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The Maw
  • The Maw item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
String Instrument
Damage79 Symphonic
Knockback4 Weak
Critical chance4%
Use time20 Very Fast
TooltipFires off a grasping mouth, that when channeled, sticks to its target
Additional grasping mouths attempt to latch onto nearby enemies
Inflicts DebuffPoisoned.pngPoisoned
Debuff durationInfinite while latched
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell50000*5 Gold Coin.png
EmpowermentsEmpowerment - Defense.pngEmpowerment - Damage Reduction.png

The Maw is a craftable Hardmode Bard weapon. It releases a grasping mouth that latches on to its target to do continuous damage while the attack button is held. If the mouth latches onto an enemy and there are other enemies nearby, additional grasping mouths will extend from the initial mouth and latch on to those enemies, damaging them as well. Each mouth inflicts the Poisoned debuff for as long as it is latched to an enemy. If the initial target is killed and the attack button is still held, all of the mouths will disappear. When used, it empowers nearby players and the user with the Defense III and Damage Reduction II empowerments.

Its best modifier is Fabled.



Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.pngMythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.pngOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Bloom Weave.png Bloom Weave 10
Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar 10
The Maw.png The Maw 1


  • The visuals and functionality of the weapon are a reference to the visuals and grasping mouths of Plantera.
  • Similar to The Axe, its appearance of a guitar-like string instrument may be a reference to the metal band Pantera.


  • Buffed inspiration cost from 2 to 1 and nerfed use time from 15 to 20.
    • Now a String instrument.
    • Buffed damage from 65 to 79 and use time from 28 to 15.
    • Now grants empowerments: Defense and Damage Reduction.
    • Recipe changed.
  • Introduced.