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Burning Strife
  • Burning Strife.png
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Damage80 Rogue
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Critical chance12%
Use time24 Fast
TooltipThrows a shadowflame spiky ball that bursts into flames
Stealth Strikes make the ball linger and explode more violently
'Definitely not pocket safe'
Inflicts DebuffShadowflameShadowflame
100% chance

Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
RarityRarity Level: 5
Sell 7 Gold Coin.png 20 Silver Coin.png
Projectile created
Shadowflame Sticky Ball
Shadowflame Sticky Ball
Dropped by
Goblin Summoner116.67% / 33.33%

The Burning Strife is a Hardmode non-consumable rogue spiky ball that is dropped by Goblin Summoners. It throws a gravity-affected shadowflame spiky ball that bounces off of solid blocks. Upon contact with an enemy, the spiky ball will explode and inflict the Shadowflame debuff to all nearby enemies.

Performing a stealth strike with Burning Strife causes the next spiky ball thrown to pierce through four enemies before being destroyed on contact with a fifth. Whenever the spiky ball strikes an enemy, it releases an explosion that is larger and more damaging than the non-stealth version.

Its best modifier is Flawless.


  • The Burning Strife was implemented based on a community suggestion made by Iris Cassandra Saintclaire (known as Lilith Saintclaire at the time) on the mod's Discord server, where it was called "Shadowflame Core".