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  • Scorpio.png
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TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage40 Ranged
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time13 Fast
TooltipPress Right Click to fire a nuke
Rockets will destroy tiles with tile-destroying ammo
RarityRarity Level: 10
Sell 20 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectiles created
Big Nuke
Big Nuke
Mini Rocket
Mini Rocket

The Scorpio is a craftable Hardmode launcher with extraordinary area-of-effect capabilities. Its two firing modes both consume a single rocket of any kind upon firing.

Left-click gives a fully automatic rapid-fire stream of homing rockets that inflict the weapon's normal damage. Right-click is also automatic, slowly firing seeker rockets that inflict 1.25x the weapon's normal damage and double the knockback, in a ludicrously large area of effect (square radius of 22.5 tiles). Despite its lower fire rate, the right-click function gives a similar DPS on every enemy within a large area without consuming any additional ammunition.

Its best modifier is Unreal.



Crafting Station
Ancient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Snowman CannonSnowman Cannon1
Nebula FragmentNebula Fragment6

Used in


  • Against worm enemies like Astrum Deus, the Scorpio is spectacularly effective, often requiring no other equipment aside from reasonable armor.
  • The obscenely large area of effect can be a pain in certain circumstances, as it may kill benign creatures the player wanted to capture.
  • The left-click rapid fire functionality can be useful against hard to hit enemies, as you can put more rockets in the air faster. However, right-click has superior damage-per-money spent on ammo.



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 80 to 40, but right click rockets now deal 185% base damage instead of 125%.
  • Now uses 100 Nanites and 6 Nebula Fragments in its recipe instead of Grenade Launcher, Rocket Launcher, and 20 Vortex Fragments.
  • Fixed functions of Honey Rocket and Lava Rocket being swapped for its rockets.
  • Now requires an Ancient Manipulator to craft instead of a Hardmode Anvil.
  • Rockets can now explode tiles when using Rocket IIs or Rocket IVs.
    • Buffed damage from 60 to 80, but nerfed use animation from 13 to 39.
    • Alt fire rocket projectiles now deal 2x knockback to enemies.
    • Resprited it and its rockets.
    • Buffed alt fire projectile damage from 115% base damage to 125%.
    • Resprited rockets.
    • Nerfed damage from 95 to 60, primary fire's use time from 13 to 14, and alt fire's use time from 39 to 42.
    • Alt fire rockets now deal 229.99% base damage instead of 300%.
    • Alt fire rockets now deal 50% less damage when they explode.
    • Increased the explosion radius of primary fire's rockets.
    • Rocket explosions now pierce infinitely and grant 10 local immunity frames.
    • Decreased the size of primary fire explosions, and increased the size of alt fire explosions.
  • Projectiles now make sounds upon hitting blocks.
  • Explosions now deal ranged damage.
    • Buffed damage from 90 to 95.
    • Resprited.
  • Now uses 20 Vortex Fragments in its recipe instead of 10.
  • Re-introduced right click ability.
  • Changed tooltip from “Fires rapid-fire mini rockets” to “Rockets”.