Essence Flayer

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Essence Flayer
  • Essence Flayer.png
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Damage225 Melee
Knockback8 (Very Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 Average
TooltipShoots an essence scythe that generates healing spirits on enemy kills
Inflicts DebuffGod Slayer InfernoGod Slayer Inferno
100% chance

Debuff duration5 seconds (Contact)
3 seconds (Essence Scythe)
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is burning off
RarityRarity Level: 14
Sell 28 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Essence Scythe
Essence Scythe

The Essence Flayer is a craftable post-Moon Lord broadsword. When swung, it creates scythe projectiles at a medium range that travel through walls and deal continuous damage for a few seconds. Its projectiles have a weak homing ability. When enemies are killed by the projectiles, healing essence flames are created which restore 8 health to the player on contact.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



Crafting Station
Cosmic AnvilCosmic Anvil
Cosmilite BarCosmilite Bar12
Essence FlayerEssence Flayer1


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • Nerfed damage from 450 to 180.
    • No longer uses Nightmare Fuel or Endothermic Energy in its recipe, and now requires a Cosmic Anvil to craft instead of a Draedon's Forge.
  • Now uses 5 Nightmare Fuel or Endothermic Energy in its recipe.
  • Decreased God Slayer Inferno duration from true melee hits and scythes from 8.33 seconds to 5.
  • Scythe projectiles now set NPC immunity frames to 2.
  • Buffed damage from 273 to 333, and use time from 20 to 18.
  • Now requires an Ancient Manipulator to craft instead of a Hardmode Anvil.