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Recitation of the Beast
  • Recitation of the Beast.png
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Damage128 Magic
Knockback8.50 (Very Strong)
Critical chance24%
Use time18 Very Fast
TooltipA thousand years sealed in the demon's realm will teach you a thing or two
Summons beast scythes around the player in a small circle,
before firing toward the cursor and home in to nearby enemies
RarityRarity Level: 14
Sell 36 Gold Coin.png
Projectile created
Beast Scythe
Beast Scythe

The Recitation of the Beast is a craftable post-Moon Lord spell tome that is a direct upgrade to the Demon Scythe. It causes a ring of six homing Beast Scythes to appear around the player that then fly off in the direction of the player's cursor. Beast Scythes inflict several debuffs:

  • On Fire! (3 seconds)
  • Shadowflame (33.33% chance for 1.5 seconds)
  • Brimstone Flames (33.33% chance for 2 seconds)
  • Frostburn (33.33% chance for 2.5 seconds)
    • Exactly one of Shadowflame, Brimstone Flames or Frostburn will be applied each hit.

Its best modifier is Mythical.



Crafting Station
Demon ScytheDemon Scythe1
Core of ChaosCore of Chaos12
Cosmilite BarCosmilite Bar8
Nightmare FuelNightmare Fuel20
Recitation of the BeastRecitation of the Beast1


  • The weapon is a reference to the spell card Great Magic "Devil's Recitation", used by the character Byakuren Hijiri from the Touhou Project series. In turn, the spell card itself is a reference to the Demon God Shinki from a much earlier game in the series, as it resembles the final bullet pattern from her boss fight.
    • The tooltip of the weapon reflects this, as Byakuren was sealed in Makai for a thousand years.