The Naiad's Shiv is a non-consumable throwing weapon that can autofire, throwing daggers that can pierce up to 2 enemies. It has a 35% chance to be found in locked Gold Chests in the Dungeon, alongside normal dungeon items; it can also be obtained from Golden Lock Boxes.
Like most non-consumable throwing weapons, using this weapon builds up an exhaustion meter that appears below the player. Not using the weapon will make the meter slowly go back down. However, if it becomes completely filled, the user will be inflicted with the Exhaustion debuff, causing all non-consumable throwing weapons to deal massively decreased damage for some time. The meter resets after the debuff ends.
It is one of the four throwing weapons needed to craft Light's Anguish or Embowelment, the ultimate pre-hardmode throwing weapons for Corrupt and Crimson worlds, respectively.
- Naiads are the primary race battling against the Dryads in the comic strip The Legend Of Maxx, made by Jesse McMinn. Their leader, Xyvareth, wields the Muramasa, a sword found only in the Dungeon, which is also where the Naiad's Shiv is found.