Harpoon Shot

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Fires a long and flexible barbed mass. The ensnared victim will either be pulled adjacent to the caster or collide with anything blocking the way.

Harpoon Shot is a monster-only spell which inflicts damage, then drags the victim towards the caster. If there is impassable terrain (e.g. deep water if you can't fly/swim) or another creature in the way, movement is stopped, and additional impact damage is taken. It has a range of 6.

This spell will not be cast if the user can make a melee attack to the target.

The following enemies cast Harpoon Shot:

The following enemies may be able to cast Harpoon Shot, depending on their spell set:


  • Prior to 0.29, monsters could cast Harpoon Shot when in melee range of the target.
  • Prior to 0.26, pandemonium lords couldn't cast this spell.
  • Harpoon Shot was added in 0.22.