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Spiteful Candle
  • Spiteful Candle.png
  • Spiteful Candle placed graphic
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
TypeFurnitureLight Source
PlaceableTango Tick1.png
Dimensions1 wide × 2 high
Use time14 Very Fast
TooltipWhen placed, nearby enemies take 5% more damage.
This extra damage bypasses enemy damage reduction and defense
'Its hateful glow flickers with ire'
Grants BuffSpiteSpite
Buff durationInfinite (while in vicinity)
Buff tooltipIts hateful glow flickers with ire
Map color#EE9169 ●
RarityRarity Level: 6
Buy / Sell 50 Gold Coin.png /  10 Gold Coin.png

The Spiteful Candle is a Hardmode piece of furniture that is purchased from the Drunk Princess for 50 Gold Coin. The candle emits light and grants the Spite buff to all players within 120x86 rectangular area, which causes enemies to take 5% more damage from all sources, regardless of their damage reduction stat.


  • This does not affect enemies with more than 99% DR such as Sepulcher and adult Eidolon Wyrms.
  • Since a player is 2 tiles wide and just under 3 tiles tall and the candle buffs a 120x86 area, covering a large area with no gaps can be done by placing candles every 243 blocks horizontally and 176 blocks vertically.
    • Covering the entire accessible area of a large map with the candle's buff would require 385 candles, costing 192 Platinum Coin.png 50 Gold Coin.png.
      • For medium worlds, it would take 260 candles, costing 130 Platinum Coin. For small worlds, it would take 119 candles, costing 59 Platinum Coin.png 50 Gold Coin.png.
      • Covering just a single horizontal stretch (for instance, on a skybridge) would take 35 candles on a large world, 26 on a medium world, and 17 on a small world.
  • Unlike the Water and Peace Candles, it cannot be held by the player and is required to be placed down in order to receive its effects.
  • Like all items sold by the Drunk Princess, a Discount Card or other similar items will not reduce the candle's price.
  • A placed candle will be dropped if it comes in contact with lava (but not water or honey).