They lie somewhere between melee and ranged weapons. They aren't good for fighting off enemies from multiple angles or single, fast-moving enemies. They are devastating against enemies with many segments or tightly-packed clusters of enemies, such as the Eater of Worlds.
As of patch 1.0.6, if you hold down the left mouse button the flail will now stay out and not return to you, and, will continue to damage enemies while it is out. Also, the size of the flail's spiked ball has been reduced. As of version 1.1.1, flails can no longer be reforged with any size modifiers, ruling out Legendary and leaving the best prefix as "Godly".
|Name||Base Damage||Knockback||Use Time||Rarity||AutoUse||Recipe||Value||Obtainable from|
| Chain Knife||11 Melee Damage||Week||Very Fast||Tier 2||No||None||2||Has a chance of dropping from Cave Bats|
| Ball O' Hurt||15 Melee Damage||Strong||Very Slow||Tier 1||No||None||54||Found in Chests and Drops from Shadow Orb|
| The Meatball||16 Melee Damage||Strong||Very Slow||Tier 1||No||10 Crimtane Bar and 5 Tissue Sample||54||Crafted at an Anvil|
| Blue Moon||23 Melee Damage||Average||Average||Tier 2||No||None||54||Found in Chests in the Dungeon|
| Harpoon||25 Melee Damage||Average||Average||Tier 3||No||None||54||Has a chance of dropping during Goblin Invasions|
| Sunfury||33 Melee Damage||Strong||Very Slow||Tier 3||No||None||54||Found in Shadow Chest|
| KO Cannon||35 Melee Damage||Strong||Average||Tier 4||No||None||34||Possible drop during Blood Moon event|
| Dao of Pow||49 Melee Damage||Strong||Very Slow||Tier 5||No||1 Dark Shard, 1 Light Shard, 7 Souls of Light and 7 Souls of Night||2 88||Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil|
| Golem Fist||50 Melee Damage||Very Strong||Average||Tier 7||No||None||No Value||Possible drop for the Golem boss|
| Flower Pow||52 Melee Damage||Very Strong||Very Slow||Tier 7||No||None||6||Drops from Plantera|