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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
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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 5 seconds)
  • Brimstone Flames (33.33% chance for 5 seconds)
  • Frostburn (33.33% chance for 5 seconds)
    • Exactly one of Shadowflame, Brimstone Flames or Frostburn will be applied each hit.

Its best modifier is Mythical.




  • 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.