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Dao of Pow

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Dao of Pow
Stack digit 1.png
Dao of Pow inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 63, Console only.pngMobile only.png60 (Melee)
Knockback 7 (Strong)
Bonus Has a chance to confuse
Critical chance 4%
Use time 44 (Very Slow)
Velocity 15
Tooltip Has a chance to confuse
'Find your inner pieces'
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 2 Gold Coin 88 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 389

Dao of Pow is a Hardmode Flail. It has a range almost twice that of any pre-Hardmode Flail, and a higher velocity.

The Dao of Pow has a 1/3 (33%) chance of inflicting the Confused debuff. Confused enemies will have a purple question mark above them, and will move away from the player instead of attacking. The effect lasts for about three seconds.

Its best Modifier is Godly.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil /
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Dark Shard.png Dark Shard 1
Light Shard.png Light Shard 1
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light 7
Soul of Night.png Soul of Night 7
Dao of Pow.png Dao of Pow 1

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Dao of Pow has extremely high per-hit damage, and is available early in Hardmode, before any Hardmode Boss is defeated. Players struggling with the beginning stages of Hardmode should set out to craft this as soon as possible, as it makes Hardmode enemies significantly easier to deal with. Light and Dark Shards can be acquired most easily by taking some Pearlsand and Ebonsand and placing them yourself in a non-Hallowed and non-Corrupted area (place on top of Wood to prevent spreading of Hallow and Corruption), which will spawn the Mummies you need.
  • The purple question mark can be used to track enemies in the dark.
  • The Confused status it inflicts is useful when being mobbed, as enemies will not only be knocked away but also run away from you after most hits. It can be annoying though when focusing on one enemy, as the enemy will keep running away from you, forcing you to chase it.
  • Like all Flails, holding down the attack button and allowing it to sit on the ground where you know enemies will be passing can be useful, as it damages and knocks back enemies as they walk into it.
  • Players with the Trifold Map, The Plan, or the Ankh Charm/Ankh Shield will not be confused.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Dao of Pow is colored black and white in a Taijitu or "Yin Yang"-style design commonly associated with Taoism. The Chinese word 道 meaning 'way' or 'path' is often romanised to either 'tao' or 'dao'. The latter is presumably the reasoning behind this weapon's name.
  • The tooltip is a play on the phrase "Find your inner peace", referring to the inherent objective that Taoists should strive towards. The "pieces" may be a reference to the Light and Dark Shards used to create it, or simply the target of the Dao of Pow being heavily damaged and seeing its insides.
  • Considering the ingredients needed to make it, it presumably represents the dichotomy between the Corruption and the Hallow.
  • Possibly a reference to "Tao of Pooh".

History[edit | edit source]

  • Damage increased from 49 to 63.
  • 1.1.1: Spelling mistake ("you" instead of "your") in the tooltip corrected.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
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