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Mineral Mortar
  • Mineral Mortar.png
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Damage30 Ranged
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time33 Slow
TooltipShoots an onyx bomb that explodes into sand sharks on death
RarityRarity Level: 5
Sell 7 Gold Coin.png 20 Silver Coin.png
Projectiles created
Onyx Shark Bomb
Onyx Shark Bomb
Sand Shark
Sand Shark

The four Sand Shark-shaped projectiles' arcs, with three of them hitting Target Dummies. Notice how the sharks only appear upon block collision.

The Mineral Mortar is a craftable Hardmode launcher that fires projectiles shaped like Forbidden Fragments. Upon collision with a block, this projectile splits into four flying Sand Shark-shaped projectiles that spread out and do additional damage. Neither the initial rocket nor the sharks can hit more than one enemy, though the initial blast has a small area of effect which ignores enemy immunity frames.

Its best modifier is Unreal.




  • Since the sharks released by the weapon slightly home towards the player, one can kite them into enemies for additional damage if desired.
  • Despite the fact that rockets are normally post-Plantera, players can craft rockets in Calamity by using 20 Empty Bullets and an Explosive Powder at an Orichalcum or Mythril Anvil.


  • Unlike many rocket launchers, it will not deal any damage to the player.
  • In the mod's source files, the Sand Shark projectile is referred to as 'SandyWaifuShark'.
    • This is likely a reference to the weapon's recipe requiring Forbidden Fragments, which are dropped from Sand Elementals.