilize it entirely. Hitting it anywhere else will not cause it to freeze.
    • Queen Bee exhibits bugged behavior with the debuff: While it will be stunned for the duration of the debuff, its movement speed is significantly reduced even when the debuff wears off, and will last for the rest of the fight, making it easy to defeat.
    • If the arrows are used against Plantera, she will not change into her second phase but will just be frozen in place if a high amount of Heart Arrows consistently damage her.
    • The arrows are less effective against Golem, as damaging the fists/body/head (attached or flying) will not freeze the entire boss.
      • However, since the invincible head can still be hit, in multiplayer it is possible to both damage the Golem and freeze its head at the same time.
    • Other enemies may block the arrows and cause them not to freeze the boss.
  • Heart Arrows are especially useful for immobilizing fast-moving enemies and bosses, such as the Ice Queen.
  • Heart Arrows combined with a fast bow or repeater make most bosses extremely easy, as they are frozen and cannot attack.