|Use time||6 (Insanely Fast)|
|Tooltip||Summons rapid fire crystal shards|
The Crystal Storm is a Hardmode magic weapon that rapid-fires small crystals at a rate slightly faster than that of the Minishark, with each shot consuming five Mana. The crystals have a semi-random spread, though still remain relatively focused, and are not affected by gravity; they last for about three seconds each, ricocheting off walls and losing velocity until gradually dissipating. Their speed at impact does not affect their damage output. The crystals also provide a small amount of light.
Although the shards do not deal terrible damage individually, they overwhelm enemies with their quantity, and have enough knockback to even keep a crowd at bay.
Even though crystal shards cannot travel through blocks, the shards are quite small, and can fit through one-block-wide gaps in block barriers, which most enemies are incapable of traveling or firing through. Combined with the fact that the semi-random ricochets allow players to fire shards around corners, and the quite low costs, this means Crystal Storm is very useful in exploration when the player wants to clear a small cavern of enemies before they actually enter it.
The Crystal Storm's best possible Modifier is Mythical, except on consoles, where the best modifier is Masterful or Godly, depending on what the player desires.
|Soul of Light||15|
- Like Arrows, the Crystal Storm projectiles move slower when fired through Water. In contrast, they do not speed up upon exiting water, leading to a much shorter range.
- Contrary to popular belief, the Crystal Storm does not have the ability to pierce through multiple targets. This misconception is most likely due to its high rate of fire and ricocheting ability.
- It is very effective against Bosses.
- The Crystal Storm is superior to the Magical Harp when piercing and repeat hits are not needed.
- In spite of having power on par with weapons like the Magical Harp, Crystal Storm can be crafted almost immediately after entering hardmode with nothing but surface and underground hallow enemy drops after finding the wizard.
- The Crystal Storm is the Hallowed counterpart to the Corruption's Cursed Flames.
- The crystals you fire appear to vibrate, though they are actually oblong, and spinning off-center.
- Unlike most ricocheting projectiles, these crystals make no sound when bouncing off objects.
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