Terraria – Where to find every Whip


By Lauren Aitken,
Monday, 18 May 2020 16:20 GMT

The Journey’s End update for Terraria added Whips to the Summoner class and there’s a bunch of them to find and try out.

So far, we’ve found a total of eight Whips that are up for grabs in Terraria. Some can be purchased from vendors, while others are drops in specific locations and some whips can even be crafted.

They deal an impressive amount of damage, with the likes of the Morning Star inflicting 180 damage upon your foes. Some Whips can only be found by playing on Hardmode which activates after you beat the Wall of Flesh boss.

Terraria – Where to find all of the Whips

Some of these Whips can only be found in certain conditions, so check out our table before you set out to find them to avoid unnecessary grinding.

Whip Damage Where to find the Whip Conditions needed to find Whip Use Time Knockback Damage modifiers
Leather Whip 14 Can be purchased from the Zoologist There must be an empty house for the Zoologist to live in and the Bestiary must be 15% completed. 30 0.5 Deals four summon tag damage.
Snapthorn 18 Can be crafted at an iron or lead anvil You’ll need three Jungle Spores, three Vines and 12 Stingers to craft it. 30 1 Attack speed increases if an enemy is hit and can inflict Poison debuff. Comes with six summon tag damage.
Firecracker 40 Drooped by the Wall of Flesh boss in The Underworld Can only be found in Hardmode. 30 2 Deals burning damage and enemy will explode if they are then hit with a summon strike.
Cool Whip 50 Can be crafted at a Mythril or Orichalcum anvil Can only be crafted in Hardmode. You’ll need a Frost Core, eight Soul of Night and eight Soul of Light. 30 1.5 Creates a snowflake that will auto-target enemies and deal damage to those closeby.
Durendal 55 Can be crafted at a Mythril or Orichalcum anvil Can only be crafted in Hardmode. You’ll need 12 Hallowed Bars. 30 2 Deals nine summon tag damage and gains speed as you attack. Can be reforged with Legendary modifier.
Dark Harvest 100 Dropped by the Pumpking or Mourning Wood during the Pumpkin Moon event Only available in Hardmode 30 3 Dark energy jumps from enemies hit by summons and you can strike enemies with the dark energy to gain attack speed. Can also use Legendary Modifiers.
Kaleidoscope 164 Dropped from Empress of Light Kill a Primsatic Lacewing butterfly in The Hollow after defeating Plantera. 30 4 Minions will focus on hit enemies and increase their damage. There’s a 10% a summon tag will be critical and it inflicts 20 summon tag damage.
Morning Star 180 Dropped by Blue, Rusty and Hell Armored Bones in the Dungeon Only available in Hardmode 45 11 Minions will attack target with increased damage. Deals five summon tag damage and has a 5% chance of a critical strike and summons will focus on struck enemies.

Each Whip comes with a certain amount of Knockback which will repel enemies in the opposite direction. Morning Star has the biggest Knockback range, which you’d expect from such a powerful weapon. It’s worth noting that all enemies hit with a Whip will be targeted by minions.

Most of the Whips have the same Use Time of around 30, which translates to about 30 seconds of cooldown at a time. This is the average Use Time for weapons in Terraria, except for Morning Star which has a rather slow Use Time of 45.

For a short but easy to digest explanation, check out this video from DantheLittleMan1.

The only downside here is that the Journey’s End update is only available for PC players, but we’ll keep you updated on when it will be dropping for consoles and mobile platforms.

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