Terrarian

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Terrarian
  • Terrarian item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage190 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance14%
Use time25 (Fast)
Velocity16
RarityRarity level: 10
Sell10 GC
Research1 required
Projectiles created
  • Terrarian
    Terrarian
  • Terrarian Beam
    Terrarian Beam
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Moon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Moon Lord's Head.gifMoon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)122.2%
Treasure Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
(Moon Lord)
Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Treasure Bag
(Moon Lord)
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
122.2%
Not to be confused with Terrarian Gothic or Terrarium.
This article is about the yoyo. For the character controlled by the player, see Character.
The player attacking Target Dummies with the Terrarian. Note how the projectiles home in on enemies.

The Terrarian is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord yoyo that fires green, short-lived projectiles at a rapid rate, which home in on nearby enemies and bounces off solid blocks while in use. The Terrarian also has a base 14% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%. The Terrarian has a 2/9 (22.22%) chance to drop from the Moon Lord, and is the most powerful yoyo in the game.

It has an infinite spin duration and can reach up to 25 tiles.

Its best modifier is Legendary. Although yoyos cannot normally obtain the Legendary modifier, the Terrarian is an exception and receives a unique set of boosts from the Legendary modifier: +17% damage, +8% critical strike chance, and +17% knockback.

Notes

  • The Terrarian emits projectiles every 1/10th second.
  • Striking an enemy with the Terrarian's projectiles will activate an equipped counterweight, even if the yoyo itself does not hit. Counterweights deal damage equal to the Terrarian itself, but do not feature the projectile effect.
  • When paired with the Yoyo Bag or Yoyo Glove accessories, a second Terrarian will circle the first. They are identical in every way, including the green projectiles that the Terrarian shoots.

Achievements

Achievement Sick Throw.png
Sick Throw • Obtain the Terrarian.
Obtain the Terrarian. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector
Achievement Throwing Lines.png
Throwing Lines • Throw a yoyo.
Throw a yoyo for the first time. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Challenger Challenger

Trivia

  • The Terrarian is available in reality from One Drop YoYos One drop logo.png.[1] In November 2015, the original "Terrarian" came out, and then, in June 2019, a related yoyo called the "Legendary Terrarian" was released by One Drop Yoyos. Since the release of 1.4.0.1 in May 2020, the Terrarian can be reforged to a Legendary Terrarian in-game as well.
  • Fittingly with being dropped by the Moon Lord, it appears to be made from Luminite, based on its hue.
  • The Terrarian, alongside the Zenith, has the second-highest base damage of any melee weapon in the game, falling behind the Meowmere by 10 base damage. However, despite this, it usually has a higher DPS than the Meowmere because of the homing projectiles and the effect of the Yoyo Bag.
  • The Terrarian has the longest reach, highest knockback, and highest base critical strike chance of any yoyo.
  • Along with the Hive-Five, the Terrarian is one of the only two yoyos capable of firing projectiles.
  • The Terrarian-exclusive Legendary modifier has the internal ID 84 (Legendary2), whereas the Legendary modifier for all other weapons has the ID 81 (Legendary). The usual Legendary modifier applies a speed bonus that cannot be applied to yoyos, so a special Legendary modifier had to be coded that would be applicable only to the Terrarian.

History

  • Desktop 1.4.4: Both the Yoyo and the Orbs now use static immunity. Because the Yoyo and Orbs now each do damage without being blocked by the other, this results in a substantial increase to the Terrarian's potential damage.

References