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  • Trident item spriteold Trident item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage14 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 10 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Melee)
Knockback6 (Average) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) /
5 (Average) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time31 (Slow)
TooltipIncreases mobility in water when held
Hold Up to descend slower
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell20 SC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Trident
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ocean Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Ocean CrateOcean Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)19/40 (22.5%)
Seaside Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Seaside CrateSeaside Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)19/40 (22.5%)
Water ChestWater ChestWater Chest19/40 (22.5%) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
7/30 (23.33%) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Animation of the Trident. Note its piercing abilities.

The Trident is a pre-Hardmode spear that has a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 9/40 (22.5%) / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 7/30 (23.33%) chance of being found in Water Chests, Ocean Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), and Seaside Crates(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). It has slightly more base damage than the Spear.

(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) If the Trident is held while submerged in water or lava, the player moves faster through that liquid and has an increased jump height. The Trident also generates light when swung underwater. These effects do not work in honey or shimmer.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
TridentTridentShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • In Celebrationmk10(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) worlds, the Trident can be found with the normally incompatible Legendary modifier. The size boost will not take effect, though it is still the best modifier possible.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Now generates light when swung underwater.
    • Drop rate in Water Chests and Crates increased from 81/400 (20.25%) to 9/40 (22.5%).
  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 11 to 14.
    • Knockback increased from 5 to 6.
    • When held, gives unrestricted movement in water.