Magic Weapons are weapons that use Mana, a resource that regenerates. They can produce several different types of attacks, many of which are more unusual, rather than simply firing a directed projectile, which makes them more capable of unexpected or strategic attacks.
In the table, "Type" refers to an attack type from the list below.
- Direct weapons produce a projectile that flies straight in one direction. They generally dissipate after a collision, a predetermined distance, or a number of ricochets. Some may produce several spread projectiles.
- Homing weapons produce a projectile that seeks out a nearby enemy.
- Bouncing weapons produce a projectile heavily affected by gravity, which fire in an arc, as a bow and arrow might travel. When colliding with objects, they ricochet a number of times before dissipating.
- Controlled weapons create a special projectile that the player can "click and drag" to control and direct into targets or to light dark areas. These prevent mana regeneration for as long as they are controlled. Rapid clicking allows their use as ordinary projectile weapons.
- Area Effect weapons produce a lingering area-of-effect that damages any enemy within, or that passes through, for its duration. These weapons can pierce unlimited enemies, so long as those enemies touch the given area. Some of these are capable of affecting areas through blocks.
- Minion weapons summon minions, secondary characters that follow the player and aid during battle as an added attacker. This is the only type of weapon which consumes mana, but doesn't deal magic damage.
|Amethyst Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||14||Very Slow||3||Casts a single low-velocity purple bolt|
|Aqua Scepter||Direct||Chests in Dungeon||15||Very Fast||6||Shoots a high-knockback water stream that arcs and can "juggle" enemies|
|Topaz Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||16||Very Slow||3||Casts a single low-velocity yellow bolt|
|Sapphire Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||19||Slow||4||Casts a single medium-velocity blue bolt|
|Water Bolt||Direct||Hidden as a Book in Dungeon||17||Very Fast||10||Casts a slow-moving, high-knockback, ricocheting bolt of water that can "juggle"|
|Space Gun||Direct||30 × + 2 ×||19||Very Fast||7/0||Fires a high-velocity laser that hits up to three enemies|
|Emerald Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||19||Slow||6||Autocasts a single medium-velocity two-enemy-piercing green bolt|
|Ruby Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||21||Average||7||Autocasts a single fast-velocity two-enemy-piercing red bolt|
|Golden Shower||Direct||1 × + 30 × + 15 ×||22||Very Fast||7||Sprays an arcing shower of ichor; Ichor debuffs enemy defense by 20.|
|Diamond Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||23||Average||8||Autocasts a single fast-velocity two-enemy-piercing white bolt|
|Crystal Storm||Direct||1 × + 30 × + 15 ×||25||Insanely Fast||4||Sprays ricocheting crystal shards with extreme rate of fire|
|Ice Rod||Direct||Wizard for 1||26||Very Fast||7||Casts a fast-moving bolt that forms Ice blocks on the point targeted|
|Book of Skulls||Direct||Skeletron||28||Average||22||Fires a piercing skull projectile|
|Laser Rifle||Direct||Wall of Flesh||29||Very Fast||8||Fires a high-velocity laser that hits up to three enemies|
|Magical Harp||Direct||25 × + 20 × + 12 × + 1 ×||30||Very Fast||4||Sprays a great many ricocheting and piercing notes; Projectile velocity based on mouse position|
|Magic Dagger||Direct||Mimic||40||Insanely Fast||6||Throws limitless daggers as fast as you click; Heavily affected by gravity past 16 tiles|
|Leaf Blower||Direct||Plantera||42||Insanely Fast||4||Sprays powerful razor sharp leaves with extreme rate of fire|
|Frost Staff||Direct||Icy Mermen, Ice Elemental, Ice Golem||43||Very Fast||14||Shoots an iceball projectile that hits up to two enemies|
|Poison Staff||Direct||Black Recluse||48||Slow||22||Sprays multiple barbs that pierces enemies; Inflicts Poison|
|Razorpine||Direct||Everscream||48||Insanely Fast||5||Shoots razor sharp pine needles|
|Heat Ray||Direct||Golem||55||Very Fast||8||Shoots a beam of heat that pierces infinite enemies, but disappears on hitting blocks|
|Shadowbeam Staff||Direct||Necromancer||55||Very Fast||6||Shoots a nigh-instantaneous ricocheting beam that deals less damage per enemy hit|
|Blizzard Staff||Direct||Ice Queen||58||Insanely Fast||9||Calls down a storm of icicles|
|Venom Staff||Direct||1 × + 14 ×||63||Average||25||Shoots a venom fang that pierces enemies; Inflicts Venom|
|Unholy Trident||Direct||Red Devil||67||Very Slow||14||Shoots a high-velocity trident projectile that pierces 4 enemies|
|Bubble Gun||Direct||Duke Fishron||70||Very Fast||3||Shoots short range bubbles|
|Bee Gun||Homing||Queen Bee||8||Very Fast||5||Shoots bees that will chase your enemy.|
|Wasp Gun||Homing||Plantera||18||Very Fast||4||Shoots larger wasps that will chase your enemy.|
|Bat Scepter||Homing||Pumpking||45||Very Fast||3||Shoots bats that will home in on enemies|
|Razorblade Typhoon||Homing||Duke Fishron||60||Very Fast||18||Fires high speed ricocheting wheels of water that home in on enemies|
|Spectre Staff||Homing||Ragged Casters||70||Fast||9||Shoots a lost soul to chase your foes.|
|Cursed Flames||Bouncing||1 × + 30 × + 15/ 20 ×||35||Very Fast||14||Throws balls of cursed fire; Inflicts Cursed Inferno|
|Flower of Fire||Bouncing||Shadow chests||44||Very Fast||17||Throws balls of fire; Inflicts On Fire!|
|Flower of Frost||Bouncing||Mimic||50||Very Fast||17||Throws balls of frost; Inflicts Frostburn|
|Magic Missile||Controlled||Chests in Dungeon||22||Very Fast||10||Casts a controllable missile|
|Flamelash||Controlled||Shadow Chests||34||Very Fast||16||Summons a controllable ball of fire; Inflicts On Fire!|
|Rainbow Rod||Controlled||30 × + 4 × + 60 × + 10 × + 20 ×||72||Very Fast||18||Summons a controllable rainbow missile|
|Vilethorn||Area Effect||Shadow Orbs||11||Average||12||A line of thorns pierces blocks and enemies, lingers for 2 seconds, dealing continuous damage|
|Crimson Rod||Area Effect||Demon Hearts||12||Fast||10||Creates a cloud that deals damage to anything below|
|Nettle Burst||Area Effect||Plantera||24||Fast||12||A more powerful line of nettles pierces blocks and enemies, dealing continuous damage|
|Demon Scythe||Area Effect||Demons||35||Very Fast||14||Summons a whirling scythe that gradually increases in speed.|
|Nimbus Rod||Area Effect||Angry Nimbus||36||Fast||10||Creates a more powerful cloud that deals damage to anything below for 60 seconds|
|Staff of Earth||Area Effect||Golem||45||Very Slow||17||Throws a boulder that rolls and deals damage based upon speed|
|Rainbow Gun||Area Effect||Hallowed chest||45||Very Slow||20||An arcing rainbow lingers for 10 seconds, damaging anything it crosses|
|Magnet Sphere||Area Effect||Armored Bones and Bone Lee||48||Very Fast||14||A projectile ball fires lasers at nearby enemies|
|Inferno Fork||Area Effect||Diabolists||65||Average||18||Launches a fireball that generates an explosion that lingers for a few seconds|
|Slime Staff||Minion||Most Slimes and Slimed Zombies||8||Slow||10||Summons a baby slime to fight for you.|
|Hornet Staff||Minion||14 ×||9||Slow||10||Summons a Hornet to fight for you. Inflicts Poisoned debuff|
|Queen Spider Staff||Minion||24 ×||19||Slow||10||Summons an immobile Queen Spider "turret" that spits eggs at enemies|
|Imp Staff||Minion||17 ×||21||Slow||10||Summons an imp to fight for you. Inflicts Burning debuff.|
|Spider Staff||Minion||16 ×||25||Slow||10||Summons spiders to fight for you. Inflicts Venom debuff|
|Optic Staff||Minion||+ 2 × + 12 × + 20 ×||30||Slow||10||Summons the twins to fight for you.|
|Pirate Staff||Minion||Pirate Invasion||32||Slow||10||Summons pirates to fight for you.|
|Pygmy Staff||Minion||Plantera||34||Slow||10||Summons a pygmy to fight for you.|
|Raven Staff||Minion||Pumpking||37||Slow||10||Summons a raven to fight for you.|
|Tempest Staff||Minion||Duke Fishron||50||Slow||10||Summons sharknados to fight for you.|
|Staff of the Frost Hydra||Minion||Frozen Chest||100||Average||10||Summons an immobile hydra "turret" that spits projectiles at enemies|
- If wearing full Meteor Armor