Burning Strife

From Calamity Mod Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Burning Strife
  • Burning Strife.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage96 Rogue
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Critical chance12%
Use time24 Slow
Velocity16 effective
TooltipThrows a shadowflame spiky ball that bursts into flames
Stealth strikes make the ball linger and explode more violently
'Definitely not pocket safe'
Inflicts DebuffShadowflameShadowflame
100% chance

Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
RarityRarity Level: 5
Sell 4 Gold Coin.png 80 Silver Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Shadow Flame Spiky Ball
Shadow Flame Spiky Ball
Dropped by
Goblin Warlock120% / 33.33% Expert Mode

The Burning Strife is a Hardmode non-consumable rogue spiky ball that is dropped by Goblin Warlocks. It throws a gravity-affected shadowflame spiky ball that bounces off of solid blocks. Upon contact with an enemy, the spiky ball will explode and inflict the Shadowflame debuff to all nearby enemies, as well as dealing 33% damage to them.

Performing a stealth strike with Burning Strife causes the next spiky ball thrown to deal 130% and pierce through four enemies before being destroyed on contact with a fifth. Whenever the spiky ball strikes an enemy, it releases an explosion that is larger than the non-stealth version and deals 42.9% damage.

Its best modifier is Flawless.


  • The Burning Strife was implemented based on a community suggestion made by Iris Cassandra Saintclaire (known as Lilith Saintclaire at the time) on the mod's Discord server, where it was called "Shadowflame Core".


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Decreased sell price from 7 Gold Coin.png 20 Silver Coin.png to 4 Gold Coin.png 80 Silver Coin.png.
    • Buffed damage from 80 to 96.
    • Explosions now deal 33% base damage instead of 25%.
    • Stealth strikes now have a 130% damage modifier.
    • Increased drop rate from 14.29% / 20% Expert Mode to 20% / 33.33% Expert Mode.