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Burning Strife
  • Burning Strife.png
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Damage96 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 Summoner120% / 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, as well as dealing 33% damage to them.

Performing a stealth strike with Burning Strife causes the next spiky ball thrown to deal 130% and 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 than the non-stealth version and deals 42.9% damage.

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".