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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.



Crafting Station
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Forbidden FragmentForbidden Fragment2
Any Adamantite BarAny Adamantite Bar13
Mineral MortarMineral Mortar1


  • 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.