Log in

Grappling Hook

Last edited on March 20, 2014
by TerrariamcSwaggins
182 Comments
v84Grappling Hook
Item 84
Information
Type Tool
Sub-Type Grappling Device
Quality Tier 1 (Blue)
Tooltip Get over here!
Purchase From Goblin Tinkerer
Purchase Value 2  
Sell Value 40  
Crafting
Crafted With 1 Hook
3 Chains
Crafted At Iron Anvil
Lead Anvil
The Grappling Hook is an incredibly useful and practical tool, used to grab on to surfaces. It can be used on all solid surfaces and is helpful for navigating caves and building homes as you can use it to cut vegetation.

It does not need to be placed in the hotbar to be used as it has a designated hotkey, (default is E [LT on Xbox]) and, after pressing, the grappling hook will be fired in the direction of the mouse. However, it does have a limited range. It can grab onto a Wood Platform.

You may use other tools at the same time as you are grappled onto a wall, but note that destroying the block you are attached to will break the connection causing you to let go and fall. If connecting to a mud block in mid-air you will keep taking damage.

1 of 2

Grappling hooks can be used to pass through a chokepoint that you would not normally fit through. The endpoint still needs to be at least 3 blocks high and 2 blocks wide, but you can pass though a more narrow gap to get there. As an example, face left in a three block high, horizontal tunnel. Dig the two blocks above your head on the left, and the three to the left of that, starting with your head level, and the two above. You will not be able to jump through that gap, but you can grapple through it.

The grappling hook is an absolute necessity for mining and exploring, and is a massive help as it helps players reach heights and areas otherwise impossible to reach. Players can also use it for quick escapes from water and mobs alike. As an added perk, by firing the grappling hook at the ground while falling, fall damage can be negated; however, it should be noted that the grappling hook should be fired about 2 seconds before impact, or else the grapple will not hit the block before you do.

Also as of 1.1 there is a dual hook which is a drop from mimics, which is a bit like an upgraded grappling hook because you can shoot out 2 hooks at once. This is useful because if you are falling and you miss with your first shot, you have one other shot to save yourself. This can make climbing holes a lot easier. The tips on each end also give off faint amounts of blue and red light.

Notes

  • The grappling hook gives you a speed boost if you let go while you are being pulled forward. This can be combined with the Hermes Boots to instantly bring yourself to full speed (including any other speed boosts you might have). When grappled to a closed door, opening the door will fling you forward at a high speed.
  • As of 1.2, you can no longer combine this with 12 Jungle Spores and 3 Vines to make an Ivy Whip.
  • If you grapple yourself onto a Door and open it while still attached you will briefly go quickly running past the door in the direction you came from. This also works with Active Stone Blocks, by tethering yourself to one and deactivating it.
  • The grappling hook lets you go through some small spaces you couldn't go through normally.
  • You can only attach to the same block for 10 minutes before the grappling hook will automatically detach itself.
  • There are variants of Grappling hook for each of the Gemstones
  • When using the Grappling Hook or any of its varients (Ivy Whip, Dual Hook, ect.) if you grapple a surface, it will reset Rocket Boots, and Cloud in a Bottle, or any of their varients or improvements, allowing you to use them for full time again.
  • When grappled to a vertical wall and re-launching the hook while aiming at the wall it will attach to the block above. This can be used for quick and convenient building of walls - just hold down the mouse button and tap the grapple key.

Trivia

  • The tooltip refers to a line that Scorpion, a recurring character in the fighting game Mortal Kombat, shouts just before impaling his opponent with a grappling hook.
  • You can cancel falling damage with careful use, by firing the Grappling Hook at the ground while falling. This can be done with the Ivy Whip, and Dual Hook too; though with all three it requires good timing. The Dual Hook, like the name says, can fire another hook while the first one is retreating and is thus the easiest, there are mere milliseconds where you're not able to cushion your fall by firing another hook.
  • If you use a Grappling Hook on the middle part of a closed Door (the second block) and open it, it will send you forward at about the same speed as the pull of the Grappling Hook. Likewise, if you use it on Active Stone Blocks and deactivate them, it will propel you in that direction, so this can be aimed in more directions than just straight forward.

Bugs

  • When grappling to a 1 block thick wall with water behind it, it will not attach and you will be launched into the air. This does not work in singleplayer.
  • When you use the grappling hook against a closed door, and then open the door, you will get launched.

Update Info

v1.2

  • Is no longer an ingredient in Ivy Whip.

v1.1

  • Can now be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer

v1.0.6

  • No longer has a time limit of 60 seconds.
  • Added the ability to be used without being placed in the hotbar.

v1.0.0

  • Introduced.
1 of 3


Purchasable Items
Arms Dealer Empty Bullet · Flintlock Pistol · Illegal Gun Parts · Minishark · Musket Balls · Shotgun · Silver Bullets / · Unholy Arrow
Clothier Black Thread · Pink Thread · Summer Hat · Plumber's Shirt · Plumber's Pants · The Doctor's Shirt · The Doctor's Pants · Familiar Shirt · Familiar Pants · Familiar Wig · Mime Mask · Beanie · Clown Hat · Clown Shirt · Clown Pants · Cowboy Hat · Cowboy Jacket · Cowboy Pants · Tam O' Shanter · Tiara · Princess Dress · Guy Fawkes Mask · Balla Hat · Gangsta Hat
Cyborg Nanites · Proximity Mine Launcher · Rocket I · Rocket II · Rocket III · Rocket IV
Demolitionist Bomb · Dynamite · Explosive Powder · Grenade · Hellfire Arrow · Land Mine
Dryad Acorn · Corrupt Seeds · Dirt Rod · Flower Wall · Grass Seeds · Grass Wall · Hallowed Seeds · Jungle Wall · Purification Powder · Sunflower · Vile Powder
Dye Trader Dye Vat · Silver Dye
Goblin Tinkerer Grappling Hook · Rocket Boots · Ruler · Spiky Ball · Tinkerer's Workshop · Toolbelt
Mechanic Actuator · Blue Pressure Plate · Blue Wrench · Brown Pressure Plate · Lever · Gray Pressure Plate · Green Pressure Plate · Green Wrench · Red Pressure Plate · Switch · Wire · Wire Cutter · Wrench · Yellow Pressure Plate
Merchant Blue Flare · Copper Axe · Copper Pickaxe · Disco Ball · Flare · Glowstick · Gold Dust · Iron Anvil · Lesser Healing Potion · Lesser Mana Potion · Marshmallow · Mining Helmet · Piggy Bank · Rope · Safe · Shuriken · Throwing Knife · Torch · Wooden Arrow
Painter Black Paint · Blue Paint · Cyan Paint · Daylight · Evil Presence · First Encounter · Good Morning · Gray Paint · Green Paint · Lime Paint · Orange Paint · Paint Roller · Paint Scraper · Paintbrush · Pink Paint · Place Above The Clouds · Purple Paint · Red Paint · Sky Blue Paint · Teal Paint · The Land of Deceiving Looks · Through the Window · Underground Reward · Violet Paint · White Paint · Yellow Paint
Party Girl Blue Rocket · Bubble Machine · Bubble Wand · Confetti · Confetti Gun · Green Rocket · Red Rocket · Smoke Bomb · Yellow Rocket
Pirate Bunny Cannon · Cannon · Cannonball · Explosive Bunny · Parrot Cracker · Pirate Hat · Pirate Pants · Pirate Shirt
Steampunker Blend-O-Matic · Blue Solution · Clentaminator · Cog · Green Solution · Jetpack · Purple Solution · Red Solution · Solidifier · Steampunk Hat · Steampunk Pants · Steampunk Shirt · Teleporter
Stylist Hair Dye Remover · Depth Hair Dye · Life Hair Dye · Mana Hair Dye · Time Hair Dye · Biome Hair Dye · Party Hair Dye · Rainbow Hair Dye · Speed Hair Dye · Money Hair Dye
Travelling Merchant Ammo Box · Angel Halo · Arcane Rune Wall · Blue Dynasty Shingles · Brick Layer · Celestial Magnet · Chalice · Crimson Cloak · Diamond Ring · Dynasty Wood · Extendo Grip · Fancy Dishes · Fez · Gatligator · Gi · Gypsy Robe · Katana · Kimono · Magic Hat · Mysterious Cape · Pad Thai · Paint Sprayer · Pho · Portable Cement Mixer · Pulse Bow · Red Cape · Red Dynasty Shingles · Revolver · Sake · Ultrabright Torch · Water Gun · Winter Cape
Truffle Autohammer · Dark Blue Solution · Hammush · Mushroom Cap · Mushroom Spear · Strange Glowing Mushroom
Witch Doctor Blood Water Fountain · Blowgun · Corrupt Water Fountain · Crimson Water Fountain · Desert Water Fountain · Hallowed Water Fountain · Hercules Beetle · Icy Water Fountain · Imbuing Station · Jungle Water Fountain · Leaf Wings · Pure Water Fountain · Pygmy Necklace · Tiki Mask · Tiki Pants · Tiki Shirt · Tiki Totem
Wizard Bell · Crystal Ball · Greater Mana Potion · Harp · Ice Rod · Music Box · Spell Tome


Items Requiring Iron
Tools Grappling Hook · Iron Axe · Iron Hammer · Iron Pickaxe
Armor Iron Helmet · Iron Chainmail · Iron Greaves
Furniture Bathtub · Chest · Cooking Pot · Lamp Post · Toilet · Barrel · Trash Can · Iron Door
Weapons Iron Bow · Iron Broadsword · Iron Shortsword · Flamethrower
Crafting Stations Iron Anvil · Sawmill
Other Iron Bar · Iron Chain · Empty Bucket · Inlet Pump Outlet Pump · Mechanical Eye · Mechanical Skull · Mechanical Worm
A