Dao of Pow

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Dao of Pow
Stack digit 1.png
Dao of Pow inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 63 Pc only.png / 49 Console only.png Mobile only.png (Melee)
Knockback 7 (Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 44 (Very Slow)
Velocity 15
Tooltip Has a chance to confuse
'Find your inner pieces'
Inflicts debuff Confused.png Confused
Debuff tooltip Movement is reversed
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 2 Gold Coin 88 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 389

Dao of Pow is a Hardmode Flail. On striking an enemy, the Dao of Pow has a 1/3 (33%) chance of inflicting the Confused debuff for three seconds.

Its best Modifier is Godly.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum 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 is available early into Hardmode, and is available without defeating any Hardmode bosses, making it a suitable upgrade from late pre-Hardmode weapons.
  • While the Confused status can help keep certain enemies at bay, many others are immune to this debuff.
  • Like all Flails, holding the attack button will cause the head to remain deployed, dealing full damage to enemies that make contact with it.
  • The chance to inflict the confusion debuff is calculated for each attack, meaning, that all enemies hit during one attack sequence either will get the confusion debuff or won't.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Dao of Pow is colored black and white in a Taijitu or "Yin Yang"-style design commonly associated with Daoism. The Chinese word 道 meaning 'way' or 'path' is often romanised to either 'tao' or 'dao'.
  • Its counterparts are the Sky Fracture and the Onyx Blaster. All three of these weapons require two shards along with Souls of Light and/or Souls of Night. Together, these weapons represent the three primary damage types: melee, magic, and ranged.
  • The tooltip is a play on the phrase "Find your inner peace", referring to the inherent objective that Taoists should strive towards.
  • A Dao is actually a traditional weapon used by Chinese warriors. It was a sword-spear combination that allowed sweeping attacks on enemies.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.1: Sprite updated.
  • 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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